listening to the forcecast CV part 2 right now. So far it sounds like maybe the first wave in 2011, immediately following the release of the AOTC wave (perhaps within a week or two) will be the first mixed wave. It sounds like this wave will have figures from 5 out of the 6 films - and I thought I gathered ANH was the missing film...
sticking to OTC vehicles?
looking to do a new A-wing, was really close to having a new EU version this fall as exclusive but retail pulled out. Actually 2, a ROTJ version. but the retailer decided not to. put back in parking lot.
very close to updated y-wing. maybe next year. updated cockpit and fit protocol droid
kitster and wald perhaps in 2012? they could fit on vintage card perhaps in 2 packs. also Twilek massuses (sp?). Both hopeful 2 packs keep getting cut from the lineup.
consider a new TPM Anakin - but are still pretty satisfied with what is out.
6 waves in 2011 - as of now 39 figures. some waves may have only 4 figures, and they don't like that - trying to rework it. some may have 10 figures.
Greivous outsold Vader last year.
it sounds like there will be a second TRU exclusive deluxe set to go along come out with the rebel technician/transport thing. it will be a CW item.
all confirmed for 2011 Vintage: Ponda, Bom, Fordo, Bariss, Skiff Master, Aayla, Evanzan, Bespin Han, Aurra, Bastilla, Nom Anor.
hasbro's goal is not to update all of vintage kenner - but they in the long term hope that vintage will not go away. but that is up to collectors.
if the Target 9 pack is successful there may be another one on tap that they are already putting together. 2nd set would be all OT figures
no plans as of right now for the new AT-ST driver on single card, wouldn't be for a long time. Same for Uncle Owen.
kneesa pulled primarily due to cost. future ewoks single carded (no two packs) but with substantial accessories - ie some horn.
6-7 figures from rs.com polls are in next years lineup. depriest does not post on boards - but he does vote.
comic packs - Hasbro has a whole year worth of comic pack figures sculpted (not tooled) that fans have never seen.
*thats everything that was there as I interpreted it. It was a good listen while I worked and I encourage you all to give it a go. This was the first podcast type thing I have ever listened to and I now look forward to future ones.