2015 NEWS ARCHIVE:


GIJoeCon 2015 Update!03/31/2015 - Non-Attending Registration online!

The Non-Attending Registration for GIJoeCon 2015 packages will be online today. Please read these rules:

1. You will need to be an active member of the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club to register. You can join at the same time.

2. This alternate registration system does not have the help or rule control our regular system does. Therefore, you will need to go slowly and make sure you follow the rules for what packages are allowed. Once the registration is placed we cannot edit it. We can only delete it which will cause you to have to re-register correctly and you may lose the items in your order.

3. Each order will be reviewed and approved. You can tell if it is approved by logging back in, go to My Account, view your Order History and look in the shipping column. If it says Not Shipped, it has not been approved yet. If it has a ship date, it has been approved. This can take up to 3+ days due to the volume. Registration for Non-Attending will close on Thursday (April 2nd) at approximately 5pm Central Time.

After the convention, we will mark them not shipped so that when they do come in, and are shipped to you, the ship date will be correct.

Due to all of the congestion in China and the west coast shipping terminals, we estimate that these will ship to you in June. If the time frame improves, we will let you know.

4. For the 3 3/4" loose sets, you are only allowed one loose figure set per 3 3/4" boxed set. If you pick more sets than you chose for boxed sets, we will delete your registration. Once these run out we will remove them from the software so if you don't see them in the system, they are sold out.

5. If you have an attending registration and didn't get the loose set, you CANNOT order a non-attending loose set. If this occurs, we will cancel the order.

6. An admin fee is added to each order's shipping cost in the amount of $7.

An email will be sent to the club membership when it is live.

Thanks for your patience and support!


GIJoeCon 2015 Update!03/26/2015 - Exhibitor Registration available!

Exhibitors who want packages will need to use the Attendee Registration link. The Exhibitor registration in the store just like the Registrants. Please remember that this system was not designed to take registrations so I need your help! Here are your Exhibitor notes:

You can order multiple booths. Because of the delay, we are extending the early bird price of $375 to all booth vendors.

You will have to be a member of the club to get an Exhibitor Booth (or Table) as we have no way to do non-member orders in the store. If you are not a member, you can join at the same time.

Single Tables or Artist tables cannot be combined with any other Booth or Table.

Booths come with 2 name badges each.

Single Table and Artist Tables come with one name badge.

You must be an Artist to get an Artist Table, no hard goods other than art can be sold from these tables.

You will all get the tax forms at registration so no worries about signing up with the state before the event.


GIJoeCon 2015 Update!03/25/2015 - Attendee Registration is LIVE!

Registration for attending packages is now available by clicking the Registration button on the left side menu. You will need to be an active member of the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club to register. You can join at the same time. This alternate registration system does not have the help our regular system does. Therefore, you will need to go slowly and make sure you follow the rules for what packages are allowed. Once the registration is placed we cannot edit it. We can only delete it which will cause you to have to re-register correctly. Each order will be reviewed and approved. You can tell if it is approved by logging back in, go to My Account, view your Order History and look in the shipping column. If it says Not Shipped, it has not been approved yet. If it say Shipped, it has been approved. This can take up to 3+ days due to the volume. Registration for Attending will close on Sunday at approximately 7pm Central Time.


GIJoeCon 2015 Update!03/24/2015 - Registration Update:

We are still working on getting a system up. It won't be today so you can relax. We have some minor things to fix in the alternate sign up method program.

Please note that there are NO non-member options this year (even though it's in the brochure, the backup solution won't support this). Everyone will have to be a member of the Club in order to register for the Attending or Non-Attending packages. Exhibitors, you will only need to be a member to register for packages. Booths and Tables do not require a membership. If you are not a member, you will be able to join at the same time.

There will be 2 different sites. One will be for the Registered Packages. The other will be just for the Exhibitors to register for their booths. Exhibitors, if you want convention packages as well, you will need to use both sites. For the booths and tables, there are no worries as we have enough space to accommodate everyone that needs an Exhibitor package. The Exhibitor site may not come up at the same time as the Registered Attendee site.

Please ensure that you go slowly and pick the correct items. The only way we will be able to make changes for you is to cancel your registration and let you start over. This is a limitation of the software. Again, the software will let you break every rule as there is no way for it to limit anything. However, as stated yesterday and earlier today, we will be reviewing every registration before we approve it. Tomorrow's instructions will tell you how you can tell if you have been approved as there is no way to send you an approval email. There is no need to call or email us until after Friday if you have not seen your registration approved. You will be able to tell this by logging back in. This system will take us longer than normal to check so for tomorrow's registrations it may take as long as 3+ days to review them all.

Attending registration will only be available for 5 days. It will be turned off on Sunday night around 7pm Central Time.

Non attending: We will get to you next week. We are holding back an allotment of boxed sets and some loose sets for you as well so there will be some available. Please note that most of these items are allocated to the attending members. If there is anything left after the convention, it will go in the club store. Because of the dock workers slow down and the back-up in China, we will not ship the non-attending sets to you until June.


GIJoeCon 2015 Update!03/23/2015 - GIJoeCon - Registration Update!

