JOECON 2010

The annual US GI Joe convention! Vacation in the Shadows!
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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby samsallspark » 02 May 2010 04:09

Here's what I found out, When looking at doing Mantis Squad figures they are still trying to determine if they should be done in O-Ring style or 25th Anniversary style. According to Brian Savage most of the molds for O-Ring figures and ARAH vehicles have been destroyed and so they only have parts to do a few more figures in the O-ring style. That is why O-Ring figures are being done as 2-packs and not larger sets because they don't have enough O-Ring molds left to do box sets.

These older sculpts have been destroyed because it was no longer cost effective to keep these old molds in storage.

Cobra Diver Commander and Demolishion Specialist are a 2-pack along with a Manta Squad 2-pack they are CONSIDERING doing as Collector Club exclusives.

Next year's 3.75" convention figure sets will not be done in O-ring style. China & Hasbro cleaned out a lot of tools because it wasn't economical reasonable to store and refurbish the old tools. From Hasbro's stand point it would just be easier to make sculpts than spend the money to try and refurbish and save the old ones. (Thanks to Jay for getting me this info quickly).
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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby The Kraken Wakes » 02 May 2010 08:01

sad to hear these will be the last o-ring sets :-(
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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby airedevon 1 » 02 May 2010 08:03

Well, it's 2 in the morning here, and I really need to get some sleep :-)
But first I wanted to share a few pictures I just took

Interestingly, the souvenir figure set outer bags are labeled S.A.S.

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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby The Baron » 02 May 2010 08:06

Not SAF? I wonder if that's deliberate.
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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby airedevon 1 » 02 May 2010 08:09

I was not too keen on the figures when I first saw pictures ---
BUT now - in person - they are MUCH better looking! I really like them!!!

The green of the Z Force Silver Mirage is a little brighter than vintage Z Force green - but not too bad!

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Quarell welcomes the new Gaucho and Jammer :-)

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Lifeline poses for a picture with his new ride!

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3 Dolphins

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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby The Baron » 02 May 2010 08:10

Too cool.
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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby airedevon 1 » 02 May 2010 08:12

Filecards (I am not sure which ones have already been posted - so I just scanned all of them)

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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby airedevon 1 » 02 May 2010 08:14

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Going to sleep... zzzzzzzzz good night :-)
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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby The Baron » 02 May 2010 08:16

YES! Awesome! So glad to see the Major's filecard honours the heritage.

Thank you, Aire!
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Re: JOECON 2010

Postby jamarmiller » 02 May 2010 08:27

that is awesome indeed, and thank you so much for posting these airdevon !

love it all!

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