Continuing the latest of trend of remembering the roots of the 80's Joe, we spend some quality time again with the good folks at Marvel. This week we are joined by the Executive Editorial Director of Marvel Digital Media Group & Marvel.com, Ryan Penagos (aka @Agent_M on Twitter). Now he's a Joe fan, don't get us wrong, but when you have nearly 1.4 million followers on Twitter and have the latest skinny on this summers Avengers blockbuster, well, you have all of our attention. We spend a good hour talking with Ryan about the upcoming Avengers motion picture, as well as get the latest on Disney XD's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes series. Filling in the gaps nicely is plenty of discussion on social networking, from Twitter to Facebook to Foursquare to GetGlue. We even get a story or two of what it is liked to be stalked by a follower (Justin, take notes). In the second half, Chuck gets some Transformer and Rasslin' related email, we answer the 5 year old question: why do we call it 3.75" when Joe is 4", and we answer a blog comment about the articulation debate and our most favorite topic - distribution. In the news, we discuss the latest Renegades (and beyond) rumor and mull over some of the Retaliation cast videos from Toy Fair. You're liable to learn a lot in this episode, so have some fun and enjoy!
Archive for February 2012
Joe Collecting and your significant other doesn't have to be like oil and water. In this special edition of WOJM, we enlist the services of 4 Joe collecting wives who are proof that it can be the perfect combination. Join Chuck, Mike and Gary as they ask a group of questions that are common to most collectors in the online fandom. How do you break the news that you are a Joe collector? How do you talk your significant other to accompany you or allow you to go to JoeCon? The ladies panel answer these questions and more in the first half of the show. We also answer a letter from a reader of Justin's site asking what is the best Joe media to introduce your significant other to the hobby. We also get appearances from Chuck's mom who reminds him to make sure he is wearing a new pair of clean undies since he is entertaining females for the evening and Consuela the Maid. In the second half we play another edition of Stump Chuck as Chuck takes on the Ladies in Joe Trivia. Listen as Joe passions, or lack there of erupt into a frustrated Chuck. It's OK Chuck, you continue to be a good sport and the ladies liked it, we know Herb did!
This special edition really requires no explanation. We are joined by Marvel's legendary GI Joe writer, Larry Hama. We find out a lot in this interview. What were the early difficulties in the UDW ARAH run? What's Larry's dream job? What does Larry mean when he calls GI Joe, Junior Woodchucks with guns? What happens when Hasbro takes over the filecard creation process? Why is writing a "toy book" the lowest of the low? Why was three years the original magic number for Joe and other books like it? How much of a risk was the USS Flagg playset? We also talk about his upcoming Roll Out/Roll Call 3 and SDCC appearances and we even talk a little about Kwinn to boot. Oh, and wait until you hear what he thinks (or doesn't think) about Wraith and Helix. It is a surprising and eye opening talk with the guy who authored a good part of our childhoods. As a productions side note, please excuse the buzz in audio. Larry has a deep but very soft voice so we had to crank up the audio to hear him clearly. As for the other bad audio, well, let's just say Justin won't forget his headset again. Thanks to Larry for joining us. You can meet him next at Roll Out/Roll Call 3 in Southampton, UK March 10th and 11th!
Its the post Toy Fair 2012 edition of WOJM. Justin fills us in with what he saw and with what he talked with Hasbro about. Also joining us are Arune Singh, the Director of Communications for Marvel Comics and Brian Truitt from USA Today. Arune and Brian hang out with us for the session and give their thoughts on Toy Fair and the line going forward into Retaliation. We answer some listener mail concerning Justin's psychic insight into the movie and another letter from a listener who has concerns about the cut back in articulation. In the news, the obvious discussion was about Toy Fair, but they also covered the surprising television ratings of the network TV debut of The Rise of Cobra on the USA Network. Lastly we cover the news of Jim Sorenson's Joe animation model book. Its an episode chalked full of opinion of Toy Fair, so don't miss it! Apologies for Chuck's Time/Warner issues.
How many Patriots jokes can we fit into one episode? We give it our best shot this time as we do our second ever crossover episode, this time with the Ryan and Chuck from the Star Joes Podcast! Now you all have met Chuck before, so this time we get to meet Ryan and learn a little bit more about him and the chemistry between he and Chuck that makes Star Joes a podcast that you should listen to - immediately after our show of course, shameless plug not withstanding. Much of the first half of the show is run by Ryan as we have a mini Star Joes episode including the WOJM guys into their regular show segments. In the second half we are joined by Craig from the Fwooshcast once more and we revert back to WOJM mode starting first with the mailbag where we get an update from our favorite active duty Marine, Will Bell. Will's tour is now complete and he is home from Afghanistan, but that is not the full story. We also read and answer a letter from Vince who asks how do we feel about being the unofficial voice of the hobby and whether or not we use our respective show powers for what is good and right or use our voices as a bully pulpit to forward any agendas we might have. In the news, we talk about the new Movie 2 toys and the new Movie 2 trailers that we saw during the Super Bowl and we begin to look toward Toy Fair in New York City, home of the World Champion Giants. Trailers, Toys and a beaten Tom Brady. Join us and the fellas from Star Joes...oh, AND Craig too; all on this episode of WOJM! How 'bout them Patriots!?
Oh Lordy Lordy, What's on JOE Mind reached 40! Beach-Head Mike is promoted this week to be our new full time co-host. Also we are joined by our buddy Craig from The Fwooshcast. Chuck steps up in a big way to become our NEW showrunner. It was a light news week but right off the bat we had some breaking news as the GIJCC changed the dates of the 2012 JoeCon back one week and finally announced the hotel location in New Orleans. What was the fall out? Joining us in the virtual studios this week we did find a very eager and well spoken guest in Eric, aka Alexx from Alexx's Shorts on JoeSightings and JoeBattleLines. He talks to the guys about his unique way of how he blends reviews and humor into his figure pictorials. From the mailbag Chuck answers a letter from his sister Barbara on why he won't go to JoeCon. Chuck gets real for a moment and let's it be known that he isn't a shut-in like he made it out to be. We also answer an older letter from Brad who asks, among other topics, if collectors are ruining Joe for kids with our need to army build. In the second half we hear a pre-recorded interview with Matt Yang King, the voice of Tunnel Rat in GI Joe Renegades. He has some hilarious stories to share and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. In addition to being promoted to co-host status, Mike is also our anchor on the news desk as we talk about the 80Tee's up close look at the GI Joe Retaliation Motorcycle. The GIJCC sets Footloose "loose" on the showcase turntable for a full 360 view of what this year's incentive figure will look like. Lastly, keep your eyes open during NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis for the next official trailer to hit. Don't forget, this will be the first to really hit the mainstream so it will be interesting come next week on the public reaction to the new direction of Joe. So it's JoeCon discussion, Alexx, mailbag, Matt Yang King, Retaliation, Footloose and the Super Bowl Trailer! What more can you ask for? Enjoy!!
Paramount, USA Today and Hasbro needs to get this right. WE RECORD ON TUESDAYS GUYS! I mean, how can we comment on breaking news if we record a week later? If they knew that, we wouldn't have had to record a special edition, but as it is, the occasion did warrant a "quick and dirty" session, so here it is. Justin, Mike and Gary gather in the high tech palatial WOJM virtual studios to go over the first 9 figures revealed for this summer's upcoming sequel. We break 'em down one by one. Which one's did we like and which one's do we feel will be duds? At the end we quickly preview the new 30 second trailer that will debut at some point during the Giants rout of the Patriots in Super Bowl 46 in beautiful Indianapolis. Call me Joe!
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