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Eklyps
09-04-2009, 10:13
Well, after hearing that Joelanta was taking over the month of March 2010 and GIJOECON taking over late April 2010 (in Providence, RI), we’ve decided to move The Great Texas G.I. Joe show to the summer – June 26th and 27th to be exact. The location is the same – the Arlington Convention Center – smack dab between Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas. We’re working to lock in the hotel rate of $99 a night with the Sheraton, which is right across the parking lot.

With the International G.I. Joe Convention moving their show to late April, we feel collectors will be looking for a show to enjoy during the summertime and in an area within driving distance or for an affordable airfare. Well, you cannot get any better than June, and Arlington is the hotspot for summer family fun (The Original Six Flags Over Texas). Factor in The Great Texas G.I. Joe Con and you’re set for a fun-filled two day (or three day) weekend.

The showroom will be 6000 square feet in size with the capability to hold 28 booths. Notable dealers such as Cotswold Collectibles, True Scale Armor, Good Stuff to Go, and RS Custom Toys have already reserved booth space, and I have a gut feeling that the other slots will fill up fast.

For more information, contact me at [email protected] or visit our website at www.greattexasgijoeshow.com

Thanks again!

Greg Brown
Great Texas G.I. Joe Show VI

Daniel Prado
09-04-2009, 10:17
Awesome can't wait

CharlesBronson
09-04-2009, 16:14
I'll be there if I'm not out on the road. I'm gonna try my hardest not to miss this.

GungHo
09-04-2009, 19:59
Ok, I've missed the others....but 2010 is the year that I finally go to this convention. My wife and I will be in attendance :)

1/6th happy
09-04-2009, 23:39
I should be back by then. Last year was great.

CREG Customs
11-09-2009, 09:53
Looking forward to this!

Brave Rifles
02-18-2010, 18:38
I was just recently wondering if there were to be a show this year. Am glad there is:thumb

grumpytx
02-18-2010, 18:50
Greg, get to painting...! Can't hardly wait....

Eklyps
02-18-2010, 19:13
We've updated the website - going with a desert motif this year - GREAT TEXAS GI JOE SHOW VI (http://www.greattexasgijoeshow.com) - and also have a Facebook page up too - Great Texas G.I. Joe Show | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arlington-TX/Great-Texas-GI-Joe-Show/306492688654)

Greg

Eklyps
02-18-2010, 19:14
And yes, I'll have both your tanks ready to pick up at the show. My wife will be happy. ;-)

chava78229
02-18-2010, 19:53
Cool!! I went to the one last year and it was very nice!! I'll have to save up for this one as I didn't get a lot of stuff last year!!!

Eklyps
04-07-2010, 23:36
OK, here's the dealer list as of April 7th:

Cotswold Collectibles, Inc.
Serious Toys
Toy Chest & Collectibles
Good Stuff to Go
Ace Allgood's Vintage Joes
R&S Custom Toys
Newline Miniatures
True Scale Armor
War Structures
TOYMATRIX
David Howard (private dealer)
Michael Milstead (private dealer)
Forrest Tohill (private dealer)
Ed Woods (private dealer)
Greg Patterson (private dealer)

We're in talks with the following dealers on attending (should know more in a week):

Echo Base Toys
Don Coffey (private dealer)
Paul Nordstrom (private dealer)
Jason Greene (private dealer)
Ricky Puckett (private dealer)


If anyone is interested in attending as a dealer, there are a few slots left. E-mail me at [email protected] for more info.

Thanks.

TMNTGal
04-11-2010, 18:00
Fantastic vendor list! :clap I've been out of the 1/6 gig for well over a year now so this will be a great way to come back.

I am wondering if anyone has thought of setting up an area specifically so people can trade items? Or would that be considered a no-no?

Eklyps
04-12-2010, 01:07
Yeah, I don't think the dealers at the show would be too cool about that idea. However, we may (key word here) host a swap meet at the Sheraton Hotel that Saturday night. Still on the drawing board though...

Greg

TMNTGal
04-12-2010, 17:41
Well maybe you guys can host one during the day sometime in the future. I'm not the type that sticks around all day when it comes to conventions. I like to get there early, spend all my money then leave. Will any interesting events be going on?

Eklyps
04-12-2010, 18:16
Still hammering out all the finer details. We did have to do away with the custom contest and workshop seminars due to lack of attendance/participation. However, we will have a 1:6 scale P38 Night Lightning on display.

BTW - Ricky Puckett, noted vintage G.I. Joe dealer, will be at the show. Just confirmed him for two booths...

Greg

Eklyps
04-20-2010, 15:03
Well, all the dealer table space is spoken for and I think we have just two dealer booths left (with a few dealers mulling over them). Just confirmed that Echo Base will be there with two booths worth of 1:6th greatness too!

