GIJoeCon 2018 Guest Announcement – Mr. Larry Selman

The G.I.Joe Collectors Convention Website has been updated with details on a new guest appearing at GIJoeCon 2018, Mr. Larry Selman

LARRY SELMAN was born in Pennsylvania and raised in a military family. Following graduation from York Academy of Art in 1982, he built a successful career in the illustration field, by collaborating with the top art directors and major publishers in New York and around the United States. Establishing a reputation of excellence, several of his illustrations have received prestigious awards and his illustration work has also appeared on the majority of the G.I. Joe Classic Collection packaging.

Larry was involved with the building of the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. He was asked by lead sculptor Ray Kaskey to provide authentic equipment and historical expertise for the sculpting of the 28 bronze plaques that would line the entrance steps to the Memorial.

Now concentrating solely on historical fine art, his original works can be found at the US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas and on numerous other military bases and museums throughout the United States. Larry is the only artist to depict every era of American military history and every branch of service. He has worked with Medal of Honor recipients: Francis Currey and Mitchell Paige, Ranger legend Leonard Lomell, and the famed Band of Brothers, from generals, and highly decorated soldiers and new recruits.

You can see more of his illustrations and projects at: LarrySelman.com

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Just Another G.I.Joe Show Discusses GIJoeCon 2018 Red Shadows Trooper with Special Guest John Russell

Mike from Just Another G.I.Joe Show had an opportunity to sit down with John Russell. John is the conductor of the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Customizing Class and as such, shared details on this year’s Customzing Class Offering – the Red Shadows Trooper! During the discussion, John shared the images that you see shared here, showcasing his build of this year’s awesome offering. Check out the discussion below – 

Are you excited for the final JoeCon Customizing Class and Red Shadows Trooper? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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GIJoeCon 2018 Customizing Class Info Now Available

The Official G.I.Joe Collectors Convention Website has been updated with details on this year’s Customizing Class! It’s been revealed that figure everyone will be working on this year is none other than a Red Shadows Trooper! Here’s the scoop – 

2018 GIJoeCon attendees signed up for the (Sold Out) Customizing Class: You will be adding a much requested character to your squad with our Red Shadows Trooper! Included in the kit this year is a BRAND NEW updated head sculpt by longtime collaborator Gigabread as well as a unique (secret!) original sculpt weapon for completing the figure during the class (also by Gigabread). The kit also includes an AK style assault rifle, torso and hardware, bloused BDU skirt and removable harness and satchel charge.

Full details on the class have been mirrored here, so make sure to Read More below to check them out. Are you excited for the final JoeCon Customizing Class and Red Shadows Trooper? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Membership Incentive Figures Now Available For Pre Order

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out word that the Club Exclusive Membership Incentive Figures for 2018 are now available for Pre-Order! For those that normally pick up a carded figure at JoeCon, here’s your chance to secure one without worry of it selling out at the show! For you 12″ G.I.Joe Collectors, there’s quite the assortment to choose from. The items up for grabs are as follow: 

Now for the fine print: 

Limit 3 per Membership. Order is billed at the time the order is placed. Delivery approximately end of April first part of May.

PLEASE DO NOT ORDER REGULAR STOCKED ITEMS WITH PRE-ORDERS, these items have different shipping dates and in-stock items cannot be held to ship with pre-ordered items. ORDERS WILL BE CANCELLED IF IN-STOCK/PRE-ORDERS ARE PROCESSED ON SAME ORDER.


Will you be getting in on the pre-order? If so, what will you be picking up? Get in on the conversation in progress 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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