for some reason Revell missed iHobby, missed NNL, missed the phantom October 15th date and well we should all just be happy they exist and shut up and build a model. Unless you're heavily into Asian kits the focus in America on models is June and October. They plod along too long and nobody is going to even be paying attention when they do announce because we'll all be busy with our families during the Holiday Season.
Maybe we've just grown accustomed to the U.S. kit manufacturers announcing their intentions for the next year every June and October, to attend iHobby, etc., but that's no longer the case for all of them. I'm pretty sure was Hobbico's decision to not attend iHobby, and Revell didn't attend last year, either, so it's clear things have changed for them, and maybe they just want to try something different and are trying to find out what works best. Maybe announcing the kits at the Toldeo NNL was a one year only thing for Revell, and this year they have a different plan which they will follow in future years? Maybe they feel it was a mistake to announce them at the 2012 Toledo NNL? It could be many things, but I don't think they're going to lose any interest by taking a few more days or weeks to make their announcement, even if that means the announcement date is later than we expected.