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The Full Force - SERIES 3 - Episode 3

Posted in Gary, JoeCon, Roll Out/Roll Call, Erik, Dave Tree, The Full Force, Chris, Eddie, Action Force by whatsonjoemind on July 1st, 2016

Looking over our shoulders at JoeCon and with Roll Out Roll Call just around the corner, we join Gary Godsoe and Erik Arana to discuss both shows in hilariously intimate detail!! Justin Bell brings us all the news and modern toy reviews courtesy of General's Joes and Chris gets a royal grilling from Eddie about his JoeCon experience!! We end this one with an epic shout out list but we are pretty positive we missed a ton of people out and apologize profusely in an attempt to remain friends!! Thanks to everyone for making JoeCon 2016 an absolute pleasure to attend and thank the Heavens we have two more years of it left!! See you at Roll Out Roll Call 2016 or failing that, frickin' DISNEY WORLD.......FULL FORCE!!!


WOJM Special Edition #50: LIVE from JoeCon - The See You Next Year Edition!

It's our 50th Special Edition!  So this was supposed to be the recording of the last ever panel at JoeCon. Well, after the Hasbro panel on Saturday, EVERYTHING changed! So instead of turning out the lights, we're going to see you next year! Mike Irizarry hosts and is joined by Joe "Coin Flip" Colton, Chris "ROM" McLeod, Dave "My Hair IS Combed" Tree, and a voiceless yet extremely smug, Gary Godsoe.  They get a chance to talk to Brian Savage on how the new two year deal with Hasbro materialized and how Orlando quickly took shape.  We also hear from Fub Pub's Lanny Latham and we present a special award to Noted Author James Kavanaugh.  Since Gary had no voice, he was our roving mic for some Q&A with the audience.  The attendees had some great questions including our thought on how the #savegijoe campaign may have helped (or not helped) Hasbro's decision to extend the contract with Fun Pub for another two years.  Lastly, what live show isn't complete without a visual gag, in an homage to the Colts-Broncos 1988 Halloween Monday Night Football Game, all of the hosts were equipped with Justin Bell masks! 

Hey, no one said it was going to be pretty!
There may be only TWO more JoeCon's left, so don't miss your chance!  We better see you next year in Orlando!!

Episode 105: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Joe Colton by whatsonjoemind on June 13th, 2016
It is our yearly "live" night-before-we-travel-to-JoeCon-episode!  Joining us for a quick interview is Jason Bienvenu to talk about his Animal Warriors of The Kingdom Kickstarter campaign.  He's a Joe fan and wants to share his action figure passion with the world.  After we part with Jason, we talk about the Joes of 2005, Joe tries to set up Mike with her friend Maggie, we go over the complete JoeCon schedule with friend Jim Beutel (from Animal Planet's "When Animals Bang"...), Noted Author James Kavanaugh drops a wrestling-style promo on Joe announcing his intentions to take back the JoeCon cosplay title before retiring the belt for life and we give our commentary on what we expect at the Hasbro and Club roundtables.

Be sure to join us THIS Sunday from 1:00p to 1:50p for our Live JoeCon panel.  We will turn out the lights on the convention.  Will Mike channel his inner Don Meredith and sing "Turn out the Lights"? 

Will James win?  Will Mike actually talk to a woman?  Will there be a JoeCon in 2017?  Answers to these questions and more will be this week.  Join us for the speculation!

Reminder, this is our quick and dirty episode.  A minimal effort was put into editing of this.  If it sounds bad, now you know how much work Gary puts into editing.  ;)


WOJM Special Edition #46: JoeCon 2015 Review

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon by whatsonjoemind on January 20th, 2016
Look, I know what you are thinking. First, what took so long? Second, if they didn't do the stupid football show this would have been done by now. Well, to answer your question, first, Gary's available editing time has decreased and second, you are correct, but Gary can only edit one show at a time!  However, regardless of it all, it is here now, the long lost, but not forgotten, WOJM review of JoeCon 2015!  This was recorded WAY back in April of 2015, just a few days after all of us got back from JoeCon.  Our voices were still hoarse and some of us were still recovering from the dreaded "con crud."  So, if you heard our Loveland special edition and you are still on the fence about coming to JoeCon 2016, have a listen to this day by day and moment by moment reaccounting (is that a word??) of the big weekend.  Enjoy!
You will be thrilled to know that we have 2 full episodes in the can and one is in the process of being edited.  We hope to have that out in the next couple of weeks.  We have some big changes in store and we'll clue you in when the time is right.  Thanks all!

