One of my favorite moments in G.I. Joe the movie, was when Sargent Slaughter and his Marauders first appear, to train Lt.Falcon! So you can only imagine how excited I am, to see Sarge again at Retro Con 2018! If you haven’t purchased your TICKETS yet, why wait?! Join in the fun and do check out Saturday Night’s concert too!
A Sgt. Slaughter’s Marauders Toy Commercial, from the late eighties!
Straight from the Retro Con Page!
We welcome back to Retro Con a true living legend: The one and only Sgt. Slaughter!
A wrestler for over 40 years, Sgt. Slaughter became a household name when he joined the WWF in the early 1980s with his signature “Cobra Clutch” move. Inspired by the Sarge’s drill instructor persona and wild popularity, Hasbro decided to incorporate the Sarge into their GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line, comic, and animated series in 1985! Voicing himself, his cartoon debut was in the Season 2 Arise Serpentor Arise mini series, where we learn the Sarge is one of the GI Joe team’s greatest warriors and trainers. The character is easily a fan-favorite and is still regularly talked about by Joe fans to this day.
Sgt. Slaughter will be at the show all weekend for autograph and photo ops. We’ll have his prices up on the website very soon. Come to Retro Con and meet one of the true icons of pop culture!!
For you Retro Fans! Have I got the convention for you! Retro Con 2018! For more information go to retrocons.com!
I’m sharing a fond memory from four years ago! Wally Burr was the man that originally planned this reunion. He called me many nights, going over whom would be interested in attending. For me it was an amazing experience, working with a man I considered to be a legend! Micheal Bell, Neil Ross and Wally Burr were the three main men that made the reunion possible, I just had the wonderful opportunity of helping to host it! It was an amazing time, something I’ll never forget! I’ve been so blessed to have known and still chat with such amazing talents! [The photo above comes from that week; Corey Burton invited us into the Studios to watch him record an episode of The Neverland Pirates! Then he signed some charity pieces!]
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Well.. It’s not actual file cards from the original toys, but the artwork is brilliant! A Big Thanks to Thuddleston for sharing his amazing art!
More then just a file card!
For you Joe & Cobra fans! Meet Arthur Burghardt the voice of Destro at Retro Con 2017! Follow the Facebook event page Retro Con 2017!
Pictured with Treat! At Retro Con!
Designing a Retro blog, that centers on the fans and collecting, can be exciting and cool! Especially when you have so many talented friends! In saying that.. I spotlight my friend Treat! He’s costumed many characters including: The Thundercat’s villain Mumm-ra, Doctor Who and The Goblin King from Labyrinth! Of course I’m only naming a few.. I’ll let Trick tell the rest, in this fun little interview.
Scream: Having known you for years Treat, I know just how geeky you can be! I of course say that in a good way. But if you had to pick just one favorite what would be it? [Movies, television shows, etc?]
Counting costumes, how many do you have and is there a favorite?
Treat: Movies are my favorite. Any great movie that allows me to escape for a couple hours from the some of the madness that’s happening in the world these days. I have so many favorites! But if I had to list a couple it would be The Empire Strikes Back and Tim Burton’s first Batman. I have about a dozen or so. I have 4 favorites. My Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Jack Harness, My Batman and my 10th Doctor costume.
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Wally Burr, Neil Ross, Gregg Berger, Dan Gilvezan, Paul Eiding and David Mendenhall; during the 25th anniversary movie showing of Transformers.
It was heartbreaking hearing of Wally Burr’s death recently. Before his illness, Wally and I had spoke many times.. Of course in recent years I had slacked off, having a sick father myself. But I never forgot our friendship or the fond memories. In saying that.. I thought I’d share some personal memories. I’ll always remember you Wally.
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