Fantastic Images of Display Cases with G.I. Joe Convention Exclusives

Never fails…whenever Fred from JBL shows up at the G.I. Joe Convention, you can be assured that some awesome pictures will be coming forward.  On the JBL Convention Coverage page, Fred has posted a short series of images of the Convention Exclusives, and the pics are pretty much the highest quality I’ve seen yet.

He’ll be hitting the display floor today at 2:00pm as well, so expect big things!  Check out the images mirrored below.

Convention Exclusive pricing structure and some more images

spiderpumpkin from HissTank has come through again with some pictures and details of the convention exclusive items that are being purchased as I type.  This appears to be the lowdown (and what an expensive lowdown it is!):

  • Blades w/ SAF Gyrocopter: $28.00
  • JUMP 2-Pack w/ Starduster and Manleh: $45.00
  • 3-Pack w/ Sgt. Shimik, Sgt. Redmack, and Sgt. Topson: $65.00
  • 12″ Crimson Guard: $50.00
  • Crimson Command Copter: $30.00
  • Joe or COBRA Weapon Set: $8.00 (still no inclination on exactly what this contains)

Actually, in all honesty, the prices aren’t terrible…well, except that 12″ Crimson Guard.  Yikes.  I can appreciate the production costs and the limited run, but that’s far and away the most expensive parachute figure ever.  It’s a beautiful figure, but you’re definitely paying for it.  The other items are about standard for Convention stuff…

spiderpumpkin also posts some great pics of the filecards and stuff at his photo gallery, which I have mirrored below.

2009 G.I. Joe Convention Coverage Schedule – Roundtables, etc…

So, over the next day or two, various Hasbro round tables will go on giving us some cool information and a peek into what’s to come for 2010.  The entire Convention schedule is mirrored below:

So, the dates and times of note are as follows.  Keep in mind this is all Central Time:

  • Thursday, 7:00pm: Package Pick-Up and Exclusive item purchases.  Expect pictures and details to come flooding in as Convention attendees pick up their exclusive packages and get first hand looks at all of the goodies that the GIJCC is offering this year at their dealer table.  This has basically already occurred tonight.
  • Friday, 12:00 – 12:50: G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA Panel.  I would assume this covers the film, the film’s success, and may involve some Q & A with folks involved in the production.
  • Friday, 1:00 – 1:50: Hasbro Marketing for G.I. Joe 2010 and beyond.  This is the panel everyone is waiting for, where Hasbro reveals some of their 2010 product plans and unveils some of the toys to come for next year or beyond.
  • Friday, 2:00pm Sales/Display floor opens to registered members for a sneak preview.  Folks on the ground will report in first hand on what’s in the display cases and what sorts of cool stuff the rest of us are all missing out on!
  • Saturday, 9:00am – 9:50: GIJCC Newsletter and Comic Q & A.  This is something new for this year where I guess folks can ask questions about newsletter production and interact with the team behind it.
  • Saturday, 11:00am – 11:50: Another G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA panel
  • Saturday, 12:00pm – 12:50: IDW Panel featuring a hint of things to come as well as a Q & A session with the IDW folks behind the comics.
  • Saturday, 3:00pm – 3:50: GIJCC Roundtable, discussion with the guys behind the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club who talk about potential future projects (hopefully the Dr. Venom/Adventure Team is on top of their list…  :shifty: ) and answer questions about production of the convention and convention exclusives every year.
  • Saturday, 4:00pm – 4:50: Electronic Arts discussion about the Rise of COBRA game, with a Q & A session about the game production and what goes into it.

Of course, there is much, MUCH more, visible at the schedule images above, but those are the highlights, and probably the discussions that I’ll be focused on covering.  There will  be a TON of stuff going on all weekend, should be a fun, busy time.  Enjoy!

2009 G.I. Joe Convention Souvenier Images online now!

Mere hours after the news of which figures were being included in the souvenier set at the 2009 G.I. Joe International Collectors’ Convention in Kansas City, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has posted images of the souvenier sets that are being sold at the convention tonight!  These figures and vehicles take a decidedly international theme, using some very cool tooling parts and some really neat camouflage schemes.  Once again, the line up is as follows:

  • JUMP 2-Pack w/ Starduster and Manleh (LE 650)
  • 3-Pack of Sgt. Shimick, Sgt. Topson, and Sgt. Redmack (LE 650)
  • Crimson Command Copter (LE 400)
  • Gyro-Copter w/ Blades (LE 500)
  • G.I. Joe and COBRA Weapons Set (LE 1,000)
  • 12″ Crimson Guard Parachute figure

Once again, these go on sale when you pick up the full Crimson Strike Team or Eight Legs of Danger set at the Convention tonight.  You can see the images here, or I’ve also mirrored them below.

