Sideshow Collectibles has redeemed itself. Not only did they respond politely to my snarky email, but in fact, a Neytiri figurine–not maquette, but statue (or what they call “premium figure”, which evidently are normally 1/4 full size O.O), it looks like–was announced in mid-December and is in pre-production. In my defense, apparently their search function doesn’t include their blog, which seems to be where it was announced.
The artwork is still in way-preliminary stages, but it looks like it’s going to be hot.
*saves pennies, sheepishly*(x-posted from the essential kit)