From our JD Q&A:
2) Wow, just 19 total Clone Wars figures for 2012? You showed 14 figures in the NYCC slides, does that really mean there are just 5 more figures being added into the mix in Fall 2012? Can you re-check those numbers and be sure you didn't mean 19 new figures PLUS an additional amount of repacked figures? Did the new sculpts in the Movie Heroes cannibalize tooling dollars from Clone Wars or something? Or has the Clone Wars market slowed down that dramaitcally that the line is being cut by around 50%?
* There are a total of 19 single carded Clone Wars Figures planned for 2012. With the release of Episode I in 3D our primary focus is shifting back to the movies. Of course we will continue to support The Clone Wars, but more of our tooling dollars, resources, etc. are being put against new movie figures rather than continuing Saga Legends repacks as we did in 2011.
So yeah - sure sounds like the Movie Heroes stuff did indeed cannibalize Clone Wars tooling dollars like some of us were speculating.
So all you Clone Wars fans - be sure to enjoy those "light-up saber" Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon figures and the rest of the new sculpt TPM Movie Heroes figures since they definitely cost you a chance at more CW basic figures!
Have we seen most of them, then?
NYCC showed 14 of the 19 -
- 8 REPACKS = Topless Savage, Cad Bane, Mace Windu, Yoda, Chewbacca, AquaDroid, Sno-Koon, Aayla Secura
- 6 NEW (or at least somewhat new
) = Phase II Clone Trooper, Republic Commando Boss, Phase II Commander Cody, Phase II Captain Rex, Season 3 Anakin (minor tweak with new launching accessory), Season 3 Obi-Wan (minor tweaks w/new accessory?)
- 5 Left to be Announced/Revealed