VENDORS & Guests



  Our good friends from The Fightin’ 788th is a GI JOE based costuming club whose  members are devoted to celebrating the GI JOE universe through the creation and  wearing of quality costumes and props. The 788th promotes interest in the GI JOE universe and contributes to the community through works of charity.


Show sponsors

Cotswold Collectibles -Since 1989, Cotswold Collectibles has specialized in products for collectors of old and new G.I. Joe collectible toys, and assorted military and non-military 1:6 scale action figures. Originally out of Seattle, Washington, this year Greg Brown who has been Cotswold Collectibles’ Director of Marketing and New Products for the past 13+ years, bought Cotswold and moved them to Ennis, Texas. Cotswold has been specializing in 1/6 scale Action Figures and their accessories from around the world but has really pushed a "Buy American" policy recently adding more and more North and South American companies to the marketplace. In addition, Cotswold has opened up more into the 1/18, 1/12 and Mego scales as well. Cotswold is the place to find great quality products from companies like Hot Toys, Dragon, DID, Sideshow, Phicen, Triad Toys as well as Hasbro and their own exclusive line of Elite Brigade figure sets and accessories.

BOBA JOE’S - Specializes in vintage action figures and toys, replacement parts and accessories! They 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.


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1LT Robert F. Welch III Charity - The 1LT Robert F. Welch III Run for our Heroes Race was created by Becky Welch in an effort to preserve the memory of her late husband, 26 year-old Army 1LT Rob Welch III, who was killed in Afghanistan on 3 April 2011. Her goal was to pay tribute to her husband and other Fallen Soldiers, as well as use the event to say thank you to those currently serving, local Veterans, Firemen, and Police officers. With the support of family, friends, and community members, the first annual Run for our Heroes Race took place on 14 April 2012 marking Welch’s 1 year “Angel”versary. Ever since, the event is held every year on the Saturday in April closest to 1LT Welch's "Angel"versary date. Proceeds from the event benefit the 1LT Robert F. Welch III charitable foundation  to help support the needs of local veterans, fire departments, police departments, and Gold Star families. With the money raised in the events first two years, we were able to establish the 1LT Robert F. Welch III Memorial Endowment within the Wylie ISD Education Foundation to a yearly scholarship to be awarded to a deserving high school student from Wylie High School and Wylie East High School who exemplify the tenets of community service. In past years, the Charity have been able to begin funding other donations supporting the local American Legion, the Wylie Police Department K-9 unit, assisting families of fallen soldiers, and support of the local Veterans food pantry.
Robby Welch was an early supporter of the DFW GI JOE Collector Club while in college and before his deployment. The DFW GI JOE Collector Club is very proud to have assisted the Charity in every race held and supported their gala events for several years. Additional information on the 1LT Robert F. Welch III Run for our Heroes Race and the Charity can be found at-

Gerardo Vega – De La Vega Arts, Crafts and Collectibles 

   Gerardo Vega will be selling modern comics by Marvel, DC Comics and some independent. He will sell complete sets and individual comics. He will also have about 7 long boxes (roughly 1400 comics) on sale at $1 each. He will be selling mainly superhero action figures as well as TV/ Film related figures and Pop!


Jason Bazan - Private Collector

   Jason has 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 Lord  

    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. 


Greg Patterson - Private Dealer

   Greg will be bringing an assortment of new and old G.I. Joe Figures and other like minded 1:6 scale items!

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!!!

Reuben Bartram - 

   Reuben has the great site of Large Scale Dioramas and excellent YouTube videos on how to create marvelous ruins. He will be bringing a huge display of his Dragon vehicles. 

Anthony Esquivel - Reanimated Vintage

   Anthony will be selling a variety of Funko Pops, Transformers, Ninja Turtles and plush toys.. 


Scott Day - Day and Knight Collectibles 

   Scott will be bringing a large assortment of Masters of the Universe, Transformers and GI Joes.  

Kris Kollander - 

   Kris is planning on bringing his vintage and modern 3 3/4in Joe figures as well as convention and club items as well. 


Castle Jones Collectibles -
  The guys at Castle Jones will be bringing us their original action figures from the 1980, 90's and early 2000 as well as modern figures. 


David Warren - Private Dealer
David has a bunch of Funko Pops to show off and sell. 


David Howard - Private Dealer
  David has been active with the DFW GI JOE Collectors Club for many years as well as painting all of our box artwork gracing our figures boxes. 


Ricardo Campbell - Code Red Collectibles 

Raymond Camina - Basket and Pottery Alley 
  Raymond will be bringing his GI JOE figures for sale. 


Patrick Kane- Private Dealer
  Patrick will have GI JOE and other action figures for sale as well as home media products.


Matt Stevenson - Mattsquatch Toys 
  Matt has been a member and long time supporter of the DFW GI JOE Collector Club as well as proprietor of Mattsquatch Toys, which is an excellent producer of aftermarket items for the 12 inch and 3 3/4inch action figures.


Mark Spencer - Private Dealer
  Mark will have vintage GI JOE in 12in and 3 3/4, Best of the West, Lone Ranger items, Captain Action, Big Jim, 6 Million Dollar Man with miscellaneous items as well. 


Laz Dioramas and Resin Nation -Min Pak, Laslo Vandrasek, Stephen Vinyard
  Min, Laslo and Stephen will be bringing in a large stock of 6 and 7in Mainly 6” and 7” size figures (GI Joe Classified, Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC Multiverse) and Funko Pops.  Also will have custom made dioramas, custom stands for TMNT and GI Joe.  Also will have a small amount of comics and cards.


Chris Fahrney

  Chris returns again this year with his great expanded collection of figures for sale (in our side room).

Brandon Marshall 

  Brandon will be bringing his horrible, terrifying and gruesome figures to scare and delight your unique taste in figures (in our side room).

JT Davis 

  JT is bringing his collection of figures to sell. 

Louis Simmons- 6 Robots

  Louis focuses on 3 3/4 GI Joe figures and comics along with weapons and vehicles and also stock Transformers and Marvel Legends.

Grapevine Convention Center 1209 S Main St Grapevine, TX 76051