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    March 2017 updates

    We are working hard on the final items for the con set and hope to have pictures of pre-production figures in the next couple of weeks.

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    Check your membership to make sure it is current. We found out the store was not sending out the cc decline notices... this has been corrected. Log into gijoeclub.com/shop and go to My Account to check your end date and CHECK that you have selected the FREE figure size you want for this year. 12" or 3 3/4".

    if you have friends that want to join and get one of these FREE figures, they must have an active membership by March 16, 2017

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    Please tell all your Exhibitor/Dealer friends that the discount for multiple booths for the con expires on March 15. There is a $25 per booth discount for multiple booths until that date.

    Figure set sales are progressing as normal and there are not a whole lot of loose sets left. There is a larger number of boxed sets and we are still good on these. All of the American Hero Golden Ticket passes are sold.

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    Pre-Orders are up for the 12" Super Joe, Darkon, and the 3 3/4" Female Troopers. These will arrive here this month. Order at gijoeclub.com/shop

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    For you FSS subscribers, because the shipment we have been waiting on got held up in customs AGAIN... we are going to ship the figures that say #4 this month and next month you will finally get the figures marked #2. We were beginning to think these were never going to get here. First the factory had a problem with one of the pieces and had to remake some of them, then the ship was 2 weeks late leaving, then customs wanted to inspect the container....

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    Convention registration deadline is May 31st. The hotel still has rooms at the higher rate for Thursday-Saturday nights.

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    can you say or not if this container also had the FSS 5.0 transformers

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    This is going out to all active and former members:

    We have extended the deadline for you to be eligible for this year's FREE membership figure until Wednesday at noon, March 22.

    We believe that some of you didn't get your decline emails when the auto-renewal ran. We are asking EVERYONE who thinks they have a current membership to go to the store, click on My Account and log in.

    After you log in, click on the Customer News tab. Under the Subscription News banner (bottom of page) the system will tell you if you have a current membership or not. If not, just add the one you need to your cart and check out.

    Don't forget to check under the Customer Contact tab that the correct FREE figure is chosen: 3 3/4" for Big Lob or 12" for the Arcane Adventurer: Man of Mysteries. This is your last opportunity to change your selection for this year.

    Thanks for taking time to double check your account!

    Brian

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    Thanks for the updates! On the topic of convention sets, is there any chance the club will offer any of the attending items to the members who cannot make it to the con? Even if they were at a slightly higher price I think it beats searching ebay for the things I'm missing out on.

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    Thanks for the updates! On the topic of convention sets, is there any chance the club will offer any of the attending items to the members who cannot make it to the con? Even if they were at a slightly higher price I think it beats searching ebay for the things I'm missing out on.
    I totally agree. Being disabled makes it extremely difficult to travel. I personally ended up paying over $100 for Air Raid on ebay about 3 months ago. And I still haven't been able to complete the 15 figure set.

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    Unless you live within driving distance of where the actual 'con is at, it's still cheaper to just buy the exclusives online if you weren't going to the 'con for the camaraderie, panels and stuff anyway. Particularly with it at Disney this year. Even if you have a relative in Florida who will put you up for it, you'd still have to pay at least $200 for a plane ticket and several hundred dollars in cab/uber fare to and from the venue just to get the exclusives. The homefront heroes set costs the same whether you go or not and you can save that travel money to buy the exclusives afterward on the auction sites. This also, paradoxically, incentivizes con-goers to buy multiples at the show as they can at least sell them to defray the costs of travel.
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    Much as I wish the club would offer the souvenirs for sale to non-attendees, I have to agree with jyoders19 about over-all cost. Last year I spent $410 for the set, $135 for Heli-Vipers, $125 for Skymate/Cloudburst, and $130 for Freefall (should have waited on that one as it now averages about $90 bagged or carded). Total of $800 (far less than the $2500+ needed for hotel rooms, travel, food, etc). Annoying as it is buying them off ebay, it isn't that bad of a deal.
    Last edited by kelty11@verizon.net; 03-23-2017 at 10:06 AM.

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    I totally agree. Being disabled makes it extremely difficult to travel. I personally ended up paying over $100 for Air Raid on ebay about 3 months ago. And I still haven't been able to complete the 15 figure set.
    guess I am just confused............isn't the box set from last year still available on the site......why are you trying to completely build a set on the aftermarket??

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    skoorcard, I 100% relate to this. I am disabled as well. Collecting joes is one of those things that keeps me sane. I would love to have a chance to purchase convention items because it's near impossivle for me to attend physically. I'd even pay a slight markup, I'd rather give my money to the club instead of scalpers.

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    well, skoor and dev if either of you guys are interested, I know a guy who may be having extras, he got a GT just to get in without lines. Now is looking for people who may want the exclusives.