Bummer about Faker being the "March" release.
I'd (incorrectly) thought the convention exclusives would be "bonus" figures on top of the 12 figures to be released each year (bringing the total to 14 figures).
Also, mildly concerned about Mattel's unwillingness to discuss the specifics of the line for at least the first 12 months. I'd thought the first 12 months were pretty much guaranteed (unless sales were absolutely dismal). Still, they're obviously thinking ahead (since they mention POP in the second year), so no need to man the lifeboats just yet.
Excellent news about one or two chicks in the first 12 months and that they will feature new sculpts. I'm hoping for Teela and Evil-Lynn, but am bracing myself for the fact that Mattel may try to "surprise" us with some different character choices.