G.I. Joe Collectors Club Summer Sale ends Friday

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club continues their summer blowout with a sale ending this coming Friday.

Check out the following email with details:

Sales ends FRIDAY! 

End of Summer Sale. Check out the featured items!  Some items still available…

Click here for clearance items!

2010 12 ” Club Exclusive Urban Adventurer Uniform Accessory Set (Figure Not Included) 2 pcs $11.99
12″ Club Exclusive 40th Anniversary Medic Helmets (1 pack of 4) $3.50
12″ Club Exclusive 40th Anniversary Navy Helmets (1 pack of 4) $3.50
2014 3 3/4 G.I. Joe H.A.V.O.C.(Heavy Assault Vehicle Ordnance Carrier) MK-II (1 pc) $27
GIJoeCon 2015 3 3/4″ Tiger Force T-Shirt (Adult Medium, Large, XL, 2XL) $8 
GIJoeCon 2015 12″ “Red Top” Shirt (Child Medium, Adult Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL) $8
Souvenirs GIJoeCon 2015 Hat $8
2015 12″ GIJoeCon Pilot Accessory Pack (1 pc) $70
2015 12″ GIJoeCon The Adventures of G.I. Joe Test Pilot featuring Fantastic Freefall and Descent Into Darkness Convention Set (1 pc) $293
2015 3 3/4″ Carded Club Exclusive Dr. Mindbender  (unsigned) 1 pc $17.99
2015 Polybag 3 3/4″ Club Exclusive “Arctic: Dr Mindbender Figure (1 pc) $11.99
2015 G.I. Joe Club Exclusive COBRA WAVE CRUSHER with COBRA SUB VIPER (1 pc) $30
2015 12″ G.I. JOE Lost Talker Action Pilot (1 pc) $44.99
2015 12″ G.I. JOE Lost Talker Action Sailor (1 pc) $44.99
2016 12″ GIJoeCon Eight Ropes of Danger & Dive Into Darkness Convention Set (1 pc) $310
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Sky Patrol Jump 6-pack (1 pack) $40
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Cobra Jump 6-pack (1 pack) $40
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Sky Striker (1 pc) 125
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Beer Stein with Sky Patrol Logo (handwash only) 1 pc $5
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Sky Patrol T-Shirt Size Medium (1 pc) $12.99
2016 G.I. Joe Club/Transformers Club Crossover Exclusive 5 pack(Scarlett Ninja Force, Dr. Sidney Biggles-Jones, Cobra Commander, Megatron, Ratbat) 1 set$119
2016 G.I. JOE CLUB/Transformers Club Crossover Only Human RODIMUS PRIME Figure (1 pc) $23.99
2016 G.I. JOE CLUB/Transformers Club Crossover Only Human ARCEE Figure (1 pc) $23.99
GI Joe 12″ Adventure Team Walkie Talkie Set (2 ea per pkg) 1 set $4
GI Joe 12″ Female Military Fatigue Set (1 pc)$4

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Also note about Convention hotel.  The block has filled on some nights.   The hotel is watching and will add rooms as long as they can to the nights that have run out.  Please let us know if you have any issues.  We should be able to accommodate everyone at the Marriott.

Thanks for your support!

Brian

G.I. Joe Convention 2015 Sgt. Stalker

Big BrawlerDial ToneLifelineRecondoSgt. Stalker
WreckageGeneral MayhemIron AnvilMetalheadUndertow Officer
UndertowIron Anvil OfficerAnnihilatorAlpineFrostbite
SkystrikerTiger Sting w/ BazookaTiger Shark w/ FelinoTigerhawkMantis
Con Set RecapKre-O Six Pack

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Like Big Brawler and Dial Tone, the Club used the 2003 Toys “R” Us Tiger Force set as an inspiration for Stalker, and I’m glad to say, this time the execution was pretty spectacular.

I do feel the need to say up front that I would have loved Stalker even more if they’d went with the blue and orange, but even as is, this update is really well done.

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Using a combination of G.I. Joe: Retaliation parts, with arms from the G.I. Joe Trooper and legs from Ultimate Duke, Stalker has a really nice look and feel, with detailed sculpting etched into his baggy uniform, which manages to maintain a great sense of articulation mixed among all the wrinkles and design aesthetics. I really love those G.I. Joe Trooper arms especially, with the wrapped wrist devices and range of motion in the elbows. Little touches like the tactical holster on the right leg also make a huge difference, and Stalker ends up looking awesomely military even as he runs around in yellow tiger stripes.

