2008 Special Guests!
was the G.I. Joe Product Manager for the Real
American Hero line of toys when it started. Kirk’s
job back in 1982 was to bring this new action
figure concept to market. If you want to hear
the early details, Kirk is your man! Kirk was
also immortalized as the face of LAW in the G.I.
Joe line! Don’t miss this chance to meet
him and hear his stories in person.
Ron Rudat started
working for Hasbro Toys in 1971 in the Art Department.
He worked for Hasbro
for 28 years designing toys for various product
lines including G.I. Joe. In the ‘70s he
package design illustrations for accessories and
instructional line art for the Adventure Team
In 1980 Hasbro started work on their "new" 3 3/4"
Real American Hero - G.I. Joe and it became Ron's
"tough assignment" to design these new figures.
Ron continued designing figures through the 1987
assortment. In addition, he designed accessories,
vehicles, weapons, and many of the logos. Ron
is the designer who created the famous Cobra Logo!
Don't miss meeting him at the show where he will
have concept art, original drawings and much,
Dave Dorman began
working with the Hasbro R&D department in
the mid 1980's. He was hired as a freelance artist
to produce presentation paintings for their designers.
These paintings were never published outside of
Hasbro as they were for internal use only. Dorman
produced over 100 paintings during the 1980s/1990s
of our Real American Hero.
Today, Dave continues to produce art for many
different companies including Hasbro licensees.
His work can be seen on boxes, promotional art,
and in product designs. He painted this year's
Search for the Sasquatch box art!
Don't miss the opportunity to meet Dave and see
for the first time quite a number of his "lost"
G.I. Joe art pieces. Also, get your box signed
while you are at the show!
Meet these Special Guests
Live & in Person at the Show!