His name comes up all the time on most fans “most wanted” lists, and unlike a figure like Pythona, you would think Billy could be done relatively easily with many existing parts. So what’s stopping someone like the G.I. Joe Collectors Club from doing it?
According to the Q & A at last year’s JoeCon (and it seems like every year’s JoeCon) the Club doesn’t know what version of Billy the fans might want. The Boy Scout assassin version (no thanks)? Storm Shadow’s ninja apprentice? A Devils Due-esque version in military gear and long hair? Where do you stand?
Well, if you’re a member of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club, skinny has put up an unofficial poll to gather some fan consensus about what version of Billy we might want to see. It’s pretty well known that the Club pays attention to fan requests, especially at their site or on their forums, so you should definitely check out the forums, and place your vote.
You never know, you might help shape FSS 3.0 or 4.0!
Welcome to another exciting installment of What’s on Joe Mind! It’s tough to believe we’ve gone through 87 regular episodes (not to mention almost 40 special editions) but here we are.
We talk to the fine folks from Cobra’s 1st Legion Cosplay group, get to some good old fashioned G.I. Joe news and go through our favorite figures and vehicles from 1987. Check out our Podbean page or hit the embedded player below. Show notes, as always, are after the jump.
Okay, I can tell that the relationship between Boss Fight Studio and the G.I. Joe Collectors Club is going to be a benefit for everyone. The 2014 G.I. Joe Collectors Club 2014 incentive figure Cross Country was just revealed for the first time last night, and already Boss Fight Studio has posted a terrific sculpt input for the figure.
These sculpt inputs are early design drawings that give an introductory look at what the ultimate sculpt will look like, and in many cases showcase how the new parts will function with existing parts, etc… that’s clearly the case here as we get a terrific look at the new head, vest, and wrench, and also see a mock up for what other parts were involved.
Great stuff. Hit up the Boss Fight Studio on Facebook and like the hell out of their page, I suspect we will see much more of this going forward. Check out the mirrored image below.
Cross Country follows the recent tradition of filling major vacancies in the vintage roster left over by Hasbro’s modern era efforts, and he continues that tradition pretty damn well. I’m not a huge fan of Cross Country in general, but it’s tough to find complaint with this figure’s new head, new vest, and new wrench accessory. A really impressive looking update.
The 12″ incentive figure has had uniform extras for a while now, but this is a first for the 3 3/4″ side. Very cool. Be sure to hit up the brand spanking new GIJoeClub.com and keep hitting it, as I’m sure most GIJCC reveals will be launching there first. You can also check out the mirrored images of Cross Country, the HAVOC, the Man of Action, and his uniform set below.
Every year the guys from What’s on Joe Mind release a special edition podcast to talk about the G.I. Joe convention, coinciding with the actual convention announcement. This year was no different.
Joining us on this show are three G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe Collectors Club, and G.I. Joe Convention experts, Barry, Dave, and Todd from the Regular Joes Podcast! Between all of us, there’s 60 years of JoeCon experience! We had a great discussion during this episode, talking about old school JoeCon memories, the whole 12″ vs. 3 3/4″ rivalry and a bunch of other great informative topics. We absolutely loved having them on, and if you like what you hear on this show, absolutely check out the Regular Joes Podcast. Hit Podbean or listen to the embedded player below, and the show notes will be after the jump.
Okay apparently it is G.I. Joe Collectors Club news day…
Along with the previous stories about clear stands and FSS 2.0, the Collectors Club Facebook page let out a little info about when we can expect news on the 2014 Membership Incentive figure.
In a reply to a question posed on their thread about the clear battle stands, the reply was:
I THINK the membership figure will be announced sometime next week
So, while hardly an official comment, and it shouldn’t be taken as gospel, but it lends some hope to the fact that we should be hearing news about the 2014 figure shortly. One would imagine it will follow the same formula as previous figures and fill a hole in the vintage reproduction line… so what do you think? Any figures on top of your list?
Just in time to pick up where Hasbro retail offerings left off, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has started shipping the first two Figure Subscription Service 2.0 figures, and some folks are receiving them in mailboxes already.
Residents of Texas have already started getting their goods, so as one might imagine, spoilers are abound throughout the web. I will refrain from posting the spoilers myself, as I know many people love the surprise (myself included) but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that none of these will be a surprise when they’re actually received.
Images and details of the first two figures can be found on HissTank.com, but I’ll hold off on spoiling the surprise for a little while at least. Meanwhile, check out the full gallery of FSS 2.0 figures below.
Okay it just hit me… next week I should have NEW G.I. JOE TOYS! W00t!
An email has come out from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club reporting some cool items in the Collectors Club store!
First and foremost, all of the remaining San Diego ComicCon Exclusives that were not sold via their lottery system are now in stock and ready to go. This is exciting news for anyone who missed out on this fantastic item.
The Club was well known for using translucent stands for the o-ring figures back in the day when those were the Convention figure style, and it’s kind of cool to see that look translated to these new stands. Personally I have an affinity for the translucent stands from Marauder “Gun Runners” but these are a pretty cool look as well. Check out the email from the Collectors Club as well as some images below.
We have notified the winners of our lottery drawing for the Comic Con G I Joe/Transformers set. Some of the winners chose not to make the purchase or did not reply so we have a limited quantity of the sets remaining. The remaining sets are now available at our online stores. GIJoeClub.com/shop, TransformersClub.com/shop
Hasbro Comic-Con G I Joe/Transformers Exclusive $129.
Quantities are limited to one per membership and are very limited and are first come, first served.
ALSO, for the GI Joe Club, we have a new translucent figure stand available in a 20 pack which includes 10 GI Joe Logo stands and 10 Cobra Logo stands (not available in any other combinations).
2013 3 3/4 Clear GI Joe/Cobra Figure Stands(10-Joe, 10-Cobra, 20 stands total per set) 1 pc $20+shipping
A very pleasant Monday surprise today as the email arrived from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club officially announcing the date and location of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first action figure in history!
Check out the full email below:
GI Joe’s 50th Birthday will be celebrated April 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
You can make your hotel reservations now by going to GIJoeCon.com. The room rate is $142 and they will require a one night’s deposit with your reservation. Don’t wait until the rooms are all gone!
This will be a grand celebration of the world’s first action figure! More details will be available in the coming weeks at GIJoeCon.com. Soon we will start posting the convention set details and we hope to have registration up by Thanksgiving (we are currently in the middle of a total re-write of the registration system to serve you better).
See you in Dallas!
I don’t know about the rest of you yahoo’s, but I’ll be there! Check out GIJoeCon.com to book your hotel!
Yes, it’s been a while since the guys from What’s on Joe Mind got an episode out, but trust me, this one was worth waiting for.
We bring on several industry experts all crammed into one three hour marathon of G.I. Joe goodness. Andrew, Erik, Trina, and Dave from Boss Fight Studios lend their expertise to the episode as well as David Lane from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club. This is an episode you do not want to miss.