At this point, we have very little faith that the programming company will finish the new software enough for registration to take place with the new version. We are very disappointed in this company and will be taking the appropriate action after the convention. We are diligently working on implementing our back-up plan.

We are planning to bring one or the other online either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday. Please note that non-attending packages will NOT be available until we close the attending registrations (which will only be open a few days).

Unfortunately the backup solution doesn't have total flexibility to edit registration mistakes as it is half computer and half manual. Therefore, please read the brochure again. Go slowly during the registration process, and please DON"T pick the wrong items that are not allowed per the brochure. We will review and approve or disapprove each registration. The only option we have for errors is to delete the registration and let you start over, which could cause a supply issue if someone else gets the item before you re-register.

Just a quick note on some of the rules: Golden Ticket packages can only have 1 GT Aide with them. Golden Ticket packages can order the other boxed sets as well if they want more than one boxed set. American Hero and/or General's packages can have up to 4 aides. For the 3 3/4" loose sets, you are only allowed one loose figure set per boxed set. Don't pick the Thursday Class and the Thursday Walking Tour as you can't be in 2 paces at the same time. Please make sure you put in the proper field (on the registration) all of the package holder's name(s) and which package they are assigned to. The software doesn't know any of these rules, so it's up to you to follow them (as we do know the rules).

Thanks for your patience and I assure you we are more upset than you are....

PS. The GIJCC store will be offline until after registration is complete.


GIJoeCon 2015 Video!03/12/2015 - Cobra Commander, leader of Cobra, visits Springfield to receive key to the city in anticipation of the official G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention taking place April 9-12, 2015!

Springfield, IL - Cobra Commander, leader of the organization known as Cobra, recently visited Springfield to receive the key to the city from Mayor J. Michael Houston. In an eloquent and moving speech, the cobalt-clad commander-in-chief detailed Cobra's vision of the future and its goals to bring about a better tomorrow for all those who support their cause. Said Cobra Commander "Springfielders near and far, I accept your Mayor's generous gift. And let it be known that I too bring a gift for every man, woman and child of this city that is so near and dear to my heart; an invitation to join with me. Join Cobra!"

The Commander's visit is but a forerunner for more things Cobra coming next month. The second week of April will see swarms of G.I. Joe and Cobra fans - some wearing blue uniforms with crimson cobra-shaped emblems - descend on the Prairie Capital Convention Center for the official G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention, G.I. JoeCon, being held from April 9 - April 12. Those attending the festivities can participate in various activities including autograph sessions with G.I. Joe voice actors, panels and seminars with Hasbro, the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club, and many of the other special guests, a G.I. Joe parachute drop as well as entry to the largest G.I. Joe centric showroom in the world featuring thousands of G.I. Joe toys and custom G.I Joe vehicles. The weekend is filled with everything G.I. Joe and is sure to be a great, fun time for kids and adults alike!

We have video PROOF! Cobra is EVERYWHERE! Make sure to watch the full video... Click Here!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!03/09/2015 - The attack plans of General Mayhem appear totally chaotic and disorienting to his opponents, but ultimately come together in an indomitable orchestration of air, sea and land superiority. The Iron Grenadiers are counting on his leadership to takeover the billionaire's tropical island!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the final Iron Grenadier action figure included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!03/05/2015 - Metal-Head carries an ultra-portable Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL) system strapped to a special backpack. He fires these precision-guided munitions (PGM) by vocal command and always hits his targets with devastating effect. The Iron Grenadiers are counting on his firepower to eliminate anyone foolish enough to land on the tropical island!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the next Iron Grenadier action figure included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Apparel!03/04/2015 - Check out the 2015 GIJoeCon apparel that will be available to pre-order with registration. Please note that we will be placing the full order and there will only be a select number available in the club store at the show. If you want to ensure that you get your selected size, use the pre-order option when it is available online.

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to see this year's convention exclusive T-shirts and Hat!


GIJoeCon 2015 Guest!03/03/2015 - We are thrilled to announce that artist Robert Q. Atkins will be another featured guest for GIJoeCon 2015! He is also the artist for this year's G.I Joe Convention Comic. Be sure to stop by Robert’s booth to commission a sketch and check out some of his amazing work. Click on the Guests menu button to read his comic industry bio!

Plus, make sure to click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the sixth Tiger Force convention exclusive action figure included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!03/02/2015 - We are pleased to showcase the full contents of the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention boxed 12-inch figure set! It includes one 12” 1969 styled G.I. Joe action figure and two complete uniform sets that are all packed in a collector friendly souvenir box with reproduction artwork!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to see the full box set with 12-inch G.I. Joe Adventurer and his mission gear!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/26/2015 - The Tiger Force special operations unit needs some brute force of their own to re-capture the billionaire's tropical island. When this soldier is behind enemy lines, he uses whatever is at hand to provide the team a victory!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the fifth Tiger Force convention exclusive action figure included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/25/2015 - Here is the next 12-inch set preview. Decent Into Darkness is a new spin on the classic pilot look of the vintage 12-inch G.I. Joe action figure. This second uniform and accessory set is included in our exclusive 2015 GIJoeCon box set!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to see the 12-inch G.I. Joe Adventurer in this stealth mission gear from the box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/24/2015 - The Iron Anvil paratroopers are part of Destro's elite airborne division. They are only deployed when brute force is necessary to complete a hostile take-over by the M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Systems) Corporation. Their latest mission is the capture a billionaire's tropical island in the South Pacific.

