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viceroyhaako@hotmail.com
06-20-2016, 08:55 PM
Yes, I'm already going to talk about it. I want to speculate about what the exclusives may be. No rumors, I didn't go to this year's con or anything, I'm just throwing out ideas...

BF 2000-the only sub team they haven't done (Slaughter's Marauders were done by BBTS technically...OK, they haven't done several like Sonic Fighters and Mega Marines but...)

80's fill in the gaps-there are several from 87-89 that haven't had a modern sculpt. Crystal Ball, Fast Draw (PLEASE!!!), Marine Gung Ho, Super Trooper (!!!), all the drivers, Globulus, Royal Guard (don't think I want a Cobra La theme, don't think they'll really go there, since we have Pythona now (or maybe they'll go there BECAUSE of her)), about half of the 88 basic line up, most of the 89 line up (and we don't have SM Mutt, Sgt Slaughter, or Spirit based on v.1)

Best of the 90's-heck we had ECO Force, why not some of the other 90's neon stuff? I mean how about a cool Mega Marines story, with a Mega Monsters 2 pack? What? It's feasible! Or, Rock Viper with the correct head, Capt. Grid Iron, Laser Viper, Rampart, Sub Zero, Rapid Fire, Sonic Fighters (SSF?), Incinerators, 91 Mercer, CC and Snow Serpent

Battle Corps-94 Viper in FSS 5 could be an indication of more Battle Corps figures...

Drivers-how about a big set of drivers (like the old school mail-in sets), do them right, and give us a plausible story as always, maybe have some of the one-shots like Wild Card and Skidmark, Hot Seat, Long Range, Steam Roller, and Cobras like Sea Slug, Secto Viper, Vapor, Decimator, a better Motor Viper, WORMS, Ice Viper, Gyro Viper, etc

VvsV/Spy Troops-lots of good gold in these lines. The most underrated years of GI Joe, and I'll concede that some of the figures were terrible, like no-articulation Kamakura, and the Joes with buttons on their backs (Duke, Gung Ho) that Hasbro practically apologized for by re-issuing them with normal articulation later. Spy Troops would be an awesome theme, as there could be Joes dressed as Cobras and vice versa, but please don't have switchable heads, the Arctic BAT (and the 25th BAT, oddly enough) lost his head right out of the package! Snapped off at the neck. The switchable heads always make me nervous. How about doing either the armor thing like Spy Troops did, or making them (gulp) switchable head figures...

Sgt Savage/Extreme-hear me out. Not saying they should just take the Sgt Savage and Extreme figures from 20 years ago and repaint them, but look at the FSS Iron Klaw figure they did, and the new Steel Raven. Come on, we like those figures. Let's have Inferno, General Blitz and the Iron Stormtroopers, and the other ones that never made it like the Extreme girl (Mayday? Was that her name?), and maybe even some figures based on some of the comic characters like the Jekyll/Hyde character from the short lived Extreme comic...

97-2001 figures-Hasbro was testing the waters with these, and even though quality was in the toilet, we still bought the heck out of them.

GI Joe vs Cobra line-again, new sculpt, no o-rings, nobody liked them, maybe I'm nostalgic, but I remember the thrill of seeing the new Neo Vipers and Wet Suit. And how can you not like the Moray's head?

DTC-well, maybe just a few of these. This was a sort-of low point for Hasbro in my opinion, even though the vehicles were cool. Maybe get a Munitia figure, but the rest I can do without...

Comic/Cartoon figures-let's have some of the characters we never had before! Hector Ramirez! Satin! Billy!...wait...OK, Billy in his Boy Scout and ninja outfits! Blind, Hard and Soft masters! Night Creeper Leader from the 90's toon! How about the Games Master! Just repaint a Kingpin for that one....

OK, I've rambled on enough. Thoughts?

kwo_bubba@hotmail.com
06-20-2016, 09:16 PM
I'd love to see Sgt Savage and Extreme characters done in the current scale. If they were done well, I'd buy. Cobra La would also be fine with me but I don't think we'll see it due to tooling costs. Sonic Fighters I love but most of those are easy repaints that could fill some FSS slots. I think seeing those would be unlikely as there doesn't seem to be any demand for them. Star Brigade would be another win for me, but again, the tooling there would make it tough. It'll be interesting to see what all they go for the next two years.

j_yoders@hotmail.com
06-20-2016, 11:16 PM
hard and soft master were already in a two-pack.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-21-2016, 06:45 AM
hard and soft master were already in a two-pack.

