"Springfielders near and far, I accept your Mayor's generous gift," Cobra Commander said in a speech that laid out his vision for the city's future. "And let it be known that I too bring a gift for every man, woman and child of this city that is so near and dear to my heart; an invitation to join with me. Join Cobra!"
The event was staged ahead of the G.I. Joe Collector's Convention, or G.I. JoeCon, being held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center from April 9 - 12. The event will feature autograph sessions with G.I. Joe voice actors, panels and seminars with Hasbro, the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club, and many of the other special guests, a G.I. Joe parachute drop as well as entry to the world's largest G.I. Joe centric showroom, with thousands of G.I. Joe toys and custom G.I Joe vehicles. More info can be found at the G.I. JoeCon website.