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the next set of Iron Grenadier troop builder action figures included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/20/2015 - We are ready to showcase the next 12-inch set preview. Fantastic Freefall is one of the most iconic accessory sets made for 12-inch G.I. Joe series! It is featured as the art for the 1969 Adventurer’s “red top” long box and now for our 2015 GIJoeCon box set!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to see the 12-inch G.I. Joe Adventurer in his gear from the box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/19/2015 - When the Tiger Force special operations unit is called up for a top secret mission to re-capture a tropical island, this combat medic walks onto the battle zone to give immediate medical treatment to those in need!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the fourth Tiger Force convention exclusive action figure included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Guest!02/18/2015 - It's an honor to complete our convention special guest roster with Kirk Bozigian! He was the original marketing manager during the iconic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero years. His head sculpt is also featured on the 1987 LAW action figure and card artwork.

Click on the Guests menu button to read the bio of this GIJoeCon fan favorite!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/17/2015 - The Undertow are part of the Naval branch of Destro's Iron Grenadiers army. They perform acts of espionage and sabotage, in order to generate business for the M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Systems) Corporation. These elite frogmen are specially trained and led into battle by the Undertow Officer.

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the new female Iron Grenadier: Undertow Commander included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Guest!02/13/2015 - We are pleased to announce Brian Cummings as our special guest attending GIJoeCon in Springfield, Illinois. He is the original voice of Dr. Mindbender from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series. It's his first show with us and he's ready to take a seat at the Cobra City Council meeting. Keep watching for more exciting box set previews and updates.

Click on the Guests menu button to check out the next member of the board and read his bio!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/12/2015 - When the Tiger Force special operations unit is called up for a top secret mission to re-capture a tropical island, this next team member is always ready to battle Destro's Iron Grenadiers in any environment!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the third Tiger Force convention exclusive action figure included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Guest!02/11/2015 - Morgan Lofting is our next special guest attending GIJoeCon in Springfield, Illinois. She is the original voice of the Baroness from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series. We have her seat ready for the Cobra City Council meeting. Keep watching for more exciting box set previews and guest updates.

Click on the Guests menu button to check out the next member of the board and read her bio!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/10/2015 - The Iron Grenadiers return with their new General along with squads of sea and air assault troopers. They have executed a hostile takeover of a billionaire's tropical island in the South Pacific. The beaches are patrolled by Destro's elite frogmen that are extensively trained underwater specialists.

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the first set of Iron Grenadier troop builder action figures included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/09/2015 - This year’s 12-inch Convention set is unique as it features a vintage styled reproduction figure and uniform along with an additional new uniform based on the patterns and tooling for the reproduction uniform set. This design commemorates the very short run of the 1969 "Adventures Of G.I. Joe" series!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to see the 12-inch G.I. Joe Adventurer from the box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/06/2015 - Tiger Force is a special unit within the G.I. Joe team that is called up for top secret and highly dangerous missions. Their latest operation is to re-capture a tropical island from Destro's Iron Grenadiers. Tiger Force uses the colors yellow and black to signify they are hungry to fight and ready to attack!

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the second Tiger Force convention exclusive action figure included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Brochure!02/05/2015 - Our Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention brochure is now available online! Read all the information about the show events and packages. Check out the details on both the convention exclusive 3 3/4-inch and 12-inch action figure box sets. Please review the 2015 convention information brochure and submit any questions using the Contact Us link and log into the GIJCC Forum to post. We will create a FAQ page with the list of answers!

Click the Information menu button to review all the great convention details!


GIJoeCon 2015 Guest!02/04/2015 - We have lined up some very special guests to attend GIJoeCon in Springfield, Illinois. Our first announcement is Zack Hoffman, the original voice actor of Zartan from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series. He's ready to be part of the Cobra City Council meeting. Keep watching this page for more exciting box set previews and guest announcements.

Click on the Guests menu button to check out the first member of the board and read his bio!


GIJoeCon 2015 Preview!02/02/2015 - We are going through the final checks of the 2015 information brochure and registration system. We're planning to post these online soon, however, we wanted to confirm one of the teams in the Real American Hero box set and showcase the first exciting action figure preview.

Click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out one of the convention exclusive action figures included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!


GIJoeCon 2015 Update!10/24/2014 - There's no place like Springfield!
GIJoeCon will be held in Springfield, Illinois on April 9th-12th, 2015. Fans and collectors who register for GIJoeCon as an American Hero or General package holder will receive an exclusive G.I. Joe convention figure set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Awards party. Also, American Hero and General package attendees will receive a special bonus G.I. Joe item to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

Click the Hotel menu button to make your room reservations now!


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