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!
Once again, I have been entertained. Thank you, gentlemen.
I just wanna say that there should be more of Justin’s “Low Brow’ swearing. Makes me laugh.
Its been a while since I wrote on your pod bean page but the show is as awesome as ever, and I think I’m in the majority in saying Justin’s so called “low-brow” swearing is just funny and is entertaining cause it just hits the timing just right. Its even funnier when bleeped out. Zack Hoffman was a great interview . It was a true geek moment to hear him do “Zartan” after all these years. I don’t know if it was just the way the audio was but his own natural voice tone sounded a lot like Alan Alda. Maybe it was just how I was hearing it. I’m glad you guys are able to get these one on ones with the voices behind our favorite characters. And not just the most recent actors but ones from the old sunbow days as well. I look forward to hearing more interviews down the pipe. I do have a couple of general questions to perhaps could be answered or discussed on a later date and one specifically for Justin.
In just the general for the panel : 1) If a joe cartoon was to come about how would you like to see it take shape? Should it be hand-drawn with a little cg like renegades or be completely CG like Transformers prime and most or the cartoons out now a days?
2) Would it be more interesting if it took the shape of a complete story within 5 episodes like the first 4 Sunbow offerings( “Mass device”, “Revenge of Cobra”, “Pyramid of Darkness”, and the Further adventures of GI joe”) before going into a regular series or should the standard of one or two episodes to complete the story be the norm to keep attention spans?
3) Is it better to rotate the characters involved to introduce new ones ( perhaps getting to involve characters like Kwinn for example) or just basically stay with the core characters episode after episode?
And now this speculation question for Justin:
You mentioned just in discussion that you got or was given an inkling that there would be a release for Gijoe renegades, any chance you might have heard rumblings about second series( or DIC) volume 2 ? Just curious.
Anyway keep up with the great shows can’t wait for the next interview.
Ryan ( Mapleleaf ) Hildebrand
Great show guys, I enjoyed listening to your responses to the survey feeback. and I agree that Justin’s swearing always makes me chuckle. I have a couple of “Vintage” questions I’d like to hear all of your takes on:
1) With Hasbro taking steps in reducing certain figures articulation, do you think it possible that Hasbro may eventually go back to a 1982-1994 (not the strangely dis-proportioned JvsC) style O-ring format? And if they did, how would you feel about that?
2) Also, since you seem to know who is who in the Joe community, who runs the vintage reviews over at Joe Battlelines (http://joebattlelines.com/reviews/toys/arah/index.htm), and how do I get them to get more vintage reviews posted? Its the closest thing out there to Mike T’s forgotten figures, which I miss terribly. Do they take submissions?
Thanks guys and keep up the great work!
Gotta say guys, the past few shows have been absolutely outstanding! The interviews you’ve managed to lock down have been some pretty big names in the Joe mythos and you’ve nailed every single one. Great work, keep it up!
Thanks for for picking my e-mail. It was a bit wordy wasn’t it? Still i worry I didn’t get my point across, at least to Beachead Mike. It’s not just about Hasbro being happy about selling a case but also what is in the case. Hasbro is going to be more likely to please mass retailers with their styles etc than just the little guys. I was apparently incorrect about pre-ordering just storm shadow so my bad, that’s actually not something I am used to. I use a mixture of online and retail and I don’t whine that I occasionally miss out on a figure in doing so, if I want it bad enough I’ll make sure i get it, and even if somehow I don’t, to me it’s a hobby and a toy, not the end of the world. My main was simply I think my votes with my dollar matter more at retail and sometimes on the show it comes across like we should be buying online only. Just wanted some discussion to help provide a little balance, or clarification on the views the hosts.
oh and Gary, as for your comment that the more that join the club the better it is for G.I.Joe? we will just have to agree to disagree. It’s better for fun publications etc. but the club isn’t the brand itself, and While I can’t offer a solution for something better than the club, and I hold no ill will against them, the value to cost for me isn’t there at the moment. If it changes, I may join. I do understand that some people get aggressive in denouncing the club, and that is uncalled for, it’s a business, if you don’t like it, don’t join.