I've read that Q&A answer a few times and it's easy to read it several ways. I'm assuming that even though they call this release an "exception," they still say in the same sentence that there will be no return to the "simpler style" of figures. So is this an exception to even that or not? I don't know, I try not to read too much into Hasbro's wording, I don't think they're trying to be clever and the rampant speculation (not to mention complete lack of general reading comprehension) usually just leads to ridiculous conclusions.
Actually, it's even speculation that this refers to the mail-away Fett since they don't say that they are and the question doesn't even reference him. Anyway, my guess is that they are talking about the Fett figure and my thought is that they'll at least do a classic Kenner paint app and may do some type of helmet update to mimic the Kenner fig (like they did with Luke's telescoping saber). I also think the firing backpack will be included, but will it be a modern type or will Fett have a new torso that incorporates it but still have more modern arms and leg articulation?
Whatever they come up with, I'm probably going to like it.