GIJoeCon 2018 Registration Ending Soon – Convention Sets Still Available

Word was sent out yesterday by the G.I.Joe Collectors Club noting that registration for GIJoeCon 2018 will be closing Monday, June 4th. As of the time of notification, the remaining set counts were noted as: 

  • 3 3/4″ sets – 20
  • 12″ sets – 24

The Club can move stock between attending and non-attending if one category stocks out. They’ll continue to watch the numbers and balance the quantities. If you have an issue with registration, please let them know. If you have ordered a set and would like to order an additional one, please click the registration button and process it at GIJoeCon.com. Tours still available as they have flexibility…however tour options will close on May 31st.

Will you be heading to the Convention? Come join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to get in on the JoeCon 2018 discussion already in progress! 

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GIJoeCon 2018 Guest Announcement – Kurt Groen

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has announced a new guest for the G.I.Joe Collectors Convention, none other than Mr. Kurt Groen! From the Club – 

KURT GROEN joined the G.I. Joe Design Team at Hasbro, Inc. in January 1989. Kurt’s first day on the job led him into designing his first 3 3/4″ G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero action figure: VAPOR, the Cobra Hurricane Pilot. Kurt joined the team just in time for the company to start producing spring-loaded launchers. This addition of “weapons that really shoot” enhanced the play value of the G.I. Joe toy line through the 1990s. His head was used as the basis to create the 1992 Oktober Guard action figure: BIG BEAR. 

Kurt designed and developed all sizes of G.I. Joe, from the 3 3/4″ to the 12″ Hall of Fame and Classic Collection, including Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles, along with G.I. Joe: Extreme. Kurt was lucky to work on numerous other popular Hasbro toy lines including: Jurassic Park, Starting Lineup, Winner’s Circle, WWF, Tonka, Playskool, Dinosaurs to name a few. After many years at Hasbro, Kurt moved on from toy design to Product Development in Sporting Goods where he works today.

Thanks to our friends from Just another G.I.Joe Show for the heads up! Are you excited for this latest guest announcement? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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GIJoeCon 2018 Convention Exclusive Sets Running Low

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out word on the remaining stock levels of GIJoeCon 2018 Exclusive Offerings. Here’s the scoop – 

We have had a fantastic response to this year’s convention for both attending and non-attending packages!  Here are the available items:

3 3/4″ items

  • American Hero Package (attending) – 81
  • Homefront Hero Package (non-attending) – 50
  • Attending Loose Sets – 20 
  • Non-attending Loose set – 15 

12″ Items

  • General’s Package (attending) – 38
  • Base Commander Package – 12

Exhibitor Items

  • Exhibitor booths – 10
  • Artist Table – 1
  • Exhibitor Single Table – 1

Other Items

  • Thursday Custom Class – 0
  • Wednesday Custom Class – 6
  • Tours still available as we have flexibility. 

If you have already ordered a boxed set (attending or non-attending) and want to add a loose set, please call the office – 817-448-9863 as Admin has to add this to your order. If you have not ordered a box set yet, you can add the loose set when you place your order online.  Do NOT call the office.  

NOTE:  You must have a boxed set on order to get the extra loose set of figures. 

If you collect GI Joe, you owe it to yourself and your collecting friends to be at this show!   Register NOW!  GIJoeCon.com

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Come join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to get in on the JoeCon 2018 discussion already in progress! 

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JoeCon 2018 Guest Announcement – David Kunitz

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has announced a new guest for the G.I.Joe Collectors Convention, none other than Mr. David Kunitz! From the Club – 

DAVID “OZONE” KUNITZ probably worked on the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero brand longer then any one designer. Although starting out on Transformers in 1984, he immediately took on responsibilities for G.I. Joe vehicles. David designed vehicles through an amazing time in the 80s and into the 90s. He is credited for work on G.I. Joe: The Movie and G.I. Joe: Sgt. Savage. He also was instrumental in bringing back the 12-inch G.I. Joe in the 90s. He moved from G.I. Joe to work on other toys for Hasbro when G.I. Joe decided to be “G.I. Joe Extreme”. He left Hasbro to work on brands such as Battletech, Tyco RC, Tyco Electric Race and Matchbox. He was Director of Matchbox vehicles until Hasbro invited him back to lead boys toys for Hasbro Direct, where he participated in bringing back 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe through Toys “R” Us. David then went on to become vice president of design for boys toys at Hasbro. He was involved in many aspects of G.I. Joe.

