Yeah, no Cinema Scenes might mean a huge reduction in ride-in vehicles. OT-wise, sure, gravy and what not. But almost the only toys my boys play with are clones. I'm* going to be pretty well disappointed by this line's lack of Clone vehicles.
The Cinema Scenes never seemed to sit at my Targets, but I'm also not so sure my Targets ever put out more than a couple of cases. They took up a ton of shelf space, and I'm suspecting Wal-Mart got fed up with them as far back as a year ago.
*My 3 year old, however, has already made do. He probably couldn't tell you what a Turbo Tank is, but he knows Clones need to drive to battle. They get there in this guy:
(handled dump truck, by LT)
He probably couldn't tell you what a Gunship is, but he knows Clones need to fly into battle. They get there in the Falcon and/or this guy:
("Rocket" from Little Einsteins, by FP)I
think Hasbro missed a cool opportunity. Then again, I sometimes think this line was way more collector and parent driven than the 3.75" line has been.
OH, and the AT-AT is AMAZING. The clones will be very happy to get to battle in THAT guy.