Well forgive me for being a little pessimistic, but I must play devils advocate here for a moment.
First, since this was NOT in an official Q&A that I can tell, we can't really take the guy at Sandtrooper for his word, yet.
Also, wow what a HIGH price. Now that being said, this AT-TE BETTER be to scale, have room for clones in the cockpit, and middle sections at least and hopefully room for two gunners each in the fore and aft sections as well, plus the seat for the cannon on top. I highly doubt electronics will be included, but that would be a nice addition to the set.
I'm a little disappointed at the price as I really wanted at least 3 or these and since I'm cutting my SW budget in half for next year, this is seriously going to dip into it.
I'll get one for sure, but multiple purchases for this vehicle are doubtful.
I'm very curious where this will be sold at. My initial guess is TRU. They might be sitting on AT-ATs right now, but they'll make room for the AT-TE. However, I would rather have it be a Target exclusive. Since they are known to slash prices, it would be my hopes that after a month or so, this would go on sale, making it affordable for multiple purchases.
Now getting back to the good part of this. If this is indeed true, then I am happy it is being made and with that price it at least appears that scale will not be the issue. Hasbro has long promised us an AT-TE, so again if this turns out to be true, then at long last they will have made good on that promise.
Right now I'm tentative on my thoughts with this. I want to see proof not leads...
Again forgive me the skeptical viewpoints, but without an official proclamation by Hasbro, I can't yet be 100% satisfied that this is going to be made. (and to our liking)