Okay for one this is continuity SCREWED!
While I don't know if there will be a cartoon to explain this I'm still going to rant on this.
1. AOTC clones would not have been piloting an ARC in this deco. If anything it would have been the same or very similar deco as in ROTS sine the AOTC clones are BEFORE, not AFTER ROTS.
2. The Death Star was not known to the Republic at the time (at least as far as we've been told so far). So again only seperatists would have known about it, up until ROTS which again is after the (pictured on the box) AOTC clones.
While I think it is a very cool repaint, I can readily say I'm NOT buying this. Not seen in the movies, all out of continuity, and made up. Three strikes, it's OUT.
Sorry Hasbro, you have got to make NEW crap to get my money. Not some rehashed repaint that has not basis.
I'm getting older, poorer, and have less room for this stuff. Make what we WANT and get to it quickly. These economic times mean that we are already buying less. While I understand this will save YOU (Hasbro) money by reissuing a simple repaint, it's not going to save you if the toy doesn't move.
Just take a quick look here in this thread. A very high percentage of us do not want or plan to buy this thing. As was stated before, give us the Imperial deco V-wing. Heck that was at least SEEN in the movie and it fits with your repaint criteria.
You're only shooting yourselves in the foot here Hasbro. While new (never before made in any iteration) toys may be less cost effective for you, if you plan on selling to we long time collectors and supporters of the line, you'll need to do that or risk running this wonderful line into the ground further than what the "economic downturn" has already and will continue to do.