With JoeCon coming much earlier in the year next year, the Convention Brochure has already been posted online!
The biggest revelation, of course, is the announcement of the Convention Exclusive sets! And would you look at this… something that I mentioned on the GIJCC Club forums a while ago, and have been talking about on these very pages looks to be coming to pass! No images, unfortunately, but enough details to make mouths water.
MISSION: BRAZIL II! Check out this figure lineup and tell me the 25th Anniversary fan inside of you isn’t giddy:
“This updated fan favorite set includes 15 figures in the 25A body style including unique Brazilian characters and Python Patrol troop builders. Every collector will want these 25A style action figures from this set!
The G.I. Joe figures include Captain Claymore, Leatherneck, Wet-Suit, Mainframe, Dial-Tone and features the female secret agent, Sparta!
The Cobra figures include two Python Tele-Vipers, six Python Troopers and features the elusive Steel Cobra (Cobra de Aço)! Each of these great teams comes with their classic weapons and accessories in this exciting 2011 fifteen figure boxed set. Mission Brazil II will be a great addition to your collection!”
My only real caveat is that I hope while the Club uses the Special Missions: Brazil concept, I hope they don’t mirror the exact paint schemes. I’d love to see a classic Leatherneck, perhaps a Wet-Suit with the proper helmet, Mainframe with a better head sculpt, etc… the only question I have lies with Dial Tone. Obviously he got the classic homage with the 2011 incentive figure, so that makes me just a bit nervous that they might be going whole hog into the Special Missions: Brazil theme. Time will tell.
I’m sure folks will be crazy for the Python Patrol soldiers as well.
One very intriguing aspect here has to be the addition of Sparta. Released single carded in Brazil, Sparta was essentially a reissued Cover Girl. So will this re-release give fans the 25th Anniversary Cover Girl figure they’ve been after? It certainly appears that way.
Keeping my fingers crossed for some traditional paint apps, but beyond that, a terrific sounding concept. Really looking forward to seeing some image reveals. Check out the Brochure right here, and keep your eyes on GIJoeCon.com, this year (for the first time) we’re getting electronic registration, which promises to go up before Christmas.
Holidays and Convention Season…it really is the most wonderful time of the year!