I think it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too early to start with this rumor, but I could be wrong.
I agree. Even if it does pan out, I think I would ultimately pass due to cost and the whole scale issue.
Sounded more like someone tacking on their own wants to a rumor list from another site, more than anything.
As far as a Destroyer goes, I have little interest in anything unrealistic looking, so I'm not really into this, without seeing it of course. If this were real and delivered a scale Destroyer pit or some such, maybe... Ultimately though, with a scale $100 AT-TE and a 2.5' Falcon for $150 this year, I see a Destroyer being much less interesting/appealing.
As far as clearance goes, I think if you truly want the stuff that badly, by all means pay full price... If you're wishy washy on it, wait for clearance because you ultimately don't care. If you're on a tight budget, think about what you want the most and stick to the budget as best you can.
The markets dictate if this stuff works at retail or not, and if everyone's waiting for clearance than there simply isn't logic to continue it IMO, and my life doesn't end or continue based on whether it's made or not. I'm much more vehement about figures getting made than larger ticket items, but there's some I'd love to see if they were done right (to me anyway) by Hasbro... A truly modular Death Star for instance would be something I'd be real happy to see done, but nothing I've come to expect. A Death Star that fits into a scaled down sphere that opens up though? Not so much...
I totally get where sites are whoring the notion that "if you want it, pay for it", though. If you don't, you're only shooting yourself in the foot. I wanted an AT-TE to-scale and I'm getting it, so no waiting for me. I'm still deciding on the Falcon and likely will decide when I finally see it. Throw out scale Y-Wings, X-Wings, B-Wings, Snowspeeders, AT-ST's, Speederbikes... I'm there buying full price.