It’s been no secret that the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has fallen on some pretty hard times lately in terms of public relations. First, there have been the continual delays in launching the Figure Subscription service. Secondly, the convention date and hotel were changed weeks after being formally announced. Mostly recently, members of both the G.I. Joe and Transformers Collector’s Clubs have been reported fraudulent charges used at Fun Publications in the past few years. The club was slow to respond but finally acknowledged the issue last week — by suspending online ordering capabilities.
The big question on EVERYONE’S mind has been — what are we supposed to do about renewals? March 16th is the deadline to renew membership in order to receive either the 12″ Man of Evil or the 4″ Footloose action figure premiums.
Yesterday, Brian Savage set out the following email stating that, regardless of any security issues, the March 16th deadline is firm.
This update is going out to all members:
Due to the issue with processing credit cards we have currently suspended your ability to renew and join the club online. The deadline is coming March 16th for you to be eligible to receive the 2012 free club exclusives.
On Monday, we will have a pdf online on the club site for membership renewals and new memberships that you can mail in with a check or money order. We will process your membership as soon as they arrive.
Please note that the March 16th deadline is a hard deadline (in house) so please make sure any mail is in the postal system by March 9th.
If you want to receive the free club exclusive Footloose or Man of Evil, your membership must be active as of March 16th. At the bottom of this email you will find your expiration date. If it is after March 16, 2012, you are good to go for the 2012 figure.
Also, please log into the club club site <https://www.gijoeclub.com/club/> and ensure you have the figure selected you want to receive for this year, either 3 3/4″ or 12″.
Thanks for your support and patience during this difficult time.
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