Good detail - thank you! Sounds like HG are only doing this because of the traction the new BattleTech game is getting, and the fans stand to lose out. A shame.
There is a Robotech movie about to go in production, which will no doubt have a game and a few other side items that they want to have that IP protected.
Sure it's been a while since we've seen American Robotech, but thats about to change and they are prepping for it.