JoeCon – G.I. Joe Exclusive Guest Reveal… Robert Q. Atkins

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Mar 032015
 

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The official G.I. Joe club has revealed the latest Guest for the 2015 convention in Springfield. Take a look below, and click VIEW/DISCUSS to share your opinion.

 “We are thrilled to announce that artist Robert Q. Atkins will also be a featured guest for GIJoeCon 2015!”

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JoeCon – G.I. Joe Exclusive Figure SET THEME Reveal…

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Feb 052015
 

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The official G.I. Joe club has revealed the THEME for the exclusive figure set for the 2015 convention in Springfield. Take a look below, and click VIEW/DISCUSS to share your opinion.

Springfield Island: Peril in Paradise

G.I. JOE intelligence reports that DESTRO has sent a regiment
of his elite IRON GRENADIERS, led by GENERAL MAYHEM
and executed a hostile takeover of a billionaire Montgomery
Springfield, III’s tropical island in the South Pacific. The island’s
private security force was no match for the blitzkrieg style attack
by sea and air.

While the IRON GRENADIER leader’s exact plans are
unknown, it is expected that this will become another primary
location for them to stockpile munitions and test experimental
M.A.R.S. technology.

A G.I. JOE: TIGER FORCE unit, led by SGT. STALKER, is
called in for this perilous mission to re-capture the island paradise
and expel the IRON GRENADIERS at all costs.

Getting onto the island will be extremely dangerous, but when the
enemy sees the colors yellow and black, they will know that the
TIGER FORCE team is hungry to fight and ready to attack!

The 2015 3 3/4-inch 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:

Tiger Force (six figures): Sgt. Stalker, Dial-Tone, Big Brawler,
Wreckage, Recondo, Edwin “Lifeline” Steen.
Iron Grenadiers (nine figures): General Mayhem, Metal-Head,
Undertow Officer, Iron Anvils x 3, Undertow x 3.”

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11th Annual Action Figure Expo September 28th Meet Larry Hama

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Sep 202014
 

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Thanks to OG13 member Ooyah for the heads up! Larry Hama will be attending the Action Figure Expo next weekend in Toronto.

2014 Guest Information

larry-hamaLARRY HAMA
Larry Hama is best known to fans as writer of the Marvel Comics licensed series G.I. Joe, based on the Hasbro line of military action figures. Hama said in a 2006 interview that he was given the job by then editor-in-chief Jim Shooter after every other writer at Marvel had turned it down. Hama at the time had recently pitched a Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series, Fury Force, about a special mission force. Hama used this concept as the back-story for G.I. Joe. He included military terms and strategies, Eastern philosophy, martial arts and historical references from his own background. The comic ran 155 issues (February 1982-October 1994).

Hama also wrote the majority of the G.I. Joe action figures’ file cards—short biographical sketches designed to be clipped from the G.I. Joe and Cobra cardboard packaging.[9] In 2007 these filecards were reprinted in the retro packaging for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 25th Anniversary line.

At the 11th Annual Action Figure Expo Mr. Hama will be signing and meeting with the attendees as day long.

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SDCC 2014: A Visual Adventure (with solo0525)

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Jul 242014
 

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solo0525 is live at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, and snapping up a grip of interesting pictures. I will be rebroadcasting them here for him!

Click VIEW/DISCUSS below for MANY more images! Even more will be added as the convention progresses!

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2014 SDCC – G.I. Joe – Danger at the Docks [UPDATE]

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Jul 182014
 

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In short, the SDCC Danger at the Docks set will likely be sold at the convention, and at toysrus.com exclusively. It appears that it will be available via their web-site, and not via their brick and mortar stores. Get your F5 finger ready.

Check out the comments from General Hawk (yojoe.com):

“Okay, just when we thought we had it all figured out, thanks to TRU.com, there seems to be more confusion now about exactly how the “Danger at the Docks” SDCC Exclusive 50th Anniversary set will be available.

Over on ToyArk.com a Press Release from Toys “R” Us was revealed, and within the context of that press release, there seems to be an indication that the “Danger at the Docks” G.I. Joe set will NOT be available in Toys “R” Us stores. This has caused some confusion because it’s been pretty widely reported (mostly by me) that this set would not strictly be sold at ComicCon itself.

As it turns out, the most likely result is both stories are true.

Previously there was a Faker/Bizarro 2-Pack from Mattel that was an SDCC Exclusive, but was also available at ToysRUs.com, but was NOT actually in brick & mortar stores. It sounds like that is likely what’s going to happen here. Considering TRU.com themselves has advertised that the Danger at the Docks set will be available online after ComicCon, but they’re also listing it as “Available Only at San Diego Comic-Con” in this latest press release, this sounds like the most likely result.

According to folks I’ve spoken with, the Faker/Bizarro 2 Pack was not especially difficult to get after ComicCon, and certainly far easier than dealing with Hasbro Toy Shop, but at the end of the day, I’d say if you want the Danger at the Docks set, be prepared to jump on it on TRU.com and don’t sit and wait for it to show up at Brick & Mortar.”

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2014 SDCC – G.I. Joe – Danger at the Docks [RELEASE DATE]

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Jul 112014
 

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Toys R Us has announced that the SDCC/TRU exclusive Danger at the Docks set will go on sale at www.toysrus.com on July 24th. The set that will be sold via TRU is the exact same exclusive set that will be sold at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.

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[SPOTLIGHT] WonderCon 2014

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Apr 182014
 
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Official Site:
http://www.comic-con.org/wca

APRIL 18-20, 2014

Anaheim
Convention
Center

800 W. Katella Ave.,
Anaheim, CA 92802
click for map

Friday:
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Extended program hours on
Fri. & Sat. after 7:00 PM

Do we have an OGers attending this weekend’s WonderCon? I believe that Tofuninja and BvH will be there. If you plan on going, and wanted to hang out among friends, click through below and plan from there!

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[JoeCon] 2014 Convention – Next Reveal Is…

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Feb 282014
 

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The G.I. Joe Club has revealed the latest, and one of the last, teasers. We will update with images once revealed.

“Watch for the preview of the 15th figure in the 3 3/4-inch ZOMBIE INITIATIVE box set…. TODAY!”

 

 

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JoeCon 2014 – Clean Sweep Headsculpt Revealed

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Feb 212014
 

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The GI Joe Club has posted a picture of Clean Sweep sans helmet in today’s reveal.

E.C.O. FORCE ENGINEER: CLEAN-SWEEP

– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– Update Based on 1991 Eco-Warriors Action Figure Design
– NEW Head and NEW Removable Protective E.C.O. Hood
– Includes G.I. Joe Logo Stand, Neutralizer Weapon,
Sub-Machine Gun and E.C.O. Force Computer Case

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[JoeCon] 2014 Convention – Next Reveal Is… Toxo-Viper

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Feb 042014
 

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has released the teaser below, for 2014′s JoeCon in Dallas, TX. Once the reveal is public, we will update the post!

“Get ready to see the members of the ‘Leaky Suit Brigade’!”

 

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