The Joe Report is a FREE online “blogazine” dedicated to all fans, collectors and customizers of GIjOEs, Action Man, Dragon, 21stC, SOTW, BBi, Sideshow, Hot Toys and other 1:6 scale action figures. Our mission is to scour the various worldwide forums, magazines, collector’s club websites and elsewhere to gather the most recent, relevant and interesting information regarding this exciting hobby and then post the “best of the best” here.
The Joe Report is compiled, written and moderated completely free of charge by GIjOE collector and fan, Mark Otnes. Mr. Otnes is the owner/operator of the Sterling Creative Group in Urbana, Illinois, as well as the online business Patches of Pride (PoP). He also maintains the Central Illinois GIjOE Collector’s Club website, the worldwide GIjOE Collections website, the PoP Video Channel on YouTube and a PoP Page on Facebook. Mr. Otnes is not affiliated with Hasbro or any other toy manufacturing company and presents the material found on this blog solely as a free service to other fans and collectors around the world.
We do our best to properly attribute credits to all photographs and quotes used within these articles. If you notice a credit has been omitted or given in error, please let us know so that we can correct it. All articles are ©Mark Otnes, DBA Sterling Creative Group and Patches of Pride, 2012-13.
Please submit any and all information to The Joe Report that you may have regarding GIjOE and other action figure news, products, shows, customs, etc. and we will post it all here to share with the world! We also encourage your feedback and commentary on anything and everything related to our great hobby. Please email all submissions regarding the The Joe Report directly to Mark Otnes at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for reading!