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The PopCult Toybox: The JoeLanta Haul

Img_0344This week the PopCult Toybox is a quick photo essay of my own personal booty captured last weekend at JoeLanta, the GI Joe collector’s convention I told you about a bunch of times already. I got back Monday evening, and spent most of Tuesday dumping video and photos into the PC. Over the next several days I will be posting tons of highlights of JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention, plus more about our tour of shooting locations for The Walking Dead and more coolness. But this post is just devoted to some of the goodies I managed to score while having an amazing time.

As you can see, I landed my goal–Bulletman, the Human Bullet, one of the last GI Joes released in the 12″ size back in the 1970s. I actually landed a heck of a lot more. The captions will give you the details.

The Commander's Package exclusive figure, alongside the D.O.B. show exclusive

The Commander’s Package exclusive figure, the Nautilus Gunner, alongside the D.O.B. show exclusive

The incredible Harpoon Gun diorama base, created by Brian Tatum, which goes with the Nautilus Gunner

The incredible Harpoon Gun diorama base, created by Brian Tatum, which goes with the Nautilus Gunner

Another angle of this amazing work of art, limited to 25 pieces

Another angle of this amazing work of art, limited to 25 pieces

One of two unexpected purchases, The Adventure Team Big Trapper

One of two unexpected purchases, The Adventure Team Big Trapper

..and The Adventure Team Mobile Support Vehicle

..and The Adventure Team Mobile Support Vehicle

A pre-convention purchase, from Brian Tatum's toy warehouse

A pre-convention purchase, from Brian Tatum’s toy warehouse

A bargain-priced limited edition from one of the first GI Joe conventions in 1994

A bargain-priced limited edition from one of the first GI Joe conventions in 1994

A MEGO-sized Astronaut, with a MEGO-sized Pilot box, snagged at Swapapalooza on Friday night

A MEGO-sized Astronaut, with a MEGO-sized Pilot box, snagged at Swapapalooza on Friday night

I couldn't pass up a chance to get one of those nifty Geyperman repros from Cotswold Collectibles

I couldn’t pass up a chance to get one of those nifty Geyperman repros from Cotswold Collectibles

Geyberman even came in a cool shipping case

Geyberman even came in a cool shipping case

Two great Elite Brigade sets from Cotswold Collectibles. I bought way more from them than I'm showing here.

Two great Elite Brigade sets from Cotswold Collectibles. I bought way more from them than I’m showing here.

The British version of Mike Power, Atomic Man.That eye still catches the light.

The British version of Mike Power, Atomic Man.That eye still catches the light.

In the UK, Atomic Man had flocked hair, an atomic heart, and a cool black jumpsuit

In the UK, Atomic Man had flocked hair, an atomic heart, and a cool black jumpsuit

So I picked up Bulletman, and a cool reproduction of his backing card

So I picked up Bulletman, and a cool reproduction of his backing card

When I got him, he came with a commemorative box from 2003. The figure was released in the mid-1970s.

When I got him, he came with a commemorative box from 2003. The figure was released in the mid-1970s.

I got heads from a variety of dealers, and I will post links to their sites later this week.

I got heads from a variety of dealers, and I will post links to their sites later this week.

I finally got to meet Chung Kim, and purchased this female figure from the legendary Delta Force Chung!

I finally got to meet Chung Kim, and purchased this female figure from the legendary Delta Force Chung!

Tim and Lisa Weedn's hilarious film is flanked by a couple of cool Hot Wheels.

Tim and Lisa Weedn’s hilarious film is flanked by a couple of cool Hot Wheels.

Speaking of Tim and Lisa, they inspired me to get an Intruder to do battle with Joe.

Speaking of Tim and Lisa, they inspired me to get an Intruder to do battle with Joe.

The Intruder found a new love interest.

The Intruder found a new love interest.

Expect more photos and video all week long!

 

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Magwano

    Very nice!

  2. Paul

    Thanks for sharing!

    Looks like you had a lot of FUN…and now less funds! The original Adventure Team vehicles are beautiful and send a flood of memories streaming back to my childhood. Ahhhh, to be young and imaginative again.

  3. Lisa Weedn

    Great time at Joelanta, I had a wonderful first time experience, loved meeting you and Mel, hope to be seeing you both next year, Tim and I were asked to head up the film festival next year… we said yes. Expecting great things from you and Mel, you’re very creative people.

    Loved that you got your very own intruder and I see what you’re doing with him… great keep going…He’s one of my personal favorites..Ogga Shaka rules.

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