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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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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Joe Con 2015 Registration “Several Weeks Away”

Joe Con 2015

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club sent out the following update to its membership regarding their ongoing Winter Clearance Sale and Joe Con 2015:

Hello,
We have now made the fifth set of price drops in our Winter Clearance sale..don’t wait too long….22 more items have sold out!
Here is how it works  (quantities limited of course):  Each week for the items that have not sold, we will lower the prices until it’s all gone… so you pick what you want to pay.  Once it’s gone, it’s gone but we can’t make any refunds for the lower prices if the item continues to drop.  Check it out at GIJoeClub.com/shop!
The GIJoeCon brochure is online now!  Check it out!
More updates coming every week.  Registration is still several weeks away.. don’t spend all your money and not be able to register 😉
Have a great week,
Brian

Hmmm…  “Registration is still several weeks away”…

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Joe Con 2015: Tiger Force Big Brawler Unveiled

The reveals for the Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers set continue with a look at Big Brawler!

Tiger Force Big Brawler

– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– 1st Modern Era Character Release based on 2003 Tiger Force set
– Removable Bandana and Shoulder Harness
– Includes G.I. Joe Logo Stand, Minigun, Backpack with
Ammo Strip, Assault Rifle, Pistol, and Trophy Sword

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Joe Con 2015: Registration Updates

Joe Con 2015

The dates for Joe Con 2015 are looming ever closer and potential attendees are wondering “How soon can we register for the event?”  Today, the folks at the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club sent out this update regarding the registration time table and the effect of the West Coast dock workers slowdown on the convention sets:

 

Hello everyone!

I hope you have been enjoying the images of the convention sets at GIJoeCon.com!  We are very excited to be able to bring these figures to you.

Here’s the current registration update:  We are still getting the final bugs worked out of the new version of the registration software.  We are down to 9 critical issues and the programmer is working to correct them.  As you know in development, sometimes when you fix one thing, it causes an error somewhere else.  So, no registration this week.  Unknown about next week at this time.  

We are planning to put attending and non-attending up at the same time so both will fall in line with the first day (24 hr) exclusive pin (3 3/4″ set) / jacket (12″ set).  We will also be extending the discount date for Exhibitors ordering multiple booths, so no worries.  

 

Several of you have expressed concerns about the west coast dock workers slow down.  Yes it is true that the ports are backed up for weeks maybe months.  Because of this, we are bringing in all of the convention items via air freight and it will be really tight for the final shipment as it’s coming in multiple waves.  

 

If you have not made a hotel reservation, please do so quickly as there are just a few rooms left for each night.  Use the link at GIJoeCon.com!

See you in Springfield!

Brian

Sigh…

I hate to say it but we’ve been here before.  More than once.  (Yes, those are multiple links.)  It seems that every year there’s some sort of issue with the registration system that causes continual delays and a series of “registration is coming soon” messages that are inevitably followed by “registration is REALLY coming soon.”

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Joe Con 2015: Iron Anvils are here!

The reveals for the Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers set continue with the unveiling of the Iron Grenadiers’ paratroopers: The Iron Anvils!

Joe Con 2015 Iron Anvil

– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– NEW HEAD SCULPT on 1st Modern Era Character Release
– Box Set contains THREE Troop Builder Action Figures
– Includes Cobra Logo Stand, Removable Vest/Leg Straps and
Knife, Sub Machine Gun, Combat Dagger, and Parachute Backpack.

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Joe Con 2015: Meet Tiger Force Lifeline

Joe Con 2015 banner

The reveals for the Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers set continue as the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club reveals the team’s medic Tiger Force Lifeline!

Tiger Force Lifeline

– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– Highly Requested Character in traditional theme Tiger Force deco
– Includes G.I. Joe Logo Stand, Removable Helmet, Pistol, Knife,
Tranquilizer gun, Rescue Board with straps, Rescue Case with
De-Fib Pads, Fluid bag/IV Line, Oxygen Mask and Oxygen Bottle

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Joe Con 2015: Undertow Officer Shatters the Glass Ceiling!

Joe Con 2015 banner

The reveals for the Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers set continue with the unveiling of the Iron Grenadiers frogman team leader – the  Undertow Officer!

Joe Con 2015 Undertow officer

– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– New South African FEMALE Character in Iron Grenadier Deco
– Includes Cobra Logo Stand, Removable Classic Scuba Mask,
Harness, Scuba Tank Backpack, Pistol, Trident Spear,
Swim Fins, and Barracuda.

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