GI Joe Con 2011 Location and Dates Announced!

In a surprise email from the GI Joe Collectors’ Club, the location and dates of the 2011 G.I. Joe Convention have been revealed!  Here is the context of the email:

The 2011 International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention “G.I. Joe Con” will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, March 31-April 3!  This is an outstanding property at an outstanding rate!  You will not want to miss this one.  Orlando will be perfect this time of year, so bring the whole family for this fun-filled weekend!

Make your hotel reservations now at GIJoeCon.com.

Convention registration will be available this fall.  Watch for our new online registration system!”

The last time JoeCon was in Orlando was for the 2004 convention, and it was a BLAST.  While I’m sure there will be some concern about the dates, hopefully no one will be upset about the location.  Time to start thinking on whether or not I can make it next year.

New DC, GI Joe, & Minimates from Past Generation Toys!

If you’re coming to Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando Florida this week, stop by and visit us at booth 333 to buy some great toys and have a chat!

Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited line just keeps going, even though the show ended years ago, and we’ve got a ton of new preorders for you to check out. Don’t miss out on this chance to make your collection truly unlimited!

We also have new pictures available for our DC Universe Classics Wave 16 and Green Lantern Classics Wave 1 perorders. These toys look fantastic, so swing on over and take a look.

If you like your superhero toys a little more on the vinyl side, you need to see these great DC Universe Mini Force Vinyl figures by Funko. We have Batgirl, Batman, Robin, Joker, and the Penguin all up for preorder right now.

For all the Minimates collectors out there (I know there are a lot of you), be sure to preorder Series 37, so that greats like Professor X, Spider-Man, and the Thing will be waiting for you at your door in the near future.

G.I. Joe Resolute was one of the best things to happen to GI Joe in a long time, and the toys to honor it are just as amazing. We have both the Resolute GI Joe 7 pack and Resolute Cobra 7 pack in stock and ready to be shipped right now!

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys Blog, PGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter for updates on the world of toys and collectibles!

Five Page Preview of IDW’s G.I. Joe #21

Tomorrow is new comic day, and if nothing else, IDW has made it so a new G.I. Joe title is released nearly every week, which is pretty cool to see.  This week it’s the mainstream Joe title that gets it’s 21st issue.  Issue #21 in G.I. Joe lore has become a special trademark, and this time around appears to be no different.  If the 5-page preview is any indication, we’ll be treated to another silent issue, though there appear to be far less ninjas involved this time.

Check out the gallery below.

G.I. Joe #21

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Kelsey Shannon, Robert Atkins (c)

Action at crush depth as Shipwreck and his crew board a massive COBRA submarine to take control. But the clock is ticking as a nuke set in a deep underwater trench could blow, killing them and dooming Scarlett and Ripcord. This special image and its incentive cover pay homage to the classic G.I. Joe #21 “silent issue” from yesteryear!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

GeneralsJoes reviews the Pursuit of Cobra Mechs

Although I already have a nice number of Pursuit of Cobra items posted on the PoC Review Page, this begins the more official kick off of my Pursuit of Cobra reviews!  Some of my previous reviews are based on pre-production items, or items I acquired prior to retail release, but the Mechs signify the first items I’ve bought from regular retail.  Expect to see reviews continue full steam ahead until the first allotment of PoC greatness has been covered.

Check out my reviews linked on the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page, or click the links below: