aren't there a lot of other "large" vehicles they could make for $100 that would be better than an ATTE?
Not when 2008's going to center around a big 3-D Cartoon called Clone Wars that features this vehicle prominently in it.
Not to say I wouldn't like to see a new AT-AT, but really when you get into "big" OT vehicles, I think most are fairly boring beyond the AT-AT... The Tantive IV is dull and more suited to a playset type idea than a vehicle. The Sandcrawler sort of falls under the same category...
Jabba's Barge comes to mind though, as it's a good action sequence... But that's about it.
2008's CW though, and this is something I think people will want. I just also think that, if it's at every retailer, you will see them sit. For $100, that's asking a lot of people, and I don't find that collectors put their $$$ up despite their claims. The AT-AT's have moved quite well here though so you never know.