As to Clone Troopers, Hasbro said that next year there will be more Clones than we can deal with.
I doubt they mean Super Articulated Clone Troopers.
My guess is that they mean the StormCloners - the halfway CloneTrooper, halfway Stormtroopers, seen in Episode 3. They have specialties like Jungle Clone, Sandtrooper Clone, AquaTrooper Clone (I'd hope but couldn't confirm), forest Scout trooper Clone, etc. etc. Don't cry about spoilers, they've been doing specialty troopers ever since Sandtroopers in Episode 4.
So I guess we'll get it like this:
Jungle Trooper Clone Capt.
Jungle Trooper Clone Cmdr.
Jungle Trooper Clone Sgt.
Jungle trooper Clone Lt.
Sand Trooper Clone Cmdr.
Sand Trooper Clone Capt.
Sand Trooper Clone Lt.
Sand trooper Clone sgt.
Sand Trooper Clone
Repeat with forest trooper x 5, snow trooper x 5, regular trooper x 5, riot trooper x 5 - I'm already up to 30 variations for troopers predicted here.
What do you all think about this?
I myself am not threatened by this. All these Clones work for me. I will not "collect" all of them for the sake of having them, but I'll buy armies of whatever I need, most likely the lowest ranks in greatest quantities, to set up whatever specific scenes require
For AOTC, I bought:
35 Sneak Preview Clones
40 Super Articulated Clones
15 Clone Trooper 3-packs
12 or so Clone Captains
Several CW 2-packs to get more Clone Commanders as I had need for Anakin, Yoda, whoever.
So I will be buying over 100 StormCloners no doubt. I just hope the ranks and specialty troopers I want will be readily available out of the 30 or so types of variations I could feasibly see being offered due to minor paint or accessory variations.