WOJM Special Edition #47: Where is Loveland??

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, JoeCon by whatsonjoemind on October 28th, 2015
Whoa! What happened to Special Edition #46?! Well, we're still working on it.  In the meantime, we moved on to #47 to react to the GIJCC's JoeCon site announcement. This year we are finally headed back west as a tiny burg named Loveland will enter our lexicon next to such cities as San Francisco, Dallas, New Orleans...and yes, Indianapolis.  What is there to see and do in the area? As always our intrepid crew tracks down a local to fill us in with the info that only locals know. So sit back, relax and listen to the gang re-assembling to talk about JoeCon 2015 - in Loveland, Colorado...and as always, sharing dirty stories about one Noted Author. You don't want to miss it!!

WOJM Special Edition #45: LIVE (a long time ago) from Springfield!

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, James, Conventions & Shows, JoeCon, Brian Cummings by whatsonjoemind on October 9th, 2015

ZOMG!!!  What is this?! WOJM content has been posted that isn't either Football or Boss Fight related?!  It is a joyous day!! Yes, yes, with the site of JoeCon 2016 just being announced, I guess now is just as good of a time to post the audio from our live show from JoeCon 2015 in Springfield. Joining us on stage that day was a near who-who of published (or soon to be) GI Joe authors. When you mention author on our show, you can't go too far in thought without Noted Author James Kavanaugh coming to mind. James joins us once again to talk about his new (at the time) RAHC Rank & File Guide!  We also have Tim Finn join us to talk about his work in progress: A Real American Book!  Next we are joined by Carson Mataxis (who is really wanting that 4th chair with us) and his new book: Collecting the Art of GI Joe, Vol 1.  All of these authors and their books, its like the Opra show...without the free stuff under your seat!!  Lastly, Brian Cummings impromptly (is that a word?) joins us on stage in a quick follow up to our earlier interview with him.  Its a whole lotta info smashed into less than an hour!  We'll have another real episode very soon, we promise.  Thanks for listening!


Episode 92: What’s on JOE Mind?

Yes!  It was on its deathbed, but it got resurrected.  Thanks to some long hours of editing we managed to piece together.  The background on this show: well, we recorded this a few weeks before JoeCon.  During the recording, the raw files on the primary recording PC basically corrupted.  However, as ANY good podcast should be doing, a backup recording was being made.  All hail Chuck for saving the day.  Unfortunately, the show is now very dated.  We had on Kirk Bozigian to tease us about his JoeCon panel and a return visit by Chris Sims, who brought along Chad Bowers to talk about their football themed super hero comic, "Down, Set, Fight".  In a further bout of bad fortune, this interview was supposed to air WAY back in Feburary to coincide with the launch of their book.  FAIL!  We're not pros, but we sure did have a fun time talking about Football, Marvel's NFL Super Pro, MegaForce, Smokey and the Bandit and...GI Joe.  Outside of the interviews we were joined by Boss Fight Studio's own, the esteemed Andrew Franks.  We've missed the fans, and hopefully you missed this too - enough to listen to an old, nearly lost episode. 


TFF Special Edition #2: JoeCon Special Pt2

Posted in Mike, JoeCon, Dave Tree, TFF Special Edition by whatsonjoemind on April 25th, 2014

With JoeCon in full (force) effect, Dave Tree brought us a panel that defied the laws of physics! The physics of keeping his talking confined to only one hour!! In this episode Dave takes us through a timeline of Action Man all the way through to G.I. Joe with some prototypes and design art thrown in for good measure. The show notes will contain a selection of images that you can peruse to accompany the panel, which will make it feel like you were there! We will talk about the con in detail when we get back but for now enjoy the show


Episode 93: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Don by whatsonjoemind on April 8th, 2014

Why episode 93?!  Well, because episode 92 is not ready yet.  However, this one is ready and why make anyone wait?  It's our "LIVE" show before JoeCon.  Once again we are joined by the Vice President of The Crappy Figure Brigade, Don Anderson.  We finally let Chuck talk a little wrestling, but really this episode is about one thing, JoeCon.  The guys will preview the convention schedule and will give you an up-to-the-minute AccuWeather forecast for Dallas. It's raw and unfiltered and contains 50% more Chuck - so play this out of earshot of kids. 


