Seems strangely appropriate that the next G.I. Joe Convention would be in “Loveland” Colorado…and the guys (and girl!) from What’s On Joe Mind have finally recorded some new content to talk about JoeCon’s 2016 location!
A warm welcome to new contributor Joe Colton as well as Colorado native (and kickass artist) Troy McKie who comes on to talk about his home state and what to do in or around Loveland.
Check out the latest special edition at our Podbean site, or embedded below.
Whoa! What happened to Special Edition #46?! Well, we’re still working on it. In the meantime, we moved on to #47 to react to the GIJCC’s JoeCon site announcement. This year we are finally headed back west as a tiny burg named Loveland will enter our lexicon next to such cities as San Francisco, Dallas, New Orleans…and yes, Indianapolis. What is there to see and do in the area? As always our intrepid crew tracks down a local to fill us in with the info that only locals know. So sit back, relax and listen to the gang re-assembling to talk about JoeCon 2015 – in Loveland, Colorado…and as always, sharing dirty stories about one Noted Author. You don’t want to miss it!!
A pleasantly surprising announcement from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club today as we have the dates and location for the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention!
We’re back to summer dates next year with June 16th – 19th and the location is Loveland, Colorado, just north of Denver. Great news, and the lead up to the annual JoeCon is always one of my favorite times of year. Check out the email with full details below and keep watching for more information coming about the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention!
The 2016 G.I. Joe Collectors’ convention to be held June 16-19 in the beautiful city of Loveland, Colorado
Fort Worth, TX – October 6, 2015 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention G.I.JoeCon, announced today that next year’s amazing convention will take place at the Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel June 16 through June 19 in Loveland Colorado, just north of Denver. Fans once again will come together from across the world to celebrate another exciting year of all things G.I. Joe at this fantastic event! You can make your hotel reservations now via GIJoeCon.com.
In the coming weeks, G.I. Joe fans will be able to register for G.I.JoeCon 2016 through the GIJoeCon.com online registration system. Fans and collectors who register for G.I.JoeCon as either a Real American Hero or General package holder will receive an exclusive convention box set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Casino Night and Awards Party. Finally, American Hero or General package attendees will also receive a special bonus G.I. Joe item to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
For all the information regarding the G.I.JoeCon show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings, stay tuned to GIJoeCon.com.
Yeah, this is a big ‘un. For our landmark 100th episode of What’s on Joe Mind, we wanted to pull out all the stops, but I don’t think any of us envisioned the result would be a close to five hour marathon of G.I. Joe talk!
All that being said, there is something here for everyone. We talk to Bill and Craig from Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys about the Eagle Force Returns and Captain Action Kickstarter…and we break a special bit of news about them as well!
Along the way, we invite Cobra Commander himself to read from the mailbag, take listener calls, and break down all the latest (as of a month ago) news!
As always, find the latest episode at Podbean, and it’s also embedded below. Show Notes are after the break.
Year after year it feels like the G.I. Joe Convention becomes less about toys and more about friends and community, and this year was no different. Heck, I spent 36 hours crammed in a car with other people as part of the weekend festivities!
Looking back on the weekend, there are 10 key moments that I feel really captured JoeCon 2015 for me.
Dave and Devall over on Toy World Order were all over the place at JoeCon 2015, and they brought their video camera!
Every year, the Palitoy Action Force/Red Shadows panel from Dave Tree is one of my favorite panels of the entire weekend. This past weekend was no different. Toy World Order was in the house and captured the whole thing on video!
Any fan of foreign G.I. Joe action figures needs to watch this. Truly great stuff and very educational, even for long time collectors. Dave and Chris have a passion for that area of G.I. Joe collecting and it truly shows. Check out the video below and keep watching Toy World Order for more videos from JoeCon 2015.
I know most of this has been explored in depth, but I wanted to be sure to get my own images taken and uploaded just to complement what’s already there and to potentially reveal any little details that may have been otherwise overlooked.
I’m just doing an image dump today, but as always I’ll go back and prepare a “SuperPage” outlining what to expect in full detail.
Along with the Figure Subscription Service news and the info about the upcoming 2016 Membership figures, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club also provided more information about upcoming “Crossover” exclusives.
They revealed a look at Stealth BAT and Old Snake as well as in hand samples for Marissa Fairborne and Afterburn. The Club also mentioned they hope to have Fairborne/Afterburn for sale at Botcon, and they would have an allotment available to both the G.I. Joe and Transformers Collectors Clubs!
Check out images from the slideshow as well as some images of the in hand samples below.
For the first day of JoeCon, Hasbro kept their cards understandably close to their vest pending their panel tomorrow, but independent toy company Boss Fight Studio set up their booth with a wealth of great looks at upcoming products they’re involved in.
Boss Fight Studio’s first foray into their own toyline is in the midst of the pre-production process in China after a whirlwind Kickstarter, but they brought some amazing looking samples to their booth that are completely mind blowing, including a first look at the Skeleton!
Marauder Task Force
Along with Virtuvian HACKS Boss Fight Studio brought some of the early Marauder Task Force which they helped design and sculpt.
The Marauder Task Force figures look absolutely amazing, with high articulation and tons of customizable parts and pieces!
Eagle Force/Captain Action
Working alongside Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys, Boss Fight Studios helped design Eagle Force figures for a thrilling upcoming Kickstarter. For the first time ever, some of the below designs are being shown off. Fireball is a brand new reveal at JoeCon, and the 3D sculpts and inputs are just fantastic.
It was a whirlwind 60 minute panel this afternoon as the G.I. Joe Collectors Club revealed their assortment for FSS 4.0 as well as the 2016 Club Exclusive figure and vehicle/figure assortment.
Because of some confusion last time with artwork being misinterpreted as final figures, they did not reveal any artwork or mock ups, just the list of names. The lineup is as follows:
Billy (Cobra Commander’s son)
Law & Order
Cobra Inferno B.A.T.
Night Creeper (Ice Ninja)
Jammer (Z-Force Communications)
Tiger Force Sneak Peek (UK Repaint)
Tiger Force Outback (UK Repaint)
Items of note are that Billy will be the adult version, and not the child, Law & Order will be based on their classic color scheme, the Inferno B.A.T. will be based on the v1 look (expect some translucent red). Night Creeper is based on the ’98 repaint, while Jammer will be using the Convention exclusive Stalker head sculpt.
Tiger Force Outback will have a newly sculpted head as well as the UK deco while Sneak Peek was promised a newly tooled accessory! The periscope, perhaps?
Along with the fourth FSS, the Collectors Club announced their 2016 Club Incentive offerings, including PYTHONA!! A shocking development for sure, and one that had the fans standing in their seats.
Along with Pythona, the Club announced a Heartwrencher with 4-WD vehicle as their vehicle/figure incentive, too. Heartwrencher was a Dreadnok created in the Devils Due universe who has never had her own action figure made before.
All in all, this sounds like an exceptionally solid line up for the fourth FSS and finally getting a Pythona figure as the incentive? Truly astounding. Kudos to the Club for ponying up and getting it done!