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kelty11@verizon.net
05-13-2016, 10:53 AM
Now that the convention is about a month away I'd like to start speculating as to what souvenir items we will see this year.

Here's my list (including some near-impossible ideas)
1. Sky Commandos Set- Skymate, Cloudburst and either Spirit or one of the S. American Joes. I am not discounting Spirit at this point since the tools exist from the TRU and BBTS versions, but I would rather it be a character we haven't seen before.

2. Cobra 2 or 3-pack - TARGATS (a perennial request from members) or Laser Vipers (these were in the concept case a few years back and they would make great anti-aircraft troopers).

3. Sky Hawk with Major Altitude (would be cool since Interrogator is in FSS 4)

4. Sky Sharc and/ or Sky HAVOC with Aguia Commando or Albatroz

These are my unrealistic wishes:

5. Sky Raven (2009 tool) with Ghostrider

5. Re-deco of Missile Storm Copter (as a FANG II), Battle Hornet or Night Adder with Gyro-Viper (afterall the original Sky Dive was a repaint of that Character). The original FANG II would be icing on the cake, but the mold has probably been destroyed (However Hasbro did pull the Wolf-mold out in '15)

6. Paradrop - Heli-Viper (I hope it is not Freefall as he would be near-impossible to find after the convention)

Thoughts? Suggestions?:)

Rguthei1@twcny.rr.com
05-13-2016, 12:04 PM
I'm betting Aguia Commando and Albatroz (sp)as two Pack
Sky Commandoes highly likely
Sky Hawk (probably the final extra piece from box set)
Major Altitude (Sky Commandoes set)
Sky Sharc potential
Sky Havoc (hope not will skip if it is)
Sky Raven (wouldn't surprise me)
5. Gyro viper maybe the rest no chance
6. Tough call

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
05-13-2016, 01:06 PM
I want a gyro viper with a cobra eaglehawk, even though it will make my wallet cry!!!
Maybe the renegades black dragon, as a fang II W/ heli-viper; that would be cool.

Thompson.hunter58@yahoo.com
05-13-2016, 04:37 PM
Heli vipers and id be willing to bet miney that freefall will be the para figure... Id be upset that id have to pay 8 bazillion bucks for it, but im sure hes going to be the para figure

kelty11@verizon.net
05-14-2016, 10:38 AM
Heli vipers and id be willing to bet miney that freefall will be the para figure... Id be upset that id have to pay 8 bazillion bucks for it, but im sure hes going to be the para figure

The only reason I suggested Heli-Viper is that Retaliation Night Viper tool already exists whereas Freefall would need a new headsculpt unless they use the Ripcord/Altitude mold from the Attack on Cobra Island Set. Also, the club would need to produce at least 2000 units of Freefall to avoid what happened with NF Crazy Legs.

This last group of souvenirs needs to be produced in much larger numbers to avoid massive speculation on ebay - check out the recent Botcon Megatron which sells for almost $1000 on ebay!!!! (absurd).

pedro1861@yahoo.com
05-15-2016, 02:23 PM
3 pack...................
1) Heli-Vipers
2)T.A.R.G.A.T.S.
3) Air Vipers (Version 1) (2003 Convention San Francisco0
4) 3 Action Pilot Austronauts

2 Packs
1. Aquia Commando and Albatroz (Brazilian)
2. Weasel vs Wild Bill

3. I definetely do not want a trooper as the paratrooper figure.

cb72572@yahoo.com
05-16-2016, 05:33 AM
I know it won't happen but I would love to get a Hardtop/Payload 2 pack.

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
05-16-2016, 08:02 AM
Both Aguia Commando and Albatroz contain Sneak Peek parts, so I could see this as an exclusive 2 pack. Spirit, Skymate and Cloudburst would make a cool 3 pack. Spirit should be easy, since a ME mold already exists, but not so sure about Skymate & Cloudburst.

j_yoders@hotmail.com
05-17-2016, 09:20 AM
I just think with the theme of this convention that we NEED a Wild Weasel/Wild Bill two pack. AKA, the Wild Boyz.

kelty11@verizon.net
05-17-2016, 09:43 AM
Both Aguia Commando and Albatroz contain Sneak Peek parts, so I could see this as an exclusive 2 pack. Spirit, Skymate and Cloudburst would make a cool 3 pack. Spirit should be easy, since a ME mold already exists, but not so sure about Skymate & Cloudburst.

I'll be very disappointed if we don't get Mjr Altitude, Sky Mate and Cloudburst as the club would be able to offer a complete relatively complete set of 90's airborne characters.

science_mrk@yahoo.com
05-18-2016, 01:10 PM
Here's hoping we get a chromed Firebat. Cloudburst, Skymate, Maj Altitude, Spirit. Maybe Heli-vipers (Snow serpent mold) I chromed newer Sky Raven (POC) or maybe the club will completely surprise us with something totally new that has never been part of sky patrol. See you all in Colorado.

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
05-18-2016, 05:00 PM
I'll be very disappointed if we don't get Mjr Altitude, Sky Mate and Cloudburst as the club would be able to offer a complete relatively complete set of 90's airborne characters.

I've heard others say that there will be more exclusives this year, but I don't know the source of that info. I hope the club pulls out all the stops for this last hurrah!

kelty11@verizon.net
05-19-2016, 09:04 AM
I've heard others say that there will be more exclusives this year, but I don't know the source of that info. I hope the club pulls out all the stops for this last hurrah!

