Back to the original qestion. Hasbro is always petty good for keeping the line going through the ups/downs...movie years/non-movie years. Thye have REALLY pumped out the product over the years. I won't mind at all seeing a break for the summer. Maybe come back and hit it with the 3-D movie tie-ins on and off over the next 2 years.
From a collectors standpoint, I think it lets everyone get caught up, gets everything in order for the new moves in a few years. From a company standpoint they just want to keep the product rolling out, and it makes sense. I'm excited for the new movies, but if they keep pumping out rehashes for 2 years...ugh..I can see the collector burnout starting to hit. I went through it for a few years not too long after ROTS. Sometmes a little break is all you need.
I think a lo are going back ad flling in holes, which is great for SW collecting. Purges some product off the secondary market, lets everone take a breather and get focused. I may even finish the search for the last couple comics I need. God, I'm hoping theydon't get carried away wth the LE Variant covers..the whole money grab LE/variant thing has been handled quite well in the comics category, hope it stays that way.
Should be a fun year!