ed case wrote:
Maybe I'm crazy, but wasn't the Booster in this pack originally supposed to be a new variant? I'm remembering the one they showed at comic con being a semi-metallic yellow (but not straight-up gold like the original). What happened to that? Did I imagine it?
I don't think the Booster Gold shown at SDCC 2010 was semi-metallic yellow. It was just a straight repack of the cartoon acurate repaint.
I think what you may be remembering is that shortly after it was shown people were complaining that it felt cheap (considering that Booster Gold was being clearanced at Big Lots for about $2.50 at the time; and many thought it should include Skeets since some 3-packs and multipacks started getting accessories when this was premiered). Some collectors argued that there should be a paint variant for this Booster Gold to make him unique and the idea for the "Metallic Gold" Booster Gold came about. Scott's answer was that he will "look into it." That's about as far as it got.
At least this was my recollection of the events. Maybe someone else out there remembers better and can correct me.