Hard Master was packed with apprentice Snake Eyes. Unless you are talking about another 2-pack

kelty11@verizon.net
06-21-2016, 10:09 AM
Here are some thoughts from an earlier post:

Here are my hopes for the next two cons
2017 - Cobra-La Vs. Battle Force 2000
2018 - DEF Vs. Headhunters or a SAF/ Red Shadows Set or a Star Brigade Set (Sky Patrol was pretty awesome and love to see what the club can do with Star Brigade).

boudro72@yahoo.com
06-21-2016, 10:20 AM
Star Brigade vs Laser Vipers.....

kelty11@verizon.net
06-21-2016, 03:25 PM
Star Brigade vs Laser Vipers.....

Here's One:
Star Brigade Vs. Cobra Star Force (or something)
Con Set: Payload (original style), Countdown, Duke, Robo-Joe, Effects, Space Shot, Cobra Commander, Cobra Blackstar, 3 Laser-Vipers, 4 Astro-Vipers,

3-Pack: TARGAT
Paradrop: TARGAT Officer (gold Star Brigade Version)

I have to give the rest some thought.

Josiahdongraham@gmail.com
06-21-2016, 07:35 PM
I would LOVE a G.I. Joe Extreme set. They could do Sgt Stone (reuse duke's head no new parts required), Sgt Savage (also could be done with no new parts, Freight (repaint new heavy duty figure head?), Black Dragon (new head), Metal Head (new head), Quick Strike (reuse Stalker head and give removeable sunglasses from baroness?). The bad guys could be Rampage (reuse existing head chuckles would work great!), Inferno (serpentor head), and Wreckage (new head, bat lower arm?) and 6 Scar troopers (new head) this set would only require 4 new heads the last set gave us three plus two for the souveniers. This would be a great opportunity to further incorporate the Extreme team into the current GI Joe story. The club has done a great job doing this with Scar but unfortunately there is no explanation for how and why the Extreme team coexists within the joeverse.

viceroyhaako@hotmail.com
06-21-2016, 08:10 PM
Man, I forgot about Star Brigade! That would be awesome!

Vehicles could be Stellar Stiletto, maybe a Joe and Cobra one, Invader, reuse the mechs for the Gears and Techno Viper mechs, and maybe have some other Joe/Cobra vehicles to be space ships, like maybe the stealth jet they just had for Cobra this year, the ROC Night Raven, SHARC, Firebat, or possibly come up with a completely new one?

Other Cobras/Joes: BAAT, Sci Fi, Armor Tech Destro, Ozone, maybe 2 different versions of Astro Viper (original and SB, and maybe the Shadow Viper version too).

Ahh, wishful thinking....

viceroyhaako@hotmail.com
06-21-2016, 08:15 PM
How about a concept theme? Like the Spy Troops 3 pack we never got, or the 95 Joes and Cobras we never got to see, maybe some of the newer concept figures we still haven't seen yet (although we did finally get the Python Croc Master)...

Or a training theme? Maybe a Big Boa with some Cobra trainees (not 8 identical Cobras, though, maybe have one be a Viper with removable helmet with Mercer underneath!), and a Joe Trainer (Sgt Slaughter could return...) with some trainees like Lightfoot, Recoil, Rampart, Super Trooper, and Fast Draw, and have the exclusive packs be other recruits like Rapid Fire, Sgt Savage, whatever.

kelty11@verizon.net
06-22-2016, 10:16 AM
I would LOVE a G.I. Joe Extreme set.

Never liked Extreme, but this would be an awesome surprise. It would send the internet trolls and haters into a coma.

efvogler3rd@yahoo.com
06-22-2016, 01:03 PM
I heard there was no survey this year, so maybe it's up to the forum to steer the club in the right direction this time. :)

I love new characters, but to appease the most Fans, Golobulus is the elephant in the room. Personally I would be partial to a Red Shadows/Action Force set, but until Cobra-La gets done the nerd Rage will consume us all.

So Golobulus and 3x Guards with Crystal Ball. I can't think of another troop builder that works here though. Maybe some VvV troops like RazorClaw, or Coil Crusher, or Venoumous Maximus?

Vs

Battle Force 2000. Sure not really ever opponents, but it would work fine and has shown up before plenty of times as the requested set yet to be done.

