Yes, he is not a myth. He is not a fairy tale. Finally after almost 30 years, the engimatic Eskimo known only as Kwinn is finally on the precipice of release…and you can get your first look at in house pictures right now over on JoeDeclassified.com!
It seemed to take forever for Kwinn to finally get his plastic due in his most familiar jungle khaki look, but when he debuted a JoeCon last year it seemed to be worth the wait. He was friggen perfect. Then, suddenly he wasn’t. Delays. Nobody was entirely sure how or when the figure would see release. There were rampant rumors of convention exclusives and even *gasp* cancellation.
Well, there is still no concrete word about the fate of Kwinn the Eskimo, but evidently the figure is in some stage of production, because Gyre-Viper has got some test shots, baby, and he’s posted them RIGHT HERE. I am mirroring all of these images below because Kwinn deserves all the attention he gets. A day like today I absolutely love the irony…on a day where we’re all waiting with baited breath to see the 21st Century iteration of G.I. Joe in trailer form, a dated 25 year old legend gets his time in the spotlight.
It is as it should be. Hopefully we’ll all be able to get him at retail sooner rather than later, but until then, live vicariously through Gyre-Viper.
First of all, I apologize for the delay in getting this posted. I am in Kansas City on business and every once in a while, the job’s gotta come first. 😉
Now that my belly is full and our corporate visions for the next year are decided, time for G.I. Joe! The guys over at HissTank.com not only got screen grabs, but also uploaded the ET Footage to YouTube, and holy hell is it awesome.
We get Cobra Commander firing from some cool looking Cobra helicopter, we have Zartan wounding himself and healing (with trademark blue skin!!) and we have mutha fuggin HISS Tanks. HISS. TANKS. Woah. If I’m getting this geeked out over the footage from ET, how is the trailer going to hit me? Anyway, check out the ET footage embedded below, courtesy of HissTank.com.
Oh boy. Gyre-Viper took the world by storm last week when he broke the news about the Dollar Store exclusive figures with a great vintage aesthetic. Well, he’s about the blow the doors off again on JoeDeclassified.com.
Apparently these Dollar Store exclusive figures won’t just be appearing in one paint scheme… check out this amazing new gallery below of fully repainted variant figures for the exclusive line! We’ve got what almost looks like a T’Ginzu repaint Storm Shadow, a dark gray Duke, black Cobra Commander, comic deco Cobra Troopers, a green Shipwreck, and a pseudo Heavy Artillery Snake Eyes (from an old school Toys “R” Us Exclusive set).
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And hey…look at those last few pictures. Looks like ole Gyre-Viper has something else in the wings for us. And if it’s in that stage of completion, I’d say release is almost guaranteed.
Now didn’t I tell you all that it would be a big week for G.I. Joe: Retaliation news? 😉
I haven’t been able to dig up a specific source as of yet, but a fellow G.I. Joe fan who works within the television industry as I understand it, has revealed that Entertainment Tonight will be showing some unseen footage from G.I. Joe: Retaliation tonight in advance of the trailer.
I am working to confirm this information, but I wanted readers to make sure they turn on the TV tonight in time for ET. More information as it develops.
Unfortunately I will be at a business dinner tonight, but I will be logging on very shortly after the footage launch to soak in the Retaliation greatness. I can’t WAIT.