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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:
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:
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!
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.
The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 6 previews conclude with a look at Eel Commander 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.
Rank & File vol 3, the next installment in the ultimate modern G.I. Joe reference series, is coming soon!
At 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.)
The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club dropped today’s FSS 6 preview early. (WAY early.) Feast your eyes on 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 →
Check out the G.I. Joe FSS 6 preview of 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.
Another G.I. Joe FSS 6 preview dropped last night– Ninja Force Commando 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.