I just saw the rumor that we are getting a Republic Commando for the Attack of the Clones wave next year. This, and frankly the entire list, seem too good to be true, but in case it is true:
Hasbro, please make the Republic Commando easy to get. I do not want to see one of these on Ebay one time in my life going for the sum of $150.00. Please don't make a grown man cry. I already collect toys. Constant, uncontrollable crying would officially terminate the last part of me that is even a little cool.
Some at Hasbro may figure these guys won't sell well, because they weren't in the movie, but even these people will admit that clone figures are selling well. If Republic Commandos are done properly, little kids are going to look at these big, bulky brawlers and decide bigger is better. Collectors are going to buy these in multiples as many times as they can afford.
And finally, if the lists I've seen for waves next year are more than just rumor, they include droves of the most sought after figures we've been crying for, not just one or two of them, but a great, big, make-me-misty-eyed collection of figures we've wanted. In the event it's not just rumor I wanted to say, from the bottoms of my heart and wallet, Thank You!
And to all you Republic Commando fans reading this: This is your chance to contribute to some market research, though in an admittedly small way. If you don't have anything else to say, just post, "Aye!" in agreement that we need a great deal of these figures shipped.