So the Club comic has been frantically grabbed by the rabid fanboys down here in Dallas, so there are some added details about the Convention Exclusives we can hope to see this year!
According to the Convention program, we will be getting:
- Steel Brigade Pilot w/ VTOL (LE800)
- Cobra Septic HISS Tank mk II (DTC HISS repaint by the looks of the comic art) (LE 800)
- G.I. Joe Rescue Ops 2-Pack (no idea, and no clear insight based on internal comic art) (LE 700)
- Steel Brigade Zombie 3-Pack (LE 1,000)
- Kre-O Zombie Initiative 7 Pack (LE 600)
- Night Force Para Trooper Crazy Legs (LE 500)
Carded Cross Country and the HAVOC MK II should also be available in limited numbers at the Con. The attendee is exclusive is a great repaint of the Retaliation AWE Striker in ECO Striker form!
That’s right, Joe fans! Starting tomorrow news and intel from the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention in Dallas, TX will start flying in. Tomorrow evening, around 8:30pm, Golden Ticket holders will be able to pick up their boxed sets, and contained within those boxed sets will be a convention comic with a price list for other exclusives expected at the show.
Once 8:45 – 9:00pm hits, expect the news to strike hard and fast and the rest of the convention exclusives will be revealed!
Then throughout the weekend, images, news, and details of this year’s JoeCon will start spreading. Keep it posted here and at YoJoe.com for the latest word. Yes, I know Hasbro won’t be in attendance, but there should be plenty of other toy geekery, including hopefully some news from Boss Fight Studios, and word on the third round of the Figure Subscription Service! For all the details, check out the links below:
Yo Joe and I’ll seeya in
Over at GIJoeCon.com, the Collectors Club has posted a PDF of the seminar and event schedule for the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention in Dallas, Texas! We are coming up on the Convention date (I leave in 8 days!) so study the schedule wisely.
Check out over at GIJoeCon.com and hopefully I’ll see you at the Podcast panel with What’s on Joe Mind and our friends from the Regular Joes!
Those of us who were lucky enough to score a ticket to the official custom class for the 2014 G.I. Joe convention have been eagerly anticipating word of what the custom figure might be and what parts we should bring.
Well the G.I. Joe Convention Facebook page broke the news yesterday, and I gotta tell you, I’m pretty excited.
The custom character is slated to be “Chef” and at the show will be cast heads for 30th Anniversary Lifeline, a modified Firefly torso, and a plethora of 3D printed accessories, including some “Honey-Do House Bat” weapon attachments. Pretty cool.
To give folks an idea of what the recipe might look like, check out the images below, and then click the “Read More” link to get the entire run down of this year’s custom class.
Keep following GIJoeCon on Facebook as well for more details!
Also, check out the great concept art for Chef’s Apron, which may give some indication of what we can expect for 3D printed parts at the con, courtesy of Gyre Viper on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook Page:
For the full rundown, click the Continue Reading link below.
I know I’m a day late and a dollar short on this one, but I thought it deserved a mention. Over on GIJoeCon.com and the G.I. Joe Con Facebook page, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed the G.I. Joe Challenge Coin that will be available at the 2014 JoeCon in Dallas.
Also, another accessory for the 12″ set was shown, too, in the form of a great looking map and map case. According to the GIJoe Con Facebook page it may be a map of Spy Island, but folks have also drawn some parallels to Cobra Island. Another possible link between the 12″ and Real American Hero universes? Hmmm…
Check out the mirrored images below.
Whoever laid down cash that Repulsor was going to be a Sludge-Viper, please proceed to window #4 to pick up your winnings!
Yes, G.I. Joe fans, we officially do have a Sludge-Viper has part of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Set, and its “Director of Security” Repulsor! As many folks guessed, the Repulsor name referenced some early artwork for the Sludge Viper character that used that name instead of the final approved version.
Surprisingly, there are no new parts to this figure, using a Zombie Viper helmet and pretty much a full blown 30th Anniversary Techno-Viper from the neck down. It’s an interesting choice, and does tie him in somewhat with Cesspool, Zombie Viper, and the Toxo-Viper, as the former uses the Techno-Viper vest, and the latter uses the Techno Viper legs (with the Zombie Viper reference sandwiched between). There’s a cool sense of cohesion here. I do wonder who’s head is underneath there… guess we’ll find out at some point! Check out GIJoeCon.com and the image is mirrored below.
Gentlemen (and ladies) start your speculation!
According to the GIJoeCon Twitter Account, we will indeed see the 15th and final figure in the Real American Hero G.I. Joe Convention set today! Repulsor has been a big mystery, being the only true new character in this year’s Zombie Initiative boxed set… today we’ll finally see what we’ve been waiting for.
Keep it drilled to GIJoeCon.com!
My first reaction? Ewww… but I think that’s probably supposed to be the first reaction. Ever since Resident Evil thrilled video gamers with the cut scene of zombie dogs hurling themselves through windows, the idea of these brain-eating beasts has floated around through many different properties.
Now the G.I. Joe Collectors Club is doing their own version of a zombie dog, going the pit bull route. Obviously infused with some kind of Compound Z formula, DAWG has seen some better days. What I find most interesting about this reveal is that the identify Repulsor as a “director of security for Cobra Industries”…
The last time we heard about Cobra Industries was G.I. Joe: Renegades… and I gotta admit, I get an ear-to-ear grin just thinking about that series. It does make me a bit more interested to see just what Repulsor might end up being. There have been rumors that he’s a variation of a Sludge Viper (early concepts for Sludge Viper indeed identified him as “Repulsor”) but I will admit, I have no idea what to expect here. He’s the last reveal, and hopefully we’ll be seeing him this week. Meanwhile, hit up GIJoeCon.com for the full details, and DAWG can also be seen below.
Just a few moments ago, the G.I. Joe Con Twitter account mentioned checking “under the hood” and now, they have!
Although I was hoping for perhaps a Repulsor reveal today, instead we get our first look at Clean Sweep’s face underneath the chem hood!
Check out GIJoeCon.com, and I’ve also mirrored the image below.
…And it’s pretty flipping awesome.
For any fans who have been complaining about Hasbro leaving the 12″ fan in the dust when designing the 50th Anniversary product, you cannot accuse the Collectors’ Club of the same thing. They’ve designed a really nice 50th Anniversary homage to the original Green Beret, and included a great Adventure Team figure in the set to boot. Some really nice gear, and of course, that pesky 4″ Joe Colton in there stirring up trouble.
Check out all the details of the 12″ Convention Set right here, and I’ve mirrored an image below. Now, fingers crossed we get a peek at Repulsor and DAWG today to help round off the Real American Hero set!