Maverick/Dodger/Blocker/Blaster/Knockdown/Avalanche/Dee-Jay

Big Lob parachute figure
Sgt. Slaughter Vs Nemesis Enforcer
Footloose, Mutt, and a new character 3 pack

DEF Vs Headhunters is just as popular though

viceroyhaako@hotmail.com
06-22-2016, 01:36 PM
You know what would be horrible and cool at the same time? If they did a 12" ARAH set, and a 3 3/4" Adventure team set (kind of like how they did the Joe Colton small figure with the 12" figure before). That would not only make both sets of collectors want both sets, but it would almost guarantee a sell out on both sets, and give some people some of the things they've been wanting (more 3 3/4" AT sets, vehicles).

12" Joes could be Lady Jaye, Scarlett, Jinx, Cover Girl, vs Zarana, or they might do a cliche of CC vs Duke.

I say it would be horrible because I'd go bankrupt buying both sets and exclusives!

Ninja Force could work, but we've got most of Ninja Force (from the first wave anyway) already. If they did a Ninja Force, we'd have to have Dojo, Bushido, Banzai, Snake Eyes, Night Creeper, Zartan, Orange Slice (the ninja, not the drink), and Red Ninja (repainted Dice). That's only 8 characters, which leaves 7 slots left just for the boxed set, unless you get 6 of the Night Creepers and Red Ninjas, which leaves 3 spots open. I suppose some of the Shadow Ninja versions could be included, but would have to be Nunchuck and Storm Shadow (unless we wanted 2 Snake Eyes, Slice, Bushido, or an extra Night Creeper). The other option to fill the 3 spots would be to have Black Dragon and maybe a BD Trooper or two, or possibly some other ninja from the new sculpt era.

DEF has been done but not with a ME version. I'd love to see a ME Gristle and Long Arm. I suppose a repaint of Bullhorn, Shockwave and Low Light would be done, if we're going with the SWAT team version from a few years ago. DEF was great for me as a kid, but the only ones I'd be excited about would be Headman, Long Arm (who was only DEF in Australia), Shockwave (DEF version), and Headhunters. I suppose Cutter and Bulletproof would be ok, and I never was crazy about that version of Mutt. Maybe Mace? HH Stormtrooper? Maybe we could get something besides the Hammer repainted again. I've got 3 versions of that jeep now!

BF 2000 is at the top of my list though, they were originally supposed to be fighting Destro, and we've had the Iron Grenadiers 3 or 4 times already for a con set, and I don't need anymore of them. I guess Cobra La would be good, as long as we got a good Golobulus and good Royal Guards. Maybe a Cobra Commander scientist just for kicks? Or possibly a CC with multiple eyes, or snakeified?

I agree, a Big Lob ME figure would work too. How about also including Golobulus' thingie he rode in? Maybe have that as a figure spot in the box?

axonrey@gmail.com
06-22-2016, 02:15 PM
i hope that when big lob is made, he's not a con only exclusive

kelty11@verizon.net
06-23-2016, 11:39 AM
I heard there was no survey this year, so maybe it's up to the forum to steer the club in the right direction this time. :)

If that's true let's try to steer the club in the direction of a few areas of focus.
Apparently Cobra-La is off the table for moments so let's concentrate on:
Star Brigade
DEF/Headhunters
Battle Force 2000
SAF/Red Shadows
These are top on my wish list, but other ideas would be great as well.

We should all put together realistic ideas for sets and vehicles and keep posting them on the forum.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-23-2016, 12:19 PM
There might not be a survey, and the Club might not be legally allowed to make Cobra-La because maybe Hasbro has already chosen the Con set themes for next two years? There way of bridging us from JoeCon to HasCon and introducing us to the shared Universe. If that is the case a Star Brigade set is a possibility since there are Aliens in the shared Universe, and Cobra-La is either completely disavowed after Pythona (who may have her origins retconned into the new mythos) or plans at retail as part of the Universe. Plus as someone else pointed out Cape Canaveral is not far away...

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-23-2016, 12:57 PM
DEF vs. Headhunters would be great. I think the figures that should be included have been covered/are obvious, but there are some good vehicle options too. The Rhino or Ninja Combat Cruiser would make good SWAT/urban combat vehicles. Water Moccasin in white could be the Sharc 9000 for Cutter. Headhunters could have the ROC Steel Crusher. Smaller vehicle/attendee freebie could be one of the Retaliation motorcycles painted as a police bike.

