Chances look good that in Fall 2006 (2 years from now), there will be a live-action (not cartoon but real actor) Star Wars TV series going down.
If Hasbro has the license to 2018, (and they do), it will be likely that they'll make action figures from this TV show.
While we don't even know if the show will focus on movie characters as principles, or all new characters in the SW universe, or even already established EU characters, if Hasbro makes figures, efficient marketing management would dictate releasing the figures BEFORE the series even airs.
Would you buy figures of known or unknown characters played by new actors before you even saw the series? Like what if they start with an exclusive limited sneak preview character that would start you off on this collection?
What if ships and vehicles, beasts and playsets became part of this collection?
How far would you go?
We have determined in other threads that there are approximately 211 or so more characters from the 5 movies that Hasbro could possibly do original versions of. Episode 3 will probably lend 100 to that fold.
Many of us are out of room, or could barely accomodate another 300, some E3 ships and vehicles, and then that would be pushing it.
When do you want to stop?
What will you do if they release figures for a TV series, especially before it even airs?