Big news day from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club

Being on the road for most of the day, I didn’t really get a chance to talk about the two big news stories that the Collectors’ Club dropped today in regards to the upcoming G.I. Joe convention at the end of the month.

Big story #1 – Voice actress Morgan Lofting, better known as The Baroness will be appearing in Orlando as a guest of the Collectors’ Club!  Very cool.  By far one of the most distinctive voices in the original Sunbow cartoon, this is a great coup by the GIJCC and she should make for some very interesting discussion.

Big story #2 – Rare toy alert!  Apparently the Collectors’ Club incentive figure for 2011 will give fans an even bigger incentive to attend the Convention.  A very limited run of 600 Dial Tone figures will be available at JoeCon MINT ON CARD.  Normally sold in a sealed baggie as part of the Club’s promotion, some select figures will be carded and for sale at JoeCon.  Attendees will also have the chance to get these signed by Dial Tone’s voice actor Hank Garrett.

Two very cool bits of news.  If you want to read the full press releases, click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below.

G.I. JoeCon 2011 announces Final SPECIAL Guest, Morgan Lofting, voice of the original Baroness!

Fort Worth, TX – March 1st, 2011 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention, G.I.JoeCon, has announced their final guest will be none other than Morgan Lofting, the amazing actress who provided the voice of the 1980’s original femme fatale… G.I. Joe’s The Baroness!

This will be Ms. Loftings first ever convention appearance. She will be available during the show for autographs, pictures and will be participating in panels alongside Hank Garrett, voice of Dial-Tone from the 1980’s G.I.Joe series. “We couldn’t be more excited that Ms. Lofting will be joining us at G.I.JoeCon in Orlando, Florida” said G.I. Collectors’ Club Director Brian Savage. “The Baroness is without a doubt a pop culture staple and fans won’t want to miss the chance to meet the voice of one of the 80’s most recognizable characters!”

G.I.JoeCon will be held from March 31st – April 3rd at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. G.I.JoeCon features a weekend long slate of panels, seminars, autograph sessions, a Film Festival, Costume Contest, Casino Night and of course the huge Exhibit Hall an Dealer Sales room featuring Hasbro, G.I.Joe vendors and various licensees. Fans of both G.I.Joe and pop culture will get to experience everything G.I. Joe this spring in Orlando, Florida!

Both attending and non-attending packages are still available.  General Admission is available on Saturday and Sunday as well.

For more information on G.I.JoeCon, the weekend activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit www.GIJoeCon.com

About HASBRO

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, G.I. JOE and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About FUN PUBLICATIONS, INC.

For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as G.I.JoeCon and BotCon.  Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit www.TransformersClub.com, www.GIJoeClub.com, www.GIJoeCon.com , and www.BotCon.com .

Fun Publications to offer LIMITED EDITION Carded 25th anniversary Dial-Tone at G.I. JoeCon!

Fort Worth, TX – March 1, 2011 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club & Convention, G.I.JoeCon, has announced that they will be making available a very limited number of carded 25th Anniversary Dial-Tone figures. The 25th anniversary Dial-Tone figure is the current free incentive figure for the G.I. Joe Club, but due to collector demand, Fun Publications is producing carded versions for fans to purchase and keep alongside their other 25th anniversary carded figures.

These carded Dial-Tone’s will be available at G.I. JoeCon for fans and collectors’ to purchase at the convention taking place late March in Orlando, Florida. Hank Garrett, the voice for Dial-Tone from the 1980’s G.I. Joe series, will be on hand to sign carded figures purchased at the show. These will be limited to 600 pieces.

Collectors’ though still have two weeks to sign up to receive this figure loose in a sealed plastic baggie as part of their membership to the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. As a member you will receive the FREE Membership incentive figure Dial-Tone, 12 issues of the Official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Magazine, discounts on your Convention package and more! For more information please visit www.gijoeclub.com

For more information on G.I.Joecon, the weekend activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit www.GIJoeCon.com.

About HASBRO

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, G.I. JOE and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About FUN PUBLICATIONS, INC.

For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon.  Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit www.TransformersClub.com, www.GIJoeClub.com, www.GIJoeCon.com, and www.BotCon.com.

One thought on “Big news day from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club

  1. Well that carded Dial-tone is just one more thing I need to add to my list of things for my “mule” to bring back from JoeCon.

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