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-23-2016, 01:17 PM
Instead of just naming old sub teams let's see what else we can come up with. The con set always features a comic with an original story about the characters in the set (another reason not to make an 87 movie set, they want to write a new story not just retell the movie) so if you could write a comic about it, then you can make it into a box set.
I'm not going to try to make up a whole story here, but there could be some special mission to an exotic location (jungle, desert, arctic, underwater, whatever) where Joes and Cobras battle. In the Sunbow series they were always racing around the globe to recover parts of the weather dominator or something.
For example an arctic set could feature some ARAH figures that we haven't seen in modern era, or you could put any characters you wanted in cold weather gear.

GI Joe:
Led by Flint (easy, Flint head on any cold weather body)
& Lady Jaye (make a new vest accessory to look like women's size winter coat)
Blizzard (probably needs a new head or helmet at least)
Sub Zero (Low Light head with Snow Job hood)
Snow Storm (new head/helmet or possibly reuse a helmet)
Iceberg v2 (with masked head and new alternate unmasked v1 head!)

Cobras:
Major Bludd (don't have an arctic version of him yet do we?)
& Baroness (re use same new coat as Lady Jaye)
pick whatever Cobra vipers you want to see repainted in white arctic camo

See, I even did that without making too many new parts. Might not make much sense to have this set in Orlando, but since when did the convention set have anything to do with the location? Or have the convention up north in 2018.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-23-2016, 01:25 PM
Some of us are hoping the set fills in early year holes. But I agree that the Club can pick a mission... Give us Hardball, Backstop, Downtown, and the other 87-90 that haven't seen an ME update yet. ...

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-23-2016, 04:13 PM
Some of us are hoping the set fills in early year holes. But I agree that the Club can pick a mission... Give us Hardball, Backstop, Downtown, and the other 87-90 that haven't seen an ME update yet. ...

You want some more 87-90 Joes, how about this? (I've had this idea before, not sure if I posted it anywhere on this forum or not)

Cobra Armored Vehicles vs. Joe Infantry Heavy Weapons

Cobra is moving a column of armored vehicles through the jungle to invade (insert name of made up helpless country here). To minimize collateral damage the Joes can't respond with a full on assault. Instead they send a small team of heavy weapons specialists to sabotage the enemy vehicles before they complete their mission.

Joes:
Capt. Grid Iron
Fast Draw
Hardball
Downtown
Backblast
Recoil

(Heavy Duty and Salvo would be here, but it looks like we are getting them this year anyway, unless the Salvo isn't close enough to the ARAH v1)

Cobra:
WORMS x3
Motor Vipers x3
(Not sure who else would be in the Cobra set, it's mostly vehicle drivers so far, so we need some good exclusive vehicles for them. Ninja Combat Cruiser in vintage Stinger colors, 25th MOBAT in Cobra Blue, something to replace the Maggot...)

rjhiii@sover.net
06-23-2016, 04:19 PM
You want some more 87-90 Joes, how about this? (I've had this idea before, not sure if I posted it anywhere on this forum or not)

Cobra Armored Vehicles vs. Joe Infantry Heavy Weapons

Cobra is moving a column of armored vehicles through the jungle to invade (insert name of made up helpless country here). To minimize collateral damage the Joes can't respond with a full on assault. Instead they send a small team of heavy weapons specialists to sabotage the enemy vehicles before they complete their mission.

Joes:
Capt. Grid Iron
Fast Draw
Hardball
Downtown
Backblast
Recoil

(Heavy Duty and Salvo would be here, but it looks like we are getting them this year anyway, unless the Salvo isn't close enough to the ARAH v1)

Cobra:
WORMS x3
Motor Vipers x3
(Not sure who else would be in the Cobra set, it's mostly vehicle drivers so far, so we need some good exclusive vehicles for them. Ninja Combat Cruiser in vintage Stinger colors, 25th MOBAT in Cobra Blue, something to replace the Maggot...)

This works for me! Even though we have the ME of the "Motor Viper ie Nitro Viper" I would love the update to be color accurate...

rjhiii@sover.net
06-23-2016, 05:03 PM
Instead of the Motor Vipers you could throw in Track Vipers and maybe (if the mold still exists) and updated color Hiss II?

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-23-2016, 05:11 PM
Instead of the Motor Vipers you could throw in Track Vipers and maybe (if the mold still exists) and updated color Hiss II?

