Pre-Orders for G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Oktober Guard set remaining open

Along with the unfortunate news about the FSS subscription service delay, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club sends along an email in regards to the second run of the Oktober Guard Convention set.  Unfortunately they failed to meet the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) but some folks might consider that good news, as that means they are leaving the pre-orders open for the forseeable figure (until the shortfall is filled).

They seem to understand the limitations on finances during the holiday season, so hopefully this means more people will have access to buying this second run set!  I would envision that if this second run fails to sell out, chances of us seeing this happen with a future Convention set are little to none.

Check out the full email below.

“Hello everyone,

Our closing date for the second run of the Oktober Guard was yesterday.  However, we did not meet the MOQ (minimum order quantity) required by the manufacturer.  We are about 100 orders short.  Here is what we are going to do:   We are moving ahead and placing the order with the manufacturer so they will arrive in the spring.  We are also leaving the pre-orders open until the MOQ is sold.  Once these are gone, that’s it. 

So, how much longer will you have to order them?  Unknown, just depends on how fast they go.  We know that the timing on this was not great, so we are hoping that by leaving the pre-orders open, more people will be able to get this fantastic set.

Here is the original announcement:

The official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is proud to announce a special limited edition second-run of the “sold out” and extremely popular 2012 Operation: Bear Trap! convention set.
 
This exclusive Oktober Guard vs. Iron Grenadiers set includes fifteen modern era 3 3/4-inch action figures with weapons and accessories. You will get the classic Oktober Guard characters such as Colonel Brekhov, Daina, Schrage, Stormavik and Horror Show. Plus, for the first time ever… the Oktober Guard General: Iron Bear. The Iron Grenadiers have unique troop builders that include: Iron Grenadier Elite Troopers x4, Iron Grenadier Elite Guards x2, Iron Grenadier Heavy Weapon Specialists x2 and also for the first time ever… the Iron Grenadier General: Voltar!
 
Don’t miss this limited edition second-run of these fantastic Oktober Guard vs. Iron Grenadiers action figures. You must be an official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club member to order. Visit the Club Store to pre-order before the Nov. 30th, 2012 deadline! (Product will be shipping in the spring of 2013, exact date TBD).   Cost is $360 per set (plus shipping).  Only boxed sets will be produced and the production run will only be what is pre-ordered.   Don’t miss this final opportunity to own this highly sought after set! Check it out at GIJoeClub.com/shop.

For pictures of the individual figures from GIJoeCon.com click here!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Brian “

GIJCC Officer members rejoice – the PDF newsletter archive returns to form!

Something that has sort of flown under the radar with the rage over the Convention exclusives is the fact that the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has been slowly but surely updating the outdated archive of past newsletters.  According to a news report on June 8th, the entirety of 2008 has been posted to the archive, and it would seem that we can expect 2009 to follow suit.

This was a major complaint that the fans have lodged, so I think it deserves some recognition.  Certainly if we can lambaste the Club for decisions we don’t agree with (as I have with the Convention stuff) we can give them credit and kudos for the stuff they’re doing for the fandom sake.

You have to be an Officer Level Member to see if, but if you are, click here!

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Exclusive Undertow reviewed

Us long time fans of the vintage figures have had few reasons to cheer lately, with news of the Convention exclusive figures being Anniversary style…  I’m not in such a bad spot, since I do enjoy the Anniversary and Movie stuff as well, but there are o-ring diehards out there crying in their beer.  Well, the tears can stop, at least for a little while, because the Collectors’ Club exclusive 2009 incentive figure Undertow has started shipping!  I received mine today, and was so enamored that I immediately had to post a review.

Check it out right here!