David’s likeness was used on two G.I. Joe figures. The 1st being Thrasher, the driver for the Thunder Machine. He had Ron Rudat create an outfit out of lacrosse equipment. The 2nd figure is Ozone, a member of Eco-Warriors and Star Brigade. Ozone’s file card displays his name: David F Kunitz. His work has been featured in several books and on video, most recently on a G.I. Joe episode of the Netflix series “The Toys That Made Us”. 

Presently David Kunitz is the owner of D-Kid group LLC. D-Kid group LLC is a successful product development company that is now partnering on startups to create product for mass-market. It also provides freelance design and consulting for toy companies. These products include interactive books and storytelling, exercise equipment, medical devices, automotive accessories, toys, games, and apiculture. David was educated to be a designer and inventor at Purdue University, and continued his education with Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in executive development. David volunteers on the Board of Directors for RIMOSA – Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art and presently is Chair for the Institutional Planning committee. RIMOSA’s mission is to awaken curiosity and increase independent thinking, creativity, innovation and invention. This mission is accomplished by encouraging the exploration of science and art through interactive exhibits, educational programming, performances and other museum events.

Thanks to our friends from Just another G.I.Joe Show for the heads up! Are you excited for this latest guest announcement? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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GIJoeCon 2018 Convention Exclusive Package Update

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out word regarding GIJoeCon 2018. The update focuses on the number of packages that are left and needless to say, if you’re interested, you better move quickly as packages are selling out left & right! Here’s the scoop from the Club: 

  • The American Hero’s Golden Ticket packages are sold out. The Thursday Custom Class is sold out.
  • The Homefront Hero’s packages are sold out.
  • The American Hero packages are 60% sold through.
  • The General’s Golden Ticket packages are 97% sold through.
  • The General’s packages are 35% sold through.
  • The Base Commander’s packages are 30% sold through.
  • The Marauders’ loose sets are 90% sold through.

If there are sets available when we get closer to the convention, the Club will move them to the non-attending cue. Currently, they must keep them in the attending cue for members that are coming to the convention. The Staybridge Hotel is out of rooms in the block and FunPub is trying to have some more added. If you need a room, try them again tomorrow. Please let the Club no directly know if you have any issues.

Get in on the convo already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

 

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2018 GIJoeCon Information Brochure Is Now Available

It’s here! The 2018 GIJoeCon Information Brochure is online and available for your reading pleasure! You can download the direct PDF file here: 2018 GIJoeCon Information Brochure

Let’s cut to the chase though – You want know what the 2018 Convention set theme is? Well, hold on to your seats, as the theme is Python Patrol vs. Slaughters Marauders!

PYTHON PERIL: MARAUDERS TO THE RESCUE!

The COBRA PYTHON PATROL is an elite unit of troopers that have been handpicked for their various tactical specialties. They are expertly trained and equipped for stealth and infiltration missions. They wear unique camouflage grid uniforms to mask their presence, which confuses radar detection systems and allows them to accomplish sinister operations around the globe. 

Using the latest radar absorbing materials and stealth technology, PYTHON PATROL 2.0 rears its ugly head with a surgical strike against their sworn enemy. Led by the nefarious MAJOR BLUDD, they have successfully captured a “Real American Hero” and key member of the G.I.Joe team. 

The SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS unit is called into action to mount a dire rescue mission of their original commander. A fellow Marine Drill Instructor, SGT. SMASHER takes the squad leader position and selects highly specialized soldiers for a fast attack, ground assault into enemy territory to combat these devious COBRA FORCES. 

PYTHON PATROL 2.0 is a dangerous unit, but it will take more than their special uniforms and slitherine nastiness to get the best of the entire SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS team!

The set includes –

  • SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS: Sgt. Smasher, Footloose, Hardball, Mutt & Junkyard, Spirit & Freedom. 
  • PYTHON PATROL: Major Bludd, Python H.E.A.T. Viper x3, Python Lamprey x3, Python Laser Viper x3

There’s also the 12″ Exclusive set, the Green Beret Machine Gun Outpost Boxed Set! There’s so much to talk about, so join us after the break to get in on the GIJoeCon 2018 discussion here on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Club Figure Subscription Service 4 Billy Arboc Preview

Here it is…the figure that many of you have been waiting for! Today via the G.I.Joe Club‘s  website came the reveal of none other than Cobra Commander’s son, Billy! With that said, here’s the scoop from the Club:

COBRA COMMANDER’S SON: BILLY ARBOC

(Based on the never before released G.I. Joe comic book character!)

