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funpubincadmin
06-14-2017, 09:25 AM
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The GIJCC Staff are all geared up in Florida for the official GIJoeCon.

Please use this thread to discuss the convention souvenirs and announcements as they are revealed at the show. Also, keep watching the official GIJoeCon.com (http://www.gijoecon.com) website and Facebook page for our photos of the exhibitor showroom, special guests and events.

skoor.cr@gmail.com
06-15-2017, 09:29 PM
Any news on the HEART WRENCHER and DREADNOK STINGER yet?

Rguthei1@twcny.rr.com
06-16-2017, 06:48 AM
My Question for the masses is what Figure from the Exclusives revealed yesterday do you think is a definite Hilight of the convention.
For me I'd have to say DeeJay and BAckstop

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-16-2017, 06:48 AM
There has to be something to reveal at the club panel tomorrow, right? They have already shown FSS 6...

arock1922@yahoo.com
06-16-2017, 07:41 AM
Could they possibly reveal the FSS 7.0 lineup only with reveals coming as soon as the last shipment of 6.0 delivers?

krob73@yahoo.com
06-16-2017, 07:44 AM
I think we'll hear about the Heartwrencher and vehicle offering (possibly photoshop mock-ups), FSS 7.0 lineup, and another 3-pack.

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
06-16-2017, 08:29 AM
We're probably going to get an update and timeline for a 3 pack of Night Stalkers and possibly WORMS.

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
06-16-2017, 08:37 AM
As far as this year's con exclusives,

The Vector jet looks nice!
Deejay & Backstop were expected; Corrosao is a pleasant surprise!
Laser vipers are nice, but I would've preferred they were a club exclusive, over a con exclusive.

I'm not a big vehicle collector, so the snowmobiles & rocket packs don't do anything for me. That said, the only vehicle I will be actively after will be the Cobra Sky Serpent. The main reason is because it comes with a figure. I realize that would drive up the cost of a large vehicle, but if the snowmobiles or rocket packs came with a figure, I'd be more inclined to pursue them.

Not getting Overkill or Hotwire is disappointing; but at the same time, I'm glad those 2 figures are not limited to con exclusive quantities.

Rguthei1@twcny.rr.com
06-16-2017, 09:41 AM
I tend to have my primary Designated Agent pick up most of the exclusives for me. This years skipped exclusive was the Vector.

My one disappointment was the way people could buy multiple Carded Big Lob's since my primary Agent was supposed to buy me one so that Brad Sanders could autograph it.
Hopefully when the Club Staff gets back to Fort Worth and posts the remaining Carded BL's that some will be autographed for a Reasonable price

kelty11@verizon.net
06-16-2017, 11:06 AM
I agree with you on all points.
1. Vector Jet is wonderful and the Conquest mold was a great choice.
2. Deejay 2-pack is also wonderful. When I saw "Ultimate Enemies" I immediately thought Deejay vs. Overkill, but Corrosao is a pleasant surprise. - Just plucked down $117 on Ebay for this.
3. Backstop - love this figure. Hate to see that it is so expensive on Ebay at the moment.
4. Laser-Vipers - great 3-pack, but also disappointed that another 80s/90s trooper is a Con Exclusive (SAW, Frag & Annihilators are the others). They look kind or naked without their laser packs. - Just spent $160 for these on Ebay
5. Sky Serpent - Not that interested in the vehicle, but I will need the Laser-Viper Officer.
6. Snowmobiles and Jet Packs - Interesting, but I will only buy if the price crashes to a little over retail on Ebay.

Overall, I would say the offerings this year are pretty good. They are not as well coordinated, theme wise as 2016.

dgarlit@gmail.com
06-17-2017, 07:13 AM
Just want to echo many other's sentiments, wish that Laser Viper 3 pack could be open for the whole club....

kelty11@verizon.net
06-17-2017, 10:55 AM
I'd love a carded version just to get that great 90's artwork.

charlesbarry1975@hotmail.com
06-17-2017, 05:37 PM
The exclusive look great, but those inflated prices on eBay are making me ill. I'll wait for the buzz to settle a little first.

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
06-17-2017, 06:52 PM
So, despite the large number of BATS in this year's con set; we still managed to get 13 new characters from this year's con.
1. Avalanche
2. Backstop
3. Blaster
4. Blocker
5. Deejay
6. Dodger
7. Knockdown
8. Maverick
9. Corrosao
10. BATS V1.8
11. BATS Squad Leader
12. Laser Viper
13. Laser Viper Officer

Out of the 13 figures, which are your favorites?

Honorable mention goes to the Joe Declassified, vintage O-ring inspired Sightline figure.

I have to say, I like Blocker best. Blaster and Dodger, as well as Backstop & and Laser Viper turned out great!

skoor.cr@gmail.com
06-17-2017, 10:21 PM
Maverick then Dodger and Blaster. I just wish they all had removable helmets, if they did then it would be more difficult to choose.

j_yoders@hotmail.com
06-19-2017, 12:41 AM
Reveals for FSS 7 sounded awesome: Crystal Ball, Shattered Glass Tomax and (as the club figure) Rock n' Roll's 2nd version and Heartwrencher and a Dreadnok Stinger Jeep as the club purchase vehicle. I'm glad all of those will be available to the whole membership.

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
06-19-2017, 08:09 AM
Hey club admins., just throwing this out there. The headsculpt on Xamot was a little too big, when you do Xamot, is it possible to adjust his headsculpt accordingly, and throw in a correct size Xamot head?

skoor.cr@gmail.com
06-19-2017, 11:17 AM
I like this idea but that means 2 new head scults instead of one.

kelty11@verizon.net
06-19-2017, 11:40 AM
Any photos from the club panel this year? Haven't seen them online yet.

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-19-2017, 03:13 PM
Wow, two more FSS waves after 6! Can't wait to see who the rest of the figures are. Hopefully we get the most requested figures. No sense saving the most popular choices and spreading them out now if this is it.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-19-2017, 03:27 PM
No retail product should mean all the tooling is available as well one would think...

troysheets2001@yahoo.com
06-20-2017, 04:21 PM
They all came out better then I expected. I really like Dodger and both Deejay and Corraso.

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
08-09-2017, 12:40 PM
I just picked up the Sky Serpent w/ Laser Viper Officer from the club store. The figure is a cool build, but I don't recognize where his rifle came from. Anybody out there know the source or is it a newly tooled weapon? It looks like it might be a Star Wars weapon, but I'm not sure.

arock1922@yahoo.com
08-10-2017, 02:51 PM
I haven't seen it in great detail but it looks like that's one of the rifles that came with Anthony "Flash" Gambello from the Rise of Cobra line.

bassistcarlos@sbcglobal.net
08-11-2017, 07:12 AM
I haven't seen it in great detail but it looks like that's one of the rifles that came with Anthony "Flash" Gambello from the Rise of Cobra line.

Correct you are sir, good find! That's one of the ROC figures I never picked up.
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