G.I. Joe Con 2015 Announced for Springfield, IL April 9th – 12th!

Less than 24 hours after the logo was revealed, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has officially announced the location and dates for the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention!

Revealing on Facebook and GIJoeClub.com that the convention next year will be held in Springfield, IL from April 9th – 12th. Not only that, but we should be getting our first hints about the convention set in G.I. Joe vs. Cobra #7, on sale in comic shops this December! Check out the full information below:

For G.I.JoeCon, there is no place like Springfield! The 2015 G.I.Joe convention to be held April 9th – April 12th in Springfield, Illinois.

Fort Worth, TX – October 23rd, 2014 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention G.I.JoeCon, announced today that next year’s amazing convention will take place at the Prairie Capital Convention Center April 9th thru April 12th in the wonderful city of Springfield, Illinois. In 2015, fans from the Midwest and across the world will be able to celebrate another year of G.I. Joe at this exciting event! You can make your hotel reservations now at The Official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention – GIJoeCon 2015!

In the coming weeks, pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for G.I.JoeCon 2015 through the http://www.gijoecon.com/il2015/ online registration system. Fans and collectors who register for G.I.JoeCon as an American Hero or General package holder will receive an exclusive G.I. Joe convention figure set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Casino Night and Awards party. Finally, American Hero and 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 all the information regarding the G.I.JoeCon show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings, remember to stay tuned to The Official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention – GIJoeCon 2015! And for a sneak peek at this year’s convention set theme be sure to check out G.I. Joe VS Cobra Issue 7, on comic book shelves this December!

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Transformers Club Exclusive with a G.I. Joe theme confirmed for reveal Thursday 8/14

When the Transformers Club mentioned on Twitter that they were going to reveal an exclusive item that would “send shockwaves across fandoms” I think we all assumed that it would be some sort of G.I. Joe/Transformers offering. Well, that certainly seems to be the case, as the Transformers Collectors Club posted the following on their website:

Our second Club exclusive will be revealed on Thursday, August 14th. This figure is like nothing the TCC has ever offered before and next Thursday can’t get here soon enough! This is not your average Joe’s kind of exclusive though, as it will reach fans from more than one franchise! Who is this mystery second exclusive? Stay tuned and while you wait, if you are not a TCC member YET, head on over to the Club store and purchase your membership TODAY! Don’t wait…Join Now

“Not your average Joe’s kind of exclusive”? Heh.

Anyway, they are apparently going to officially announce this exciting new item next Thursday, August 14th, so by the sounds of it, both Transformers and G.I. Joe fans should be anticipating something new and exciting to come to the Transformers Collectors Club in 2015.

Speculation GO.

EDIT – Okay, time to really cue up the speculation.  Thanks to a Russell, a member of the Facebook G.I. Joe Discussion group, there is yet another post on the August 5th reveal of the Transformers Collectors Club site that says the following:

Also, in addition to offering the TFSS 3.0 (more details on that soon), members will have the option to purchase not one, but TWO additional MEMBER ONLY exclusive figures! One will be a companion piece to LIO CONVOY, and the other… well, the other is like nothing we have done before and will rattle more than just the Transformers fandom!

Okay…  it will “rattle” more than just the Transformers fandom?  Certainly seems like this may be a dead give away.  Powerglide A-10 in Cobra blue perhaps?  That certainly seems the most likely candidate.

Now this could be the upcoming Legends scale version, or could it even be the Ultra version from several years ago?  Hmmm… either one could be interesting, though the Voyager could be especially impressive (and expensive)!

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Big thanks to fellow WOJM cohost and Youtube reviewer chuckdawg1999 for the heads up.

Is there a G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover on the horizon from Fun Publications?

Okay, maybe I’m looking too deeply into this, but just yesterday the official Transformers Collectors Club Tweeted the following:

Okay, first and foremost, when talking about Transformers, the word “Shockwaves” always brings a little twinkle to my eye, simply because he’s one of my favorite characters in Transformers lore. Another little curiosity, though was the word “fandoms”. Note the plural. Then as if those weren’t enough clues, guess who Retweeted that Tweet? Yeah, you guessed it, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club:

Considering the “reveal” is mentioned by the Transformers side of the Collectors Club, it would seem evident that this is a Transformers item with potential G.I. Joe connections. Will this lead to more mixing of the two universes going forward? That will be interesting to see.