Yes I was thinking the Motor Vipers would be a more accurately colored Nitro Viper repaint, but you can throw in any Cobra vehicle driver/support crew you want. That is the advantage of this kind of set. How about a team of Laser Vipers riding around on the back of these tanks?
An updated Track Viper and a black HISS II would be awesome. They pulled the old Wolf mold out of somewhere, so maybe some other old vehicles would be possible too.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-23-2016, 05:22 PM
I don't remember foo pegs on the HISS II so it might not even need to be retooled, just painted. Laser Vipers are another highly requested figure as is TARGAT and Nullifiers. The possibilities, and best it closes the number of updates in the last four prime years of the original run.

viceroyhaako@hotmail.com
06-23-2016, 10:23 PM
The HISS IIB was a Joe con exclusive a few years ago, and the HISS II has old foot pegs on the back. But, it doesn't need to be changed necessarily, as we still have our old school Joes that could fit on it. There's also the HISS IV from the Joe vs Cobra years, both versions (which is essentially the same vehicle with a different turret and different deco).

The Heavy Armor idea is cool, and so is the idea of having heavy Joes like Fast Draw in the mix. don't forget Lightfoot! He may not have heavy weapons, but he did have that little tank thing, which I always used as a rolling bomb (I think that's what it said it was on his package?). Maybe have other Heavy Duty Cobra characters, like

WORMS
Track Viper/Nitro Viper
HEAT Viper (battle corps version)
Laser Viper
Incinerators
Road Pig (SSF version)
Flak Viper (v. 1 and 2)
Crimson Guard Commander (Battle Corps version)

vehicles: HISS II
Maggot (if available)
Imp and/or Adder (if available)

Joes: Monster Blaster APC (can be renamed)
Warthog
Raider (I know, but I can wish!)

Road Pig can be on a rampage or something, looking for Zarana, and Cobra Commander sent out a heavy assault squad to capture him before the Joes discover their secret plans (whatever they are). Crimson Guard Commander is tasked with the team to find and neutralize Road Pig, who stumbles into the Joes, demanding Zarana's release (and the Joes are confused because they don't even have her).

The Joes then do the "I knew Cobra was up to something" thing just as CGC comes into the clearing, not realizing the Joes are there.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-23-2016, 10:47 PM
Defeats the purpose of filling in holes from 87-90 to complete the oldest years first. And the little threaded robot for Lightfoot was a mine scanner

viceroyhaako@hotmail.com
06-23-2016, 11:19 PM
Mine scanner, bomb, whatever. Imagination rules when you're a kid.

On a related to this topic note, I posted a poll to see what everyone would want to see in 2017. Not an official poll, but I tried to get most of the ones mentioned. Had to combine a couple of different things to fit them all in. Have at it, maybe the Admins will look at it and get an idea about what to do for next year if they don't already have the ball rolling on it...

rjhiii@sover.net
06-24-2016, 07:47 AM
I think you will find we have diverse tastes because there are 35 yrs of the little guys and 50 yrs overall of toys to choose from. What this tells me is 2 yrs ISN'T ENOUGH!!!!

charlesbarry1975@hotmail.com
06-29-2016, 12:47 AM
I'm all in for the G.I.Joe Extreme them set. Tiger hawk helicopter. Thunder Fury Tank would be nice.

kelty11@verizon.net
06-29-2016, 11:10 AM
Here's another one:

DEF vs. Headhunters
Bullet Proof
Cutter
Shockwave
Mutt and Junkyard
Law (Battle Corps)- another name could be used
Headman
Gristle
Headhunter Commander (BC Corps Ver with Green Pauldron) He could be named "Brutus" which was the Brazilian name for the Headhunter character.
Headhunters x4
Headhunter Stormtroopers x3

DEF SWAT Team: Long Arm, Mace and Muskrat
Cobra 3-Pack: Hotwire, 2 Headhunter BATs

DEF VAMP 4x4
Sharc 9000 (based on Water Moccasin)
DEF Ghost Hawk with BC Wild Bill
Doom Cycle (attendee souvenir)

fostereben@gmail.com
07-14-2016, 12:36 PM
I also say DEF vs Headhunters and I like your line up.




