VENDORS & Guests
A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Kurt Groen joined the G.I. Joe Design Team in January 1989. Kurt’s first day on the job led to him designing his first G.I. Joe action figure, Vapor, the Cobra Hurricane Pilot. Kurt joined the team just in time for the company to start producing spring-loaded launchers, enhancing the play value of G.I. Joe. Kurt designed and developed all sizes of GI Joe, from the 3 ¾” to the 12” Hall of Fame and Classic Collection, including Sg.t Savage and G.I. Joe Extreme.
Kurt was lucky to work on numerous other popular Hasbro Toy lines including Jurassic Park, Starting Lineup, Winner’s Circle, WWF, Tonka, Playskool, Dinosaurs to name a few.
After Hasbro Kurt moved on from toy design Kurt moved into Product Development where he is now designing Sporting Goods where he works today.
Greg Berndtson, former Design Director Plus, began working on the G.I. Joe brand by doing the accessory details for the figures during its earliest days of development. He later went on to work on such things such as the Jump Jet Pack, Wolverine, Tomahawk, Cobra Maggot, Amphibious Personnel Carrier (APC) carry case, and many other Joe vehicles. Greg is largely known for his involvement in developing the U.S.S. Flagg Aircraft carrier and helping convince upper management to approve this massive playset! In mid-1985, he became Design Director for the G.I. Joe brand and was in this position until August, 1994.
The Rantcor Pit Podcast
with Cole and Eddie.
They'll be broadcasting live from the show too!
VI Corps Military Historical Association will be taking their place!
Formed in the 1990s in the North Dallas/Plano/McKinney area, VI Corps got its name from the VI Corps in Italy in WWII, which was comprised of the 3rd, 36th and 45th Divisions, among others, for the purpose of WWII Reenactments. We also began representing the 325th Glider Rgt. Many of our members also own a variety of Military vehicles from the MB/GPW Jeeps, a "Burma" Ford; Kaiser M715 3/4 ton truck and an M3A1 Scout Car. We feature displays for Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Veterans Reunions and Parades. Members do not have to be Veterans to join. Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 at Mamma Jenny's Diner in Plano off Plano Parkway and Alma.
Star Trek Pathfinder’s Captain
and Ensign Logan
Star Trek Pathfinder's Captain and Ensign Logan will make their first Convention appearance together at the 8th Annual DFW GI Joe And Action Figure Show. They will have a green screen for photo ops and the possibility for you to be in one of their episodes. A small supply of their costumes will be on hand for photos as needed, but if you have your own, jump on in!
The Fightin' 788th
The Fightin' 788th informed us that they're bringing something NEW and BIG and will make you yell "COBRAAAAA!!!!" when you see it.
Rogues Gambit Squad
(The Dark Empire, Voidstar Spire,
and Sins of Korriban)
Rick and his group have supported our show from Day One and we greatly appreciate it!
Rick Sollers with RS Custom Toys
Rick will be bringing boxed and loose Dragon, BBI, GI Joe and 21C figures and equipment, an assortment of Hot Toys, Soldier Story, Dam Toys, Toys City, DID, ACI and other premium brand military and movie related figures, hundreds of loose custom 1/6 scale figures, an assortment of Gundam Model kits, PVC figures as well as highly detailed Turn A Gundams.
Scott Robson with Forgotten Treasures
Scott will be bringing boxed and loose Dragon, BBI, GI Joe and 21C Figures and equipment, an assortment of Hot Toys, Soldier Story, Dam Toys, Toys City, DID, ACI and other premium brand military and movie related figures, hundreds of Loose custom 1/6 scale figures, an assortment of Gundam Model kits, PVC Figures, tubs full of vintage 3 3/4" GI Joe parts (body parts, weapons, vehicle missiles, rockets and other small parts, as well as vehicles for custom projects). He will also have some vintage boxed vehicles and figures plus an assortment of Star Wars figures and vehicles.
Vega – Private Collector
Vega will be selling modern comics by Marvel, DC Comics and some independent. He will sell complete sets and individual comics. I also have about 7 long boxes (roughly 1400 comics) on sale at $1 each.
He also will be selling are mainly superhero action figures as well as TV/ Film related figures and Pop!
Doug Kidd (Private Collector)
Selling vintage 12" G.I. Joe items from the 1960s and 70s! He will also bring Military surplus gear.
