Ten things I took away from the 2012 G.I. Joe Convention

And no, I’m not talking about bringing home toys.  I’m talking about intangible things.  Opinions, feelings, impressions, etc…

I felt quite lucky throughout the weekend to be able to spend quite a bit of time with various folks at the Convention.  Whether it was speaking with Lanny or Brian from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club at the Golden Ticket dinner, or speaking to Hasbro at the Charity Casino Night dinner and on the sales floor.  I was left with a series of impressions, both good and bad, and I’m not certain folks who weren’t there could grasp that through the convention coverage.

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Sideshow Collectibles teases upcoming 12″ Baroness figure

This news crossed a couple of days ago, but I was in the middle of post Convention nervous breakdown so I didn’t get a chance to jump on it.  Thankfully, Jose over at Now Back to G.I. Joe is all over it, and actually posted the sneak peek!

Rumored to be revealed at San Diego ComicCon next week (alongside her chrome-domed companion) The Baroness looks striking in her skin-tight black outfit and layered armored plate.  Sideshow Collectibles designed a whole new female body for The Baroness, and it looks like we’re very close to finding out just how well it works.

Check out the mirrored image below and thanks again to TheRealJoseGon on Twitter for the peek.

Canadian JoeCon reveals the first two figures in their exclusive boxed set

With JoeCon behind us, all eyes are forward to the next big event, which takes form in the shape of the Canadian JoeCon, coming August 10th – 11th at the Sheraton in Toronto, Ontario!  The show has been running for several years, and is one of the favorite destinations of not just Canadian G.I. Joe fans, but also many domestic fans as well.  One of the highlights of the show is the super-limited edition figure boxed set, which has dominated the secondary market and thrilled Joe fans across many countries.

The Canadian JoeCon celebrated Canada Day by revealing their first figure in the set…  Traction!  Apparently a vehicle driver, Traction is also an explosives expert.  Not satisfied with one reveal, this morning, the Canadian JoeCon launched a preview for figure #2…  H.A.G.A.R.!  In a very surprising move, the Canadian JoeCon guys dipped back into the o-ring wells, using the Valor Vs. Venom B.A.T. figure with a more modern vest on top of it.  Very interesting choice.

Make sure you keep visiting JoeCanuck.com for the latest updates, and for more information on this convention, hit up CanadianJoeCon.com.  Also, you can purchase your tickets in advance, and meanwhile, take a peek at the two figures revealed below.

Happy Independence Day from GeneralsJoes

Whether you’re barbecuing, watching fireworks, or just spending a day reflecting on the sacrifices that brought us (and continue to bring us) our independence, GeneralsJoes wishes you a very happy and safe Independence Day holiday.

Enjoy.