The Collector’s Club sent out a quick update this morning in regards to the Convention. Looks like there is going to be a strong attendance this year for the Convention which says a lot of the fandom and the support they are giving the club for the last convention. Please see the email below for all the information in regards to registration, the Con set and the hotel availability.
From the Collector’s Club
I hope to see all of you at the final Collector’s Club G.I. Joe Convention in June!
What a great weekend this will be!
After registration being available for only ONE week, the response has surpassed even our strongest past shows:
The American Hero’s Golden Ticket packages are sold out. The Thursday Custom Class is sold out. There are 12 seats in the Wednesday Class available. The Homefront Hero’s packages are sold out. The American Hero packages are 90% sold through (not many left). The General’s Golden Ticket packages are sold out. The General’s packages are 60% sold through. The Base Commander’s packages are 45% sold through. The Marauders’ loose sets are sold out.
If we have sets available when we get closer to the convention, we will move them to the non-attending cue. Currently, we must keep them in the attending cue for members that are coming to the convention.
We have added more rooms at the Staybridge Hotel, please use the information at GIJoeCon.com. If you have a problem with getting a room, please let know as we think they can still add some more rooms to the block.
If you collect GI Joe, you owe it to yourself and your collecting friends to be at this show! GIJoeCon.com
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.
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 GIJoeClub.com/shop.
For pictures of the individual figures from GIJoeCon.com click here!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Something that has sort of flown under the radar with the rage over the Convention exclusives is the fact that the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has been slowly but surely updating the outdated archive of past newsletters. According to a news report on June 8th, the entirety of 2008 has been posted to the archive, and it would seem that we can expect 2009 to follow suit.
This was a major complaint that the fans have lodged, so I think it deserves some recognition. Certainly if we can lambaste the Club for decisions we don’t agree with (as I have with the Convention stuff) we can give them credit and kudos for the stuff they’re doing for the fandom sake.
You have to be an Officer Level Member to see if, but if you are, click here!
Us long time fans of the vintage figures have had few reasons to cheer lately, with news of the Convention exclusive figures being Anniversary style… I’m not in such a bad spot, since I do enjoy the Anniversary and Movie stuff as well, but there are o-ring diehards out there crying in their beer. Well, the tears can stop, at least for a little while, because the Collectors’ Club exclusive 2009 incentive figure Undertow has started shipping! I received mine today, and was so enamored that I immediately had to post a review.
Check it out right here!
Well, leave it to “notpicard” of the JoeCustoms forums to put my feelings perfectly in MANY less words than I did. What he posted is pretty much exactly my thoughts and opinions on the matter, and I’m happy to see them expressed: