Everybody get ready... brace yourself for the blasphemy I am about to unleash upon you...
Honestly, I could do without Original Trilogy stuff for a year.
Yep, I said it, and yep, I meant it.
I realize that the OT is what 99% of people out there like to see more often than the PT, and I realize that OT stuff probably sells a lot better than PT stuff. But, by that same token, all the OT stuff seems to be at this point is endless rehashes of the same characters over and over and after the VOTC, at least on 9 of those figures, there is nowhere left to go but down. I love the OT, I love it more than the PT, but if I see one more Tatooine Luke I'm going to vomit.
If they're really rebooting the line at the beginning of 2006 and starting over with the OT stuff again, then I'll be really disappointed. Even Episode I, with the ridiculous amount of pegwarmers got three months into 2000 before being cancelled, and even then we got TPM figures for a while until Saga/AOTC hit. If this year is all we get from ROTS (and this is an assumption, based on the idea that Hasbro will reboot in 2006), I'm going to be a sad panda.
If you ask me (you didn't), they should dedicate 2006 to the Prequel Trilogy the way that 2004 was dedicated to the OT. Do themed waves of 3 figures every month or so, or about 36-40 figures for the year. Do four waves for each film, do a deluxe figure or two for each film, release a couple of vehicles, and then in 2007 they can go back to the OT well for the last hurrah of the line. Some will argue (probably justifiably so) that a year devoted to nothing but prequel stuff will kill the line completely, but as it is, the endless resculpts of Luke in Tatooine with finger slightly curved and a weird hat are doing more to kill my interest in the line than anything else.