Here's another one:

DEF vs. Headhunters
Bullet Proof
Cutter
Shockwave
Mutt and Junkyard
Law (Battle Corps)- another name could be used
Headman
Gristle
Headhunter Commander (BC Corps Ver with Green Pauldron) He could be named "Brutus" which was the Brazilian name for the Headhunter character.
Headhunters x4
Headhunter Stormtroopers x3

DEF SWAT Team: Long Arm, Mace and Muskrat
Cobra 3-Pack: Hotwire, 2 Headhunter BATs

DEF VAMP 4x4
Sharc 9000 (based on Water Moccasin)
DEF Ghost Hawk with BC Wild Bill
Doom Cycle (attendee souvenir)

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
07-14-2016, 02:31 PM
Here's another one:

DEF vs. Headhunters
Bullet Proof
Cutter
Shockwave
Mutt and Junkyard
Law (Battle Corps)- another name could be used
Headman
Gristle
Headhunter Commander (BC Corps Ver with Green Pauldron) He could be named "Brutus" which was the Brazilian name for the Headhunter character.
Headhunters x4
Headhunter Stormtroopers x3

DEF SWAT Team: Long Arm, Mace and Muskrat
Cobra 3-Pack: Hotwire, 2 Headhunter BATs

DEF VAMP 4x4
Sharc 9000 (based on Water Moccasin)
DEF Ghost Hawk with BC Wild Bill
Doom Cycle (attendee souvenir)

Okay, this has come up often from enough people, and we pretty much universally agree on who should be in the set, so is should be official. DEF vs Headhunters next year. I really like your idea of a Headhunter Officer/named character with alternate colors. If I could make any changes to your suggestion (and we are really just arguing details here, the basic premise is great), I would move Long Arm and Mace into the box set, change the Headhunters from x4 to x3, and move Law into a DEF 2 pack with Muskrat. Reasoning: Long Arm and Mace are 'new' characters and will be wanted by more people so there should be more of them made and more readily available in the box set. Since 2011 the club has been pretty consistent with 6 Joes in the box set and x3 of each troop builder figure. A 2 pack of Law and Muskrat would still be popular (when was the last time any figure based con exclusive pack did not sell out?) but not everyone would need them since we already have 2 other versions (including v1) of each character.
A DEF Vamp and Sharc 9000/Water Moccasin would be very cool vehicles. As an alternate to the Ghost Hawk, is there another vehicle option for the Headhunters? How about a Headhunter version of the Cobra Rage/Fury vehicle? http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/10/fury/
The only other question is who would the paradrop figure be for this set?

rjhiii@sover.net
07-14-2016, 03:53 PM
Personally, if we are only going to have two Cons and two more FSS. The Headhunters and DEF are extremely low on my list... :(
I would still buy them to support the Club's efforts, but I would be HUGELY disappointed...

kaljzl0824@yahoo.com
07-14-2016, 04:07 PM
Cobra La all day!!

rcmejia@gmail.com
07-14-2016, 10:07 PM
It's going to be in Orlando Florida . 1 hour away from cape canaveral. I'm hoping something to do with space. Like my defiant

kelty11@verizon.net
07-15-2016, 11:22 AM
Okay, this has come up often from enough people, and we pretty much universally agree on who should be in the set, so is should be official. DEF vs Headhunters next year. I really like your idea of a Headhunter Officer/named character with alternate colors. If I could make any changes to your suggestion (and we are really just arguing details here, the basic premise is great), I would move Long Arm and Mace into the box set, change the Headhunters from x4 to x3, and move Law into a DEF 2 pack with Muskrat. Reasoning: Long Arm and Mace are 'new' characters and will be wanted by more people so there should be more of them made and more readily available in the box set. Since 2011 the club has been pretty consistent with 6 Joes in the box set and x3 of each troop builder figure. A 2 pack of Law and Muskrat would still be popular (when was the last time any figure based con exclusive pack did not sell out?) but not everyone would need them since we already have 2 other versions (including v1) of each character.
A DEF Vamp and Sharc 9000/Water Moccasin would be very cool vehicles. As an alternate to the Ghost Hawk, is there another vehicle option for the Headhunters? How about a Headhunter version of the Cobra Rage/Fury vehicle? http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/10/fury/
The only other question is who would the paradrop figure be for this set?

I agree with your suggestion of moving Long Arm and Mace into the set so that more people could acquire them. A cobra Rage with some sort of Headhunter-themed troop builder, such as an Alley-Viper with Headhunter markings (a tribute to the 1997 Cobra Rage set) would also be a good choice. I'd still like to see BC Wild Bill incorporated somehow as his deco was rocking a law enforcement vibe (via COPS). Alternatively, Wild Bill could be the para drop figure as I can't really pick any other airborne character that would fit (correct me if I'm wrong - it's hard sorting through hundreds of figure choices).

kelty11@verizon.net
07-15-2016, 11:24 AM
It's going to be in Orlando Florida . 1 hour away from cape canaveral. I'm hoping something to do with space. Like my defiant

