First and foremost, a HUGE thanks to long time Joe friend and fellow website admin Fred from JoeBattleLines. For folks who don’t follow me on Twitter, you may not know this, but during my trip to JoeCon, my beloved Fuji digital camera got destroyed in transit. That’s one of the reasons why my pictures from JoeCon were all of the less-than-optimal smart phone variety. So, fresh off an expensive JoeCon trip, I was faced with the distinct possibility of replacing my camera.
Well, Fred heard my dilemma and without hesitation, sent a loaner in the mail to me at his own expense. It was that camera that I used to take all of the pictures for these reviews, so make sure you thank Fred for his quick generosity. It’s quite possible these reviews may not have happened nearly as quickly without his help. While you’re at it, check out JoeBattleLines.com or on Facebook or Twitter to see his Joe reviews and general geekery.
Now, on to the review talk..
The questions generally start coming in about a day or two after I return from the Convention… “when are you going to post the Convention Set reviews?!”
In previous years I had sort of combined all of the individual pieces into one review, but it was getting arduous and lengthy, and I felt like each individual part of the set was not getting its due scrutiny. So starting last year I broke everything out into individual reviews, all linked to one central “Set Review”. Is the format perfect? Nope, probably not. And really, in my opinion, there’s no way to slam out 20 reviews in 2 weeks time without some of it sounding repetitive. Hopefully I do these toys justice, because there are some fantastic ones in here.
You can hit up the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review page, or just click the link below for this monster. This will hopefully be a good way to kill a couple of hours on a busy Monday.