Ryan Reynolds unveils Deadpool movie costume!

Holy Hannah!  Ryan Reynolds just revealed the Deadpool movie costume!

Look, I get it– this is a G.I. Joe site and Deadpool is a Marvel Comics character.  However, on occasion I like to share some of my other geeky interests be it Jonny Quest, James Bond, or, in this case, my obsession with the Merc with a Mouth.  (Just look at how many cameos he makes in reviews around here!)

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This costume is SPOT ON!  Seriously– this is jsut what I had hoped for but didn’t dare dream was possible!  Full-on fanboy nerd meltdown right now!  Plus, in typical Deadpool fashion it was revealed in as irreverent a fashion as possible!

It’s far too long until the movie comes out but be sure to follow @DeadpoolMovie on Twitter to stay abreast of the latest Deadpool movie news!

Just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s the leaked test footage that was responsible for the movie FINALLY receiving a green light!

The ‘Poolman crashes into theaters on February 16, 2016!   What do YOU think of this costume reveal?

G.I. Joe Resolute DVD back in stores!

G.I. Joe Resolute DVD

G.I. Joe Resolute is back on shelves of Walmart stores!

The micro series debuted on Cartoon Network’s website back in 2009 as a series of 10 minute webisodes.  Penned by writer Warren Ellis, Resolute took a decided darker tone with the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero mythos that included the off-screen deaths of several core characters.  It also featured what may be the first definitive animated footage of G.I. Joe characters using weapons that fired actual bullets!  (Yes, I realize that there are shots in Sunbow that show shell casings but the weapon’s discharge is still indicated to be laser beams.)

G.I. Joe Resolute spawned a few action figures and then POOF!  It was gone!  Whatever the intent behind the project was it certainly wasn’t a long-term marketing push.

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Review: 2012 G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Footloose

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JBL has a brand-new guest review of the 2012 G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Footloose renewal figure!

No, you didn’t step through a wormhole and land back in 2012!  Long-time G.I. Joe fan (and hopefully frequent JBL contributor) Otto “The Otter” Phillips offered to lend a hand and contribute some guest reviews to help fill in the backlog here at JBL HQ!

His first feature is a childhood favorite that received an updated version as the 2012 G.I. Joe Collector’s Club membership renewal figure.  Was Otto happy with this figure?  Did it live up to the nostalgia of his childhood?

Check out the review over at the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Review Index and find out one Joe fan’s opinion!

Were you a fan of Footloose?  Would you like to see more contributions from Otto?  Let us know in the comments below!

Joe Con 2015: Registration is LIVE!

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Yo Joe!  Joe Con 2015 registration go!!!

No more words are needed!  Go and register for Joe Con 2015 now!

After all of the delays, after all of the “will they/won’t they” of the past few days, registration for the event is finally live.  With just 14 days until the first day of officially sanctioned activities, Joe Con 2015 ties last year’s event as having the latest registration opening.

For more information on the total convention experience, visit GIJoeCon.com.

 

 

Joe Con 2015 Registration will be TODAY! (Wednesday)

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The Joe Con 2015 registration updates are threatening to overwhelm the news feed at this point.   According to the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, registration will go LIVE some time today.
Here’s the most recent update from the Club:

Hello everyone,

As we prepare for tomorrow’s registration.  Just a few additional notes:

Please note that there are NO non-member options this year (even though it’s in the brochure, the backup solution won’t support this).   Everyone will have to be a member of the Club in order to register for the Attending or Non-Attending packages.  Exhibitors, you will only need to be a member to register for packages.  Booths and Tables do not require a membership.  If you are not a member, you will be able to join at the same time.

There will be 2 different sites.  One will be for the Registered Packages.  The other will be just for the Exhibitors to register for their booths.  Exhibitors, if you want convention packages as well, you will need to use both sites.  For the booths and tables, there are no worries as we have enough space to accommodate everyone that needs an Exhibitor package.  The Exhibitor site may not come up at the same time as the Registered Attendee site.

Please ensure that you go slowly and pick the correct items. The only way we will be able to make changes for you is to cancel your registration and let you start over.  This is a limitation of the software.  Again, the software will let you break every rule as there is no way for it to limit anything.  However, as stated yesterday and earlier today, we will be reviewing every registration before we approve it.  Tomorrow’s instructions will tell you how you can tell if you have been approved as there is no way to send you an approval email.  There is no need to call or email us until after Friday if you have not seen your registration approved.  You will be able to tell this by logging back in.  This system will take us longer than normal to check so for tomorrow’s registrations it may take as long as 3+ days to review them all.

Attending registration will only be available for 5 days.  It will be turned off on Sunday night around 7pm Central Time.

Non attending:  We will get to you next week.  We are holding back an allotment of boxed sets and some loose sets for you as well so there will be some available.  Please note that most of these items are allocated to the attending members.   If there is anything left after the convention, it will go in the club store.  Because of the dock workers slow down and the back-up in China, we will not ship the non-attending sets to you until June.

