Adam from Galactic Hunter mentioned in the forums over there that, that Bar-2-D2 was planned for next year. This would definatly fit the info that there would be a strong focus on "Jabba's Palace" and ROTJ next year. I for one am excited that this often requested figure might actually finally get made next year. He also said that Bubo was also on the way for next year. With the strong focus on Jabba's Palace, perhaps we'll even get Yarna. We can hope.
MTFBWY and HH!!Bubo is still coming, although I have no idea how he'll be packaged. A lot of the figures mentioned earlier in the year (Gamorrean Guard, for example) seem to be rehashes, and I'm not sure if the Bib Fortuna mentioned last year will be new or rehashed in some way.
Bar-2-D2 is also supposed to be on tap for late '03/early '04. They'd never give you an accessory when they can sell you a whole figure.
There's a rumored Jabba's Palace Aliens four-pack (like the TRU sets) coming, too, so that could be where Bubo and Bib show up. I just hope they'll throw in a rehashed Ishi Tib and some useful stuff like extra Ree Yees.
If anyone at Hasbro is reading (and I know you do), please release two four-packs of Rebo Band members with Rappertunie and Umpass Stay. We'd all appreciate it.
Jar Jar Binks