Leaky Suit Brigade

A Blog About All Things GI Joe


GI Joe Convention Exclusives Revealed!!!!!

I have had a VERY busy day on eBay! Today is the first official day of JoeCon and the people with the Golden Ticket are going through the Club Store now and more importantly putting pictures and the toys up for sale!

Here is the list:

  • The Night Force Specialists 2-pack consists of Freestyle, a new female pilot, and Chuckles.  $60, secondary market $150+
  • The FLAK w/ Steeler  $66, secondary market 120+
  • The Night Force Boomer  con price of $145, secondary market 275+
  • The KREO Night Force 6 pack $33, secondary market $55+
  • Lady Jaye MOC $30, secondary market 200+
  •  KREO paratrooper Hit & Run  $14 (I think this goes on sale tomorrow, after the parachute drop)
  • The free bonus item is a night force ferret, secondary market $45+

Here are early pictures!



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Update on Big Reveal

So, it looks like my items won’t arrive until late next week or the week after….. Hate waiting but I am very excited to post pics of some things that are rarely seen. One item is (I believe) only the second example ever seen. Merry early Christmas to me haha!

News has been slow lately, so there isn’t much to talk about. There are some really nice carded auctions on eBay right now. Satan, Ninja Ku and TNT are all ending in a couple hours. The Satan and Ku are unpunched and all three cards are in great shape. If I hadn’t bought what I just did, I would be in on those.

There are also some nice Brazilian joe auctions up at the moment, but I don’t have much interest in them. While I am a completist for the US run (at least in terms of figures from 82-94) I do not feel the same urge with international joes. Partly because of how crazy hard it is to track down certain figures and the huge amount of variants (with many largely undocumented) especially involving Funskool. I have also heard that there are  some really crazy Mexican repaint figures, but the only one I have heard that has them is of course Aire. And I’m not quite on the same level as her haha.

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GI JOE Room Remodel

So my collection is growing rapidly and has outgrown my area to display it. So, I am currently in the process of remodeling my garage into a GI Joe show room! I just had the roof redone to prevent leaks and insulation, drywall, flooring and most importantly A/C is all going in this week. I will also have a dehumidifier in the garage as well, but I don’t anticipate fluctuating humidity, especially with insulation and AC.

The eventual goal is custom cabinets with glass to display everything. I will be creating some type of temporary storage and display in the meantime.

BTW, please comment and let me know what you guys like and don’t like. This blog so far as been a mix of community news, and my thoughts and growing collection. I will always try to get new content up at least once a day, but I am still trying to figure out the direction I want to take this site.