The SoCal Joe Show Returns For Vintage Toy Shopping, Show Exclusives, and Special Guests


The Four Joe Men are at it again, and this time, they’re bringing G.I. Joe inspired fun back to Lake Elsinore, California. Celebrating their 5th show, the SoCal Joe Show returns to Pins ‘N Pockets on Sunday December 1st, 2019 for a full day of vintage toy shopping and fun with an event which includes over 55 vendors/exhibitors, special guests, and show exclusives.

The following exclusive items will be available for attendees who arrive first!

A boxed Mule vehicle with Outlaw driver

A carded modern figure

A carded vintage figure

Exclusive show patch

Exclusive show lanyard

Original enamel pin

As far as quantities there are 67 carded headhunter soldiers, 30 mule vehicles with outlaw, and 20 carded outlaws, so collectors need to act fast!

It was a team effort in the creation of these exclusive items. When asked about each piece, SoCal Joe Show promoter Eben Foster stated the following, “Dave made the headhunter soldier, Red laser did The Outlaw. The Mule was done by me and Robert Mainly Robert. All box art and card art were done by Scott Kruger. Also, Ro from War Machine Merchandise made the lanyards and patches. Writer Aaron Sparrow wrote the file card to the figures, and Jesse Quintero of Tofu Jesse on Facebook made the headhunter kits.”

The show will also feature special guests:

Bill Ratner Voice actor for Flint in the original G.I. Joe Sunbow cartoon

Jamie Sullivan, renowned cover artist for IDW’s G.I. Joe comic book

Buzz Dixon, writer on the original G.I. Joe cartoon series (and many other beloved 80s shows!)

Nerds with Attitude Podcast

Toy Wizards, the amazing and popular toy news website

The Finest GI Joe Cosplay group

All fans dressed in cosplay will be admitted free into the event, so don’t miss it!


Show Hours and Pins ‘N Pockets Information:

Located at 32250 Mission Trl in Lake Elsinore, California, the SoCal Joe Show is a full day of excitement for toy lovers of all ages. The show hours are 9am-10am for Early Bird, with General Admission hours from 10am-3:30pm. But the fun desn’t have to stop when the show ends! Pins ‘N Pockets features two restaurants, a full bar, bowling, pool tables, an arcade, and laser tag!


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