This 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, 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
Another angle of this amazing work of art, limited to 25 pieces
One of two unexpected purchases, The Adventure Team Big Trapper
..and The Adventure Team Mobile Support Vehicle
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 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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
The Intruder found a new love interest.
Expect more photos and video all week long!