G.I. Joe Con 2014 Attendee Exclusive ECO Striker and Repulsor’s head sculpt

Yes, I realize this is likely old news, but I wanted to get it out there anyway.  Many folks were wondering what head sculpt would be underneath Repulsor’s helmet, and it looks like the answer is 25th Anniversary Red Star!  With the black hair I think the head works more than well enough for a unique character.

Also revealed is the Attendee Exclusive ECO Striker, which awesomely uses the G.I. Joe: Retaliation AWE Striker tooling.  I’m thrilled about this!  Yes, it’s still the AWE Striker, but at least it’s got some fresher parts than the standard release AWE Striker we’ve gotten countless times over the years, and the large launcher on top much better resembles the water squirter from back in the day.

Check out the AWE Striker below.

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2014 G.I. Joe Convention INCOOOMING!

That’s right, Joe fans!  Starting tomorrow news and intel from the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention in Dallas, TX will start flying in.  Tomorrow evening, around 8:30pm, Golden Ticket holders will be able to pick up their boxed sets, and contained within those boxed sets will be a convention comic with a price list for other exclusives expected at the show.

Once 8:45 – 9:00pm hits, expect the news to strike hard and fast and the rest of the convention exclusives will be revealed!

Then throughout the weekend, images, news, and details of this year’s JoeCon will start spreading.  Keep it posted here and at YoJoe.com for the latest word.  Yes, I know Hasbro won’t be in attendance, but there should be plenty of other toy geekery, including hopefully some news from Boss Fight Studios, and word on the third round of the Figure Subscription Service!  For all the details, check out the links below:

Yo Joe and I’ll seeya in NOLA! Dallas!

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals Convention exclusive Repulsor!

Whoever laid down cash that Repulsor was going to be a Sludge-Viper, please proceed to window #4 to pick up your winnings!

Yes, G.I. Joe fans, we officially do have a Sludge-Viper has part of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Set, and its “Director of Security” Repulsor!  As many folks guessed, the Repulsor name referenced some early artwork for the Sludge Viper character that used that name instead of the final approved version.

Surprisingly, there are no new parts to this figure, using a Zombie Viper helmet and pretty much a full blown 30th Anniversary Techno-Viper from the neck down.  It’s an interesting choice, and does tie him in somewhat with Cesspool, Zombie Viper, and the Toxo-Viper, as the former uses the Techno-Viper vest, and the latter uses the Techno Viper legs (with the Zombie Viper reference sandwiched between).  There’s a cool sense of cohesion here.  I do wonder who’s head is underneath there… guess we’ll find out at some point!  Check out GIJoeCon.com and the image is mirrored below.

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Watch GIJoeCon.com for the next Convention figure reveal!

As reported today on the G.I. Joe Convention Twitter account, expect another exciting convention figure reveal today from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club:

 

So it sounds like we’re due for a reveal on the G.I. Joe side today. Will it be a member of the E.C.O. Force or one of the Zombie Hunters? Whichever one it is, I’m looking forward to seeing it. Keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the reveal!

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G.I. Joe Convention 2014 Brochure is online! E.C.O. FORCE vs. ZOMBIES!

Well that’s a fine how do you do this wonderful Sunday afternoon!  Come on, Collectors Club, I was just turning on Football!  :)

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has surprised us today with the release of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Brochure.  Included in this brochure are the first details of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Exclusives set!

And holy wow, we have a good one here, folks.  We have the Eco Warriors and Zombie Hunters versus Cobra’s own Eco Force, including some much desired Zombie soldiers!

According to the brochure, this is what we have to look forward to this year:

COBRA forces have acquired the “Compound Z” formula and have started testing it on their own soldiers. They believe by creating zombie warriors they can rule the World and turn its population into mindless creatures. G.I. JOE headquarters is split on how to handle the zombie affliction: save or eradicate?

GENERAL HAWK has formed two groups to solve this deadly problem. Who will be successful? Will it be the Zombie Hunters whose mission is to eradicate those infected or
will it be the E.C.O. (Emergency Chemical Operations) Force trying to rescue and find an antidote for those afflicted? And, what about the team members who become zombies, are they a casualty of war? If too many are turned, who will be left to complete their mission? Only time will tell and it’s running out!

The 2014 G.I. JOE vs. COBRA convention set contains highly requested teams and some new additions available for the first time in the modern era 25A action figure style. This special edition set includes:

Zombie Hunters: Outback, T’J Bang, Steel Brigade Commander

E.C.O. Force: Flint, Ozone, Clean-Sweep

Cobra Lab-Rats x 2, Toxo-Vipers x 3, Toxo-Zombies x 3, and Repulsor with Dawg (NEW K-9).

Each of these great teams comes with classic weapons, accessories, figure stands and file cards in this exciting fifteen figure boxed set.

 

Uhhh…let me be the first to say… HOLY WOW.  That’s a lot of crazy coolness all in one convention set right there.  You gotta think there will be some awesome use of 30th Anniversary parts in there, especially Airtight for the E.C.O. Force.  But man…  Outback and TJbang?!  Zombie Hunters battling against the E.C.O. Force in their race to kill or heal?  Some very awesome potential paradigms here, and I am freaking thrilled!!  Cannot wait to start hearing and seeing more about this fun sounding set!

Check out the Brochure on GIJoeCon.com and hopefully we’ll start seeing some images soon.

EDIT – Shame on me for not mentioning the 12″ set…  see those details below:

Included in this 12” two figure set: Timeless Edition Vintage G.I. Joe figure: Tiger Stripe Camouflage Green Beret Jacket and Pants; Tall Black Boots; Green Beret; M-16; Ascot; .45 with Belt and Holster; Canteen with Canteen Cover; and Gold Tone Dog Tag. Timeless AT G.I. Joe figure: Black T-Shirt with AT sticker; Cargo Pants; Short Black Boots; Black Shoulder Holster with Label Revolver; Black Hunting Rifle; Tan belt with Canteen and cover; Duffel Bag featuring AT logo; Map with Map Case; Rope; and a Gold Tone AT Dog Tag.* In addition, to celebrate all ages of G.I. Joe, this set comes with a unique 3 3/4” Joseph Colton, G.I. Joe with Pistol and Club Action Figure Display System with 50th Anniversary backdrop.*

OH SHOOT.  Yes, you read that right.  The 12″ set apparently comes with an exclusive 3 3/4″ Joe Colton figure as well.  Ohhhh boy.

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