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 GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set

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PostSubject: GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set   GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 11:59 pm

Picked this 2005 GI Joe Convention Set a while back. But I also had one of my jammy-minty fairies moments connected to it, more on which later...

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Inside the box. Note Luftwaffe pilot is a GI Joe Foreign head "sour face"...

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Removing the RAF tray reveals the Luftwaffe tray underneath...

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Working radio plays a recording of a Battle of Britain news cast...

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Nice metal pin...

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Sew on patch...

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The documentation...

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The British pilot...

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Rear view...

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The German pilot...

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Rear view...

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The British flight gear...

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Incredibly detailed kit. A little too detailed for my liking...

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Has more of the look of Dragon than Hasbro...

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It's very nice but I would have preferred it to look a little less realistic and a little more "Joe"...

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The German flight gear...

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Again, incredible detail. The life vest is a big step up from the Action Man version...

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A look at the signal flare belts on the boots...

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Oh, yes - the jammy bit! Normally when I get a set like this I can't wait to rip the cards open and get the gear on to a figure, but this set looked sooooo pretty on the card and it is a set that doesn't show up in the UK that often. So I hesitated and got to wondering. I thought that there has got to be quite a few people out there who have bought the set and opened it up to dress the figures, that I'd hang fire and see if I could find any for sale.

Well, my patience paid off, as a few months later the jammy-minty fairies came up trumps for me when both the British and German flight gear came up on eBay (eBay UK, no less!) and I scooped both for a bargain price. Was willing to bid high to get these and ended up being gobsmacked at how little I had to pay...

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Really pleased that I can display these sets in and out of the packaging....

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And of course it also means... FOUR MORE PILOTS!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set   GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 2:16 am

Beautiful set, congrats!

Rick
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PostSubject: Re: GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set   GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 9:03 am

I agree with Rick, that set is stunning pauley cheers
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PostSubject: Re: GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set   GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 9:38 am

Convention sets are amazing. I'm glad you curbed you usual enthusiasm about opening cards and waited for a loose set to appear. One on figure, one on card is the best way to display!
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PostSubject: Re: GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set   GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 1:37 pm

Fantastic! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set   GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set Icon_minitimeMon Dec 16, 2013 1:27 pm

very nice

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PostSubject: Re: GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set   GI Joe Battle of Britain Convention Set Icon_minitimeThu Jul 16, 2015 9:51 pm

Beautiful sets, pauley! Cool

I really like a Joe set when it comes with a certificate of authenticity and numbered, it makes that set more desirable and special cheers

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