It's finally here! It's our Kevin Michael Richardson epic interview episode! But before we get to the man who did the Renegades voice of Roadblock, we had another Kevin join us, Kevin Watts. You may remember Kevin from previous episodes and he holds the show record for being bleeped 44 times in less than 70 seconds back in Episode 38! This time Kevin joins us to talk about his new custom HISS Tank project for this Spring's New Jersey Collectors' Convention. After talking with Kevin, we go into the mailbag to discuss a letter from a listener asking our take on the prices of some of the more popular Pursuit of Cobra figures that were released late into the line and why they are so expensive on the secondary markets. Just before the intermission, the team discusses in great detail the upcoming 3rd party product ban by Fun Publications at BotCon and how it may possibly affect us at JoeCon in June. After the break, stay with us for the next hour as the we air our interview with Kevin Michael Richardson. Following the interview, Chuck sits in for Mike and tries to do his best impression of Ted Baxter and tries to take us through the news, which include coverage of a new fan-made video game, updates about the fanfilm GI Joe: Initiate, first looks/reaction to Retaliation toy packaging, Sears availability and updated movie PR stills....whew, that was a ton to talk about. As a side note to the listener, we tried our best to censor as many of the foul laungage in this episode. Hopefully we caught everything. If we didn't, we apologize in advance. As you can tell from the KMR interview and the ending with Mr. Watts, we had our hands full with editing! Other than that, we know you will enjoy this one! Have fun!
Archive for March 2012
YES! This IS episode 47 despite Gary calling it 48 in the opening - d'oh! Oh well, it couldn't be edited out to sound seamless, so we'll run with it. Yeah, it was a matter of time before that happened. Welcome to Episode 47 folks! You won't want to miss this one for TWO name alone. No, not Justin and Mike, try Flint Dille AND Larry Hama! They both join us as guests ON THE SAME SHOW. Yeah folks, no kidding! First up is Flint who talks about a wide range of his previous work and its not all Joe and Robot talk either. Visionaries, Inhumanoids and even Buck Rogers take up some significant talk time. Hopefully, if you are like us, you found what he had to say truly fascinating and chalk full of information. IMMEDIATELY following Flint, we are joined by Operation Red Retrieval Director Mark Cheng who brought along 2 special guests to make an exclusive announcement on WOJM. Joining Mark was the actor who played Beach Head in Operation Red Retreval, Joe Barbagallo and GI Joe writing legend Larry Hama. What are they announcing? What could Mark and Larry possibly be up to? Well, listen and find out! In the news, the GIJCC launches a new secure website, Retaliation figures begin to appear on eBay via China and a new Joe/Robot trade is set for a September release. Now, you may also be asking yourself, "Self, where is the Kevin Michael Richardson interview?" Well, with this episode being so packed, we decided to push back the interview another week or so so that we may focus all of our attention on the guests who joined us this week. You WILL hear the KMR interview in its entirety very very soon. Until then, sit back and enjoy Episode 48....er, I mean 47 of WOJM!!
Well, we're caught up now. This was SUPPOSED to be our listener email episode, but due to timing of getting the previous show out a week late, we dipped into our mailbag for some existing email that you have provided us. You listeners never fail to deliver and Chuck picked us out some questions to for us and Craig to mull over. In a very full second half of the program we cover the news of the week as Sideshow announces a new Snake Eyes figures, Renegades is coming out on DVD despite our unknowing banter in #45 and a composer is announced for Retaliation. After the news Gary and the guys go over the show survey results and bat about your dislikes and likes about the program. Before we wrapped this show up, we plug in a pre-recorded interview with Zack Hoffman, aka the Sunbow voice of Zartan that we're sure you'll enjoy. It's spring time folks! So break out the lawn mower, charge up that MP3 player, plug in those earbuds and enjoy the next couple of hours of Joe-talk while you work in the yard!
As you know we have Craig on from The Fwooshcast all the time. He's almost like our "5th Beatle", albeit an Aussie. So when Craig asks if we can do a special bit for him and his show, you KNOW we'll answer the call with a full production 20 minute mini episode.
We were asked: "What was your best, worst, and most surprising figures of 2011 and what are you looking most forward to toy-wise in 2012?"
We recorded this WAY back toward the beginning of the year, so the content is a little old, but unless you heard it on the Year-in-Review edition of The Fwooshcast, it will be somewhat new to you. Consider this a little bonus for being so patient for episode 45.
WOW! Episode 45 is here! Better late than never, right? So yeah, its a week late, but we gave ya over 3 hours of RORC3 coverage, so that made up for something didn't it? Apologies in advance. With travel and all, it made it difficult getting this out in a timely manner. We'll make it up to you, trust us! In this episode we are joined by TWO very special guests. First, just joining us as a guest host and hanging out is US Marine, fan of the show and a REAL American Hero, Will Bell (no relation to Justin). Siting in the interview chair this week is Frederic Doss to talk to us about his upcoming fanfilm GI Joe: Initiate and his roles in BOTH the live action Joe and Transformer films. From the mailbag, Chuck is asked about the obscure South African wrestler Col. DeBeers joining the ranks of Cobra, Gary is asked why he hates Transformers so much, and was there ever a time anyone on the cast has ever lost interest in Joe and *gasp* STOPPED collecting. In the news, Hasbro responds to the latest issues with Fun Pub and the guys celebrate the conclusion of a long running show joke. Also covered in the news is the lack of new Joe broadcasting on the hub and a mystery Joe wave was found in the WalMart computers that has the look of being cancelled. After the break you will hear a pre-recorded interview with Sunbow writer Buzz Dixon as we talk to him about the toon and find out some stuff about the most dangerous man in the world AND what would have happened to Cobra Commander in season 3 if the series didn't get lost to DIC. We thank Will for joining us and wish him continued success in his rehab and thank him for his service to our country. If you agree, kindly drop a comment in on this episode to let Will know how much you appreciate him as well!!
It's Day 2 of WOJM's coverage of Roll out/Roll Call 3 in the UK! In this multipart episode, we got to drop our mics on the table for Jim Sorenson's and Bill Forester's convention presentation about their new upcoming GI Joe Animation book. Right after, we had the privledge to record Larry Hama again as he deconstructed his work on Marvel GI Joe #21. In part 3, Gary and James interview a convention attendee and wrap the show up with their thoughts of the weekend including "WHAT WE GOT" during our brief in and out stay in the south of England. Bags are packed, its time to go home but while we're making the trip back you can hear what we heard in this Day 2 wrap up of RORC3!!
Guys, this is quick and dirty as a podcast can be. James and Gary review the days events from the first day of Roll Out/Roll Call 3 in Southampton, UK.
It's an international edition of WOJM! We are joined by our buddy Craig for the episode. Roll Out/Roll Call 3 is just a week away as the guys have Dave Tree join them to talk about the show. Get the low down on the show exclusives and hear the fascinating story about Bombardier. From the mailbag we get a question about how figure waves and vehicle waves are numbered and designated. In the news we pass along some important information concerning how to protect your credit in lieu of the news from the GIJCC, we discuss the early death of Crave.com, and we talk about the two newest trailers as seen during the Daytona 500. Oh, and please pardon Gary's dying voice. Drive it like you stole it!