As shows go, this was supposed to be a laid back one. Justin originally had the night off due to an IT project he had at work so we had an able bodied noted author ready to fill in for him. As it turned out, those IT plans went awre and a ton of news hit so it was quite helpful to have all hands on deck with this episode. In the first half of the show we are joined by our buddy Jay from CardedHeroes.com in a pre-recorded interview we had with artist Jeremy Dale. If the name is not familiar to you, as a Joe collector you should know his work from the 25th Anniversary comic 2-packs (ie Issue 21.5). Ironically, he's is from the same city as one of our sponsors, Kokomo Toys, so how could we NOT have him on, right? From the mailbag we discover Mike went to college with one of our listeners and holds a strong opinion of one supermodel Christy Brinkley. What does Mike have to say? Also from the mailbag, we toss around substitution ideas for the o-ring and disclose what 3 Joes we will rescue from a fire. Naturally, Chuck doesn't care about his Joes, so this should not surprise anyone. In the second half, we lead off with the news, and we FINALLY have good news from the club: Footloose is shipping! At the time of the recording, no one in the fandom got theirs, but SURE ENOUGH, a day after recording, they started showing up in GREAT BRITAIN of all places. Retaliation talk took up much of the remainder of the news with some spoiler free information leaking on some test screenings, Wave 1 Retaliation figures begin appearing literally right in Gary's backyard, a mystery black uniformed Cobra Commander sells for INSANE money on eBay (which later turns out to be part of the long talked about on this show - Amazon 4-pack), and some new single-carded Joes destined for "dollar stores" have the community abuzz after the limited articulation issues of the movie line. Wrapping up the program, Gary reveals he has "acquired" the Retaliation Ghost Hawk 2 jet and Retaliation HISS Tank. What does he have to say about these two large vehicles.
JUST A REMINDER!
For our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY show, our guest(s) will be YOU! By popular demand, we will be doing a "CALL IN" show.
Here's how it will work:
First, you gotta have Skype. If you don't have Skype, go to www.skype,com to download it.
Second, we'd prefer you have some type of headset/microphone combo. Its not essential, but if we can't hear ya, it will be hard to record ya.
Third, add chuckdawg1999 to your Skype contacts.
Fourth, join us on Skype April 24th - THIS TUESDAY NIGHT at 9pm EASTERN. Contact Chuck to let him know you want on the show - and bring a good question or topic to talk about will ya, or Justin, Mike and I will resort to sports talk which will anger a bunch of people and you don't want that.
Every 5th caller, gets a prize (and not some crummy figure you already have, but a GOOD prize)!
In the meantime, if you have any questions, hit us up here or add us on Twitter: @GeneralsJoes, @chuckdawg1999, @Beachhead_WOJM and @garygodsoe
Until then, enjoy Episode 51!