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.
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!
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!
The Figure Subscription Service has wrapped shipping and I’m finally getting those last loose ends tied up. Not quite done with the mythical “Number 13″ yet, but here are numbers 11 and 12. Barrel Roll is one of my all time favorite characters, especially in recent years, and I’m glad to see him released. Meanwhile, TNT was a very pleasant surprise, to be sure.
Last week we were treated to several looks at head sculpts from upcoming FSS 2.0 figures courtesy of Boss Fight Studios, and it keeps on trucking this week as well! Check them out over on Facebook and I’ve got the images mirrored below as well.
The Boss Fight Studios guys continue to post up their design work, and I couldn’t be happier! Today over on their Facebook page, they posted the line art turn arounds for the upcoming FSS 2.0 Big Bear figure. I love seeing this progress!
Okay, I’m slowly getting caught up here, and I’m hoping to get the final 3 reviews posted next week, But for now, here are the next two installments in the Figure Subscription Service. Check out the reviews on my G.I. Joe Collectors Club page, or the direct links below:
Along with the art that was shown at the beginning of the week, Boss Fight Studios has now revealed the digital model for the head sculpt as well, which is used as the point of reference for making the mold. Some very cool detail work there, and you can see it at the Boss Fight Facebook page.
Yesterday we got an awesome look at the input turn around for Tollbooth’s head sculpt. Today we’re treated to none other than Cesspool! Once again, the guys at Boss Fight Studio have posted the artwork to their Facebook page, so be sure to “Like” it for the latest updates to the FSS 2.0 figures they’re working on, as well as other projects they might have in the wings.