Thanks for the questions. I have started another TOPIC on the CHINA ITALY dice dice here at AAA.org. I have also posted some pictures.http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=12875.0
To Answer your questions:
1) We are still in the design process and we will finalize in about a week. Production is not an easy or cheap process, it will take about 30 days from start to finished product. I HOPE to have these ready by mid Jan 2009. There can also be production delays but I will keep you guys posted here.
2) Not only will we offer these dice to those of you that have the original COMBAT DICE but, we will offer them at a discounted special rate to complete your sets. This is a thanks as your orders of COMBAT DICE are funding this second production run.
3) In the future we will develop more EXPANSION DICE like ANZAC, CANADIAN, FRANCE, AFRIKA CO , and even an Anti-Aircraft die (Thanks IL). I envision these will be included in some expansions we are working on that will include special rules / Event Cards and extra pieces... (TOP SECRET NOW)