Yes, it took me for-freaking-ever, but here it is.
I try to get reviews done as quickly as humanly possible, but when there are so many figures, so many vehicles, so many pictures, and so many things to talk about, well… sometimes it takes a little while. When it comes to my o-ring babies I like to make sure and take as much time as it takes to do the review right.
Of course, if something is screwed up, let me know.
At any rate… over in the GIJCC Exclusives section, I have posted the review (finally!) for the 2010 Convention Set, “Vacation in the Shadows”. It’s a three-page behemoth with over a hundred images and more words than even I like to type. And I’m pretty damn long winded.
As usual, the Convention started with a sprint that quickly led to the abrupt halt that is known as “pre-registration”. Actually, to be fair, the lines were not bad at all this year, and I give all the credit in the world to the line monitors who did an absolutely awesome job. They all deserve commendation. Especially for those damn orange vests they had to wear.
In all seriousness, the lines all moved at a very brisk pace and things went smooth as silk. I did have to step out for about 40 minutes to help Mark Bellomo unload his car down through the freight elevator, which added some excitement. Click the “Read the rest of this entry” link below to get a run down.
JoeCustoms forum member Kamakura has gotten his mitts on the Convention freebies already, and posted some nice images in this thread, which I’ve mirrored below. Of most interest are the images of the absolutely kick-ass Z-Force Silver Mirage, and Interrogator without his helmet!
Folks hoping for some big mystery reveal might be a bit disappointed…the head looks fairly generic, though it does slightly resemble a 12″ figure. Anyway, check out the images below. This is just the tip of the iceberg as JoeCon weekend has officially begun!
It should be noted that the Lt. Stone figure there is a customized “Convention Exclusive” figure that Kamakura has produced. Pretty sweet, eh?
Big thanks to Stealth Viper from JoeCanuck for the heads up!
As feet are starting to hit the ground in Providence, early reports from the Twitter feed of TNI and the Coil Club are reporting that the Convention Attendee freebie item this year is a green “Z-Force” Silver Mirage motorcycle!
The Silver Mirage was initially retooled for a 25th Anniversary release with Chuckles, but was cancelled. Chuckles got moved onto the Attack on Cobra Island 7-Pack, and apparently the Silver Mirage is now a new ride for Z-Force. This is very cool news to me. While no images have surfaced as of yet, the news itself is good.
Keep your eyes on GeneralsJoes, I’ll be hitting Providence myself tomorrow and will try and get as much intel and images out as humanly possible.