Overall, nothing too exciting, but about what I expected I guess for the most part. Through SDCC and C6, we've gotten to see the first two waves of Droid Factory (making up 20 of the "30 plus" figures for 2013). I'm curious how much will be left for the rest of the year. If there's only another two waves or so, they are definitely scaling back - which I guess I'm ok with.
As far as the figures for Droid Factory themselves....they all look well done, no problems there, but as others have said not necessarily anything all that exciting. I'm still trying to decide if I'm wanting the Build a Droids bad enough to buy entire waves (as I have been with vintage), or if I could start skipping more. If there is only 30-35 figures for the whole year, it isn't necessarily a big hit either way, but honestly I don't care too much about new clones, etc. with the focus on AOTC next year. I'm happy with the new OT stuff, and Mara Jade and Rex look cool too. Of course, the exclusives we heard about at SDCC (speeder bike, etc.) are great too.
For Clone Wars, I honestly thought we'd see a little more...or at least a little more new. I guess the Obi-Wan, Anakin, etc. are "new versions", but I really don't care. I just re-watched the "Bounty" episode this week and starting wishing for the new outfit Boba, Dengar, new outfit Asaaj, the other hunters...but I'm wondering if they'll ever get to that stuff. Now there is news of them slowly transitioning to POTF2 type articulation. It seems like this line is limping into the sunset now.
Movie Heroes...didn't care this year, and likely won't care about much next year either. I'll probably pick up that BFG Sandtrooper just for fun (like the light up Vader), and anything else along those lines. Honestly, if we have to have this line, I'd just as soon they make it considerably cheaper and make the figures like the lower articulated battle pack figures. Solid figures that can stand and hold their weapons for kids.
The "mini rig" vehicles are pretty neato, and the fact that they are including movie stuff in that line now has me excited for what we might see come the time of the OT's 3D releases. As for the down scaled mid size line, I'm actually ok with it. I can see that most of us won't care about these or pick them up, but I appreciate the attempt to get back to a $20 price and have a solid toy for kids. The AOTC era Slave I (not the BMF version) was junk (at least the one I had), and falls apart constantly. My nephews (and now our daughter) plays with this one as Boba's ship, and the wings constantly fall off. Having a smaller, solid version is fine with me. Plus, most collectors have (or have the means to find) the larger versions of these ships already, so it doesn't too much matter to me if they do downscaled versions for the kids, especially if it gets prices in line a bit more.
Overall, nothing too exciting, but at least a little bit of news. It really seems like there is a scaling back for next year, and that might not be a bad thing. I look back at this year, and it really had to be a disaster for Hasbro. All three lines pretty much sat all year long, and aside from the 2003 drought that was mentioned somewhere, I can't remember it ever being this bad. I honestly didn't see anything aside from a handful of figures beyond that TPM wave (and it is still that way). Thank goodness for online ordering I guess. I hope they get things figured out next year and beyond, and this new conservative approach brings SW "back". Oh, glad to see the ESB Slave I "tease" too, too bad they couldn't have just shown it. I'm guessing a TRU vintage boxed exclusive or something? Oh, I also noticed in some Q and A's that the "Yoda look" is supposed to last "about 6 months", so I'm wondering if those rumors of an AOTC release in Feb and ROTS in the Fall might be true and we'll see another cardback shift later in the year. Who knows.