With the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention now over, Hasbro has released some official press images for upcoming product, which provides a nice clear look at how these figures are expected to look once we get them in our greedy little mitts in November.
It’s Con Set pick up day! That means a first look at all of the various Convention exclusives (aside from the boxed set items). Several different folks on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook page have posted images from the pick up line, and the extra exclusives are as follows:
G.I. Joe Glider 2 Pack w/ Cloudburst and Skymate ($75.00)
COBRA Heli-Viper 3 Pack ($85.00)
Sky Patrol JUMP 6 Pack ($55.00)
COBRA JUMP 6 Pack ($55.00)
Sky Patrol Sky Sweeper ($68.00)
COBRA Hydra w/ Aero-Viper ($85.00)
Sky Patrol Skystriker ($160.00)
Paradrop Freefall figure (loose $35.00 and carded $45.00)
Pythona Carded ($38.00)
Free Attendee Air Raid
The Skystriker and Sky Sweeper are in the familiar Sky Patrol metallic colors, while the majority of the other items are reminiscent of their vintage look and feel. Interestingly the Aero-Viper is very similar to the version released during the Rise of Cobra line, but with some different parts to remove the Neo-Viper-esque ties. Check out all of the images below.
Hold onto your butts… What’s on Joe Mind is here with Episode 104, just recorded last week and ready to roll for JoeCon 2016! We cover the latest news, talk about the Joes of 2004, and lose track of what we’re saying consistently for nearly two hours. Just another day at the WOJM studio.
You can listen to the episode on Podbean, or the embedded player below.
We talk about the Joes from 2004, catch up on the news, begin to set the table of what will happen at JoeCon…and generally get side tracked – A LOT. Download it now and listen to it on your way to JoeCon!
Speaking of JoeCon, be sure to catch Mike, Gary, Joe and Chris McLeod from the Full Force at our JoeCon panel on Sunday, June 19th at 1:00. It will be the last ever panel at JoeCon. Join us as we turn out the lights…forever (maybe, maybe not, we will see – we’re looking at you Hasbro!)
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Seems strangely appropriate that the next G.I. Joe Convention would be in “Loveland” Colorado…and the guys (and girl!) from What’s On Joe Mind have finally recorded some new content to talk about JoeCon’s 2016 location!
A warm welcome to new contributor Joe Colton as well as Colorado native (and kickass artist) Troy McKie who comes on to talk about his home state and what to do in or around Loveland.
Check out the latest special edition at our Podbean site, or embedded below.
Whoa! What happened to Special Edition #46?! Well, we’re still working on it. In the meantime, we moved on to #47 to react to the GIJCC’s JoeCon site announcement. This year we are finally headed back west as a tiny burg named Loveland will enter our lexicon next to such cities as San Francisco, Dallas, New Orleans…and yes, Indianapolis. What is there to see and do in the area? As always our intrepid crew tracks down a local to fill us in with the info that only locals know. So sit back, relax and listen to the gang re-assembling to talk about JoeCon 2015 – in Loveland, Colorado…and as always, sharing dirty stories about one Noted Author. You don’t want to miss it!!
I’m pretty sure this is the figure most folks have been waiting for, and it’s a good one!
With the 2012 G.I. Joe Con Iron Grenadier team, the Collectors Club took care of Voltar and Darklon, two important Iron Grenadier characters, but had left Metalhead on the shelf. With this year’s iteration, they resolve that in spades.
An awesome brand new Boss Fight sculpted head and an interesting build of recent parts, Metalhead looks like a neat evolution of the classic ’91 version. The highlight is definitely the fantastic looking head sculpt, and the slightly crazed rocket specialist will fill a nice hole in collections everywhere.
Check out the image below, and keep watching GIJoeCon.com we’ve got one more reveal still to come!
One of my all time favorite G.I. Joe Convention figures is the Iron Anvil from 2005, who took one of my favorite base figures, the 1994 Cobra Viper, and gave it a great new paint job.
I was a bit surprised to see that the Collectors Club was revisiting their concept, but I was also excited to see how they would make it work, and as it turns out, they made it work pretty darn nicely. Using a newly tooled head sculpt and some great PoC era tooling, I love the way this figure looks.
While I’m not certain revisiting the Iron Grenadiers for a third time since 2005 is warranted, this figure is a very nice looking one. Keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest information on the 2015 Convention and check out the mirrored image below.
The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has been pretty effective thus
far of keeping us guessing as to how these figures were going
to look. Dial Tone’s combined deco work, the 2009 Undertow
repaint, the unreleased Recondo deco, and the female Undertow
officer were all interesting curve balls in the convention
Using the tooling from the excellent 30th Anniversary
Lifeline, the Collectors Club gives him a very traditional
Tiger Force deco update and loads him up with his familiar
accessories. It isn’t an outside the box choice, but with such a great base figure, it’s tough to complain.
Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest, and the image is also mirrored below.
There’s been a regular schedule to these things over the past several years…first we get the Convention location, then the brochure, then the figures debut, and finally registration.
Well this year that schedule is apparently a bit sideways. We don’t have the brochure posted yet, but we do get our first look at one of the Convention exclusives this year, and it’s a doozy!
The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed “Wreckage”! A Tiger Force repaint of Firefly named “Sabretooth” was first shown in a catalog back in the 80’s, and Hasbro took that ball and ran with it during the early 2000’s, introducing “Wreckage” into their Toys “R” Us Tiger Force six pack.
Now we have a modern version of the same character, using the always fantastic Ultimate Firefly tooling. I guess this is official notification to keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest information. Check out the mirrored image below.
While I’ve been busy running around, intrepid photographer and admins for YoJoe.com have been conspiring to keep up to the minute coverage flying to the YoJoe Facebook page.
If you haven’t already “Liked” that page, I’d strongly recommend you do so this weekend, especially since there are likely to be some big reveals coming from the Collectors Club tomorrow in relation to FSS 3.0.