I really hope not, that would be huge!!! I play Warhammer 40,000, Warmachine, Hordes, Confrontation, and other war games, and i love the fact that they're all basically 28 mm scale. It allows me to interchange them when roleplaying various games. D&D, Shadowrun, World of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu RPG, and star wars. i like having figurines that work with each other in different games.
I've been using the cardboard stands for arkham horror, and while i have a lot of the old RAFM Call of Cthulhu figurines for playing the RPG, i'd be more than happy to buy these new plastic guys if they're the same scale. if not, i'd have to pass, because for me, buying figurines that only work with one game aren't worth it (the old grenadier star wars miniatures are too small at 20 mm to be interchanged, but come on! it's star wars! i can live with that, and its not like youre going to encounter a wookie in a d&d game, or an ork in star wars) i'm not a fan of prepainted plastic, but i understand that it's helped popularize miniature gaming by making it more accessible to people who aren't hobbyists.
when will we get an official word on the scale of the figurines?