Do you miss the days as a kid when you spent hours battling Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization intent on world domination? Do you remember planning secret OPs with your friends to defend the world against the evil Cobra Command?
Join the growing ranks of G.I. Joe fans at the second annual Assembly Required Meet-Up, November 10, 2012 in Des Moines, IA. You’ll hard-to-find pieces for your collection, connect with fellow collectors from across the Midwest who share your passion, meet a renowned illustrator and more.
If you’d like to join the team of highly-trained men and women that make up the G.I. Joe Special Forces, enter the Custom Contest, the Kids’ Coloring Contest, the Giveaway Raffle and more. To ensure a successful mission, take time to familiarize yourself with the following intel:
Enter your G.I. Joe custom in one of three categories: 3 ¾ figures, 3 ¾ Vehicle/Playset and 12” figure. Entries will be limited to two customs per person and each must use at least 50% existing Joe parts. Entries must be submitted prior to 12 p.m. on the day of the Meet-Up. The winners will be announced at 6 p.m. Must be present to win.
Young artists who are Joe fans will love the coloring contest—coloring vintage Joe scenes from the pages of the 1980s ARAH series. Children ages 4-12 are eligible. First and second place prizes will be awarded.
Tables will be available for buying, selling and trading G.I. Joe items. You may purchase a table for $25, limit 2 per person/household. A number of tables have been purchased and a limited number are available. For more information, email us at email@example.com
Sign up for our email list and your name will be entered into a drawing to win cutting edge prizes from the future, including an assortment of Renegades/Pursuit of Cobra/25th & 30th Anniversary figures, vehicles and playsets. Grand Prizes include a SDCC Kim “Jinx” Asrashikage (white variant), Dollar General figures, collectable Assembly Required posters, a custom 30th Anniversary Skystriker and other classified prizes.
Sign up required for raffle entry. Limit one free ticket per person. Drawing will take place at 6 p.m. You must be present to win.
Accomplished Marvel/IDW comic artist/Illustrator Ron Wagner will be signing and sketching at Assembly Required. Ron has been making his living as an artist for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey. He has worked for major coming book companies such as Marvel Comics, D.C. Comics, Dark Horse and Image. He has drawn titles that include Batman, Superman, G.I. Joe, Punisher, Daredevil and The Flash.
Sneak a peek at arguably the best traveling “museum” of G.I. Joe toys as the Joe Declassified Convention Tour comes to Assembly Required. Joe Declassified is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to broaden the understanding of G.I. Joe for everyone from hardcore enthusiasts to casual fans. The knowledgeable staff consists of archaeologists, anthropologists and historians of the “best danged toy line ever.” See pre-production material, foreign production releases, comic and cartoon oddities and more. Visit joedeclassified.com for more information.
We are a group of G.I. Joe collectors dedicated to creating a lifelong, quality collecting experience for those in and around the state of Iowa.
We do not meet on a regular basis at this time. However, as our community and the event grow, we will continue to evaluate and collect information should the need arise to meet more frequently.
Any further updates will be posted on this page. If you would like additional information or are interested in joining our group, firstname.lastname@example.org
During your mission, it is critical to find adequate shelter. The following locations should meet your requirements. You’ll find that each encampment listed is in close proximity to Assembly Required.
Should you be afforded additional time on your mission, you’ll benefit from visiting the following G.I. Joe-approved spots for refueling your body and mind.
Additional items you may need for your mission, including how to tell your friends about Assembly Required.