Again from yesterday:

Unfortunately the backup solution doesn’t have total flexibility to edit registration mistakes as it is half computer and half manual.  Therefore, please read the brochure again.  Go slowly during the registration process, and please DON”T pick the wrong items that are not allowed per the brochure.  We will review and approve or disapprove each registration.  The only option we have for errors is to delete the registration and let you start over, which could cause a supply issue if someone else gets the item before you re-register.

Just a quick note on some of the rules:
Golden Ticket packages can only have 1 GT Aide with them.
Golden Ticket packages can order the other boxed sets as well if they want more than one boxed set.
American Hero and/or General’s packages can have up to 4 aides.
For the 3 3/4″ loose sets, you are only allowed one loose figure set per boxed set.
Don’t pick the Thursday Class and the Thursday Walking Tour as you can’t be in 2 paces at the same time.
Please make sure you put in the proper field (on the registration) all of the package holder’s name(s) and which package they are assigned to.
The software doesn’t know any of these rules, so it’s up to you to follow them (as we do know the rules).

Thanks for your patience and we apologize for any issues the delay has caused you. 

Brian

At this point, my advice is to keep checking the official Joe Con 2015 website throughout the day.   We’ll provide any updates as we have them as well.

Good luck to all who are trying to get into the Custom Class or who want to purchase the illusive Golden Tickets this year.

Joe Con 2015 registration will NOT be today

Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs Iron Grenadiers

There’s no need to wear out your F5 keys today. Registration for Joe Con 2015 will NOT be going live until possibly tomorrow.

Here’s the latest from the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club:

REGISTRATION UPDATE

We are still working on getting a system up. It won’t be today so you can relax. We have some minor things to fix in the alternate sign up method program.

So, take the evening off, relax, and get ready for the mad rush to register for Joe Con 2015 tomorrow!

And now you know!

Joe Con 2015 Registration Update

Joe Con 2015

Joe Con 2015 begins in 15 days and we have our first actual update as to when registration will go “LIVE”…

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club sent out the following email last night to its member list:

Hello everyone,

At this point, we have very little faith that the programming company will finish the new software enough for registration to take place with the new version.  We are very disappointed in this company and will be taking the appropriate action after the convention.  We are diligently working on implementing our back-up plan.  

We are planning to bring one or the other online either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.  Please note that non-attending packages will NOT be available until we close the attending registrations (which will only be open a few days).

Unfortunately the backup solution doesn’t have total flexibility to edit registration mistakes as it is half computer and half manual.  Therefore, please read the brochure again.  Go slowly during the registration process, and please DON”T pick the wrong items that are not allowed per the brochure.  We will review and approve or disapprove each registration.  The only option we have for errors is to delete the registration and let you start over, which could cause a supply issue if someone else gets the item before you re-register.

Just a quick note on some of the rules:

  • Golden Ticket packages can only have 1 GT Aide with them.
  • Golden Ticket packages can order the other boxed sets as well if they want more than one boxed set.
  • American Hero and/or General’s packages can have up to 4 aides.
  • For the 3 3/4″ loose sets, you are only allowed one loose figure set per boxed set.

Don’t pick the Thursday Class and the Thursday Walking Tour as you can’t be in 2 paces at the same time.
Please make sure you put in the proper field (on the registration) all of the package holder’s name(s) and which package they are assigned to.
The software doesn’t know any of these rules, so it’s up to you to follow them (as we do know the rules).

Thanks for your patience and I assure you we are more upset than you are….

Brian

PS. The store will be offline until after registration is complete.

 

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Joe Con 2015 – No Update on Registration

Joe Con 2015

Joe Con 2015 is now 19 days away!  In the words of Homer J. Simpson: “WOO HOO!”

As of this afternoon, there has been no update on when registration will go “live.”   The Club’s last update which was published on Wednesday of this week only gave the following information:

Hello Club Members!~

LESS THAN 7 HOURS LEFT IN THE WINTER CLEARANCE SALE!  CHECK OUT WHAT’S LEFT!  ENDS AT 5PM CENTRAL TIME TODAY!

Check it out at GIJoeClub.com/shop!

Also, no registration update yet.  We are waiting on the next code push to see if it solves the remains issues.  

Have a great week,

Brian

This isn’t without precedent.  For the past few years, registration has been delayed closer and closer to the actual start of the convention itself.  The reasons given typically involve updates to the system, problems with the programmers, new fix builds, etc.  Each year the fans that attend the convention find themselves waiting closer and closer to the actual start date of the event to commit to their attendance.

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Sharpshooter recreates G.I. Joe Retaliation trick shot

Remember this scene from G.I. Joe Retaliation?  You know– where Roadblock and Duke have a post-operation shooting contest to determine whether Roadblock takes his next promotion or if Duke babysits Marvin’s daughters?

Well, it seems that professional sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss wanted to put the scene to a Mythbusters-style test and determine if it was possible to shoot out the flame from a candle.   Was she successful? Continue reading

G.I. Joe FSS 3 Shipment 4 is Inbound!

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G.I. Joe FSS 3 Shipment 4 is inbound!

It would seem that the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club is doing their best to get caught up on the FSS shipments as shipment #4 has seemingly deployed early!  Of course, with Joe Con 2015 scheduled to occur in just under a month, the Club most likely wouldn’t be able to process shipments as normal at the end of the month.

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