We know that Darth Maul will be coming to the Clone Wars and returning to the big screen in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 3D.  So it comes as no surprise that the new packaging for 2012 will feature Darth Maul (replacing Captain Rex).  I expect that we’ll be seeing the Clone Wars and Saga Legends line in this new packaging since Hasbro have confirmed that The Vintage Collection will continue through 2012 (click on the above images for a closer look).

UPDATED:  Based on the number of e-mails etc. please be aware, and as said above, that this announcement has no effect on The Vinatge Collection in 2012 – The Vintage Collection will not be changing!

Take the link below to join Bill Concannon, principal at packaging design firm PILOT, and Stacy Cheregotis, director of global product development at Lucas Licensing, who’ve answered a few questions about the new 2012 line look…

James is an active member of the Star Wars collecting community, and is the Brand Director for Jedi News. James is also the host of the Star Wars Collectors Cast, and co-host of RADIO 1138 on the Jedi News Network.

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