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Along with the unfortunate news about the FSS subscription service delay, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club sends along an email in regards to the second run of the Oktober Guard Convention set.  Unfortunately they failed to meet the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) but some folks might consider that good news, as that means they are leaving the pre-orders open for the forseeable figure (until the shortfall is filled).

They seem to understand the limitations on finances during the holiday season, so hopefully this means more people will have access to buying this second run set!  I would envision that if this second run fails to sell out, chances of us seeing this happen with a future Convention set are little to none.

Check out the full email below.

“Hello everyone,

Our closing date for the second run of the Oktober Guard was yesterday.  However, we did not meet the MOQ (minimum order quantity) required by the manufacturer.  We are about 100 orders short.  Here is what we are going to do:   We are moving ahead and placing the order with the manufacturer so they will arrive in the spring.  We are also leaving the pre-orders open until the MOQ is sold.  Once these are gone, that’s it. 

So, how much longer will you have to order them?  Unknown, just depends on how fast they go.  We know that the timing on this was not great, so we are hoping that by leaving the pre-orders open, more people will be able to get this fantastic set.

Here is the original announcement:

The official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is proud to announce a special limited edition second-run of the “sold out” and extremely popular 2012 Operation: Bear Trap! convention set.
This exclusive Oktober Guard vs. Iron Grenadiers set includes fifteen modern era 3 3/4-inch action figures with weapons and accessories. You will get the classic Oktober Guard characters such as Colonel Brekhov, Daina, Schrage, Stormavik and Horror Show. Plus, for the first time ever… the Oktober Guard General: Iron Bear. The Iron Grenadiers have unique troop builders that include: Iron Grenadier Elite Troopers x4, Iron Grenadier Elite Guards x2, Iron Grenadier Heavy Weapon Specialists x2 and also for the first time ever… the Iron Grenadier General: Voltar!
Don’t miss this limited edition second-run of these fantastic Oktober Guard vs. Iron Grenadiers action figures. You must be an official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club member to order. Visit the Club Store to pre-order before the Nov. 30th, 2012 deadline! (Product will be shipping in the spring of 2013, exact date TBD).   Cost is $360 per set (plus shipping).  Only boxed sets will be produced and the production run will only be what is pre-ordered.   Don’t miss this final opportunity to own this highly sought after set! Check it out at

For pictures of the individual figures from click here!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Brian “