Jason Bazan (Private Collector)
Vintage secret wars and super powers loose figures, vintage 80s G I Joe vehicles and figures, vintage loose thundercats, vintage loose dungeons and dragons, vintage loose battlestar galactica figures, retro mego super heroes, vintage loose generation 1 transformers, marvel select figures, star wars black series 6 inch, various 2000 and up star wars 3 3/4", various female super hero items and toys, marvel legends figures, newer robotech, vintage loose kenner star wars 3 3/4" figures, and various super hero toys old and newer.
Cory has been with us since the very first show in Grapevine. Cory will have a large selection of 12" G.I. Joes, 12” Dragon figures, 1/6th scale vehicles, custom figures, New Line Miniatures, and many other rare and hard to find items for sale.
Leslie Burkett (Private Collector)
Leslie will have a large selection of 1/6th scale WWII figures, vehicles and equipment as well as a large assortment of 1/144 scale aircraft for sale.
Louis Simmons (Private Collector)
Louis will have plenty of G.I. Joes! Hundreds of both 3 3/4” ARAH and modern, plus thousands of accessories! Louis will also have Transformers and other 80's action figure lines for sale at the show, as well as newer lines from Marvel and DC. Additional, he will be carrying Funko POPS.
Will be selling vintage 1980 pop culture action figures from lines like: MOTU, Dune, Robocop, some of those crazy knock-off figures, the Love Boat, Wizard of Oz, Battle Star Galactica, and much, much more. To see what this guy has, you just have to show up because you never know what rare gem he will bring.
Raymond and Matthew Camina (Private Collectors)
Raymond and Matthew will be bringing an assortment of 12 inch and 3 3/4 G.I. Joe figures and vehicles. Can't wait to see what they have!
12" G.I. Joe Repair Guru Scott Wilde
Scott is a regular staple at the TOYLANTA, Kentuckiana, and Hershey Toy Shows, but this is his first trip down to the Lone Star State. If you're needing a vintage body Joe, a muscle Body Joe, or a Talker Body Joe repaired, give him a holler now at to get reserve a slot to get yours repaired
My Vintage Toys & Trains
Their first time here, all the way from Kentucky, they'll be bringing some choice vintage greatness. Saturday only, for they have to make the trek back to Louisville on Sunday. :-)
He will have vintage Action Man, Super Joe, and Geyperman carded/boxed items, loose Secret Wars and Eagle Force figures and equipment, loose Sunny Smile Tanks, plus boxed, loose Remco Sgt. Rock figures, carded and loose vintage/new Lanard CORPS figures and vehicles!
Carrying 1:6 Scale Loose Parts. Will be bringing hundreds of loose parts and nude figures from all brands, along with vehicles and Diorama items. We will have the Bandit Joe line of uniforms and gear, along with the creator of the line.
Specializing in vintage action figures and toys, replacement parts and accessories! We carry GI Joe (60’s-present 3 ¾ - 12in), 70’s Adventure Team, Action Man, Star Wars (vintage to present 3 ¾- 6 inch -12 inch), Star Trek, MEGO, MARX, Marvel Legends, D.C. Universe, The Lone Ranger, Zorro, Assassins Creed, Space 1999, Tron, Major Matt Mason, Captain Action, Battlestar Galactica, Flash Gordon, Planet of the Apes, Buck Rogers, Micronauts, Super Powers, Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, The Black Hole, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Universal Monsters, Six Million Dollar Man, Clash of the Titans, models trading cards and many other Sci Fi, military and super hero action figures and toys.
BOBA JOE’S - WHEN IT COMES TO TOYS…WE DON’T PLAY!!!
Kris Kolander - Private Collector
Kris will be bringing Gi Joe 3 3/4 figures both modern and vintage.Will have convention box sets, FSS figures MOC.
MOC modern figures and vehicles. Loose vintage and modern vehicles.
Jim Donaghue - Private Collector
Jim will have Vintage Star Wars,Transformers, Marvel figures, Star Wars Black Series 6 inch, Star Wars 3 3/4", Star Wars miniature ships and vehicles, Hot Wheels, new Fallout figures, various super hero items and toys, Robotech, Star Wars plastic models, Corgi military, miniature soldiers, and various other toys. Custom made Dioramas of Star Wars, Iron Man, Batman, etc. Custom made bases for 12” figures.
The Lost Toys
They will be bringing Kenner Star Wars, Super Powers, Ghostbusters, He-Man, Power Rangers, Batman, Marvel and DC, Transformers, and WWE at blowout prices. Glad to have them on board this year!
