The gang is back together! Chuck goes over his clandestine rescue of Greg in Canada which leads to an unfortunate slip of the tongue by Chuck. Getting down to business Greg finally gives his Canadian Joe Con report. We dip into the mailbag to read some listener mail from Japan and once again discuss the OCS ARAH Project - is O-Ring evolution a bad thing? In the news, Greg takes us through the details of the 2nd Annual COIL Con and Sideshow Snake Eyes Statue. The team reacts to the good news from the GIJCC concerning the cancelled mail-away Rise of Cobra Cobra Commander figure w/ HISS Drone being made available to members. We review the latest episode of Renegades. Why is this show getting cancelled (er...we mean put on 'hiatus') when it is FINALLY getting good - thanks HASBRO! Rounding out the news we discuss the latest GI Joe 2 castings as Justin kindly reminds us that the Blind Master was originally black, so the casing of RZA is very appropriate. In our first debate segment called "Watch Yer Flank!", we react to the latest Seibertron Twincast report that eventually JoeCon and BotCon will be one. Gary reacts harshly as you would expect. Is it a good idea or bad idea? Lastly, we give out the details on how YOU can win a PRE-PRODUCTION 30th Anniversary Skystriker. Remember folks, it is said POUTINE - by another other name, it simply isn't french fries, gravy and cheese curds. Got it? Good...enjoy!
Archive for June 2011
We are half way home in the 2011 convention season. SDCC is up next and there is no shortage of news. The team, minus an allegedly incarcerated Greg, recaps the Canadian Joe Con one more time. Was Hasbro taunting US fans with the GI Joe Cycle Armour coming out in Canada or will we see it here? Next we go over the sometimes ambiguous but always appreciated tweets from GI Joe 2 director Jon Chu and writer Rhett Reese. Next we dive into the shallow waters of the latest Hasbro Q&A and learn more about why the Data Viper got the axe and how the 30th Anniversary Skystriker went from fanboy dream to an actual upcoming product on the shelves in August. Supporting continued community fan projects, Justin and Gary talk up the new Old School Creations membership drive and subscription service of O-Ring figures! On to the small screen, Renegades is winding down, but the action is ratcheting up as we look at Episode 22. Gary takes a moment to go over his thoughts of Tristan Rudat's GI Joe documentry: Code Name Blast Off - if you are on the fence on buying this, you will want to listen. Lastly, we welcome the new listeners joining us from Insidepulse.com and encourage everyone to keep those questions on SK Omega coming in! All this and MIKE joins us, this week on WOJM! FREE GREG!!
Program co-hosts Greg and Gary venture up north to Toronto for the 2011 Canadian Joe Convention. With a little help from CJC staffer Ryan and from published author and friend of the program James Kavanaugh Jr., the team pulls off the first Joe convention podcast. With no real news to discuss, we let James run wild with an open microphone in part 1. In part 2 we talk with Tristan Rudat about his new full-length feature documentary: Code Name Blast Off. In part 3 we get to hear more about how the convention set was made from CJC staffers Dave and Ed AND we get to learn a little about JoeCustoms.com from John aka Pluv! Finally, we get to hear some parting words from none other than the main host himself, THE Mike; aka Mike Heddle. Its a 3 part clip show encompassing an 13 hour time line - squeezed down to less than an hour for your listening pleasure. It's the Canadian Joe Con delivered right to your MP3 player from the fellas of What's on JOE Mind!! Now go grab us some Timbits!!
That's right, we are a day early this week as we begin our journey to Toronto for the 2011 Canadian Joe Convention! Greg phoned it in - LITERALLY. It sucks not having internet, but the powers of a good smart phone and powerful app level the playing field - even though it sounded like he was calling from a cave. Chuck tries his hand at amateur comedy and shows why he now on Homeland Security's watchlist and not showing up at the Improv. We talk about the upcoming CJC; Gary tells us how to LEGALLY get into Canada; we discuss the 6" protos from Goggles and Notpicard. In addition, the team gives their thoughts on the the possible casting of Jinx, Renegades episode 21 & Dr. Venom. Finally we give a refresher on SK Omega, and Justin reminds us to give the GIJCC a break. We are Eastbound and Down! Enjoy and see you in Canada!
Careful what you wish for... The team laments that on Friday they had nothing to talk about and then come record time, they had to cut out segments so the podcast would not turn into a 3 hour marathon. Regardless, you are in for 1hr and 45 minutes of wall-to-wall Joe news. Leading off with an interview of the ELITE WARRIOR (aka Numbers) from the website Ages 25 & Up, the team discusses the GI Joe 2 casting of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the latest two additions to the CanJoeCon set - Valkyrie and Traceroute, the results from the latest round of the Hasbro Q&A, Renegades, and the "last" wave of the Pursuit of Cobra vehicles. All this and more in this super sized and BotCon FREE edition of What's on JOE Mind!
Greg is back and none too soon as the cast discusses a busy week in GI Joe. In the news the team discusses the latest GIJCC Newsletter; specifically the membership incentive Dial Tone figure and more details straight from Brian Savage concerning the upcoming GIJCC Figure Subscription program. Greg and Chuck dive into the mailbag which leads to our topic in our Collecting 101 segment. Sideshow Dusty, Renegades, The Black Dragon Copter, Ashiko and so much more are talked about on this episode of What's on JOE Mind?