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Joe Con 2017: Souvenir list and first look at the set

Joe Con 2017 coverage

Joe Con 2017 has begun and the golden ticket holders have picked up their sets. Thanks to Mike Tinnel of Just Another G.I. Joe Show, we have some information on this year’s souvenir list.  So, without further adieu:

  • BF 2000 Vector Jet (repainted Conquest) – $132.00
  • Cobra Sky Serpent w/Pilot (rumored to be a Black Dragon VTOL) – $95.00
  • BF 2000 Marauder Snowmobile 2 Pack (repainted Polar Battle Bears) – $64.00
  • Cobra Laser Vipers 3 Pack (concept case version from a few years ago) – $80.00
  • Ultimate Enemies 2 Pack (two pack of DeeJay and his Brazilian repaint Corasao, an Eco-Warriors foe) – $58.00
  • Cobra B.A.T. Rocket Glider 2 Pack (rumored to be the Cobra Jet Pack) – $58.00
  • Battle Force 2000 weapons pack – $13.00

This year’s attendee exclusive is a red & blue Cobra release of the Laser Artillery Weapon

Joe Con 2017 LAW

 

Over at GeneralsJoes.com, Justin has some screen shots from the comic that back up a lot of our guesses here.

In addition, the rumor is that Backstop may be the parachute figure this year.  This makes sense given the design of the Joe Con 2016 Static Line whose head was an amalgamation of two design.

Lastly, here’s a quick look at this year’s set courtesy of Mike Tinnel’s cell phone:

Joe Con 2017 set

For those who purchased bagged sets, it’s being reported that three of the figures are packaged sans accessories.  The Club will be providing the missing pieces to purchasers at a later date.  However, if you bought a set on eBay, be sure to check with the seller to make certain that they will ship you the missing gear!

We’ll have more information as it becomes available but this is what we know thus far from the first night of Joe Con 2017!

And now you know!

Joe Con 2017: JBL’s armchair coverage begins this evening

Joe Con 2017 coverage

Joe Con 2017 begins today at the Walt Disney World Hotel in Orlando!

While hundreds of Joe fans flock down to the Dolphin Hotel to celebrate their love of the original action figure, many of us are still sitting at home.  This includes the JBL admin who will not be attending this year.  However, that doesn’t mean that JBL can’t provide convention coverage once more!

Each day we’ll be providing armchair cover– a round up of the day’s events right here.  From panel live streams to pictures of the exclusives, we’ll be curating the best content from across the web into a single source so that all of us “Homefront Heroes” have a place to follow the events of Joe Con 2017.

Plus, Saturday night, join us at 3:30pm CST for a special “From the Convention Floor” episode of Just Another G.I. Joe Show with Mike Tinnel who broadcasting LIVE from Orlando as the Dealer’s Room closes.

Tune back in this evening at we’ll get our first glimpses of this year’s Joe Con 2017 set when Golden Ticket Package Pickup begins at 8:30pm EST.

It’s bound to be an interesting con this year.

FSS 6 previews conclude with Guillotine

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 6 previews conclude with a look at Eel Commander Guillotine!

FSS 6 Guillotine

COBRA EEL COMMANDER
Code Name: GUILLOTINE

(Inspired by the 2006 action figure!)
Features NEW head sculpt. Includes: removable scuba mask,
harness, belt, pistol with silencer, knife, assault rifles x 2,
skull sword, scuba backpack, and figure stand.

The fan-favorite Eel Commander has landed and he’s quite the update! Continue reading

Rank & File vol 3 is coming soon from James Kavanaugh!

Rank & File vol 3, the next installment in the ultimate modern G.I. Joe reference series, is coming soon!

G.I. Joe Rank & File vol 3At JBL we’re very exciting to report that noted author James Kavanaugh’s next exciting reference volume is coming very soon!  Volume 1 and Volume 2 proved to be amazing and this next installment looks to be James’ best work yet!  (That’s saying something as RAHC Guide was pretty AMAZING.)

Check out the official release: Continue reading

Behold G.I. Joe FSS 6 Vorona

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club dropped today’s FSS 6 preview early.  (WAY early.)  Feast your eyes on Vorona!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Vorona

G.I. JOE COVERT OPERATIONS
Code Name: VORONA

(Inspired by former Oktober Guard comic book character!)
Includes: removable harness, knives x 2, pistol, assault rifle,
sub machine gun, backpack, and figure stand.

I have to admit it– this isn’t what II expected and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Continue reading

G.I. Joe FSS 6 WORMS Officer may make you squirm

We’re nearing the end of the G.I. Joe FSS 6 previews with a look at the Cobra WORMS Officer!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Cobra WORMS Officer

COBRA ARTILLERY COMMANDER
Code Name: COBRA W.O.R.M.S. OFFICER

(Inspired by the 1987 Cobra vehicle driver!)
Features NEW cloth ascot & re-tooled classic helmet.
Includes: removable helmet, jacket, ascot,
pistol, computer pad, explosive projectile,
and figure stand.

He’s an officer and a gentleman!  Or is he? Continue reading

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Rampart steps up!

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club drops another FSS 6 preview in the form of Rampart!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Rampart

G.I. JOE SHORELINE DEFENDER
Code Name: RAMPART

(Inspired by the 1990 action figure!)
Includes: removable harness, goggles, assault rifle,
rocket launcher, XM307 weapon with tri-pod,
and figure stand.

Well, there it is then– a look at FSS 6 Rampart. Continue reading

It’s the G.I. Joe FSS 6 Funskool Windmill

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club is pushing hard with the FSS 6 previews.  Today: Funskool Windmill!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Funskool Windmill

G.I. JOE SEARCH & RESCUE HELICOPTER PILOT
Code Name: WINDMILL

(Inspired by the 2004 India release!)
Includes: removable jacket, pistol, heli-backpack with control sticks,
and figure stand.

Well… this is… interesting… Continue reading

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Jonas “Ghostrider” Jeffries is revealed

Check out the G.I. Joe FSS 6 preview of Jonas “Ghostrider” Jeffries

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Jonas Ghostrider Jeffries

G.I. JOE STEALTH FIGHTER PILOT
Code Name: JONAS “#########” JEFFRIES

(Inspired by the 1988 action figure!)
Features NEW cloth scarf. Includes: removable scarf, goggles,
jacket, pistol, sub machine gun, and figure stand.

I’ll say it now– using the name “Ghostrider” and then promptly losing access to it was the best thing that ever happened to the pilot of the X-19.  Suddenly, instead of being yet another Joe pilot, he was the guy whose name no one could remember.  In an instant, the forgettable pilot became unforgettable– at least to this Joe fan.

However, let’s talk about this figure’s build… Continue reading

Meet G.I. Joe FSS 6 Ninja Force Dojo

Another G.I. Joe FSS 6 preview dropped last night– Ninja Force Commando Dojo!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Dojo

G.I. JOE NINJA COMMANDO
Code Name: DOJO

(Inspired by the 1992 Ninja Force action figure!)
Features NEW head sculpt. Includes: removable ninja vest & sash,
Kusarigama, crescent sword, katana sword, and figure stand.

So, let’s talk FSS 6 Dojo for a moment… Continue reading