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Sorry, it doesn't look like Crash Bandicoot is coming back after all (probably)

In music to every nostalgic Crash Bandicoot fan's orange ears, NECA Toy's director Randy Falks revealed to PixelDan (opens in new tab) at The New York Toy Fair this weekend that the company was working with Sony. He uttered the immortal words "I see they're bringing Crash Bandicoot back, so there's some great stuff there." You can see it in the below video after he talks about the new Uncharted 4, Sackboy and Kratos figures.

Unfortunately, in a statement later given to Gamespot (opens in new tab), the company has responded to our N Sanity beach themed celebrations and it's not such good news. Falks was not apparently confirming the return of the spinning marsupial. "It's not the case. Someone has misunderstood a comment he made. Randy saw a faked fan-made image right before he came to the show and said that if the game were coming back, we'd love to do figures." Ah. Well, before you go and cry into your Ripper Roo plush, remember that PlayStation's Middle East Twitter account did post the below image last week. Translated that says 'Most wanted...where are you Crash?'

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Time will tell whether whatever Falks saw was fan art or not. I hate to go all Mulder on this but I really want to believe.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.