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Old October 11 2012, 08:51 AM   #1406
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

There are hints about at least one nice, big surprise for Star Wars collectors at NYCC, but as of this past evening the only new stuff revealed in the Big Apple were the brand new (and very mixed-reaction-generating) SW-Angry Birds crossover toys. The big surprise is said to be something that, and I paraphrase, is designed "to draw back those people who have left the hobby and stopped buying figures in the past year or two."

We already know that the Vintage Collection is going into hibernation for a couple of years and taking a rest starting with the new year and that the Legacy / Droid Factory line from 2008-10 is returning in all-new packaging, but who knows what the surprise will be. There was a strong hint dropped on one of the collecting sites that 2013 will see the debut of a brand new and super-articulated version of Admiral Motti from A New Hope, which would be very welcome since the last Motti was released during 2006-07 in an exclusive Death Star Briefing Room multipack with six other figures, and that Motti was just a very slight repaint and repack of the first Admiral Motti figure from the POTF2 CommTech line in 2000. It's been almost thirteen years since we've seen a new Motti sculpt.
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