Guard your mailboxes… Pythona is coming!

It only makes sense that within the furious whirlwind of G.I. Joe news over the past week, Pythona’s arrival would make its way in there somewhere.

Over on HissTank a G.I. Joe Collectors Club member from Florida reveals that his 2016 incentive Pythona arrived in his mailbox.  Keep your eyes out, everyone!  Between this, possible ComicCon reveals, and JoeCon about 10 days away, business is about to pick up!

Generals Joe and Tell Video Reviews are up and going!

If anyone has been paying attention to my YouTube Channel then you know I’ve recently been posting some more video reviews to go alongside my written reviews.  Chris from The Full Force podcast has also signed on to help me out on some of my production values, and I’m thrilled to say we’re pushing these out on a pretty regular basis!

At this point, I’ve posted video reviews for the first four Figure Subscription Service figures under the header of Generals Joe and Tell and Chris and I are having a lot of fun with them.

We just posted one for the FSS Night Creeper, and also have Barricade, Nunchuk, and Law & Order posted as well.  Written reviews are coming very soon for the Night Creeper and Barricade as well.

If you’re into video reviews, please consider Subscribing to my Channel, and you can check out the latest FSS video reviews below.

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On the eve of G.I. Joe Club Registration – Club hits landmark numbers

Yes, I reported on Wednesday that the G.I. Joe Collectors Club would be accepting new members until the end of the day on March 16th, as they have every year.

However, they announced that this year they were expanding the deadline, and you now have until midnight TONIGHT to get your memberships in for 2016!  This will be the best way to get your hands on the 2016 incentive figures, Pythona or the 12″ Mike Power.

Apparently these two figures are in hot demand, as the Collectors Club announced today that they have reached a landmark number for memberships, their highest active member group ever.  Pretty exciting, and testament to the great looking exclusive figures that they’re giving away this year.

If you haven’t joined yet, you’ve got a small window of time, don’t lose out!  Hit up GIJoeClub.com and a hearty congrats to the Club on this great milestone.

G.I. Joe Collectors Club rounds of Con reveals with Static Line!

Today the Collectors Club has posted their last 2016 G.I. Joe Convention reveal with none other than Static Line from Sky Patrol!

A fantastic looking figure with a nice new head and great parts formula.  It would have been nice for the helmet to be removable, but even as it stands, the figure is really impressive.  Check out GIJoeCon.com or take a peek at the mirrored image below.

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G.I. Joe Con Black Vulture and Drop Zone revealed

Picking up right where they left off on Friday, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed two more figures from their 2016 G.I. Joe Convention today!  The Cobra Black Vulture and Sky Patrol member Drop Zone were both shown off on GIJoeCon.com.

I’m a bit mixed.  I LOVE most of Black Vulture’s part, but that head seems to be sitting very high on the neck.  Hopefully it’s not that bad in its final form because the rest of the figure is an absolute home run.  I may try the Renegades Cobra Trooper head on the Accelerator Suit body myself to see if it really fits that high.  From the neck down, the figure is truly spectacular.

As for Drop Zone, he looks pretty good.  I was never a huge fan of the Strato Viper figure with its scrawny limbs and clunky joints, but I am glad to see that at least the arms have been swapped out for what looks like Retaliation Storm Shadow.  That is a HUGE improvement, even if I’m still not wild about Strato-knees.  Drop Zone looks a little Photoshopped, too, and appears skinnier than he likely is in real life.

All in all, I’m exceedingly happy with what I’ve seen from the Con set reveals to date.  We still have Static Line left to go, and here’s hoping he’s got a new head, since new parts appear to be pretty sparse thus far.

Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest, and these new images are mirrored below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals JoeCon Airwave and Air Devils!

The reveals continue on a Friday night, with the G.I. Joe Collectors Club giving us our first look at the upcoming Sky Patrol Airwave and A.D.D.E.R.S. trooper, Cobra Air Devil.

Air Devil looks pretty spectacular, and I absolutely LOVE that red and black color scheme.  Airwave looks to be mostly made from Pursuit of Cobra Ripcord/Skydive, which is cool with me, that figure is pretty great.  Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest, and the images are mirrored below.  At this point, we should have three reveals left – Drop Zone, Static Line, and Cobra Black Vulture!  Bring ’em on.

