G.I. Joe Convention Update – Friday

While package pickup was late last night, the first official day of the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention is today!  Already we’ve seen the parachute drop and panels by Adam Riches and James Kavanaugh, Jr., and some great updates are over at the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook.  Dave Tree’s Action Man panel is hot on their heels.

Hot ticket item for the Con this year appears to be the carded Pythona, which was apparently sold without limits and burned through very quickly in the Club store.

G.I. Joe Con attendees will be getting their first sneak preview at the sales floor today at 2:00pm Mountain time, which includes the Hasbro booth, but don’t be alarmed if there isn’t much to look at there yet.  Generally Hasbro puts out most (if not all) of their new product AFTER their panel, which happens tomorrow morning at 11:00am Mountain time.

It does look like someone got an advanced sneak peek at the Hasbro booth, and so far they’re just showing the SDCC set (priced at $99.99) but as I said, we can anticipate seeing much more than that tomorrow after their panel.

Stay tuned!

G.I. Joe Convention 2016 Attendee and Convention Exclusives (with prices!)

It’s Con Set pick up day!  That means a first look at all of the various Convention exclusives (aside from the boxed set items).  Several different folks on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook page have posted images from the pick up line, and the extra exclusives are as follows:

  • G.I. Joe Glider 2 Pack w/ Cloudburst and Skymate ($75.00)
  • COBRA Heli-Viper 3 Pack ($85.00)
  • Sky Patrol JUMP 6 Pack ($55.00)
  • COBRA JUMP 6 Pack ($55.00)
  • Sky Patrol Sky Sweeper ($68.00)
  • COBRA  Hydra w/ Aero-Viper ($85.00)
  • Sky Patrol Skystriker ($160.00)
  • Paradrop Freefall figure (loose $35.00 and carded $45.00)
  • Pythona Carded ($38.00)
  • Free Attendee Air Raid

The Skystriker and Sky Sweeper are in the familiar Sky Patrol metallic colors, while the majority of the other items are reminiscent of their vintage look and feel.  Interestingly the Aero-Viper is very similar to the version released during the Rise of Cobra line, but with some different parts to remove the Neo-Viper-esque ties.  Check out all of the images below.