Hide your Barbies. Here comes Joe.America’s favorite fighting man, action figure G.I. Joe, gets a flag raised in his honor at The Great Texas G.I. Joe Show V.
This G.I. Joe collectibles convention takes place Saturday and Sunday, February 7th and 8th at the ArlingtonConvention Center in Arlington.
Enthusiasts from all over the United States come to salute Joe and celebrate the legacy. More than 70 dealer tables will be offering Joe-related merchandise, including figures and accessories from all eras. Collectors track down rare pieces, and uncover an arsenal of fun and fascinating toys. These include vintage and new G.I. Joe, Sideshow Toys, 21st Century, Dragon and much more. Watch as fans display their own creations in the various action figure customizing contests. Step up to the Tank Rodeo and plow a radio-controlled Stuart Tank through an obstacle course. Attend a workshop on how to totally trick out your 1:6 scale figures and vehicles.And don’t forget the free stuff! Door prizes will be handed out every hour to those who sign up at the front table. Who knows, you might walk away with a G.I. Joe figure!
The Great Texas G.I. Joe Show V. Admission: $5, $10 per family, free to the military with valid ID. Parking: $5. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., February 7; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., February 8. ArlingtonConvention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX. www.greattexasgijoeshow.com