Well, I leave for Providence in… about 16 hours. The plan, as always, is to cover the convention as heavily as I possibly can. I may not always get the first news, but I will try my damnedest to get the best quality pictures I can, and try to get as much pure information as I can.
As an FYI, I am officially covering the Convention as a representative of YoJoe, so that images will initially be posted in their Convention Galleries, but they will also be mirrored here, and I will endeavor to interface with the GeneralsJoes readers as much as I can.
Hopefully everyone else is looking forward to Convention weekend as much as I am! See you all from Providence!
Coming somewhat out of left field just a week before the Convention, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club sends the following email with a picture!
“This year, Hasbro is sponsoring a private parachute drop for school kids to help promote the convention locally.
Since Hasbro knew that the venue was not accessible to attendees, they wanted to make sure you were a part of this great event by giving you one of the limited edition Flint figures that will be used at the drop.
These will be handed out to everyone with a convention badge who attends either of the two presentations given by Alan Hassenfeld on Friday morning in the Narragansett Ballroom at the Westin.
The first presentation will be at 8:30am and the second one will be at 11:30am. No seating will be allowed after 9:00am and 12:00pm.
The first Hasbro tour group’s presentation will be after their Hasbro tour while the second Hasbro tour group’s presentation will be before their tour. Don’t be late! No seating will be allowed after 9:00am and 12:00pm. Figures will be distributed at the conclusion of Mr. Hassenfeld’s presentation are are allocated one per attendee. Thanks to all of the fans who sent in questions for this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Here is “Paradrop” Flint!
See you in RI! – Brian”
First Class subscribers are starting to get their G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club newsletters in the mail, and while there doesn’t appear to be an update for the Convention Exclusive items, the Collectors’ Club does say that the first three Adventure Team figures will be available at JoeCon 2010! I for one am really looking forward to these, especially the Doctor Venom. It’s been too long… it wasn’t specifically mentioned which three figures would be available, but the three we’ve seen images for so far are Dr. Venom, Air Adventurer w/ FANG Helicopter, and the Land Adventurer with a Battle Blitz repaint. Check out the gallery from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Panel at JoeCon last year:
Thanks to cmderinchief for the information.