No, we are not done yet this week!! Its been a while since we've done a special edition. When the club announced the 2012 convention site this week, we figure no time like the present to assemble the team to tackle the topic. Whilst Greg and Chuck were unavailable, the "con vets" (not convicts as Gary slipped up and said) of the show, Justin and Gary took the torch and proudly ran with it. Joining the duo is 10 time convention veteran (not including CanJoeCons) Josh aka Roshan from the online community. Between the 3 of them they have nearly 30 years of JoeCon experience! All you need to know about the early stages of JoeCon are covered, including the most common questions asked on the boards. If you are on the fence about the 2012 con being your first or just looking for more information, you do not want to miss this. Also we answer an email from friend of the show John aka Pluv about how to "sell" the convention to your significant other - oh, this ought to be fun! Naturally we will be covering all the news concerning the con from when the brochures are released right up to the closing of the sales floor. THIS is the exciting part of being a Joe fan, and this is just stop #1 on a long ride to New Orleans. So hop on board as we begin the journey to JoeCon 2012 with this Special Edition of WOJM!
Archive for October 2011
There is no rest for the weary WOJM crew and you can tell, Gary was cranky and moody. For the second time in less than a week they MAN UP and gather once more to review with you the latest from the Joe community. With Greg's softball season ended successfully, we return to our "old" recording night to pick up the news of the week. As websites go, ARealAmericanHero.com is one we have kept our eyes on. From that we invited its admin Rich on to join in the second longest podcast we ever recorded - time flies when you are having fun. From the mailbag we get a letter from SwamiJay (aka Jeff) about our thoughts on how possibly Sigma 6 figures could be translated to the PoC line. In the news, the fellas sort out the answers from the latest round of the Hasbro Q&A and pick out the good, and not-so-good questions of the bunch to review. From the GIJCC, we go two more figure unveils during the week to bring the number of known subscription figures to 6. How did Grunt fare versus the Iron Klaw? What is next for the club and FSS? Find out! On the movie front, The Rock shows us more pictures but not much else as the movie nears the end of primary filming. To Greg's chagrin, we started an impromptu discussion on Joe and Kre-O - of which moody Gary said it would fail miserably. The conversation was great, the banter sharp and the editing was sharp - gosh we love patting ourselves on the back (sometimes...only when we earn it).
Lastly, don't forget to tune into Fwoosh.com on Friday Oct 28th to hear 3 of our mighty hosts reunite with our favorite Australian Guest Host Craig for a special anniversary edition of The Fwooshcast. Its a full episode, so put the kids to bed early, hide from the wife and make sure the MP3 player is fully charged - its the second ever 2 hour plus episode of WOJM!
So when we asked Dan from ActionFigureTherapy.com to come on the show, we had no idea what were were in store for. The headman from one of the funniest sites on the internet is a tornado of excitement AND best of all, he's a Joe fan; what more can you ask for? Learn more about how this site started, its future and its unique relationship with the servicemen of the world. In the news we rejoice over the latest subscription unveils of the GIJCC: Topside and Dice. We talk a little bit about JoeLanta, probably the biggest Joe show in the US next to JoeCon itself and kick around the future of Kwinn - yes folks, K-W-I-N-N, not Q-U-I-N-N. IDW dropped ARAH #171, of which we discuss at length in addition to #170 and the Sneak Peek storyline. Greg wraps up his softball campaign successfully for his team and Toys for Tots AND he has some big news on the home front. If you can make it past Chuck's singing in the first 5 minutes, you can survive the entire episode.
YOU ASKED FOR IT! IT IS OUR LONGEST PODCAST EVER! Join us along with Dave and Don from the Flag Points podcast for our first ever CROSS OVER EPISODE! That's not all, its our 25th silver edition episode so we wanted to make it big and boy did we! Wanna know what it takes to draw the packaging art for the current era of GI Joe? Get the low down straight from the source as we interview Rise of Cobra, Pursuit of Cobra and 30th Anniversary Joe retail artist Mike Thompson. Find out what his process and what influenced him straight from the man who drew the artwork for the released figures of Recondo, TRU Spirit, and the the infamous cancelled figures of City Strike Scarlett and the Nano BAT. In the news we talk in depth and get into serious debate over the 7 pack figures. We don't care what Chuck says, THEY-ARE-ALL-AWESOME! In the Flag Points segment, we discuss our favorite Joe memories, complete with dreamy harp sound effects. For Don's trivia segment, we play STUMP CHUCK - and its not hard to guess who got stumped. Keep your ears open as Gary reads off a trivia question that includes a prize from our sponsor Kokomo Toys. In the non-Joe talk, Greg updates us on his Charity Softball performance and Gary gives the low down on the pseudo-rock and roll lifestyle answering the one question all Joe fans are DYING to know...which campaign is better, Cristal or Dom? On yeah, its going to be THAT kind of episode. So, take the long route to work, stay home sick, take a long lunch, workout longer or mow the lawn a second time, because its more than 2 hours of WOJM and Flag Points! Strap yourself in and feel the G's (not Greg or Gary)!
For the second time in less than a week the team gathers for a show you won't want to miss. First we have Ace Allgood from the Trenches 12" forum join us again to talk about the GIJCC's 12" incentive figure [echo]THE MAN OF EVIL[/echo] and the new 30th Anniversary 12" Joes we are seeing at retail. He gives us his review plus everyone gives Gary grief for not opening his 12" Paratrooper. Speaking of getting grief, the team dishes it out on Chuck, who, for some odd principal reasoning, won't join the GIJCC - shame on you Chuck! From the mailbag we talk about the over abundance of Skystrikers that seem to be choking the shelves. Is this a good sign? Bad sign? Or just too early to tell? In the news we break the news to the community about a BIG change in the GIJCC subscription program, an addition to the availability of Footloose and send out the word that we should be hearing "any day" about the site of the 2012 con. Also, Sideshow and Shout!Factory have some new offerings and we begin to get word of the first confirmed guests of the Roll Out/Roll Call 3 UK Transformer - Joe - Action Force Convention. Its an early week release, but there is still plenty of talk and laughs to go around. Stay for episode 24, but come back for #25 - its gonna be big!