Kudos to the Club(s) for at least keeping things somewhat interesting in a slow news cycle for the G.I. Joe side of the house.

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Time is running out for FSS 3.0 Registration!

We are down to the last few hours for FSS 3.0 registration, and the Collectors Club has revealed two more excellent newly sculpted additions to the third subscription! Slice’s head and Muskrat’s boogie board! A couple great new items from Boss Fight Studio.

Check out the images below, and make sure you sign up for the FSS 3.0 if you’re interested! Time’s almost up.

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club FSS 3.0 – The Good the Bad, and the Ugly

Now that the entirety of the third rendition of the Figure Subscription Service has been revealed, I thought it might be a fun idea to recap the full assortment, giving my opinions on each figure. I posted the overview in my GeneralsJoes YoJoe Blog Section, so please check it out if you’re so inclined!

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals new Boss Fight head sculpts

Okay, we are officially within the 24 hour window before subscriptions to the FSS 3.0 are over, and the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has shared three of the digital head sculpts that Boss Fight Studio has come up with so far…  Check out the great images of Bombstrike, Big Ben, and Crimson Guard Immortal below.

Random observation… LOVE the Bluetooth earpiece for Big Ben.  What an awesome touch.  If you’re interested in the FSS 3.0 you are officially running out of time!  ORDER IT NOW!

Hit & Run gets his due – G.I. Joe Collectors Club responds to fan requests

Well, a big kudos to the G.I. Joe Collectors Club for taking the feedback from the fandom and making some tweaks to their FSS 3.0 version of Hit & Run. While we didn’t get the Firefly torso of the concept case version (according to the GIJCC, the head sits really loose on top of it and is not fully compatible), we got what looks like a different head, different webgear, and the green skin that so many fans were asking for (myself included).

It’s pretty late in the design stages to be making these changes, so props to the Club for rolling with the punches and making it happen.

Check out the new image below, and make sure you’re thanking them by signing up for the FSS 3.0!

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The Stall Family Tree is complete – FSS 3.0 Bombstrike unveiled!

The last figure from the latest Figure Subscription Service has been revealed, and she looks pretty great. Fans have been clamoring for Bombstrike for quite a while now (especially since FSS 1.0 gave us her two brothers) and it’s great to see such a successful end result.

She sports a newly sculpted Boss Fight Studio head with Renegades Scarlett torso and what looks like the Rise of Cobra Cover Girl arms and legs. Love the black shirt underneath the tan flak vest…and really love that the Stall family has been wrapped up. Of course this makes it just a bit more annoying (to me) that the FSS Barrel Roll is the DTC re-hash instead of the blue and gray like it should have been. Thankfully I have a custom that satisfies that little requirement in my universe, though.

Kudos to the Collectors Club for a very nice looking Figure Subscription Service. My own personal issues with Hit & Run aside, I’m quite happy with most of the selections, and I think they did take some time and listen to the fans, especially when it comes to getting normal versions of the Night Force characters out there. Here’s hoping fan input can make some impact with the end result for Hit & Run as well. Regardless I think things look good, and I’ll be excited for pretty much every package to arrive at my door.

Check out Bombstrike below, and then I’ve also mirrored every single FSS figure to date so you can see them all together. Keep watching GIJoeClub.com for the latest info and announcements! Make sure you hit their FSS Subscription Page as well and order up a set! Registration won’t be open much longer.

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Cobra’s Elite Crimson Guard Immortal unleashed for the FSS 3.0

Only one more reveal left, as the G.I. Joe Collectors Club showed off their FSS 3.0 version of the Crimson Guard Immortal today! Based strongly off the concept case version of the character we saw in New Orleans a couple of years ago, this figure has a brand new head sculpt and his classic double rocket launcher.

Keep up with all the latest FSS 3.0 information at GIJoeClub.com and see the image mirrored below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club goes International with FSS 3.0 Big Ben

We nearing the end of the FSS 3.0 reveals as today we see the 10th figure in the 13 figure assortment! Today, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed Big Ben, and he’s a pretty fantastic looking update. With a new head sculpt by Boss Fight Studios, Big Ben is made up of some great pieces and looks very ’91 authentic.

Check out GIJoeClub.com for the latest FSS 3.0 info, and the Big Ben image is mirrored below.

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