I'm excited to hear that Hasbro will (purportedly) be reverting back to that classic OTC card design, so that's definitely cool. Probably won't be called "OTC" anymore though, since I'm sure the figures being offered will be from the entire Saga, and not just the OT. So it'll be pretty much like the "Post-OTC" run just prior to Saga. Wonder if they'll just call it "Saga 2", or come up with a more clever moniker for the new line.
I'm also quite curious as to when this line will really start. If Mark's indeed right, and there are only 12 more figures in the ROTS line beyond the original 56, then that would mean any new line would likely have to start around September of this year, unless they start sticking other non-ROTS figures onto the ROTS styled cards (which I'd rather they not, personally).
As for the return of the VOTC, that's exciting news, though I highly doubt they're going to rehash the entire vintage figure run on those cards. That wouldn't really make sense, if you're talking SA high quality type of figures. A lot of those old vintage figures would be just fine on basic cards at the $5 price point. Since I was getting at least 4 of each VOTC figure, there's no way I'm gonna want to keep up that pace for another 80+ figures.
I think they should just limit the VOTC line to the main characters, and top army builders (unless they drop the price). Those are the characters most of us really want to see in the super-articulated style of figures, after all.
I'd also enjoy it if Hasbro sticks with the movie-themed waves for consistency's sake, at least for starters. Do a vintage "POTF" card with a few of the key stragglers from the OT, and then do a 4-figure series for each prequel flick, and then maybe back to some more OT, or some of the top army builders.
Lots of possibilities for sure, though the upcoming "Evolutions" assortment will likely nullify some of the key figures that would make for good VOTC choices (Maul, Dooku, Clones, etc.). But if they go with the VOTC, I'd like to see them better accesorize them this time, ala the Evolutions figures, with all potential accessories for a respective figure, including some possible head/helmet/limb swaps. If they just did that, I could probably stomach the $10 pricepoint a little better...