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

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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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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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Joe Con 2015: Attention! It’s General Mayhem!

 

The reveals for the Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers set conclude with the unveiling of the Iron Grenadiers’ General Mayhem!

Joe Con 2015 General Mayhem

- 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– NEW HEAD SCULPT on 1st Modern Era Character Release
– NEW OFFICIER’S JACKET with Rank & Campaign Medals
– Based on 2005 GIJCC Design with Removable Helmet
– Includes Cobra Logo Stand, Rocket Propelled Grenade
Launcher with Removable Grenade and Submachine Gun.

Hmmm… this figure definitely borrows the color palate and overall design concept from the 2005 General Mayhem.  In terms of construction, I’m seeing what appears to be the legs and possibly a modified torso of the Pursuit of Cobra Destro figure.

The helmet appears to be a reuse of the 2012 Operation Bear Trap Voltar accessory.

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Joe Con 2015: Here’s Metal-Head! BANG!

The reveals for the Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers set continue with the unveiling of the Iron Grenadiers’ premiere anti-tank specialist: Metal-Head!

Joe Con 2015 Metal Head

- 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– NEW HEAD SCULPT on 1st Modern Era Character Release
– Based on 1990 Design with Removable Harness, Sheath & Knife
– Includes Cobra Logo Stand, Backpack System with Positionable Arms,
2-Connection Cables, 8-Removable Rockets, Assault Rifle, & Pistol.

(Note: Photo depicts mock up and final product may slightly differ.)

Interesting…

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Joe Con 2015: Tiger Force Sgt. Stalker Preview

The reveals for the Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers set continue with at the Joe team’s first Ranger: Sgt. Stalker!

Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force Stalker

- 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– NEW HEAD SCULPT with removable Beret and Tactical Vest
– Based on 2003 Design in traditional theme Tiger Force deco
– Includes G.I. Joe Logo Stand, Assault Rifle, Pistol,
M-2 Machine gun*, Backpack/Frame/Antenna & Phone
(*disassembles into 4- parts that attach to backpack frame!)

Once again, the Joe Con 2015 set is going back to the  2003 Toys R Us exclusive Tiger Force set for inspiration.  Lonzo R. Wilkinson gets an update that’s based on the o-ring Sgt Stalker v3 only without the vibrant blue paint apps of the original.

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