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2015 Assembly Required November 7th – with a JoeCustoms Customs Class!

For the first time ever this year at Assembly Required, G.I. Joe customizing super site will be having a custom class!  But that’s not all…not only will they be showcasing custom figures and vehicles as well as the skills required to make them, they will also have some exclusive pieces available at the show!  Check out the details below:

“The 5th annual Assembly Required convention November 7th in Des Moines Iowa will also be the site of the FIRST EVER Vehicle Customizing Class! Throughout the day of the show JoeCustoms will be on hand to share their knowledge and guide you through the build of a custom vehicle using paint, kitbashing, and an EXCLUSIVE set of add-on parts produced by There are a limited number of kits available, so round up your base vehicle now, any variation of the VAMP, VAMP2, or Stinger, vintage or modern will work, and start planning your trip today! Stay tuned for more details in the coming days, head to for more info on the show and we’ll see you in Des Moines!”

This is an exciting event and Assembly Required has quickly become a highlight G.I. Joe gathering for the year.  Keep watching JoeCustoms and Codename Iowa for the latest details.


G.I. Joe “Ugly Christmas Sweater” themed t-shirt available for pre-order

It’s not an official product, but that doesn’t take away from its awesomeness! Over on JoeCustoms t-shirt maker J_Man (from D & J Toys) has mocked up a fantastic looking G.I. Joe themed “ugly Christmas sweater” t-shirt featuring some familiar looking Real American Hero designs.

Check it out on and not only get yourself a neat shirt, but help support G.I. Joe’s premier customizing community while you’re at it!


What’s on Joe Mind Episode 91 is online!

Yes, the What’s on Joe Mind crew went radio silent for a little while, but now we’ve come roaring back, even if we are missing our trusty producer Gary.

While Gary continues to take a little bit of a break, we spent this issue talking customs with the awesome folks from the JoeCustoms Podcast.  The episode ends up being a very informal kind of “chew the G.I. Joe fat” round table, where we ask some customizing questions, they ask us some questions, and we just hash it all out.  We did take some time for news and mailbag questions, though!

Check out the latest episode on Podbean, or also embedded below.  Show Notes are, as always, after the jump.


JoeCustoms “Custom Celebration VII” takes customs to a whole new level!

Are you a fan of G.I. Joe custom figures?  Do you like making customs or just looking at them?  Regardless of your thoughts on the customizing community and the wonderful product they turn out on a regular basis, you need to hit up and check out their seventh annual Custom Celebration!

Customizer interviews, custom showcases, and nominations for the JCA awards are all hitting the site throughout this week.

Don’t feel left out, go hit up to join in the Custom Celebration! is ten years old today!

And they’re throwing a party!

JoeCustoms initially entered the online G.I. Joe community as the Bivouac over 10 years ago, but the official movement to “” was 10 years ago and they’ve never looked back.  P-Luv has started a thread over on JoeCustoms to discuss its awesome 10 year history, and probably the coolest part of this whole celebration is a conversation with camper and Beav, two past admins for the site.  Camper was the guy who started the whole thing way back when, and Beav was running the show himself for many years until P-Luv recently took over.

Without a doubt the site that spearheaded the G.I. Joe customizing community this is an awesome look at the past 10 years, plus there are some chances to win some good prizes as well.

Check it out right here!