This week we flash back to June, 2015, when I brought you footage shot the previous March at JoeLanta (now ToyLanta).
ToyLanta, of course, is the annual gathering of devotees of the original 12″ GI Joe, held every year in Atlanta Georgia. We’re talking about one of the most fun toy conventions in the country. All the proceeds go to benefit the Cody Lane Memorial Toy Museum, which will present hands-on play experiences and amazing action figure dioramas. I can’t want to go back in person, next year.
The JoeLanta Jam Band consists of our friends Radio Cult (Ricky Zhero, Bambi Lynn and Jeremy Slotin), teamed up with guest musicians from the world of GI Joe collecting. There are some very talented folks in the hobby, and their talents extend beyond customizing and building action figure dioramas.
In this edition of The RFC MINI SHOW you’ll get to hear David Lane, one of the JoeLanta organizers, handle lead vocals while master dioramist and model-building Mike Gardner tears it up on lead guitar on a cover of “Give Me Three Steps.” Later, Alex Massey, a GI Joe wunderkind of the diorama world, shows off his guitar chops, teaming with Radio Cult for “Detroit Rock City.”