There were also several new figures available via battle packs, vehicle pack-ins and deluxe. In my opinion, The Clone Wars won't be suffering for a lack of new product. In fact, I think there will be more than this past year.
I wouldn't be so sure about that, the same quantity of product in 2012 as in 2011, sure, but more? In 2011 there was more new figures than repacks because they continued to use for the second year in a row, the SotDS packaging. Every time the packaging changes, it gives Hasbro the opportunity to re-release product in the new packaging style.
So, as seen in the slides shown at NYCC, there will be a lot of repacks in the first few waves, because Hasbro seems to feel that they can get away with putting older product into new packaging and they want to build up the "library" of figures they can mix in with newer figures as the line progresses.
If you look at the figure list for Clone Wars in 2011 - you get 26 new figures/characters and only TWO repacks in the numbering sequence (Hondo & Jar Jar). Year-on-year, there were actually fewer figures in 2011 than in 2010, but a higher percentage of new figures in the number sequence.
This is one of the reasons why I'd prefer that Hasbro keep a packaging style for as long as a time period as possible. I'm really not looking forward to the next six years where every year, we're going to get a new packaging style to support each of the 3D movie releases and Hasbro will be able to get away with packing the same Cad Bane, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, Count Dooku, Anakin and Obi-Wan figures into new packaging every year.