This press release hit my email box this morning, with the G.I. Joe Collectors Club officially announcing the parachute drop for the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention in Indianapolis! One key surprise was immediately evident. The parachute figure this year will be a KRE-ON.
For those of us who are into Kre-O sets and figures this is a pretty cool twist, although I will say part of me was looking forward to a typical 4″ G.I. Joe parachute figure as well. Regardless, it will be very interesting to see what the Collectors’ Club has up their sleeve for Kre-O at JoeCon this year.
Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below for the full release.
Need to plan your convention experience? Well, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has just made it a whole lot easier. They’ve posted the schedule for the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention right here. Featuring a lot of the great panels you’ve come to expect from Hasbro, the voice actors, Larry Hama and Kirk Bozigian, this year they’ve also branched out some.
Dave Tree is travelling over from the UK to do a Palitoy Action Force seminar and there’s What’s on Joe Mind Live–…
Dammit Godsoe, you never tell me anything!
Check out the full Convention Schedule right here.
Well, look at that! You wouldn’t necessarily think so, but a slight change in hair color makes all the difference in the world. It helps that this head has only been used with masked characters so far as well.
Yes, Charbroil uses the same head sculpt as the Rise of Cobra Aqua-Viper Officer and more recently as the Figure Subscription Service Dice, but with the red hair he looks like a totally different guy. The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club showed his unmasked head on their Facebook page. It’s also mirrored below.
I’ve been down and out with the flu for a few days and unfortunately have been lax with posting this, but as registration looms, seems like I should get it up in people’s faces so they can get well versed on what to expect from the G.I. Joe Convention.
For the past two years, we’ve recorded special editions based on the Convention Brochure, and the one we recorded last year was one of our most listened to episodes ever, so it was a no brainer to do it again…evidently people found it useful.
Check it out over on our Podbean Page, or via the embedded players below.
WAIT! Listen to this first before registering for JoeCon. Our JoeCon vet hosts (Chuck has still yet to leave his house), Mike, Justin and Gary offer up their combined 23 years of experience to help you plan your trip. Never been to Indianapolis? Thinking about a Pre-Con tour? What happens package pickup night? When can I get the convention exclusives? And the biggest question of all, HOW MUCH IS ALL OF THIS? If you have a question or concern, listen to this first and we probably cover it for you. If you didn’t hear an answer to your question, email the program, firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will run down an answer for you. Don’t do anything JoeCon related until you hear this first! See you in Indy – site of the most recent Patriots Super Bowl loss!!
As we prepare for registration today, I thought it would be helpful to capture all of the various images shown so far in one cohesive gallery. I haven’t mirrored every single one of them, but considering we’re getting ready to plunk down some serious cash later on today, it might be beneficial to really see what we’re getting out there.
The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club also posted some great group shots that I hadn’t talked about yet, which shows just how awesomely colorful this year’s set really is. I’m loving it myself. So here we have a break down, by set:
G.I. Joe: Nocturnal Fire (Night Force vs. Cobra Demolition Team)
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While I’m still not a fan of the decisions the Club made regarding Hit & Run, I think by and large this set is really nice. I love that they went with a different Cobra Mortal, and even with the skin-tight outfits Frag-Viper and Letal are really awesome, especially considering we may get those figures before we even get the tooling they used in the main line.
The SAW-Vipers are really cool, too, and I’m certain the colors will be a bit more muted in person as they almost always are. Being the late 80’s/90’s freak that I am, I really love seeing this rainbow of colors throughout the convention set, and the chosen characters were done very well.
Adventure Team: Secret Mission to Dragon Island
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This set is really growing on me as well. As someone who collects 3 3/4″ almost exclusively, I’m really trying to hold myself back from jumping into this Adventure Team stuff, but the Collectors’ Club is making it very difficult. From the awesome Henchman figure in 2010, right up through now, they’ve been really drawing from all mythologies and all pop culture and giving us some fantastic source material here.
The Adventure Team is slowly being drawn into the Real American Hero universe and I love it. The secret spy/James Bond influences in this set are apparent, and the Club did a spectacular job with it.
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What’s that? A glow in the dark t-shirt with HIT AND FREAKING RUN on it? Yeah. SOLD. Seriously, that artwork is awesome, and I’m psyched the Club is using it on a t-shirt. The glow in the dark aspect is a great touch as well, and since it’s black and white, I can just pretend he’s got the face camouflage and a more classic look. 🙂
The Adventure Team T-Shirt looks great, too, and I’m loving the hat. All of this stuff will be available via online registration at some point (hopefully) today. Be ready to make your choices!
Well, hopefully, anyway. The latest communication from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club comes in the form of an email received last night, which indicates that today could be the day we’ve all been waiting for.
Barring any unforseen issues we will start registration on Friday, February 1.
If you can’t log in, check your log in at gijoeclub.com/shop. If you have expired, you will not
be able to receive member pricing.
If you are registering with another member, you will need their log in and password to receive
If you complete your order with non-member pricing, we CANNOT adjust your pricing. Please
understand what you are ordering and confirm the pricing before you check out.
Please take a look at the souvenir T-shirts, Hat and Beanie that you can add to your order at the end.
You will find pictures under the exclusives tab. The Night Force shirt and both hats glow in the dark.
If you have not read the brochure, please do so before you register as you have 8 minutes to complete
your registration before the system puts your items back into stock. You cannot hold them in your
cart longer than that amount of time, however you can start over.
Sets are limited and we cut the 12″ sets down by 1/3rd so they are really limited this year.
We do reserve the right to limit any member’s quantities if we deem them excessive.
Attending and Non-attending can both register Friday.
I’ll send out an email when the link is live.
Thanks for your patience, see you in Indy!
So I hope everyone is camping over at GIJoeCon.com as the Golden Tickets and Con Sets should be selling out quickly. Next stop, Indianapolis!