Although I've pushing DEF in several above posts I share a similar feeling that Star Brigade might be the set for 2017 (although some of the scuplts might be hard as Hasbro never released any space-based characters in the ME style (not even 1991 jet pack Hawk).

j_yoders@hotmail.com
07-15-2016, 11:56 AM
Cobra La vs. anybody. Who wants to get in on my visit to the see the Country Bears while we're in town?

robertmsmith65@yahoo.com
07-16-2016, 08:44 AM
I would like to see
1. M.a.s.k. tie in wishful
2. Cobra LA not allowed
3. Battle force 2000
4. Oktober guard redo
5. Sea featuring seal versions of torpedo, shipwreck, tracker, deep six, cutter wetsuit vs cobra lamprey's divers etc
6. Original team in greens featuring gen flagg

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
07-16-2016, 09:37 AM
I would like to see
1. M.a.s.k. tie in wishful
2. Cobra LA not allowed
3. Battle force 2000
4. Oktober guard redo
5. Sea featuring seal versions of torpedo, shipwreck, tracker, deep six, cutter wetsuit vs cobra lamprey's divers etc
6. Original team in greens featuring gen flagg

I know that Club personnel has stated they cannot do a Mask set and do not have rights to any Hasbro properties except GI Joe and Transformers (until the end of the year anyway). Maybe with the transformers club ending they will try to expand into something like a Mask club, but with Hasbro starting this shared universe, I doubt it would happen.
I'm not sure where this Cobra La not allowed thing came from. Someone will have to remind me if this is true or a rumor.
I'm curious, what do you want done differently with the Oktober Guard set? The last con set seemed to cover those characters pretty well.

robertmsmith65@yahoo.com
07-16-2016, 09:43 AM
I know that Club personnel has stated they cannot do a Mask set and do not have rights to any Hasbro properties except GI Joe and Transformers (until the end of the year anyway). Maybe with the transformers club ending they will try to expand into something like a Mask club, but with Hasbro starting this shared universe, I doubt it would happen.
I'm not sure where this Cobra La not allowed thing came from. Someone will have to remind me if this is true or a rumor.
I'm curious, what do you want done differently with the Oktober Guard set? The last con set seemed to cover those characters pretty well.
They said in questions section they are not allowed for cobra LA, with the guard set would like a re release

robertmsmith65@yahoo.com
07-16-2016, 10:34 AM
I know that Club personnel has stated they cannot do a Mask set and do not have rights to any Hasbro properties except GI Joe and Transformers (until the end of the year anyway). Maybe with the transformers club ending they will try to expand into something like a Mask club, but with Hasbro starting this shared universe, I doubt it would happen.
I'm not sure where this Cobra La not allowed thing came from. Someone will have to remind me if this is true or a rumor.
I'm curious, what do you want done differently with the Oktober Guard set? The last con set seemed to cover those characters pretty well.
They said in questions section they are not allowed for cobra LA, with the guard set would like a re release

rjhiii@sover.net
07-16-2016, 11:22 AM
I'm not sure where this Cobra La not allowed thing came from. Someone will have to remind me if this is true or a rumor. .

The Club said the could not "legally" make a suggested Cobra La set "now" on the official JoeCon page. The assumption is that Cobra La is off the table, but the truth is it could be only a piece they can't do from the suggestion. Like the Renegades Coyote, or SGT Slaughter. The Club after saying too much originally decided to stay quiet on the follow up questions...

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
07-16-2016, 01:25 PM
I never saw that Cobra La thing myself. I tried checking the Joe Con page and Facebook, but still couldn't find it. Thanks though.

As for Oktober Guard, I don't think they will make one of their last 2 con sets (potentially) a re release of a previous con set that was already re released.

rjhiii@sover.net
07-16-2016, 05:13 PM
Joe Con post June 19

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1380139828667853&id=278579735490540

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
07-16-2016, 06:57 PM
Thanks for the link. I believed you but it is interesting to see what was actually said. We'll probably find out what this means eventually.

kelty11@verizon.net
07-27-2016, 02:25 PM
Here's an update to my Star Brigade set proposal:

Star Brigade Vs. Cobra Star Force (or something)
Con Set:
Payload (1987 or '89 colors)
Countdown (1989 Colors)
Duke
Robo-Joe
Effects
Space Shot
Cobra Commander
Cobra Blackstar (Astro-Viper Commander)
4 Astro-Vipers
3 Laser-Vipers

3-Pack: TARGAT
Paradrop: TARGAT Officer (gold Star Brigade Version)

Vehicle 2-pack Stellar Stiletto with Star Viper Vs. Starfighter with Sci-Fi
Cobra Invader with '94 Tecno-Viper
GI Joe Crusader would be the ultimate prize or Armor Bot ('04 Defense Mech) with General Hawk (either Star Brigade style or 1991 style).
Avenger Scout Shuttle with Gears
(Assuming any of these molds are still available)

There really aren't that many space-based vehicles or ones that could pass for space based.

