Well lookee here!
The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has ended a relative silence over the past month or two with a whopper of an update! The 2012 G.I. Joe Convention website has officially launched, and they’ve posted a teaser image. That teaser image is HUGE.
It looks like none other than Daina from the Oktober Guard. Wow. A modern era style Oktober Guard is something fans have been clamoring for over the past few years, and by the looks of things, we’ll be getting our wish. I wonder who they might be battling against?
We know that o-ring tooling is more or less gone, so it stands to reason that we’ll be getting a modern era update for these classic characters. The interesting thing to me will be how the Club writes these characters into the modern mythology. If they do end up doing updates for the classic characters like Horror Show or Brekhov or Stormavik, will they try and write them into their modern universe considering they died back in the Special Missions comic? Or are we only going to get Oktober Guard members who are still alive like Daina, Gorky, Misha, and Dragonsky.
I really hope the Club does ignore some of the deaths and gives us modern updates of those classic Oktober Guard characters, but I guess time will tell how they handle it. I’m just excited that there is some Convention news to discuss!
Check it all out right here, and make sure you keep looking there, as more teasers are bound to be posted, not to mention the full blown convention brochure coming up soon. JoeCon reveals! One of my most favorite times of the year!