With their credit card systems shut down while they investigate security problems, the G.I. Joe and Transformers Collectors’ Club have uploaded a PDF form to renew or sign up for memberships via check or money order.
The following email comes from Pete Sinclair.
We wanted to give you the latest update on the current procedure for membership renewals and NEW memberships. As we continue to work to resolve the online store issues, we have put up a PDF that members can download and print out. These will need to be mailed in with a check or money order. We will process your membership as soon as they arrive. Just click the “Join Now” button in the top right corner at www.gijoeclub.com
Please note that the March 16th deadline is still a hard deadline (in house), so please make sure any mail is in the postal system by March 9th. If we could move the date we would, but that is not an option as these have to be processed due to existing schedules.
If you want to receive either the 3 3/4-inch Footloose OR the 12-inch “Man of Evil” action figures your membership must be active as of March 16th. If your club expiration date is after March 16th you are good to go for this years figure.
Thanks as always and we do apologize for any inconvenience!”
This is obviously a frustrating event for all those involved. Here’s hoping they get the situation ironed out quickly and go back to business as usual.
Ohhh wow. Too often I feel like G.I. Joe fans do not fully embrace the almost ridiculous nature of the G.I. Joe universe. I love the real world military element as much as the next guy, but there were some far out concepts in the Joe universe that I thought really gave is some of that kid-based charm. As collectors many of us shrug that stuff off, which is why I was really excited when I saw the latest JoeCustoms Group Project was for the Dino-Hunters.
With only two figures a part of this Hasbro theme, I loved the idea of expanding the whole Dino-Hunters concept. Well, last week, JoeCustoms unveiled the Dino-Hunters, and it was good. Unfortunately there wasn’t a huge turn out this time around, but quality rules over quantity in my mind. Chief among this idea was the masterful work of Oreobuilder.
He took the whole Dino-Hunter concept and ran with it. Sooooo cool!
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Link Talbot for the win. And look at that Dino-Viper! Love it!
Awesome work by Oreobuilder, and by everyone who submitted to this Group Project. If you’re ever in the need of a custom fix, definitely check out the JoeCustoms Group Projects. Some very impressive stuff there, and if you go back far enough, you can even see some of my work. 😉
There have been folks out there questioning whether the Collectors’ Club might extend the deadline for renewing memberships in order to accommodate folks who are concerned about using the current credit card system for renewals.
Last night, Brian Savage from Fun Publications sent out the following email:
“This update is going out to all members:
Due to the issue with processing credit cards we have currently suspended your ability to renew and join the club online. The deadline is coming March 16th for you to be eligible to receive the 2012 free club exclusives.
On Monday, we will have a pdf online on the club site for membership renewals and new memberships that you can mail in with a check or money order. We will process your membership as soon as they arrive.
Please note that the March 16th deadline is a hard deadline (in house) so please make sure any mail is in the postal system by March 9th.
If you want to receive the free club exclusive Footloose or Man of Evil, your membership must be active as of March 16th. At the bottom of this email you will find your expiration date. If it is after March 16, 2012, you are good to go for the 2012 figure.
Also, please log into the club club site <https://www.gijoeclub.com/club/> and ensure you have the figure selected you want to receive for this year, either 3 3/4″ or 12″.
Thanks for your support and patience during this difficult time.
So the membership deadline remains the same if you want your Footloose, but they will have PDF forms available today so a check or money order can be used.