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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #15 on: April 5, 2013, 08:17 AM »
wow, a lot of this stuff at this Con is really cool.  Too bad it costs so much and is such and exclusive.  I would buy them at retail.

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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #16 on: April 5, 2013, 12:58 PM »
Will definitely be skipping the Boomer now- just dropped $38 shipped for a Frag-Viper.  :P

I'm happy the stuff is being made at all, so there's that. I'm grateful somebody was willing to break up the boxed set so I didn't have to buy the whole thing just to get a Frag-Viper.

I have to wonder how well a Night Force set would have done at retail, even as an exclusive. Probably better than some of the Retaliation stuff, which doesn't seem to move at all at my local WM.
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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #17 on: April 5, 2013, 08:43 PM »
wow, a lot of this stuff at this Con is really cool.  Too bad it costs so much and is such and exclusive.  I would buy them at retail.

That's what I said back in 2002, and since then exclusives have increased in number and gotten more expensive. I wouldn't say they killed my interest in GI JOE collecting, but they contributed to me not collecting "modern style"/Generation 3. Half or more of the figure released this year will be fan club exclusives (con or subscription).

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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #18 on: April 7, 2013, 07:46 PM »
Some of those Concept Vault figures need to be made.  Big time
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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2013, 11:50 PM »
I think I have just about everything posted from the GI Joe Con this past weekend.  You can get to it from the front page of my site or go to the all of the Con articles here:

http://imperialholocron.com/?cat=454

It was a fun time, there was a ton of stuff to buy.  I came home with a couple vintage vehicles, including an APC for a great price.  That's one I never had as a kid but always wanted and was able to find one in perfect shape.  Picked up a couple vintage figures, an AT 12" piece and the 12" Convention souvenir.  Also snagged the new Iceberg figure, the paradrop KRE-O Hit & Run figure and the accessory set for the membership figure that will be shipping in a month or so.

There was a decent crowd but it wasn't packed, you could get around and spend time sorting through booths to look for stuff without problems.  The dinner Sat night was excellent and I had fun at the casino night but came up short for buying anything at the auction.  I guess I didn't know what to expect on that end.

My main complaint was missing out on several of the souvenirs even though I wasn't that far back in line when the Club store opened on Friday.  I don't even think they need to adjust the limits, I just wish they'd make some souvenirs available Thursday night for early reg but keep some back for Friday.  If you buy a Con package and you're there at the store opening on Friday and have no shot at the souvenirs, I think there's a problem somewhere.

I'd love to go again next year but it'll definitely depend on where it is.  I don't think it's a big enough show to warrant flying to, but I'd go anytime I could drive to it.

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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2013, 01:24 AM »
Was watching your coverage all weekend E.  I so want that Chuckles.  He's beyond cool to me.
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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2013, 09:21 AM »
I read somewhere else that they said they will no longer be doing the 5 POA vehicle drivers and that they realized this was a mistake.  You recall hearing that?

ps - wave 3 looks so awesome.  In for the whole case!

pps - I am going to be making custom Predator figures of Dutch and Dillon.  Probably going to be using some of the Rcok figures from this line to do it.  Anyone know if the wave 2/3 versions vests are removable?
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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2013, 02:36 PM »
Yes, Hasbro said during their panel that they're going to find a way to go back to articulated pack-in drivers for the vehicles. 

I have the wave 2 Roadblock but I didn't look to see if his vest is removable.

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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2013, 08:54 AM »
Sad I missed it, more sad that anything new from Hasbro seems to have missed it too.

If Wave 2/3 Roadblock is "battle kata" roadblock, then yes it is removable.

It seems the SDCC exclusive for Joe this year has a good chance of being very expensive.

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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 11:37 AM »


It seems the SDCC exclusive for Joe this year has a good chance of being very expensive.

since it is supposed to have many figures - it sounds very awesome to me.  I can't wait - and I hope I get one of whatever it is!

hehe, and I dont know anything about it....

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Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2013, 07:55 PM »
I posted the video that I took of the Cobra Steampunk diorama from the convention. It won first place in the Medium Diorama contest.

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