Thanks to Hisstank member Amish for taking photos of the 2018 GI Joe Convention box set figures, Slaughter’s Marauders and Python Peril!
Club exclusives: Sonic Fighter Law, Sonic Fighter Tunnel Rat and Sonic Fighter Lamprey. All carded.
Python Paraviper 2 pack
Python SAW Viper 3 pack
Slaughter’s Renegades 3 pack
Python Patrol Rock Viper 3 pack
Python Patrol Snake Armor
Laser Viper weapons 3 pack
Attendee Freebie – Slaughters Marauders Box with Weapons – the one that came with the Night Landing. Contains a shovel, axe, and two rifles.
It features the full Slaughter’s Marauders unit on display: Sgt. Smasher takes the squad leader position with his highly specialized soldiers for a fast attack, ground assault into enemy territory to combat the devious COBRA forces of Python Patrol in this limited edition 15-figure convention exclusive set.
The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club announced the figure for their Wednesday/Thursday customizing class, Red Shadows Trooper!
2018 GIJoeCon attendees signed up for the (Sold Out) Customizing Class: You will be adding a much requested character to your squad with our Red Shadows Trooper! Included in the kit this year is a BRAND NEW updated head sculpt by longtime collaborator Gigabread as well as a unique (secret!) original sculpt weapon for completing the figure during the class (also by Gigabread). The kit also includes an AK style assault rifle, torso and hardware, bloused BDU skirt and removable harness and satchel charge.
To complete your figure in the class, you will need to bring a set of arms and legs. As the base color of the figure is red (naturally!) we would suggest parts from any red G.I. Joe or COBRA figure.
Suggested possible donor parts include: Retaliation Alley Viper limbs, Retaliation Red Night Viper limbs, and the Target Exclusive red Viper or any others that might fit the build.
The class will supply basic paints (Testors Model Masters Acrylic), 2 different size brushes (20/0 and #1), Super Glues and accelerant’s, and X-acto knives. You will need to bring your identification if you are signed up for the Wednesday morning class as Convention badges will not be handed out until that evening. If you are attending the Thursday class, please bring you Convention badge to check in.
As per GIJoeCon policies, please arrive on time. No participants will be admitted after 8:45AM each day. The class will break from 12PM to 1PM each day for lunch, and end promptly at 4PM. If you have technical questions, you can reach out to JE Russell through Facebook at any time. You can also use the Contact link to submit any questions to the GIJCC about your attendance or special needs.
All of the class instructors and helpers (John Russell, Kalen, Matt & Nolan, Esvan) and Bobby Vala (Hasbro Designer), are all looking forward to seeing you! Be sure to give us a hearty “BLOOD for the BARON!” when you get in the door!
The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club revealed their latest FSS figure, Blizzard!
Blizzard led an experimental security team based at Thule, Greenland for an entire winter. Their objective was to determine what kind of training and conditioning worked best to prepare men for combat in Arctic conditions. They found that training and conditioning had little effect. Only the hardest and meanest men made it through the course, and Blizzard was the hardest and meanest of the bunch.
“The Arctic is totally unforgiving, You make one little mistake, you’ve had it. The cold makes you tired, and being tired makes you careless, and being careless makes you a statistic. Blizzard doesn’t make mistakes and doesn’t get careless; he wants to make the other guy the statistic.”