Huge G.I. Joe Kre-O gallery from NYCC Preview Night at HissTank.com

Ruh Roh, Raggy.  I was afraid of this.

Okay, so first images are now flooding in from the New York ComicCon preview night, courtesy of HissTank.com and from what we can tell, looks like the Kre-O stuff is G.I. Joe’s main showing.  While I am a bit disappointed about that…  I’m also feeling like I’m in a little bit of trouble here.

Those Kre-O’s actually look pretty sweet.

I can’t envision buying them all, but I’ll be damned if those aren’t some really imaginative sets there.  Some vintage looking stuff, tons of real vintage-accurate Kre-On mini-figures, but to me, the coolest thing of all is that there are some new concepts built within the Kre-O vehicles themselves.  Mech suits (with a new looking Cobra driver), a nice battleship, what looks to be a playset of sorts, and a bunch of vehicles of various sizes.  I love the Cobra Urban looking vehicle.

Some really imaginative stuff.  I imagine a bunch of this was likely repurposed from other Kre-O sets (particularly that battleship set, which I would imagine came from the Battleship movie Kre-O line).  But really a lot of those Kre-On mini figures are quite cool looking and have a lot of style.

An interesting combination.

Will it be successful?  No idea.  But it does look pretty fun.  I can’t promise I’ll jump into it with both feet, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t at least a little bit intrigued by what they are showing here.  Images are on HissTank.com, and I would expect coming very soon to other sources as well.  When I have some more time, I’ll mirror some pictures and talk a bit more about them.

G.I. Joe Convention 2012 – Names and Identification for Concept Figures

During an exciting round table conversation with Hasbro this morning, the fellas from What’s on Joe Mind and myself got some information about the concept case shown at the G.I. Joe Convention here in New Orleans.

According to G.I. Joe Marketing director Joe Del Regno Hasbro is going to endeavor to list some online polls on GIJoe.Com in order to gauge interest in the figures and concepts shown within the confines of the “vault” here in New Orleans.  While we’re not certain on the timeline for this event, I figured the sooner we start identifying these figures, the better.  Thankfully, Hasbro made the job considerably easier by providing labels today in order to better organize our thoughts and priorities.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to see the run down of figures with their identification.  The photos will all be presented in the same order as the names for easy  ID.

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