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Yearly CanJoeCon Discussion / Re: My Favorite Joe Con moment...
« on: August 15, 2010, 10:29:48 AM »
I have a few. Meeting the people from the boards I've known for years. Seeing Night Force Cynic's Alley Viper shirt. Meeting the guy who won last year's Speed Painting Contest who told me he has the vehicle prize I donated proudly on display.

My wife's favorite moment was Joe or Joke arm wrestling with Brandon Frasier's stunt double aka Scramble.

Quote from: "latinjoe22"
Whoever's Hazard has tight joints will be the lucky one to have a rare variant.....mine are loose as well  :).
It is a lower arm swap compatibility issue. The paint and glue that were used actually did make them tighter. They won't pop out or anything, but several were play ware loose at the elbow.

Yearly CanJoeCon Discussion / Re: what set number did you get? 2010
« on: August 15, 2010, 10:20:46 AM »

My wife and I had a blast. The JoeCustoms booth will be there again next year and will hopefully have a customizing presentation too. Here are a few pics we took. Looking back I wish I took more pics throughout the day, but I spent a lot of time talking to people and putting faces to online names or meeting new people. Larry and Mark were courteous and entertaining guests as usual. Wish I could have made it to the Hoffman presentation.

Yearly CanJoeCon Discussion / Re: 2010 CJC Vehicle Debut : THE HAILSTORM
« on: August 04, 2010, 04:34:14 PM »
Awesome sauce.

Quote from: "Gyre-Viper"
Anyways...not sure what you can really get out of that anecdote but I figured it was at least relative to the subject at hand.
That is a great story. I'm glad we all got to hear it. The fact this article is getting people to discuss the topic more is exactly why Hawk and I contribute to these.

Quote from: "martin-montreal"
But, what do you think about other figs like the one made by The Black Major? He use the same mold of vintage Hasbro figs, but Hasbro never planned to make these. And last year at the con, Habro rep saw those Red, Black and Brown troopers without even trying to stop those guys. Really, I don't understand Hasbro on these.
I didn't bring up Black Major's and other people's vintage o-ring figures because we know those are bootlegs. There is absolutely no gray area with those. The Chinese workers behind this are using either Hasbro's molds or they created their own based on Hasbro's figures.

From my limited understanding of the law, Hasbro can trademark and copyright the characters. However they have a limited design patent for the actual workings of the figure which would have run out long ago. That is if they could prosecute anyone in the US. They know they'd eventually be dealing with Chinese workers under Chinese law all while doing business for their current products in China. If I had to pick my battles it would be over the stuff I'm currently paying to produce and market and not some old mold I (incorrectly) think has run its course.

Essentially those guys selling vintage stuff are doing what customizers have been doing since 1982, only on a factory level. Brian Savage was asked to do a set of army builders with minimal paint and sold without pretty boxes for the Club and Master Collector wasn't interested. I'm glad somebody took the ball and is running with it. I just wish it didn't feel like you had to buy these out of some guys trunk in a dark alley at midnight in the sketchy part of town. They are very low profile.

Off Topic / Re: Heroes of the North
« on: May 10, 2010, 07:23:33 PM »
The girls look good at least.

Message Board News / Re: Quick Question
« on: March 19, 2010, 11:56:37 AM »
I got it.

Off Topic / Re: Canada 3, USA 2 (OT)
« on: February 28, 2010, 09:49:59 PM »
I was watching it at a pizza place.  When the US went down 2 to 0  to Canada's suffocating defense, we left. Good thing we listened to it in the car or else we would have missed one hell of a game. so good we watched the DVR when we got back home.

Off Topic / Re: bout that Canadian national hockey team?
« on: February 24, 2010, 06:22:53 PM »
The US beat the Swiss today. And Canada gets to play Russia in what should be a really great game.

Customs / Re: CustomCon entries
« on: December 13, 2009, 01:31:50 AM »
Last but certainly not least, Fury Force. ... ustoms-com

These will be going up for auction Monday afternoon with 100% of the proceeds going to Hasbro Children's Hospital's Child Services program.

Customs / Re: CustomCon entries
« on: December 10, 2009, 12:01:29 PM »
The Monsters set from the Spooks comic have been posted at CustomCon. ... ustoms-com

Maybe you guys need more than a link.  So I give you the set shot and...the set shot.

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