Codename Iowa: Assembly Required 2016 | August 18, 2016
Posted by: pluv

ASSEMBLY REQUIRED 2016
November 5, 2016
U of I Pappajohn Education Center
Downtown Des Moines, Iowa
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More details to come.

JoeCon 2017 Hotel Reservations OPEN GO GO GO!!! | August 12, 2016
Posted by: Mysterious Stranger

The Club just posted on Twitter that reservations for the hotel at JoeCon 2017 are now open. Go to http://www.gijoecon.com for the link. Base room is $169/night plus tax and goes up from there. But the block is good from 6/9 through 6/21, that's the Friday before the convention through the Wednesday after, nearly 2 weeks. So make it a family vacation and hit Disney World, Universal, Cream Corn Wrestling, swamp boat tours, retirement villages and everything else that makes Florida in the summer so great.

Coil Con 2016, Updated with Sidewinder Air Assault figure | August 05, 2016
Posted by: pluv

More details coming this weekend. October 9, Dayton OH
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UPDATE: GeneralsJoes has a preview of the Sidewinder Air Assault figure.
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More pics of the figure here.
http://generalsjoes.com/2016/08/26/gene ... -revealed/

Blind Chief Pull | July 18, 2016
Posted by: pluv

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We did not plan a Blind Pull for the 2016 Joe Con as we have done in years' past. When Chief dumped out a pile of figures and fodder for everyone to take what they want, we had the makings of an impromptu Blind Chief Pull. If you were one of the people who went to Joe Con and took something from the fodder we'd like to see what you come up with for it. Because this is coming after the fact, we're going to put together a small prize package for one lucky participant that will include among other things a BFS glow in the dark armor set as well as some figures. So try to take a before and after shot of your parts and figure.

Deadline: Sunday November 6th, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.

And for those who didn't even know this was a thing until now, neither did I. :monocle:

NJC #91 Swim Suit Edition | June 29, 2016
Posted by: pluv

One of my favorite things growing up was seeing the Swim Suit Special Specials from Marvel comics. They were always fun because it showed the characters in their downtime. Since this NJC is due at the end of August, I thought it would be fun if we took our favorite characters and showed what they look like when they aren't all geared up to fight. That's right any character, any genre, from any form of media in their swim attire.

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Due Date - Monday, August 29th 12:00pm (noon) Eastern Standard Time
Send board name, character name, where the character came from if it isn't obvious, and 3 pics to projects@joecustoms.com.

Liberty 2215 Group Project | June 23, 2016
Posted by: bucky

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Liberty 2215 Story:

The year is 2215 AD.

The last 20 years has seen the Cobra Organization dominate global warfare and eliminate most competition. An uneasy treaty has been formed with the last remaining armies of the world-Cobra, the M.A.R.S. Corporation, and Extensive Enterprises. The treaty allows Cobra control over the a majority of the Western Hemisphere and what remains of Europe, MARS in control of Scotland, the British Isles and the western half of the United States , while Extensive Enterprises dominates the Asian Peninsula. Australia has become a wasteland, a place of nomads, drifters and soldiers for hire known as Dreadnoks.

In 2198, As Cobra grew to power, a small determined band of freedom fighters took up the mantle of a long forgotten team of soldiers form the 21st century, codename: GI JOE. The ragtag coalition of men and women fought Cobra on every front, until they were betrayed by one of their own, and Cobra slaughtered the team, with the last of the new incarnation of GI Joes, Redwolf Iron Knife, falling to the sword of Serpentor in the year 2207.

After the betrayal, Lincoln Hawk ascended to the leadership position in which he was genetically created for: Serpentor, the Cobra Commander.

The world moved on, and back to as normal as it could. The oppressive Cobra regime kept the world in check, as MARS and Extensive Enterprises felt the strain and stress of manipulated economies and proxy wars, until Extensive Enterprises fell under the weight of Cobra.

James McCullen Destro, head of MARS, knows that the uneasy treaties of the past will soon come to an end. He is growing older and knows that he wants to make the world a better place for future generations of his family. For over the last 500 years, his family has made a business of supplying weapons to either side of any conflict. As he looks at the current way of life, he realizes that his family and himself have helped feed the snake that now is crushing the world in it's death grip.

He sends his only son, American born Dane McCullen Destro back to the United States to recruit and reform the legendary GI Joe team, and supply them with the needed hardware and infrastructure they need to make a change in the world.

The Original:

http://www.joecustoms.com/projects/proj ... ?p=liberty
the continuation:
http://www.joecustoms.com/projects/libe ... index.html

The teams:
You may create figures from GI Joe, Extensive Enterprises, Cobra, M.A.R.S., dreadnoks, or unaffiliated - provided you can tie them into the universe through your story.

The figures/vehicles:

You may create figures for this group project in the format you feel most comfortable with.

The submissions:

The "rules"/claiming:

You may have up to 5 entries, from any faction you chose. You can mix and match!
That can be:
5 individual characters
Any "team" that consists of more than 1 figure will count as 1 entry. (example- let's say you build two identical bodyguards for Serpentor.. that's 1 entry).
Any vehicle will count as 1 entry.

With the exception of the characters listed in the new story, there is no need to claim. If you want to name your character so no one can use that same name, or pick one of the ones listed in the new story, you may do so.

Remember, all the freedom fighters from the original series are dead. Gone.

Use your imagination. It's been awhile since Cobra destroyed the 2198 group, and an even longer time since the original Joe team-steer clear of making great-great grandkids of Ice Cream Soldier and don't reuse names of characters from the original stories. Make original characters. Go wild. Have fun!


All entries will be due by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, September 4th.