Any other ideas???

science_mrk@yahoo.com
07-31-2016, 11:40 AM
What about the POGO? Wasn't that a space vehicle?



Here's an update to my Star Brigade set proposal:

Star Brigade Vs. Cobra Star Force (or something)
Con Set:
Payload (1987 or '89 colors)
Countdown (1989 Colors)
Duke
Robo-Joe
Effects
Space Shot
Cobra Commander
Cobra Blackstar (Astro-Viper Commander)
4 Astro-Vipers
3 Laser-Vipers

3-Pack: TARGAT
Paradrop: TARGAT Officer (gold Star Brigade Version)

Vehicle 2-pack Stellar Stiletto with Star Viper Vs. Starfighter with Sci-Fi
Cobra Invader with '94 Tecno-Viper
GI Joe Crusader would be the ultimate prize or Armor Bot ('04 Defense Mech) with General Hawk (either Star Brigade style or 1991 style).
Avenger Scout Shuttle with Gears
(Assuming any of these molds are still available)

There really aren't that many space-based vehicles or ones that could pass for space based.

Any other ideas???

kelty11@verizon.net
07-31-2016, 12:25 PM
Thanks. I think the Cobra Invader was a reissue of the Pogo (please correct me if I'm wrong).

Rguthei1@twcny.rr.com
07-31-2016, 01:35 PM
Not to worry LKelty the Cobra Invader was a reissue of the Pogo (and when you think about the Lunar Excursion Model from the Apollo days (which I wasn't alive for) A perfect use of that mold in fact it's a better use of that mold than the original use)

kelty11@verizon.net
08-01-2016, 11:02 AM
I think the Pogo would look great in the Star Brigade colors (white/blue like the Starfighter).

Off topic, but I always loved the Space -themed sets from Fisher Price's Adventure People (Alpha Probe Space Ship, Interceptor and Alpha Star). I had tons of those in the late 80's and 90's and always incorporated them into my Joe Missions.

boudro72@yahoo.com
08-02-2016, 11:39 AM
Star Brigade vehicle ideas??
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/ghosthawk/ or http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/10/ghosthawk/ I like the second one, recolor it and "launch' from Lunar Base..hahaha
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/skysweeper/ but they did use the Skysweeper this year so prolly not.
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/10/steelmarauder/ for Power Master w/Hawk?
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/11/polarsharc/ use instead of the Invader

Cobras:
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/gunship/ use in lieu of Stellar Stilleto
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/crimsonhydra/ of course it just got used as well.
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/mantis/ well if the SHARC can fly, why cant the Mantis be redeco to be used in space, lose the fans
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/10/deviant/ to fight the Joes PM, comes with redeco Techno Viper
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/14/ecostriker/ Moon Buggy..hah


freebie??
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/rocketpack/
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/10/flightpod/


and these are just a few ideas that would take minimal work to recolor or rearm.

ATBotts78@gmail.com
08-03-2016, 08:12 AM
BattleForce 2000 vs Red Shadows (we need modern era versions)
BattleForce 2000 vs pretty much anybody.
BattleForce 2000 vs Major Bludd and his Skull Busters Squad

rjhiii@sover.net
08-03-2016, 09:32 AM
Speaking of Red Shadows- Galactic Plastics has done a beautiful set of customs, and included the parts recipe on their FB page. Unfortunately, I don't think the Club will have access to all the parts. One of the advantages of having access to other lines sculpts...

kelty11@verizon.net
08-14-2016, 12:33 PM
Let's start speculating about the theme of 2017 convention based on the newly reveal logo.

I read on other sites that some fans think it might be a shattered glass set because of the prominence of the Cobra and AT logos. I certainly hope this isn't the case as we only have 2 more years to get characters from the remaining special teams.

I still think it might be Star Brigade or DEF based on the colors of the 2017 logo.

Thoughts? Opinions?

kwo_bubba@hotmail.com
08-14-2016, 03:32 PM
If it's Shattered Glass, I'll be saving a lot of money next year.