Includes: NEW head, submachine gun, sword, grappling hook, and figure stand.

The fourth limited edition GIJCC Figure Subscription Service contains a variety of fan requested characters from all eras of the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe A Real American Hero series. This assortment includes classic 80’s, 90’s, international, and a never before released character to add to your modern era action figure collection.

Upon subscription completion, you will receive a bonus carded 13th mystery figure with the last shipment. Each single carded action figure features the highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories to accomplish any mission! Please note that colors, accessories and body styles are subject to change. We will be filling in all pictures before the subscription period ends.

Quick side note from the Club –

Hey Guys!

His last name is required for trademark and it’s an anagram for COBRA. This figure does not include a backpack because his sword fits into a slot on the back of the harness… and knowing is half the battle!

Billy has been a highly requested figure for many years…but will this be your definitive Billy? Sound off in the [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22945-G-I-Joe-Club-Figure-Subscription-Service-4-Billy-Arboc-Preview&p=172181#post172181]G.I.Joe Club FSS 4 Billy Discussion Thread[/url]!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 4 Registration Temporarily Suspended

Well, there’s a bit of disappointing news to share with those of you that are still interested in signing up for the GIJCC’s FSS 4.0. The G.I.Joe Collectors Club just sent out the following e-mail regarding registration –

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Hello all-

We are temporarily suspending the order period for the GI Joe Collectors’ Club FSS 4.0 until after BotCon, due to the implementation of the new credit card security protocols.  Unfortunately, the new protocols require that we do an update on our FSS server and software, and we need time to implement and test the new version. The timing is unfortunate, as we were unaware that the current software was not going to be compatible with the new protocols.

 All of the existing orders are fine.  All new orders will have an adequate order period when we turn the system back on, so no worries.  We are also going to temporarily suspend the release of the figure images until we restart the order period. Again, if you have already placed your order, it is fine, and you will not need to do anything when we restart.  We also checked with the manufacturer and the extension of the order period will not affect the delivery date.
We will send out an email notice when we resume the order period.  The upside is that the total order period will be longer than originally planned.
Thanks for your understanding,
Brian
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We’ll keep you posted as new info is received…but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be any time soon.

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G.I.Joe Club Figure Subscription 4.0 Pathfinder Preview!

The folks over at the G.I.Joe Club have posted a teaser image of Pathfinder! The G.I.Joe Jungle Assault Specialist will be available as part of the Club’s 4th Figure Subscription Service.

From the Club –
The fourth limited edition GIJCC Figure Subscription Service contains a variety of fan requested characters from all eras of the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe A Real American Hero series. This assortment includes classic 80’s, 90’s, international, and a never before released character to add to your modern era action figure collection.Upon subscription completion, you will receive a bonus carded 13th mystery figure with the last shipment.Each single carded action figure features the highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories to accomplish any mission! Please note that colors, accessories and body styles are subject to change. We will be filling in all pictures before the subscription period ends.

Make sure to join us for discussion on Pathfinder and all other Figure Subscription Services on the [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22702-G-I-Joe-Club-Figure-Subscription-4-0-Pathfinder-Preview!]Cobra Island forums![/url]

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G.I.Joe Club FSS 4 Law and Order Teaser Reveal!

The [url=http://www.gijoeclub.com/forums]G.I.Joe Club[/url] has posted a teaser image of Law & Order, who will be available as part of the Club’s 4th Figure Subscription Service.

G.I. JOE MILITARY POLICE & K-9: LAW & ORDER

(Based on the 1987 G.I. Joe action figure!)
Includes: removable helmet & vest, submachine gun, nightstick, K-9 with leash, pistol with suppressor, and figure stand.

From the Club –

The fourth limited edition GIJCC Figure Subscription Service contains a variety of fan requested characters from all eras of the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe A Real American Hero series. This assortment includes classic 80’s, 90’s, international, and a never before released character to add to your modern era action figure collection.Upon subscription completion, you will receive a bonus carded 13th mystery figure with the last shipment.

Each single carded action figure features the highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories to accomplish any mission! Please note that colors, accessories and body styles are subject to change. We will be filling in all pictures before the subscription period ends.

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