Greg
Great Texas G.I. Joe Show VI
GREAT TEXAS GI JOE SHOW VI (http://www.greattexasgijoeshow.com)

Texlander
04-22-2010, 16:34
This sounds very interesting. Is it strictly limited to GI Joe? Or is other stuff represented as well?

grumpytx
04-22-2010, 17:46
If u collect 1/6, almost everything is there... Vintage Joe/New Joe... DML/SS/Did/etc boxed figs... custom 1/6 vehicles... loose parts... even pudd Joes... Have a look at the list of dealers coming... About the only show in the fly-over states and certainly the biggest... It's only called a GI Joe show 'cause most of the guys putting it on are long-time collectors... From the dark ages when there was no DML/SS/Did...

Brave Rifles
04-22-2010, 17:47
This sounds very interesting. Is it strictly limited to GI Joe? Or is other stuff represented as well?

What grumpty said, and MORE!!!!

Eklyps
04-22-2010, 19:02
Echo Base Toys has signed on the for the show as well.

Only one booth spot left...

Greg

RJMacReady16
04-22-2010, 21:18
I'm gonna try to actually make it this year.

I know, I know...don't get too excited.

s-ramos
04-23-2010, 09:59
Ive got that weekend off so Im hoping to make it this year.

CharlesBronson
04-25-2010, 19:20
I'll most likely be there.

Folkwulfe
04-26-2010, 22:02
CB....glad to hear you can make it. Me and the Misses will be there and Jfunk has said he will be there too. Sounds like another "Hooters" meeting to me!!!!

Element65
04-26-2010, 23:18
looks like ill be able to make it... finally

miththu
05-05-2010, 11:50
i am eagerly waiting for this.
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Eklyps
05-10-2010, 17:04
We now have a website set up for attendees to make their reservations with the Arlington Sheraton online. This will automatically give you the $99.00 rate. Click HERE (http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1005102424&key=D5675) for info. That's $60.00 bucks off the going price. In addition the Sheraton is literally about three hundred feet from the ACC where the show is being held and has free onsite parking for guests. Take it from me, the free parking and convenience of staying at the Sheraton and just walking across the parking lot to the show is well worth the few extra bucks.

Since the Sheraton Hotel is going to be our base camp for the show, we are going to be holding a swap meet in the lobby Saturday night! So all attendees are encouraged to bring their trade goods and be prepared to hug the rug. (sit onthe floor) The event will start around dark thirty Saturday night and go on until everyone collapses from trade fatigue.

Greg
Great Texas G.I. Joe Show VI

CREG Customs
05-19-2010, 14:16
Sweet!

Brave Rifles
05-21-2010, 13:39
Well, motherluver! Looks like I am going to be missing this yet again. Have a tasking that was supposed to be in July, only to find out it has been bumped up and I will be leaving mid June'ish now:grrr

IanO
05-21-2010, 14:48
I saw you promo this on Fanatical the other night. It's grown. Good on ya. Good luck with the show and I hope all that attend have a great time.

Cheers,
Ian
:p

Eklyps
05-21-2010, 19:43
Man, I forgot about Fanatical. Yeah, that was the Great Texas GI Joe Show III when we had it in Richardson. That place was CRAMPED...

Greg

Eklyps
06-14-2010, 21:30
OK, some final updates on the show since it's just around the corner (June 26th and 27th):

VENDORS

Cotswold Collectibles
Serious Toys
Good Stuff to Go
Toy Chest & Collectibles
Echo Base Toys
RS Custom Toys
The Toy Matrix
Newline Miniatures
F&M Models
True Scale Armor
John Russell (3&3/4" dealer)
Greg Patterson (12" dealer)
Forrest Tohill (misc. toy dealer)
Ed Woods (misc. toy dealer)
David Howard (vintage 12" dealer)
Lou Rodriguez (vintage 12" dealer)
Ace Allgood (vintage 12" dealer)
Adventurer Tours (12" dealer)
The DFW Chapter of the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club
The Texas Military Historical Society

DOOR PRIZES

We will be having hourly drawings of door prizes donated from the following manufacturers/distributors:

DID
USA CalTek
Merit International
Dragon Models USA
Soldier Story
Saturday Toys
Toys City
TTL
Sideshow Toys
Virtual Toys
MIL

First fifty people in the door on Saturday get a free deck of DID playing cards. Others will receive free comic books.

The rooms we blocked off at the Arlington Sheraton have all been reserved, but I've heard that some have been lucky in getting just as cheap and sometimes even cheaper room rates by using the "name your price" feature at Priceline.com.

For more up to date information, be sure to check out our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arlington-TX/Great-Texas-GI-Joe-Show/306492688654) page.

Thanks again and see you next weekend at the Arlington Convention Center!!

Greg Brown
Co-Director
The Great Texas G.I. Joe Show VI
GREAT TEXAS GI JOE SHOW VI (http://www.greattexasgijoeshow.com)

saiko
06-27-2010, 13:05
Grr I'm missing this right now [can't get there in time after getting back from camping/swimming]. Hope you all have a great show and lots of fun!