DTC Wave 4 – an addendum

Well, leave it to “notpicard” of the JoeCustoms forums to put my feelings perfectly in MANY less words than I did.  What he posted is pretty much exactly my thoughts and opinions on the matter, and I’m happy to see them expressed:

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So about that DTC Wave 4

So apparently folks have started receiving their September newsletter for the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club, which has the pre-orders listed for their upcoming release of DTC Wave 4.  And hysteria reigns.  Joe fans?  Hysteria?  No WAY. Continue reading

Exclusives Reviews – G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club

I’m breaking up the exclusive reviews a bit to put more focus on the excellent product provided by the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. They do great work, in my opinion, and deserve their own section.

Convention Exclusives:

  1. Force of Battle (2017)
  2. Project: Downfall (2016)
  3. Peril in Paradise (2015)
  4. Zombie Initiative (2014)
  5. Nocturnal Fire (2013)
  6. Operation Bear Trap (2012)
  7. Adventure Team Last Man Standing 12″ (2012)
  8. Special Mission: Brazil II (2011)
  9. Vacation in the Shadows (2010)
  10. Crimson Strike Team (2009)
  11. COBRA Headhunters (2008)
  12. Tanks for the Memories (2007)
  13. COBRA’s Most Wanted: Mercenaries (2006)
  14. MARS Invades Convention Set (2005)
  15. Dreadnok Rampage Con Set (2004)
  16. Operation: Anaconda Con Set (2003)
  17. Crimson Strike Team (2002)

Figure Subscription Service

Series 5

  1. Charbroil
  2. COBRA Viper
  3. Salvo
  4. Darklon
  5. General Flagg
  6. Sneak Peek
  7. Ambush
  8. Scoop

Series 4

  1. Law & Order
  2. Nunchuk
  3. Barricade
  4. Night Creeper
  5. Jammer
  6. Pathfinder
  7. Bullhorn
  8. Inferno B.A.T.
  9. Billy
  10. Interrogator
  11. Tiger Force Sneak Peek
  12. Tiger Force Outback
  13. Carla “Doc” Greer

Series 3

  1. Psyche Out
  2. Repeater
  3. Muskrat
  4. Slice
  5. Spearhead
  6. Vypra
  7. Hit & Run
  8. Alpine
  9. Night Creeper Leader
  10. Bombstrike
  11. Crimson Guard Immortal
  12. Big Ben
  13. Frostbite

Series 2

  1. Airtight (Tiger Force)
  2. Shipwreck (Tiger Force)
  3. Wide Scope
  4. Skullbuster
  5. Tollbooth
  6. Desert Scorpion
  7. Night Force Lt. Falcon
  8. Cesspool
  9. Keel Haul
  10. Bombardier
  11. Big Bear
  12. Dragonsky
  13. Grand Slam

Series 1

  1. Cobra Ninja Dice (2013)
  2. Kim “Jinx” Arashikage (2013)
  3. Quarrel (2013)
  4. Nano B.A.T. (2013)
  5. Topside (2013)
  6. Big Boa (2013)
  7. Sure Fire (2013)
  8. Iron Klaw (2013)
  9. Cover Girl (2013)
  10. Grunt (2013)
  11. Barrel Roll (2013)
  12. TNT (2013)
  13. Blackout (2013)

Yearly Membership Incentives

  1. Pythona
  2. COBRA Wave Crusher w/ Sub Viper
  3. Dr. Mindbender (Arctic)
  4. Cross Country
  5. Iceberg
  6. Footloose
  7. Man of Evil (12″)
  8. Dial Tone
  9. Big Lob
  10. Undertow
  11. COBRA Commander
  12. Copperhead
  13. Nullifier
  14. Jungle Viper
  15. Heavy Water
  16. Clear Zartan

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe

  1. Marissa Faireborn w/ Afterbreaker
  2. Old Snake w/ Stealth B.A.T.s

Adventure Team

  1. Adventure Team Commander
  2. Dr. Venom
  3. Adventure Team “Air Adventurer”
  4. Adventure Team “Sea Adventurer”
  5. Adventure Team “Land Adventurer”

Operation: Flaming MOTH

  1. Arctic Theater
  2. Pacific Theater
  3. Desert Theater
  4. Jungle Theatre