It’s been a rough year for the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club in terms of their online presence. A major data vulnerability left their membership’s financial information compromised which resulted in the rebuilding of both their website and their online store. While the former has been functional for some time, it is the latter that was the subject of an email sent out to members last night:
This quick update is going out to all members of both clubs.
Both stores are closed until tomorrow at approximately noon CDT when we are planning to bring the G.I. Joe Club Store online. The Transformers Club Store will come back online at the same time.
For the G.I. Joe Club members:
Please note that there are LIMITS on the loose Footloose, carded Footloose and signed carded Footloose membership figures.
You are limited to ONE of each (per membership account) until we see how the demand goes. We can track exactly how many of each are ordered by account. If you place more than one order, we WILL CANCEL all of your orders and charge you a 25% administration fee. Please do not try this as we want as many members as possible to get these figures at the offering price. Quantities are limited.
In addition, we are still adding items to both stores, so it will take approximately another week to get all of our inventory back in the new stores.
Thanks to both groups for your patience and the two great conventions this year!
That’s right Joe fans– not only is the Club Store going back online but fans JUST might have a chance at snagging a carded Footloose in the process. Now, I’m not psychic in any way but the thought of two different fan clubs both hitting their online store around the same time means that there are likely to be some server issues. Be prepared for some MattyCollector-esque freezes and other hiccups as the club is essentially hit with a DoS attack. Hopefully the new servers are up to task and fans can snag the Footloose they’ve been dreaming of!
It’s good to have the G.I. Joe Club back up to speed!
EDIT: Here’s the link to the new store at the “Toyarama” domain: https://www.toyarama.com/store/