Joe Con 2017 Day 2 is now one for the history books! However, we’ve got a bit to talk about in today’s Armchair Coverage recap.
To start– let’s talk souvenir items! Thanks to Mike Tinnel of Just Another G.I. Joe Show we received an update to last night’s story about the souvenir item list. This included confirmation and pricing for all of the items.
Joe Con 2017 has begun and the golden ticket holders have picked up their sets. Thanks to Mike Tinnel of Just Another G.I. Joe Show, we have some information on this year’s souvenir list. So, without further adieu:
Over at GeneralsJoes.com, Justin has some screen shots from the comic that back up a lot of our guesses here.
In addition, the rumor is that Backstop may be the parachute figure this year. This makes sense given the design of the Joe Con 2016 Static Line whose head was an amalgamation of two design.
Lastly, here’s a quick look at this year’s set courtesy of Mike Tinnel’s cell phone:
For those who purchased bagged sets, it’s being reported that three of the figures are packaged sans accessories. The Club will be providing the missing pieces to purchasers at a later date. However, if you bought a set on eBay, be sure to check with the seller to make certain that they will ship you the missing gear!
We’ll have more information as it becomes available but this is what we know thus far from the first night of Joe Con 2017!
Joe Con 2017 begins today at the Walt Disney World Hotel in Orlando!
While hundreds of Joe fans flock down to the Dolphin Hotel to celebrate their love of the original action figure, many of us are still sitting at home. This includes the JBL admin who will not be attending this year. However, that doesn’t mean that JBL can’t provide convention coverage once more!
Each day we’ll be providing armchair cover– a round up of the day’s events right here. From panel live streams to pictures of the exclusives, we’ll be curating the best content from across the web into a single source so that all of us “Homefront Heroes” have a place to follow the events of Joe Con 2017.
Plus, Saturday night, join us at 3:30pm CST for a special “From the Convention Floor” episode of Just Another G.I. Joe Show with Mike Tinnel who broadcasting LIVE from Orlando as the Dealer’s Room closes.
Tune back in this evening at we’ll get our first glimpses of this year’s Joe Con 2017 set when Golden Ticket Package Pickup begins at 8:30pm EST.
A new week and a new Joe Con 2017 preview. Meet Battle Force 2000 Eliminator driver Blocker!
G.I. JOE BF 2000 TEAM:
David “Blocker” McCarthy
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– 1st Modern Era Release of Character based on 1987 design.
– NEW Head Sculpt and includes removable Vest,
Tactical Shotgun, original XL-13 Laser weapon,
with G.I. Joe Logo Stand.
(Note: Photo depicts action figure mock-up and final product may slightly differ.)
Just like that we’ve now seen every member of the Joe Con 2017 iteration of Battle Force 2000.
Blocker’s not bad… It looks like we’ve got another Club use of the Retaliation G.I. Joe Trooper web gear to recreate the original 1987 Blocker torso. I see my least favorite Pursuit of Cobra Snake Eyes lower legs as well. We do get a brand new head sculpt for the figure– but it appears to be missing the visor found on the original figure. Really? That’s kind of big omission but the Club seems to be going with head sculpts that require ZERO additional attachments these days– most likely to keep costs down. Thank goodness that cost savings was passed on to the Joe Con 2017 attendees. Oh wait…
Overall, it’s a decent approximation of the original vintage figure. Plus, there’s the recreated 1987 sidearm that the Club has tooled up for each member of the team.
With this preview we’re down to the preview of the new BAT v1.8 — of which there will be eight included in the set. (Let’s hope it’s good.)
In case you’re keeping score, here’s the roster and all of the previews shown thus far:
According to the convention brochure, this year’s Joe Con 2017 boxed set will retail for $410.00. Also, there’s no word on souvenir pricing at this time although it’s a safe bet that prices will remain at or around levels seen in both 2015 and 2016. With so many vehicle drivers in the mix it’s a sure bet that the souvenirs this year will be mostly vehicles. The question remains– which vehicle molds will be repainted and reused?
For more information on this year’s event at Walt Disney World, visit GIJoeCon.com!