Of course its the new head sculpt that really sets him apart. Boss Fight Studio turns in another remarkable work of art with a great rendition of Stalker, featuring a great looking open-mouth sneer and a head that nearly perfectly fits the existing beret. Not only does the head look great, but doing it without a beret gives the Club future flexibility to add other headgear to it (like a knit cap perhaps?).

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From the next generation parts choices to the great new head sculpt, immediately Stalker stands apart from many other figures in this set. The color scheme helps, too. With a black jacket, similar to his Talking Battle Commander version, Stalker has just the right trim of yellow throughout his uniform, on his wrists and on the beret. His legs have a terrific tiger stripe pattern of yellow and black, managing to fit the theme really well, while calling back to previous iterations of the character.

Accessories

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I’ve already mentioned the removable beret, but Stalker also has the great G.I. Joe: Retaliation Snake Eyes webgear in the awesome shade of green that I love. His backpack is the Pursuit of Cobra Snow Job one with a removable phone and antenna, as well as a hole to hook his large machine gun into. Yes, Stalker also comes with the mammoth machine gun that Retaliation Roadblock came with, which disassembles into several smaller parts. Of course he also comes with a pistol for his holster and a machine gun as well.

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Stalker is the whole package. As the Convention Tiger Force team leader, he has a fantastic new head sculpt, a great build, and some really fun accessories. He’s a great addition to the Tiger Force team and excellent Convention figure.


First Collectors’ Club FSS shipment likely delayed by West Coast dock strike

We were this close.  THIS close to finally getting some new G.I. Joe product in 2012, but according to an email from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club, it’s looking like the first installment of the Figure Subscription Service may not reach subscribers until shortly after the Christmas holiday.

Apparently there is a dock strike which is impacting the quickness of product being distributed.  The full context of the e-mail is below:

“Hello everyone,

Our latest update is not a happy one.  Many of you may not be aware that there is a labor strike going on by the west coast ports clerical workers.  This is now going to impact our delivery of the first FSS set.  Currently they have been striking a week, and this is the latest from our shipper:

ILWU OCU Local 63 Update – Ports of Los Angeles / Long Beach

As of this morning it is expected that the first shift in the LA / LGB will continue to picket the terminals affected by the strike.  Talks between the two sides ended Saturday night at 10PM PST without a resolution.  Talks resumed yesterday at 10am PST and are ongoing around the clock.  Presiding the talks are local mediators and Los Angeles Mayor Villaigosa.  The offer submitted by the HEA (Harbor Employer Association) is still being reviewed and is offering the 600 clerical workers a compensation package of USD 190,000 – USD 35,000 more than the present package.

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It is our understanding that this strike is costing the country over a billion dollars in lost revenue each day.  I suggest that you contact your senators and congressman and ask them to do something as this could really impact everyone’s Christmas, not just our shipment.

Originally our ship was scheduled to dock on Sunday, Dec 2, they have slowed down and are scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday, December 5 but….even if they get to dock, there is now a week’s backlog on the docks that is not moving so, the likelihood that we will even receive the shipment by Christmas is slim.

Our plan is to turn the shipment and get it out to you as soon as we receive it.  This should NOT impact future FSS shipments as even if we have to ship two sets in January, we are not planning on changing the timing of the future shipments.  It may be that the first two come really close together.

I will keep you updated as we get information from our shipper.

Thanks for your patience,

Brian”

Fingers crossed that these start distribution as quickly after Christmas as possible…I’m glad they’re hoping to make up for it with two potential shipments in January.  Gotsta get my hands on these.

Thanks to the GIJoe Collectors Club for the info.

 

Further proof that Darklon is one of the G.I. Joe Con attendee exclusives

A small error in the production of JoeCustoms member bithomas’ figure set has revealed that Darklon is most assuredly one of the as-yet-to-be-revealed G.I. Joe Convention exclusive figures, most likely part of the IG Ground Assault 2-Pack.

JoeCustoms member bithomas accidentally received the filecard for Darklon in his 15 figure boxed set.  If these filecards were produced, then that can only prove that Darklon is certainly involved somewhere.  Check out the mirrored image below, again from JoeCustoms.com:

First look at G.I. Joe: Retaliation Cobra Commander figure in package at GIJoeClub

Along with the good news about the store software and membership deadline extension, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club also posted a nice little snippet on GIJoeClub.com!  While we did see some packaged mock ups at Toy Fair this year, this is the first time we’re seeing a packaged sample of Cobra Commander on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation card.

I’ve posted a small thumbnail below, but definitely hit up GIJoeClub.com for the full image!

