Pegwarmers rejoice, you will have company soon!
From the Jawa's Q&A:
2) There was previous mention by Hasbro of a ROTJ style Rancor based on the recent TFU Target exclusive Rancor mold. Is this still coming, and will it come with a newly sculpted Malakili, the Rancor Keeper? This figure is long overdue for an update and packing him in with the Rancor seems to be the best way to prevent him from pegwarming.
By now, you have seen the Rancor based on the new TFU mold (with new molded parts for EpVI). He (she?) will come with Luke, but we can confirm that a new Malakili will be coming in 2009 in the EpVI wave.
Yakface, Skiff Guards, Gammoreaons, Ree-Yees so many great characters that need updates. The Rancor Keeper, in my opinion, still holds up enough. I find this an odd choice to have on the short list given his ghastly peg warming status of years past. While I welcome any new OTC offerings, I am not saying "YES!" to myself for this figure confirmation.