Good topic, and however Hasbro approaches this, I believe will either "begin to make things right" or will add more damage to the hobby.
If they start putting 5POA figures on vintage cards, I think it's going to be a sign of the end of collecting for a lot of people. Sure, it will probably look cool and all, but it's very clear that a huge percentage of people open their figures and want to be able to pose them... and this is't just adults. It's the kids too. The kids really are not into 5POA, which Hasbro may or may not realize. I don't think they can really comprehend that the adult market is still much larger than they want to give it credit for. Since I do open all my stuff, I'd be okay with 5POA on vintage cards if we also got SA figures on regular cards. Cardbacks really don't matter to me.
On any note, the whole problem really stems from the asinine approach in 2012... and while a lot of people blame TPM figures in vintage as the issue, I don't think that was the only probably as to why we now have 5POA figures. It's because the Movie Heroes line was an utter disaster too. That line was $10 per figure, for CRAP-ASS figures.
I mean, just look at how bad that lineup was. Movie Heroes Wave 1
Shocktrooper - they used the "quick draw" figure
Super Battle Droid - they used the God awful 2002 mold
R2-D2 - eh, not a great figure they used but was acceptable
Battle Droid - bad mold, plus we went from 2 super articulated battle droids in a pack the previous year to this single one that was worse!
Darth Maul - inferior mold they used from 2002, they had much better options
Darth Vader - 2002 mold... one of the worse Vader figures ever made!
General Grievous - a really poor version of Grievous
Obi Wan Kenobi - great figure, but the same figure as in the TVC line at the same time!
Yoda - this was the "spinning Yoda" from ROTS, worst Yoda ever? Or at least one of the worst.
Qui Gon Jinn - great figure, but the same figure as in the TVC line at the same time!
Clone Trooper - not a good figure, but could have been worse (I guess)
Destroyer Droid - this was the stupid version with firing missiles
^ That was could not be worse conceived. It might be the worse case of figures Hasbro has ever produced. It was just shocking to see such ignorance.
But... it's not like the Clone Wars wave was that great either!Clone Wars Wave 1
Anakin Skywalker - okay, good figure... and new tooling... but what was the point? Why waste that on another Anakin?
Clone Trooper - good figure, can't complain about this one
Savage Opress - why did the go with the topless version...? it was already easy to get - everyone wanted the armored one!
Cad Bane - sigh... they had three existing Cad Bane versions to choose from, and went with the WORST one... just stupid
Yoda - good choice, no complaints
Plo Koon - a cold weather repack version in this wave? made no sense... why not Darth Sidious that nobody could find?
Commander Cody - decent choice, no complaints
Mace Windu - nobody needed this again
Chewbacca - good choice, no complaints
Aqua Droid - meh, decent but nobody really needed this again
...anyways, sorry to go off topic... but the horribly planned launch of those two lines transformed the hobby into what it is today. Retailers took a huge hit because neither kids nor adults wanted any of that crap. So, Hasbro's approach was to go cheaper. When the demand for your product takes a plunge, you find a way to make it more attractive by lowering the price. Hence, 5POA...
BTW, this thread here was an original rant about this disaster, posted in early 2012 - Hasbro Suggestion Thread