March issue of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Newsletter shipping late

The spring of our discontent with the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club continues…but things have gotta look up sometime soon, right?  Just received the following email from Brian Savage at the Collectors’ Club:

“Hello,

It seems when it rains it pours. We just found out this morning that our printer has failed to mail you the March issue. This will be going out by Friday so they are incredibly late. If you don’t get yours by the end of the month, please let us know. We apoligize for the delay.

Brian”

So, those waiting for the March newsletter will have to wait a bit longer.  Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club reveals card art for FSS Nano-BAT!

Even with all of the FSS (Figure Subscription Service) subscription figures revealed, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is keeping the reveals flying!  This time around, we get a peek at the card art for the upcoming Nano BAT!

Wow.  Very cool.  It’s essentially a photoshop recolor of the Defense of Cobra Island Battle Damaged B.A.T., but it looks terrific.  I’m sorta down on the whole Nano B.A.T. concept, but this art is impressive even to me.  Very nice.  Check out the G.I. Joe Club website for full details and the mirrored image below.

GI Joe Collectors’ Club Dial Tone image revealed!

As promised the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has officially revealed the 2011 Membership Exclusive incentive figure, Dial Tone!

Where the infamous G.I. Joe Communications Officer has been given a recent sex change in the IDW and Resolute universes, the Collectors’ Club features him in his familiar 1986 glory, filling  a major hole in the 25th Anniversary line up.

Utilizing the torso from the 25th Anniversary Buzzer, arms and legs from Sgt. Airborne, and a newly tooled head and communications backpack, Dial Tone looks ready to fill in that vacancy in your 1980’s display shelf.  A great looking update, and a good path to start going down for the Collectors’ Club, I have a feeling this will draw new people in a big way.  Click the thumbnail preview below to check out the entire image!

Also of note is the newly shaded image for the upcoming Adventure Team “Sea Adventurer”…judging by the shadow, he looks to be coming with a repainted “Sting Raider” from the Valor Vs. Venom and Rise of Cobra line.  Very cool little tidbit!  Check it all out at GIJoeClub.com!

Live the Adventure! Adventure Team figure pictures emerge from the GIJCC

As we get closer to the pre-order date, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has shared some more details and images of the upcoming 3 3/4″ Adventure Team figure sets, debuting at the G.I. Joe Convention in Rhode Island this April!  Check out the mirrored image of the fantastic looking Land Adventurer below, and the press release immediately following.  Of course, make certain to hit up GIJoeClub.com to see all of the images, including the Air Adventurer, Adventure Team Commander, and Dr. Venom himself!

The Adventure Team 3 3/4-inch Figure Preview is here!

Fort Worth, TX – March 12, 2010 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club, has released images for the all-new Club Exclusive 3 3/4-inch Adventure Team figure sets, all utilizing 25th Anniversary sculpts! Each figure comes packaged with a special accessory (vehicle, etc.) inside an “AT Mission Crate” package. Once you open the “AT Mission Crate”, you’ll find each figure on its own individual blister card. The first three sets are: AT Air Adventurer & Helicopter; AT Land Adventurer & 6-wheel ATV; Dr. “Venom” & AT Commander with giant man-eating plant. To check out the Adventure Team click the thumbnail to see the full preview.

These figures will be available for pre-order next week at www.GIJoeClub.com and will debut at GIJoeCon 2010 in Providence, Rhode Island.

To order these Adventure Team sets you will need to be a member of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. As a member you will receive a FREE Membership figure, 12 issues of the Official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Magazine, discounts on your Convention package and more! For more information please visit www.GIJoeClub.com and for details on the Official G.I.Joe Convention please visit www.GIJoeCon.com.

About HASBRO

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, G.I. JOE and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About FUN PUBLICATIONS, INC.

For over 15 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 www.TransformersClub.com, www.GIJoeClub.com, www.GIJoeCon.com, and www.BotCon.com.

Free preview of the GIJCC magazine on GIJoeClub.com

I’ve heard a lot of folks ask if the membership fee for the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is worth it, and while I strongly believe it is, other folks aren’t so sure.  Well, here’s a chance to see if the magazine will help change your mind!

GIJoeClub.com has posted the latest issue of their magazine up for a free preview.  Click the cover and see what all the fuss is about.  Make sure you come back here and lavish praise for the Hunters and the Hunted.  :shifty:

As an added bonus, the cover image features a sneak peek at the upcoming Adventure Team figures…or one of them at least.  Looks like Wild Bill’s tooling is going to get some use with these figures.  Check out the mirrored image below.