The 2" line is on the way regardless. It's ready to go, so we're stuck with it. And I don't personally see that line as a "replacement" for the 7" line, as Hasbro keeps saying. They're just dropping one line, and starting up another, totally different, one. I think the LOTR Armies of Middle Earth caught their eye, and they wanted to replicate it for the SW universe. No freakin' idea why they're saying it's the "new Unleashed". Makes no sense.
Also strange them scrapping their 7" line. We were all rather perplexed down at Comic Con when the Hasbro reps kept suggesting that line was a failure, so they had to ice it. All the sales on Unleashed here in the SoCal area have been very brisk, for the most part. Started off kinda slow with the line, but things have really picked up the last year or two. I think the things just don't have a big enough profit margin, so they ultimately decided it wasn't worth the effort anymore. They could've probably raised the Unleashed price point several bucks, without losing much of their customer base. Oh well.
Hasbro did make a strong point that the 7" Unleashed line is not dead forever though, but that it's just being put away for a while. They said several times that it has a decent chance of returning again in a couple years, so we'll see about that.
Strange minds at work over there, at the Big H...