Joe Declassified Update

Joe Declassified shared their latest update.

Hi everyone! The 2018 International GI Joe Convention is rapidly approaching and we are preparing for the show, which includes everything that comes along with it; namely the booths, panels, and the giveaway.

The money donated over the years has helped in various ways:
– Helped with booth fees for GI Joe con, Assembly Required, Coil Con, and RORC.
– Nine issues of The Declassified Report magazine.
– O-ring Sightline figure with file card.
– Allowed us to bring special guests Mark Pennington and Bill Merklein to Joe Con.
– Booth display cases.
– Shipping fees for delivery of museum pieces to Joe Con.
– Printing of the banners and flyers.

No money raised through donations go to Declassified staff or volunteers, but is put into the booths at the various conventions we attend.

Joe Declassified is a 100% crowd-sourced, 501(c) Non-Profit. Everything we do is either out of our own pocket or through your support. Coming to our booth at Joe Con is free, looking at the items we’ve got on display is free, and our annual give away is free to the community.

But like everything else in life, these things have a monetary cost. Joe Declassified has to pay for the booths at Joe Con, buy, rent, or transport cases, and pay to create the great items we give away at the booth.

This year we are approximately $2,000 short of where we need to be to put on the best display possible and to finance this years give away. So, as Joe Con approaches, we humbly ask for your support. If you are able to contribute, we would certainly appreciate your donation.

Joe Declassified is 100% not-for-profit and we are committed to 100% transparency with any and all donations. Every dollar we spend is 100% dedicated to the GI JOE community at large, meaning that our staff is made up 100% of unpaid volunteers.

GI JOE fans the world round often ask how they can contribute to Declassified and this is just one of the many ways. So if you’d like to help out, every dollar counts, literally. Every little bit helps us to deliver the presentations, media, and museum-quality displays you’ve come to expect from Joe Declassified.

We thank you for your consideration, support, and friendship, even if you cannot or do not donate.

Joe Declassified will always do our absolute best to bring you the best content possible and strive to give GI JOE and its history, back to you, the community.

Please donate to Joe Declassifed TODAY! You may send donations through paypal to: dan@musickcpa.com.

Thank you again and we’ll see you Joe Con!

You can discuss this on our forums here.

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CobraIsland.com Wishes You A Very Happy Thanksgiving

We’d like to wish each and everyone of you reading this a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at CobraIsland.com. We’ve been your home away from the ‘Drome for over 14 years, so we couldn’t let the day go by without wishing you all the very best. 

We’re going to be taking Thanksgiving off to focus on spending time with friends and family. We hope you’re able to do the same! If not, no worries, we’ll save some Turkey for you! (Well, we’ll try to anyway!) 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 

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Toys’R’Us Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

 

Although the writing has been on the wall for years, recent days brought word that Toys’R’Us was considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Last night, word came through that this decision has been finalized. From Bloomberg:

Toys “R” Us Inc., the once-dominant specialty retailer and ultimate toyland for a generation of post-war baby boomers, filed for bankruptcy thanks to a crushing debt load from a previous buyout and relentless competition from warehouse and online retailers.

The bankruptcy filing is the latest blow to a brick-and-mortar retail industry reeling from store closures, sluggish mall traffic and the gravitational pull of Amazon.com Inc., which has revolutionized the way people consume with affordable online offerings and global home delivery service.

A dozen-plus major retailers have filed for creditor protection this year, including Payless Inc., Gymboree Corp. and Perfumania Holdings Inc., all of which are using the Chapter 11 process to close underperforming stores and expand online operations.

What will the future hold for TRU after this financial restructuring? Only time will tell. What are your thoughts on the filing? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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