SDCC Update – Kwinn NOT canceled, “Spring, 2012” is a misprint

Okay, I’ve got Mysterious Stranger on the floor of the convention center in San Diego interrogating Hasbro staffers, and he relays this information to me via his Twitter account.  His info was also verified by Tweets from Entertainment News International, and A Real American Hero.com.

Essentially, what it comes down to, is Kwinn is NOT canceled.  Hasbro chose to showcase him at JoeCon (and in Canada) because they knew he was a fan favorite and those two locations would be a good place to debut him.

He WILL STILL BE RELEASED just not until a later, unannounced wave.  We currently have no idea when and where that wave will hit, but that’s the word from Hasbro.

Considering the movie sequel is on the horizon, I’m not entirely sure where they plan on fitting this mystery wave in, but I guess time will (hopefully) tell.  Tweets from A Real American Hero.com also seem to indicate that Data-Viper is not necessarily canceled, and that Hasbro has every intention of trying to get him into a future assortment as well, they just cannot confirm where or when.

Last, but not least, the figure placards proclaiming a “Spring, 2012” release date are apparently misprints.  Mysterious Stranger thought the correct time frame was November/December, 2011, but he told me not to quote him on that.

Still bummed that we’re not seeing much of anything new at all (so far) but at least there is some positive news compared to the doom and gloom we were feeling a bit earlier.

More SDCC Preview Night Pictures flood the ‘net…but a big name is among the missing

Without getting all alarmist, but as more and more images were flooding the ‘net last night from the SDCC Preview night, frequent GeneralsJoes visitor and big friend of the site kennywr22 noted on Twitter that Kwinn was conspicuously absent.

Kwinn, the figure that many of us have been waiting nearly 30 years for…the figure that was supposedly Derryl DePriest’s love letter to the Joe fans.  Just a mistake?  Or is something more to it?  We’ve got the word out, and Mysterious Stranger, who is representing GeneralsJoes in San Diego will be attempting to get the intel, as will the guys from A Real American Hero.Com will be trying to do what they can to figure it out as well.

Until we get more news about that, here are a bunch more image galleries that were posted in the wee hours of the night and morning (at least here in the Eastern Time Zone).  As always, I am mirroring a small segment of the pictures and encouraging everyone to go to the source for the full slate of images:

USS Flagg Display (Courtesy of Fighting 118th)

Hasbro Booth (Courtesy of Cool Toy Review)

Hasbro Booth (Courtesy of Fighting 118th)

Hasbro Booth (Courtesy of A Real American Hero.com)

Big thanks as always to the folks from Fighting 118th, A Real American Hero.com, and Cool Toy Review for getting such great pictures and spreading the Joe love.  Hopefully we’ll get even more stuff going tonight.