It’s finally here! The amazing Joelanta GIjOE Show begins TOMORROW (Saturday). Fans and collectors of GIjOE, Action Man, Dragon, 21stC, BBi, Sideshow (and many others) are all converging on beautiful Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate everything 1:6 scale (and below).
Now in its second decade, Joelanta continues to grow in popularity and attendance. According to Atlanta GIjOE Club and Joelanta spokesman, Dave “Tanker” Matteson, they’re expecting “at least 1,200 fans” to show up for this one. That’s a lot of frothy-mouthed Joeheads in one place!
The weekend kicks off with Saturday’s informal, yet very popular, “Lobby Swap,” which is just what it sounds like; a bunch of guys sitting around in the hotel lobby pawing through suitcases jammed with gear and assorted miscellaneous. Then there’s the parachute toss, how-to demonstrations, entertainment videos, special guests, contests and much more.
But the main event comes on Sunday, where many of the nation’s top dealers have reserved tables for Joelanta’s big buy/sell/trade event. Dioramas are on display. Conversations about GIjOE are in full swing. And fans are in full FEVER mode! We can’t wait to see this show. We’ve packed our bags, filled the car up with $4.09 a gallon gas (gulp!) and are hitting the road
. Atlanta here we come!