The 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Up has come and gone. For being the first, it was definitely awesome! The event was held at The Uncanny Comic Shop in Clermont, FL. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to stop by as the shop staff is amazing. They welcomed a bunch of G.I.Joe geeks with open arms and made us all feel right at home.
There was a great turn out, with all sorts of awesome vendors on hand like Aaron Gildea, Irving Santiago of UltraCon, Dreadnok Dread , JoeRepro.com and S&C Hobbies, just to name just a few. Alongside the vendors, there was of course everything you’d find in a Comic Shop, so there was something for everyone. It was great to see so many kids too, as we all have to do our part to get the next generation hooked on our beloved modern army action figures.
The Dirty South Meet even had its own exclusive figure, a Black Major Urban Assault Trooper in Vibrant Red & Blue, with black and silver highlights. JoeRepro.com made custom box for the figure, with branding from the event. There was so much awesome to digest, that we’re going to highlight different aspects in individual posts, so stay tuned for more from the show, including updates throughout the week. We’ll have reviews of the Black Major Exclusive White & Red Alley Viper, the Joe Repro Exclusive Night Force Steel Brigade figure and rounding things out with a review of one of the amazing backdrops offered by JoeRepro!
The end of the show brought a raffle with awesome prizes – 1st place took home a Convention Exclusive Missile Command Playset, 2nd place snagged a Black Major Exclusive Starduster and 3rd Place, which was won by our own MegsTriggerMan, was a pair of killer Night Force Steel Brigade Iron On Patches! The best part? No, not the prizes – All proceeds from the raffle are going to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico. That’s how awesome Albert and the folks at The Uncanny Comic Shop are, so again, if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by!
Now, when I tell you that all in attendance had a good time, it’s an understatement. A heartfelt congratulations from all of here on Cobra Island goes to Mr. Albert Torres! Albert went out of his way to make this event a special one and by the looks on everyone’s faces, I can tell you without a doubt that we’re ready for the next!
Read on to see general shots from the event and stay tuned for more pictorial coverage from the show! You can join in on the discussion already in progress here on the Cobra Island Forums!