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Voice of The Baroness, Morgan Lofting, to attend Retro Con!

November 20, 2013 Leave a comment

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Rounding out our GI Joe guests for 2014 is the always gracious Morgan Lofting! She is best known for giving voice to Cobra’s chief intelligence officer: The beautiful and deadly Baroness!

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Using a European accent, Morgan voiced the character through both GI Joe miniseries, the two seasons of the Marvel Sunbow cartoon, plus the full-length feature film. She was also one of the few voice actors to continue her role when production of the series moved to DiC studios in 1989! Read more…

Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests

Meet Sgt. Slaughter at Retro Con!

November 14, 2013 1 comment

We have secured the one and only Sgt. Slaughter for our 2014 show!

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A wrestler for over 40 years, the Sarge became a household name when he joined the WWF in the early 1980s with his famous “Cobra Clutch” move. He moved to the AWA in the  mid-80s where he quickly won the championship belt and successfully defended it until it was retired.

He rejoined the WWF in 1990 and briefly won the championship belt in 1991 by pinning the Ultimate Warrior in the ring (after an assist by Randy “Macho Man” Savage).

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In 1985,  Hasbro decided to incorporate Sgt. Slaughter into their GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line, comic, and animated series. Voicing himself, his cartoon debut was in the Season 2 Arise Serpentor Arise mini series, where he arrived in the nick of time to save the Joes from a squad of Battle Android Troopers (BATs). We learn that he’s one of the GI Joe team’s greatest warriors and trainers. Read more…

Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests, Wrestling

Zack Hoffman, voice of Zartan, to attend Retro Con 2014

November 11, 2013 1 comment

 

We’re happy to announce the addition of Zack Hoffman to our guest list! Zack is best known for giving voice to master of disguise ‘Zartan’ on the original 1980’s GI Joe cartoon created by Marvel Sunbow Productions!

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Zack portrayed the mysterious character in both original GI Joe mini series, both seasons of the syndicated cartoon, and in the feature-length GI Joe movie. Zartan’s unique characteristics included an eerie amplified voice, the uncanny skill to impersonate the appearance and voice of nearly anyone he’s met, and the ability to change his skin color to blend into the environment around him.

 

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Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests

The 13th Civil Defense Division marches to Retro Con!

July 12, 2013 1 comment

The 13th Civil Defense Mobile Infantry Division, a recently-created local chapter of the worldwide costuming group known as The Finest, will be attending Retro Con this September!

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They are about 10 members strong so far, with Retro Con founders Rose and Tony among that number. Led by C/O Clyde Leonard and X/O John D’Antonio, the group is mostly about the fun and creativity of dressing up in detailed costumes based on the GI Joe: A Real American Hero cartoon and toy line! The club initially centered on Cobra-oriented costumes, but have since expanded their ranks to include characters from GI Joe as well.

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Transformers/GI Joe Custom “Old Snake” Raffle Prize!

June 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Chuck and Rod of CR Custom Toys have created a new and unique figure that will premiere at Retro Con 2013! It’s based on the Transformers Season 3 episode “Only Human” which features an older version of Cobra Commander known simply as “Old Snake”…

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Using various parts from contemporary GI Joe figures, and with a little customizing and paint, they have created a 3 & 3/4″ scale version of the character!

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Categories: Door Prize, G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe Writer Larry Hama To Attend Retro Con!

April 8, 2013 Leave a comment

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Called by many the father of A Real American Hero G.I. Joe,  Hama is best known as primary writer of the Marvel Comics GI Joe series from the 80’s to early 90’s, spanning 155 issues!

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Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests

Neil Ross to attend Retro Con 2013!

January 7, 2013 3 comments

We are pleased to announce Neil Ross as our Guest of Honor at Retro Con 2013!

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Neil has worked on countless cartoons throughout the eighties and nineties:  Transformers, G.I. Joe, Voltron, Pac-Man, Rambo: The Force of Freedom, Rock ‘n’ Wrestling, Bionic Six, and Inhumanoids! Only naming a few of course! You may also recognize his voice as the narrator of the Biff Tannen Museum in Back to the Future Part II, plus the voice of the Clamp automated building in Gremlins 2!

Character Favorites Include!

Transformers NSlag, Hook & Springer from G1 Transformers

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Voltron NKeith & Pidge from Voltron!

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Joe NShipwreck, Dusty & Monkey Wrench from G.I. Joe!

We are honored to have Neil with us this year and for those that attend Retro Con, autographs will be free! But please limit your items signed to 2 or 3 if possible.

And as a special treat, Neil was nice enough to record lines for a Retro Con commercial, which was animated by Randall Ng of NGSmoov! Check it out below!

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