They will be bringing Marx Best of the West action figures and accessories including horses, covered wagon, buckboard and buffalo, 12” GIJoes with accessories including space capsule, helicopter and other vehicles, 3 3/4” GIJoes and vehicles, 3 3/4” Star Wars and vehicles, 3 3/4” Batman and vehicles, and Hot Wheels and Misc other toys.
David will be bringing a lot of vintage GI Joe stuff from his personal collection including a crash crew truck, military helicopter, iron knight tank and armored car. He'll also be bringing Marx playset pieces and toy soldiers, plus some Joe art, posters and Joe boxes!
SouthEast Texas G.I.Joe Collectors Club
They'll be bringing vintage Joes from 1982 to 1989 - both carded and loose, Vintage vehicles from 1983 to 1990 - both boxed and loose, Modern era Joes from: Rise of Cobra 25th 30th 50th Retaliation Club FSS Club Convention - both carded and loose, plus NASCAR Collectibles from 200 to 2007.
"Big Dave" Hilton
Here's a "short" list of what Dave is bringing, plus some pics to tide you over till the show. ;-)
G.I. Joe - 1983-1989 loose 3 3/4" figures, vehicles & other collectibles
Star Wars - 1978-1985 loose 3 3/4" figures, vehicles & other collectibles
He-Man MOTU - 1982-1986 loose figures, playsets & other collectibles
Thundercats - loose figures
Marvel & DC - loose figures
Universal Monsters - loose figures
Transformers - loose figures
GoBots - loose figures
Star Trek - boxed & loose figures
Hot Wheels - 1979-1989 carded 1:64 diecast
Smurfs - loose figures & other collectibles
Looney Tunes - collectibles
Muppets - collectibles
Peanuts/Snoopy - collectibles
Hanna Barbara - collectibles
Dukes of Hazzard - collectibles
Knight Rider - collectibles
Gremlins - loose figures & collectibles
E.T. - collectibles
Fisher-Price Adventure People - loose figures & vehicles
Pac-Man - Tomytronic video game & collectibles
Battlestar Galactica - collectibles
King Kong - collectibles
Dark Crystal - collectibles
Teddy Scares - boxed
Bleeding Edge Goths - boxed
Greg Patterson and Ross Craig as Dealers.
They will be bringing an assortment of new and old G.I. Joe Figures and other like minded 1:6 scale items!
Castle Jones Vintage
Chicken Fried Toys
They will have packaged samples of Dime Novel Legends on display, along with over 2500 unique 1:18 scale cast resin custom and replacement parts. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693604734243240/
Bro's Toys will be bringing toys from all era's vintage to modern. Just take a look at the pics to get an idea of their variety!
Donnie will be bringing 1:18 scale GI Joe figures and vehicles as well as an assortment of 1:12 scale Marvel figures!
T's Toys will be bringing Star Wars, Transformers, Funko POPs, and more at their booth!
Private Dealers JT and Shannon
JT and Shannon to our ever-growing line-up. They will be selling an assortment of items from:
Modern G.I. Joes
Marvel Legends 6"
DC 6" figures
Ace Allgood Private Dealer.
Ace Allgood (along with his motley crew of Joeheads) will be attending our show this year! Ace will be bringing a plethora of vintage G.I. Joe items and spreading Joe cheer to everyone. Get Ready!!!
Mark Spencer (Private Collector) will be participating as a vendor at the upcoming show. We have been informed that Mark will have “tons” of vintage 12” G.I. Joes, some modern 12” G.I. Joes, 3 ¾” vintage G.I. Joes, as well as vintage vehicles and accessories for all, as well as some Star Wars items.
Chris Fahrney will be bringing modern and vintage both 3 3/4” and 12” Joe, loose and carded figures, a ton of boxed vintage modern vehicles, and a ton more.
David Warren will be bringing loose action figure tubs of 1996-present Star Wars, DC/Marvel, TMNT, modern WWE, and miscellaneous loose figures from TV shows, cartoons, and movies. Will also be bringing a large selection of various Funko Pop Vinyl figurines and TV/Sci-Fi/Movie themed Hot Wheels. Vintage Cap Guns.
Russell King will be setting up at the show. We have been informed that Russell will have a large collection of vintage 3 3/4" GI Joes and vehicles for sale as well as modern 3 3/4" GI Joes. He will also be selling vintage 3 3/4" Star Wars figures and much more.
Ed and Ester Stokes