With the release of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Brochure yesterday, many fans immediately latched on to a little detail in the text of the 12″ Convention Set which indicated that there would be an exclusive 4″ Joe Colton figure contained within that set. This immediately created a firestorm across the community, who (rightly so) felt a bit bothered that they might be expected to plunk down an additional $345 for the 12″ set, merely to acquire this exclusive Colton figure.
Well, rejoice! The Collectors Club announced on their Facebook page today that they will be releasing this exclusive Joe Colton figure separately at the Convention on an exclusive cardback! Specifically the response was as follows:
“Yes! We will be carding a number of these same figures (no display stand or backdrop) for our 3 3/4” attendees to have access to this figure.
This was left out of the brochure accidentally. We hope that answers everyone’s questions.”
Granted, this means the figure does not come with the backdrop or display stand, but I think most folks were concerned about the figure itself anyway. Now the fans an go ahead and celebrate the neon greatness from E.C.O. Force like I will be for the next several months! W00t!