Over the past several years, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has brought G.I. Joe fans together from all over the world at the International G.I. Joe Convention. This year, collectors from everywhere come to Springfield, Illinois the weekend of April 9 – 11, 2015. Today the Collectors Club posted their brochure for the Convention, which always causes a stir among the community.
With the brochure reveal, the theme of the Convention exclusive action figure set is shown for the first time, and as of today, we now know 2015 will involve Tiger Force against the sinister Iron Grenadiers!
G.I. JOE intelligence reports that DESTRO has sent a regiment
of his elite IRON GRENADIERS, led by GENERAL MAYHEM
and executed a hostile takeover of a billionaire Montgomery
Springfield, III’s tropical island in the South Pacific. The island’s
private security force was no match for the blitzkrieg style attack
by sea and air.
While the IRON GRENADIER leader’s exact plans are
unknown, it is expected that this will become another primary
location for them to stockpile munitions and test experimental
A G.I. JOE: TIGER FORCE unit, led by SGT. STALKER, is
called in for this perilous mission to re-capture the island paradise
and expel the IRON GRENADIERS at all costs.
Getting onto the island will be extremely dangerous, but when the
enemy sees the colors yellow and black, they will know that the
TIGER FORCE team is hungry to fight and ready to attack!
The 2015 3 3/4-inch convention set contains highly requested
teams and some new additions available for the first time in
the modern era 25A action figure style. This special edition set
Tiger Force (six figures): Sgt. Stalker, Dial-Tone, Big Brawler,
Wreckage, Recondo, Edwin “Lifeline” Steen.
Iron Grenadiers (nine figures): General Mayhem, Metal-Head,
Undertow Officer, Iron Anvils x 3, Undertow x 3.
Along with the 4″ American Hero set, the 12″ fans have something to look forward to as well with The Adventures Of G.I. Joe Test Pilot featuring Fantastic Freefall and Descent into Darkness!
This set commemorates the very short run of the 1969
“Adventures Of” series and features a 12” G.I. Joe Adventurer
in a reproduction of a “red-top” long box along with his tan cap
and pants, white t-shirt, dog tag, Label revolver, brown shoulder
holster, and brown boots. He also comes with a reproduction
Fantastic Freefall parachute accessory set and a new Descent into
Darkness night-ops version of the same parachute accessory set.*
All of these items will be packaged together in a display box
featuring art from the “Adventures Of” era.
Fan speculation is already running rampant regarding the potential figure builds for the Real American Hero set. The G.I. Joe Collectors Club will be revealing figures over the next couple of weeks leading up to convention registration. Be sure to keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest details.