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G.I. Joe Con Sky Patrol Airborne and Cobra Flying Scorpion Revealed!

The hits just keep on coming today!  Registration has just been announced and now we have two brand spanking new figure reveals.  Sky Patrol Sgt. “Airborne” Six comes at us alongside the long requested Cobra Flying Scorpion!

Flying Scorpion was initially a Brazilian release (Escorpaio Voador) using Cesspool’s head and other mixed parts, released alongside Black Vulture (Abutre Negro) who is also slated to come with this Con set.

The two reveals today look pretty spectacular.  Loving the new head sculpt and urban camouflage on Airborne (and is that a Retaliation Firefly torso… great use!), and I love that Flying Scorpion comes with the Pursuit of Cobra jetpack.  GREAT looking figures!

Keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest!

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Registration for the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention is Live!

It’s registration time!

Don’t delay, hit up GIJoeCon.com to register for the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention in Loveland, Colorado!  You snooze, you lose.

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PRESS RELEASE

March 3, 2016

For More Information Contact: Pete Sinclair

Pete@funpubinc.com

Registration has begun for the 2016 G.I. Joe Collectors’ convention June 16-19, being held in the beautiful city of Loveland, Colorado

Fort Worth, TX – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention, G.I.JoeCon and the show’s sponsor, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club, has begun registration for this year’s annual convention being held 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 around the world to celebrate another exciting year of all things G.I. Joe at this fantastic event!

Kicking off the weekend events will be the G.I. Joe Parachute drop! Three hundred G.I. Joe action figures will be launched on Friday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m. from inside the Embassy Suites, making for one spectacular visual as these fighting heroes come flying down in to the lobby! The annual parachute drop is always a big event, with kids and adults both enjoying the display!

For those who wish to attend, they can select from different attendee packages with the two most popular packages being the American Hero’s package and the General’s package. The American Hero’s package includes a 15 figure 3 ¾ inch “Real American Hero” box set featuring the SKY PATROL. The General’s package features a reimaging of The Adventures of Eight Ropes of Danger, which also includes a reproduction of the rare and hard to find 1969 release of the Adventures of G.I. Joe AQUANAUT!

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 evening Casino Night and Awards Party. Finally, Real 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 more information on G.I. JoeCon, including general admission times, costs, activities and the exclusive figure offerings please visit GIJoeCon.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling around Hasbro brands across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. Through the Company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” Learn more at www.hasbro.com. © 2016 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Fun Publications

For 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. © 2016 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved

 

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveal next two 2016 Convention Figures

We have another JoeCon exclusive reveal this evening, this time the Cobra Night Vulture and Altitude, from Sky Patrol!

Neither of them are quite as impressive as the ones we saw yesterday, but they’re still very nice parts combinations.  Night Vulture seems to be a large part the ’89 Snake Eyes 25th Anniversary figure (with Retaliation Cobra Trooper’s head), while Altitude is a healthy helping of PoC Duke, Firefly, and Lift Ticket arms.

I love the more modern parts, and even though the ’89 Snake Eyes is from several years ago, it was pretty far ahead of its time.  Both figures are well articulated and really striking.  Night Vulture’s matching wing suit is great, too.

Check out GIJoeCon.com or the mirrored images below.  Still off to a great start.  I really can’t wait to see Flying Scorpion, Black Vulture, and the Air Devils!

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club debuts first two 2016 Convention Figures

Oh hell yes.

We are off to one heck of a good start if the rest of the figures finish like they’ve started.

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has debuted their first two Convention figures, Skydive and Sky Creeper, and they are…well…  amazing?

Skydive looks to be using Mutt’s head and a Data Viper build with some striking blue and gray colors that really jump off the screen.  I love that he’s got the Resolute jetpack as well.

Sky Creeper has a brand spanking new head along with what looks to be partially Ultimate Cobra Commander and PoC Snake Eyes, and the colors are spectacular.  He’s got the fantastic wingsuit as well that I’m a big fan of.

Wow, right out of the gate, we’ve got two really great looking Convention figures.  If this is what we should expect going forward, this may be a boxed set for the ages.  Check out the images below and keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest info!