Well my friends, another year, another G.I.Joe Convention draws to a close. After next year, that won’t be a statement I’ll be able to repeat for the foreseeable future.
If you haven’t heard by now, it’s been confirmed that there will be no G.I.Joe retail presence in either 2017 or 2018. After next year, there will be no G.I.Joe Club offerings, either. The next time we see G.I.Joe will be via media tie in (movie, TV, etc). Mr. Derryl DePriest noted that G.I.Joe will not be licensed, as Hasbro plans to re-imagine the brand.
That said though, there will be a G.I.Joe presence at HasCon, with details to be provided in 2 weeks. It will be the Friday of HasCon and will run attendees $600. Word has it that they’re working hard to ensure that the ticket price is worth it, so let’s stay positive and see what happens. Derryl has always worked to do the best that he can for the brand in the past and I’m sure this new scenario will be no different.
As far as new toys go, fret not! There’s still that awesome Cobra Missile Command HQ coming out, plus there’s a full year of offerings from the G.I.Joe Club, including Heartwrencher and the Dreadnok Ground Assault, FSS 7 and more. Rock n Roll v2 as the Club incentive figure? Sign me up! G.I.Joe has been here before and we as fans were waiting for it on the other side. I’m sure we’ll do so again this time around.
Special thanks go to GIJoeComics08 and Just Another G.I.Joe Show for sharing intel from the show with us all weekend. Also, I’d like to personally salute Joe Declassified for their amazing tribute to Goggles. The sightline figure that was given away will undoubtedly be cherished by all that were able to obtain one and it couldn’t have been executed in a manner more fitting. Kudos, Gents.
Below is a re-cap of convention related stories that we ran during GIJoeCon 2017. We hope you had fun at the show and look forward to making the next year one to remember!
- JoeCon 2017 – Convention Exclusives Revealed
- JoeCon 2017 – Attendee Exclusive Souvenir – Cobra LAW
- JoeCon 2017 – Gary Goggles Head Sightline Tribute Figure By Joe Declassified
- JoeCon 2017 – San Diego Comic Con 2017 G.I.Joe Exclusive Cobra Missile Command Revealed
- JoeCon 2017 – Convention Exclusive Product Posters Revealed
- JoeCon 2017 Convention Exclusive Product Images
- Joecon 2017 – Updated G.I. Joe Convention Images
- JoeCon 2017 – G.I.Joe Collectors Club Panel Info
- JoeCon 2017 – Just Another G.I.Joe Show Live From GIJoeCon 2017