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SATURDAY, June 22nd

Grapevine Convention Center

11:00am 1:6 Scale GI Joe 3D Printing Workshop with Jim Egner

Jim Egner, a 30 plus year vintage GI Joe collector, and a former graphic designer, instructor, and replica prop maker, started making 3D printed parts back in 2015. With over 20 years of vacuum forming and resin casting Star Wars costume parts for independent film productions, the Rebel Legion and the 501st, he wanted to provide affordable replacements parts for GI Joe in 1:6 scale.

12:00 (noon) The History of Super Joe with Steve Stovall and Jason Schiermeyer

The Super Joe Adventure Team was Hasbro’s 8 ½ inch follow-up to the original 12-inch GI Joe line.  The figures and accessories ranged from Earthbound adventures to science fiction fantasy.    Although the line only ran for two years (1977-1978), it has a small, but very dedicated fan-base. The History of Super Joe will be presented by Steve Stovall, the curator of the 3D Super Joes website.  Steve and White Elephant Toyz are the folks behind the retro Adventure Command and Astro Command lines that capture the vintage Super Joe spirit.

1:00pm G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Stories from the Trenches
Former GI Joe Designers and Marketing Team members recall interesting and funny stories during their time at Hasbro.

2:30pm The Unsung Heroes of the Adventure Team (Part I) with Derryl DePriest and Tod Pleasant

The untold story of the 1970s Hasbro team who brought us the Adventure Team and more, based on interviews and previously unknown prototypes that shed light on the people and ideas that gave rise to this largely unexplored era in G.I. Joe history. 

3:30pm GI Joe Hall of Fame
Origins and Untold stories of the Hall of Fame series by those who worked on the line.


Hilton Garden Inn DFW North Grapevine

8:30pm-11:00pm Saturday Night Build a Vehicle with Hasbro Legends
($25 per person, get your ticket HERE)

Saturday Night Build a Vehicle with the GI Joe Legends - $25 per person

8:30 to 11:00 pm, Hilton Garden Inn DFW North Grapevine, Sonoma II and III

Paid Admission Only Event – Standalone Package. Limited to Only 30 Attendees


GI Joe Design Legends Dave Kunitz, Greg Berndtson, Frank Coroneos, along with former Hasbro Product Manager Kirk Bozigian, will host a how to workshop on the Hasbro/GI Joe designer “tricks of the trade” in creating a new/modified GI Joe vehicle. All attendees are encouraged to bring a 1:18 scale/1:6 scale vehicle of their choosing, and any extra parts they have on hand that they’d like to incorporate into their new vehicle.  Tool kits will be provided to all who attend the workshop, as will a selection of vehicle shells and parts. Work stations will also be available in the workshop. The design team members will also be working one on one with attendees (thus the reason for only 30 spots).

SUNDAY, June 23rd

Grapevine Convention Center

10:00am Valaverse

Bobby Vala will discuss where Valaverse is release wise for 2023, with further discussion as to what the future holds for the brand.

11:30am G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Concepts That Didn’t Make It

We will be exploring some things from the Volumes 14 and 15 of Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, and cover some concepts that never made it into design.

1:00pm Untold Tales of the Adventure Team (Part II) with Derryl D. DePriest and Tod Pleasant

Part I focused on the untold story of the designers who brought us the Adventure Team. Part II focuses on more new behind-the-scenes stories of the G.I. Joe team in the 1960s and 1970s, based on interviews and never-before-seen artwork and prototypes.

2:00pm G.I.Joe – From Timeless to Classic Collection

The GI Joe Design team talks about how the Timeless Collection and Classic Collection came to be.

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