GI Joe Pics from SDCC…in 2007
Apologies for the lame joke, but I couldn’t resist posting something relating to San Diego Comic-Con. With all the galleries of pics being posted at the usual geek hangouts, I though I’d share some of my own from my first (and only) visit to the con. It was quite a mad rush of people on preview night, and I can only imagine that it’s exponentially worse eight years on.
I found a few shots I took of the Hasbro booth that year, and was surprised to see some pretty amazing customs mixed in with the coming soon product. It was a heady time to be a Joe collector, to be sure. It’s also interesting to look at the customs in relation to the later “concept case” figures that have since made the rounds at JoeCon.
By the way, I skipped out on the ridiculous Hasbro shop line that year and managed to snag a Pimp Daddy Destro the next morning from the comfort of my hotel room. Nice.