I'm thinking maybe a few more individual characters in order to wrap things up, but not too many as I will be forced to buy them all on the secondary market.

kelty11@verizon.net
06-17-2016, 09:01 AM
Here was list of souvenir predictions from the first post and a list of what's being offered:
1. Sky Commandos Set- Skymate, Cloudburst and either Spirit or one of the S. American Joes. I am not discounting Spirit at this point since the tools exist from the TRU and BBTS versions, but I would rather it be a character we haven't seen before.
2. Cobra 2 or 3-pack - TARGATS (a perennial request from members) or Laser Vipers (these were in the concept case a few years back and they would make great anti-aircraft troopers).
3. Sky Hawk with Major Altitude (would be cool since Interrogator is in FSS 4)
4. Sky Sharc and/ or Sky HAVOC with Aguia Commando or Albatroz
5. Sky Raven (2009 tool) with Ghostrider
6. Re-deco of Missile Storm Copter (as a FANG II), Battle Hornet or Night Adder with Gyro-Viper (afterall the original Sky Dive was a repaint of that Character). The original FANG II would be icing on the cake, but the mold has probably been destroyed (However Hasbro did pull the Wolf-mold out in '15)
7. Paradrop - Heli-Viper (I hope it is not Freefall as he would be near-impossible to find after the convention)

2016 Souvenirs:
1. Sky Commandos 2-pack (Skymate and Cloudburst) YES!!!
2. 3-Pack - Heli-Vipers - Very Cool; I love the copter packs.
3. Sky Sweeper - Interesting re-issue of the ROC vehicle. You know, I always wondered what a Sky Patrol Firebat would look like.
4. Sky Striker - Another Skystriker repaint (although very cool) That's 7 Sky Strikers over 5 years or so. ROC Sky Raven would have been cooler but maybe the mold no longer exists.
5. Cobra Hydra w/ Aero-Viper - The figure was a complete surprise another great addition to my 1989 collection
6. JUMP Packs (SP and ADDERS)
7. Freefall - Paradrop (Bagged and Carded).

The vehicle choices were surprising as the Club chose to add new aircraft to the SP hanger rather than issue newer versions of the Sky Hawk, Sky Sharc, Sky Raven and Sky Havoc. Now I have to dust off my vintage Sky Hawk and maybe hunt down the Sharc, Havoc and Raven.

I am still surprised that Major Altitude, TARGAT, Aguia Commando or Albatroz were not part the Con line-up, but there is still FSS 5.0.

GIJCC - well done; Going out with a bang!!!:)

giants5680@yahoo.com
06-17-2016, 09:38 AM
I absolutely love the Sky Striker. It is awesome.

Slamgod7140@hotmail.com
06-17-2016, 10:35 AM
I have to say, I am very much liking the Skystriker myself. Can't do the price though. Not now any way.

kelty11@verizon.net
06-17-2016, 11:17 AM
I am holding off on buying the Sky Sweeper, Hydra and Sky Striker for now. I don't know if I can justify $140-$155 for Air Raid (although he is a must have for the Sky Sweeper).

Matthew.stoops@wmich.edu
06-17-2016, 12:09 PM
What's the 12" Souvenir?

viceroyhaako@hotmail.com
06-17-2016, 01:49 PM
Got a guy at the con for me, it's costing around $800 for all of the con figures and vehicles and other stuff. Better than paying twice that on evil bay...

kelty11@verizon.net
06-17-2016, 02:04 PM
I don't think there are any 12" souvenirs this year.

I reluctantly plopped down a significant amount this morning on the Sky Commandos, Heli-Vipers and Freefall on the outside chance that they skyrocket in price over the next month or so. This hasn't been the case the last two years, but you never know since it is the last Convention.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-17-2016, 02:15 PM
I think a treasurer chest.

science_mrk@yahoo.com
06-17-2016, 02:18 PM
12 inch add on was an additional treasure chest. Nothing spectacular honestly for a $350.00 set. The con exclusives and set is are absolutely awesome. ATM the carded Pythonas are gone more still at the club home base. Hydra is "Sold OUT" everything else is still available as of noon today but going fast.

j_yoders@hotmail.com
06-18-2016, 11:29 AM
Am I the only one who's a little unimpressed? The Hydra is a straight repaint of two different ROC and POC vehicles and, meh, a chromed firebat? The glider figures could have been cool if they'd included the big, fiberglass gliders we had as kids but, alas, they're just backpack gliders. The best thing I've seen so long is the Sky Patrol and Cobra Air Force branded jetpacks.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-18-2016, 01:22 PM
The best thing I've seen so long is the Sky Patrol and Cobra Air Force branded jetpacks.


The jet packs were the only thing I wasn't impressed enough to buy

j_yoders@hotmail.com
06-18-2016, 01:31 PM
The jet packs were the only thing I wasn't impressed enough to buy
Buy me some. I'll take yours for face.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-18-2016, 01:38 PM
I bought through someone going to the Con. I'm a Homefront hero guy.

viceroyhaako@hotmail.com
06-18-2016, 08:54 PM
I was told by the gentleman who went to the con for me that Hasbro renewed the contract with the Joe club till 2018 about 2 weeks ago, and the next con will be at Disney World. Anyone confirm that?

kwo_bubba@hotmail.com
06-18-2016, 09:17 PM
I was told by the gentleman who went to the con for me that Hasbro renewed the contract with the Joe club till 2018 about 2 weeks ago, and the next con will be at Disney World. Anyone confirm that?

It's true on both counts