I think some of this was mentioned in RGD 118, but some other good insights here. Thanks for posting the links!
Not surprised by the Snake Mountain statement, but a little sad to hear about the rest of the Battle Ram. I actually hope the Filmation sub does well and that a PoP or NA mini-sub could be offered up to help compensate for the lack of A-list characters. After reading DisneyBoy's thread yesterday, I actually feel bad that I'm getting all of my vintage motu characters while other fans are being left in the dark.