I agree with Jesse (and others). If this concept is going to return, I'd just as soon they just take it to the regular line as well. As much as I love the original VOTC and VTSC figures (the only ones really that I have kept carded), and would like for it to continue - I think at this point prices are high enough and none of us really care about the clamshell either. The quality of figures in the basic line has risen to the levels of what VOTC originally brought us anyways, so the only thing making it "special" is apparently a $3 plastic clamshell.
I also think we may be seeing the "legacy" (or whatever it is called) line being on vintage-ish cardbacks. I don't know if they'll do straight vintage (with so many complaints about putting the PT characters on vintage cards, maybe they should make them a bit different) - but they could be similar and really focus on collectors. Then, make the Clone Wars line totally visually different (something bright and blocky like they are doing later this year) and you could really spot the difference at retail. They're essentially catering to two seperate groups I guess then, but they are now for the most part anyways. I'm not one that generally cares about packaging too much (although I love the vintage packaging, and kept a carded set there - and also liked the OTC packaging too) - but I think the current Legacy/CW stuff is some of my least favorite of the modern line. It just seems so boring, and doesn't look "clean" to me. Anyways, off topic now, but I think just making it the basic "realistic" line might be the way to go. The only other option would be via HTS only (similar to MOTU Classics), but then we're likely looking at $15 figures. The last couple rounds of VTSC figures had troubles at retail at $10, so I don't know how many collectors would be paying that much this time around.