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gijoecollector1972@yahoo.com
06-13-2014, 05:58 AM
How many of you went to Joecon this year? Raise your hand.
Now how many of you either posed alone, posed with a friend, or posed with your favorite joe or cobra in front of the explosion backdrop? Raise your hand.
Really! that's awesome!
You know what?
Those darn Star Wars fans have it made.
They get to stand in front of Death Stars or Tie Fighters or Coruscant or Tattooine...
not really fair is it?
http://julianaheng.com/wp-content/images/stgcc2010_sw_cosplay1_s.jpg
and then Hasbro took away our only backdrop, the giant card.
So we decided to take matters into our own hands!

So let's do it up in style next year!
Remember Dusty Crosley? NO? perhaps this will refresh your memory:
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/200H/f/2014/033/a/b/cobra__night_viper_by_dustycrosley-d74waii.jpg
Everyone commented on how spectacular his art is.

Well guess what?
Dusty (gotta love that name) has agreed to do a painted backdrop for Joecon IF the kickstarter is funded.
He has even agreed to let you decide a vehicle to toss into the mix. That is right you get to pick your favorite vehicle to put in the painting if you pledge at a certain level.
Other levels include a print of the design or even a signed print.

We even have a stretch goal to make an even BIGGER backdrop if we hit the goal early.

I think I can persuade Dusty to show us some work in progress sketches if we get close to our goal as well.

This is a great way to show your support for the GIJOE community as a whole, to let them enjoy something pretty cool at the con. We cannot rely on Hasbro to provide all the fun now can we?
So if you want to improve the con experience here is the link to the kickstarter, go now!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162526954/gijoe-convention-large-photo-backdrop

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlZg3jrCUAA9gcR.jpg

rjhiii@sover.net
06-13-2014, 08:08 AM
I would rather kickstart for updated vehicle molds... or another cartoon line to keep GI Joe alive... or a special Club figure set with a large vehicle *cough USS Defiant/Star Brigade* or *cough USS Flagg* or *cough Terror Drome with an array of Cobra Soldiers*

rjbarnhart@zoominternet.net
06-13-2014, 11:09 AM
I think this is a great idea. Thanks Skinny.

gijoecollector1972@yahoo.com
07-01-2014, 08:42 PM
and now with concept art:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162526954/gijoe-convention-large-photo-backdrop/posts
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/200H/i/2014/182/2/8/joecon_photo_backdrop_concept__cobra_terrordrome_b y_dustycrosley-d7otc5f.jpg

gijoecollector1972@yahoo.com
07-11-2014, 06:12 PM
So which do you like batter the Drome? or Joe HQ? Only backers will get to choose!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162526954/gijoe-convention-large-photo-backdrop/posts

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/268/050/7b7093d8e63257c2e1eb8817e449f6d4_large.jpg?1405120 643

manolive@hotmail.com
07-12-2014, 09:42 PM
We're only like 7 backers away from getting this! Come on guys, $10 for a 5x7 of some cool art work really is a good deal. Works great as a background for Joes, or Cobras.

For the record, I want the Terror Drome!

gijoecollector1972@yahoo.com
07-13-2014, 09:06 AM
We made it! We made the goal.
Don't forget we do have a stretch goal to make a 10X10 foot backdrop so if you have not contributed there is still time!
A huge thanks to everyone who tweeted and facebooked and posted and of course backed the art project!

gijoecollector1972@yahoo.com
07-16-2014, 02:53 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162526954/gijoe-convention-large-photo-backdrop/posts/915660

Stretch goal achieved! Awesome news for 2015. We will provide a 10X10 backdrop. Still 24 hours left if you want to help back.

gijoecollector1972@yahoo.com
07-17-2014, 03:43 PM
thank you to everyone who backed or helped spread the word.