I certainly hope this pans out as well, and I would think (hope) we'd find out at Toy Fair in about a month. I'm curious to see what they could do with a new AT-AT at the $100 pricepoint (if that is where it is), because I thought if we ever saw a re-do of this it would be closer to the Falcon's original price. Not that I'm complaining, $100 is better than $150 any day.
As far as the "buy now or wait for clearance" issue, I feel much the same as others here. It is nice to save the $50 or more on these things, but at the same time it probably hurts that whole section of the line (in this case, large vehicles) if we all do that. It totally depends on the item for me too. I paid full price for things like the Falcon and Rancor (both of which saw clearance) as well as the AT-ST and Dewback (which haven't yet that I know of). On the other hand, I waited on the AT-TE (mostly out of necessity) and saved $50...I also waited on the Turbo Tank for the same reason, although I couldn't really pick it up when I saw it for $50 at Wal-Mart and I'm still on the fence on whether or not I need one or not. That being said, if we do see this all new AT-AT (depending on how it looks), I'll pick it up at full price. That would probably go for any OT vehicle that we'd see redone, depending on the quality of course.