Eklyps
06-29-2010, 19:08
Show was great. Good variety of 12" (and 3&3/4") stuff. I came home happy. Scored some cheap G.I. Joe stuff for my 7 year old and a boxed BBI Raider and boxed BBI Trident for next to nothing on the first day. Was surprised that there wasn't as big an attendance this year since we moved it to June. Am guessing that we were competing with vacations and such. Next year's show will be in April, though, so it should give everyone time to get ready again.

Greg

CREG Customs
07-02-2010, 09:55
I'll be there... it was awesome. I scored a N-Toys Minigun for my T2 Arnie for $3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

medic83
07-08-2010, 11:19
Does anyone know where it will be at next year. If I may suggest Houston I thing would be great. Thats just my opinion.

Eklyps
07-08-2010, 11:35
The show will be at the same venue as this year - the Arlington Convention Center. However, we're looking to add two things - bring back the custom figure and vehicle contests and allocate more space to military vehicles to display. This year's involvement with the Texas Military Historical Society was a real crowd pleaser this year so next year, we want try and bring in jeeps, trucks and maybe even some tanks to the showroom. Looking at April 2011 this time, so start marking it down on your calendars.

Greg

germansoldiermp40
10-10-2010, 07:00
Man im moving to Texas next year in june so I will have to wait until 2012.

s-ramos
01-14-2011, 12:54
Is there a set date for this years show yet?

Eklyps
01-18-2011, 14:44
Not yet. Looking at Fall 2011...

Greg

germansoldiermp40
01-20-2011, 19:04
Fall of 2011 I could go!

delta275
02-18-2011, 10:09
LMK on the date for 2011, I'm thinking of getting a booth this year. I may start producing limited med supplies soon for this. You said fall ? That would work.

Eklyps
02-18-2011, 13:34
Will know more in 30 days. Nailing down a location. Fall 2011 yes.

Greg

germansoldiermp40
02-18-2011, 19:46
Alight I will try to go as hard as I can once I move.

Brave Rifles
02-18-2011, 19:49
Damn. Just when my schedule would allow me to attend the normal spring event, it gets all changed up!!!! Looks like another one missed.:wail

CREG Customs
04-27-2011, 10:10
Any news ???????

Eklyps
04-27-2011, 10:19
The date has been set. September 3rd and 4th at the Arlington Convention Center. For updates, check our Facebook page:

Great Texas G.I. Joe Show | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Texas-GI-Joe-Show/306492688654)

Thanks,

Greg

CREG Customs
04-27-2011, 16:34
Sweet! Thanks man. Look forward to it again this year :)

vapor1
05-29-2011, 13:52
Will for sure be there but do we have anything in between??? Or anywhere close where we could pile in and drive to. I hate that all the stuff is in Cali.

Eklyps
05-29-2011, 15:02
Well, we're hoping this one will keep the southern collector market happy for a while 6000 square feet of the show will be nothing but dealer space, custom figures contest entries, and new item previews. The other 6000 square feet will be for the re-enactors, their gear, tents, and vehicles.

Greg

vapor1
05-29-2011, 15:10
Well we thank you sir. Personally last year I came away very happy I spent some money went back the next day and spent some more. Great prices from vendors that I could not get anywhere else. I will start stowing cash now to spend that weekend.

Thanks Greg

Eklyps
05-29-2011, 15:11
That's news I like to hear. Also, if you're a customizer, start working. We'll have the custom figure rules up within the week...

Greg

vapor1
05-29-2011, 16:05
I have some I think already ready to go. By the way Greg we met many years ago I was good friends with Barry Vedros when I lived in Louisiana, when we built the D-Day museum diorama for the museum. You probably dont remember me but you probably remember the Diorama. I live in Fort Worth now.

Mark Blankenship

CobraTrooper11
04-25-2013, 01:37
when does Cobra have a great texas show? well maybe the commander will plan one. btw i'm in cali, and wish i could make it, but will be attending famcon.

Eklyps
04-25-2013, 07:26
We had always extended an invite to the local Cobra group here, Cobra Cares, but never got a response. :-(

Maybe they'll change their mind and show up for the DFW GI Joe and Action Figure Show II

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DFW-GI-Joe-and-Action-Figure-Show-II/254738537970730

Greg

hqpham
05-02-2013, 18:52
We had always extended an invite to the local Cobra group here, Cobra Cares, but never got a response. :-(

Maybe they'll change their mind and show up for the DFW GI Joe and Action Figure Show II

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DFW-GI-Joe-and-Action-Figure-Show-II/254738537970730

Greg

Hi Greg, would you happen to know where to find a vendor listing for the DFW show? This might be my first show so I wanted to see who was going to be there.

Eklyps
05-04-2013, 10:38
Hi Greg, would you happen to know where to find a vendor listing for the DFW show? This might be my first show so I wanted to see who was going to be there.

To my knowledge, they haven't listed them yet. I'm working to get a booth's worth of stuff and sell as Cotswold. If not, then I plan to sell vintage G.I. Joe stuff...

Greg

hqpham
05-04-2013, 11:08
Thanks, I'll keep an eye on this thread