Carded Pythona and Mike Power now at the Collector’s Club Store

The Carded Pythona figures and the Mike Power – Atomic Man 1:16 renewal figures are now available at the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club store!

G.I. Joe Collector's Club Pythona carded

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club really hit one out of the park this year with the Pythona membership renewal figure and attendees of Joe Con 2016 were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to by special carded versions while at the event in Loveland, CO a few weeks ago.  Now, members who weren’t able to make the trek to Colorado also have the opportunity to snag a carded Pythona of their very own!

I won’t sugar coat it– I love this figure.  (As you can tell from the review we posted about three weeks ago.)  She’s absolutely worth owning – both as a modern construction figure and as piece of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero history.  Considering that this is the first-ever figure of the Cobra-La Emissary/Assassin, this figure probably won’t stick around forever.

However, the Club isn’t just catering to the 1:18 crowd.  The latest additions to the Club store also include two options for acquiring the KILLER 1:6 updated Mike Power action figure!  The Atomic Man and his accessory set can be purchased individually or bundled together at a moderate savings.

If you’re going shopping, here are some handy direct links.  (Good for you, bad for your wallet.)  Each item is limited to one per membership.

Check out these and more exclusive items (Dr. Isotope anyone?) over at the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club store!



G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Pythona review

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Pythona review is live!

G.I. Joe Collector's Club Pythona review

Seriously, I can scarely believe that I’m typing the words “Pythona review.”  Since her debut in G.I. Joe: The Movie nearly 30 years ago, this deadly emissary/assassin from the mysterious kindgom of Cobra-La has been on the top of G.I. Joe fans’ wishlists.  Thanks to the folks at the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, this long sought-after femme fatale is finally making her way into the displays of Joe fans everywhere as the 2016 membership renewal figure.

Was she worth the wait?  Did the Club deliver the good this time around?  Does Deadpool make yet another gratuitous cameo?  Do Fred and Chris finally completely agree on a figure?  Will I ever stop asking questions and get to the Pythona review?

For the answers to these questions, head on over the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Review Index and check out the long-await Pythona review!

Pythona is arriving!

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Pythona figures are shipping!

pythona bagged

Okay, yes, these have been arriving for a few days now.  The JBL admin was hoping that his Pythona would have arrived by now so that I could shoot some actual in-hand photos.  Sadly, the US Postal Service seems to have other plans. Thankfully, my writing partner-in-crime Chris Chung came through with a couple of photos last night.  Plus, the “Legendary” Tom Brooks snapped a few killer photos that he posted on Facebook last night.

G.I. Joe Collector's Club Pythona

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G.I. Joe Collector’s Club unveils Pythona!

Pythona is revealed!!!

Today is the last day to sign up for a 2016 membership to the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club and the folks at Cattle Barron Drive have pulled out all of the stops in encouraging people to sign up by showing off a prototype for Pythona!

Not a digital mock-up.  Not a render but a painted sample of Pythona!

G.I. Joe Collector's Club Pythona

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Reminder: No new G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Memberships after 3/16/16.

G.I. Joe Collector's Club

Tis the season for news regarding the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, it would seem.

A message posted earlier today on Facebook seems to add further credence to the rumors that Fun Publications is indeed closing out their tenure as the administrator of the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club.  In the statement, the Club states that no new memberships will be accepted after March 16, 2016.  If you’d like to receive the free membership incentive Pythona figure (and we know that you do), you have to have an active membership before 3/16/2016!

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2016 G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Pythona Mock-Up!

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Pythona mock-up has been unveiled!

G.I. Joe Collectors CLub Pythona

Every so often the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club catches my by surprise.  Today is one of those days.

When Pythona was revealed as the 2016 membership incentive figure I was a bit skeptical.  Sure, the Club said that they would be releasing a Pythona figure but given the Club’s history of wash, rinse, repaint I found myself wondering if they could really pull off the new headsculpt and complicated paint deco that would be needed to bring this Cobra-La emissary to life.

Color me surprised.  Pleasantly.  In fact, she looks pretty good when compared to the animated appearance of the character:

Sunbow Pythona

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Joe Con 2015: The convention wrap-up is posted!

Joe Con 2015

Sure, it’s been over a week since Joe Con 2015 ended and most of the news from the event has already washed over the fandom like a tsunami.  However, it’s become a bit of a tradition here at JBL HQ to post a summary of the event.  I’ve updated the Joe Con 2015 coverage page with links to previous posts and added in some new commentary as well.

Also, a big thanks to the crew at for recording Dave Tree’s awesome UK Action Force panel which I’ve embedded in the coverage.

Also, keep your eyes and ears tuned to JBL as the 2015 G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention set review is coming!  Pics are mostly done and now it’s on to the text!