More details on the Convention Extras – Exclusives REVEALED!

With a big thanks to jamar miller, and spiderpumpkin from Blood for the Baron and HissTank, we have some nice added details about the Convention comic, and final confirmation on the exclusive items being offered at the convention!  The list is below:

  • JUMP 2-Pack w/ Starduster and Manleh (LE 650)
  • 3-Pack of Sgt. Shimick, Sgt. Topson, and Sgt. Redmack (LE 650)
  • Crimson Command Copter (LE 400)
  • Gyro-Copter w/ Blades (LE 500)
  • G.I. Joe and COBRA Weapons Set (LE 1,000)

I’ve also mirrored some images from spiderpumpkins Photo Gallery below.  Big thanks to everyone, especially jamar, for the info!

First report from JoeCon – Possible Convention Exclusives??

GeneralsJoes and JoeBattleLines just got the first intel straight from Kansas City as JoeCon is getting underway!  JBL Staffmember madmac41 called in to report that the attendee exclusive vehicle is a repaint COBRA FANG!

Done up in silver and sort of in “Argentina” colors to match Glenda/Pilot Scarlett.  A free comic also came with the Convention set, and the comic features the following characters (that are possibly convention exclusives):

As you can see by following those links above, each of these figures could easily be cobbled together with existing Anniversary parts.  Other characters appearing in the comic were Glenda, Starduster, and someone in a “red beret” who may or may not be tied to Action Force.  Keep in mind, this is a comic with art and is not any kind of definitive list about what figures are coming as Convention exclusives tomorrow, but it’s a nice start!

A big thanks to Scott from JoeBattleLines for the info!

http://yojoe.com/action/int/arg-topson.shtml

Reminder – JoeCon 2009 in Kansas City this week! Coverage starts tomorrow night!

Hot on the heels of San Diego ComicCon, the Interntional G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention kicks off tomorrow night in Kansas City!  GeneralsJoes and JoeBattleLines have guys on the ground and in the air towards KC as we speak, so expect some great coverage of the event as it happens.  We will also be working with our buds over at The Terror Drome as well, and I’ll be putting in extra hours and late night work as well to make sure the Joe community is as informed as possible.  As long as the wife doesn’t go into labor, of course…  :shifty:

While we got a great look at a lot of product for 2009 at SDCC, we should get our first glimpse at 2010 stuff at JoeCon, and from what I hear, there is some AWESOME stuff coming.  Rise of COBRA fans and old school Joe fans have a lot to look forward to, to be sure.

Can’t wait!

Comprehensive Con Rundown Part 2

Correction to Part 1: I somehow neglected to remember the movie night is now FRIDAY so keep this in mind as you read and plan.

Part 2 focuses on the rest of the con.

FRIDAY – THE CON STARTS
You might not want to party too hard Thursday night/Friday AM as the next day starts early with the annual parachute drop.  I must admit, this year’s 12″ CG Paratrooper looks like a win, which is remarkable considering the horrid streak the club has been on with us 3.75″ collectors.  Rest assured Joe fans, if there is ONE thing the club can do without fail is 12″ stuff.  In the past you must sign up and sign a waiver to be a volunteer to throw the parachute figures.  They have taken us to the top level of an hotel’s atrium/lobby and they have taken us to the top of buildings before.  There is no telling where they have picked for us to throw from.  It is a fun experience nevertheless.  Looking at the GIJCC pics from their ’01 con there, they went to the roof of the hotel and were TETHERED by harnesses anchored by a steel chain.  Good Lord, someone had liability concerns!!

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Comprehensive Con Rundown Part 1

Greetings all, Gary here!

After more nearly 14 months of waiting (thanks BotCon!), it is our time.  It is time for JOE CON.

I’ll tell you what, the last year has been a challenge.  Personally it has been hurdle after hurdle.  Anyone that knows me knows that I could have easily thrown in the towel at any time and said, “Ya know, I’ve had an impressive 6 year run, but you can’t make them all.”  Karma, fate, luck, club anger – you name it – if it was a variable NOT go to the con this year, it has been presented to me.  In fact, as little as a week ago, we found out we had to take our daughter.  Granted, there is nothing wrong with including the entire family.  This will be her 3rd con in person – 4th if you count the womb.  We are going to have a GREAT TIME!  Nothing is going to sidetrack my convention experience this year – Not a sub par con set; not the non-responsive and out-of-touch club staff; not the economy; NOTHING!!  In the famous words of David Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay – “DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD!!”

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JoeCon or COBRACon?

The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club website for the upcoming JoeCon in Kansas City has been hacked!  Nefarious COBRA agents have apparently taken over GIJoeCon.com and converted it to COBRA Con!

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EDIT- Apparently Dataframe and Dial Tone got things back on track, but COBRA won’t let anyone forget what they did!