Episode 90: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Justin, Mike, JoeCon, FSS, Erik, Dave, BJ Ward by whatsonjoemind on March 15th, 2014

Erik from Boss Fight Studios and Dave from the "Dave and Devall's Toys & Collectables" Podcast help co-host with Justin and Mike as they wrap up the latest from FSS2 and the upcoming Joe Convention in Dallas.  That's right, NO CHUCK, but 3 times the fun!  We also feature yet another interview with a famous voice from Sunbow's path, none other than BJ Ward dials in to talk with us about Scarlett and her upcoming appearance at JoeCon!  Gary is taking a few episodes off, so special thanks to Maximus for the edit job. 


Episode 89: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, FSS, Hot Toys, EternalCon, GI Joe 3, Hot Toys Podcast, The Hottoycast by whatsonjoemind on January 31st, 2014

Curious about the 12" Joe premium figures from Hot Toys?  The fellas talk to the experts from The Hottoycast to get the lowdown.  If you have ever thought about buying a Hot Toys Joe and are still not sure about this type of investment in the hobby, have a listen, we might just sway you off the fence.  In the news the gang discusses the early stages of GI Joe 3, disappointing retailer news concerning Joe product for 2014 (we told you so), they review the latest from the GIJCC and FSS2 and they have some special announcements of some shows that they will be appearing at during this upcoming convention season.  To top it off, Chuck is made fun of a lot and Justin is crowned the 2013 WOJM Fantasy Football League Champion.  The road to episode 100 and Joe Con begins now!  Join us!


Episode 88: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Mark Bellomo, Jon Chu, FSS2 by whatsonjoemind on December 26th, 2013

It is a 4 hour holiday and end of year epic.  The first half of this behemoth features a 2 HOUR interview with one of our favorite toy industry intellectuals, Mark Bellomo.  This interview, turned high brow toy discussion covers topics ranging from working with Larry Hama to a full blown discussion on what Hasbro can do next to re-ignite our favorite line.  Make sure to have plenty of fluids and get up and stretch to keep the blood flowing because this is our longest interview yet.  The news this episode is all about the GIJCC.  We got 2 shipments of the FSS.  We now know the 3.75" and 12" incentive figures AND the HAVOK Mk II (Huh?!).  Also head on over to the NEW GIJCC forums and vote in the "official"-ish Billy Kessler figure poll.  Following the news it is all about looking back at 2013 and looking forward to a dim 2014 - the best we can.  The look back is highlighted by our best moment of the year, our interview with Jon M. Chu.  Re-live the magical moment with us, will ya?  Sorry, there is no epic Chuck Melt Down HA-HA moment of 2014, but he almost causes us to meltdown when he lets an appearance of a certain annoying show character grab the mic.  You will want to miss that segment, but everything else is worth your 4 hours.  We're not forgetting this one Irizarry!! 


WOJM Special Edition #36: 2014 JoeCon Brochure Read Along

Posted in Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, GIJCC by whatsonjoemind on December 20th, 2013

It's that time again!  It's time for the yearly reading of the JoeCon Brochure.  Listen as the salty WOJM convention veterans run down the planned events of the 2014 Dallas Convention.  If you are on the fence, not sure about JoeCon or have a question, listen up, here is your chance to be swayed or answered.  JoeCon is an experience, so experience it with us, will you?  It all starts with the site announcement, this is stop number 2 on the road to Dallas.  So gather round and listen to brother Justin read it like it is while Mike and Gary comment.  Enjoy!


Episode 87: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Roll Out/Roll Call, Assembly Required, Cobra 1st Legion by whatsonjoemind on November 17th, 2013

On the eve of Halloween, the fellas talk to Matt Holdaway of the Cobra 1st Legion Cosplay group.  If you are a Cosplayer or someone who is interested in getting into Joe cosplay, listen up!  Lots of good info on how you can join up and network with the only Joe cosplay group out there.  JoeCon is in the news as we're headed to Dallas...well, all of us except Chuck.  Iowa's Assembly Required is coming up!  We dive into the mailbag to read more of your letters and we look back to the year 1987 in Episode 87 to talk about our favorite figures and vehicles from the vintage line.  All that and a wrap up of the WOJM FFL season to date, on this episode of WOJM!  Happy Thanksgiving!


WOJM Special Edition #35: 2014 JoeCon Site Announcement - DALLAS!

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, GIJCC, Regular Joes Podcast by whatsonjoemind on November 9th, 2013

Gary is soooo happy it isn't Indy that he calls this this special edition #34.  With that small gaff aside, it is a Dallas themed episode complete with anthems from the TV show and the Cowboys.  Joining the show con-vets are the guys from the Regular Joes Podcast who put the regular WOJM hosts con appearance is total waste.  Everyone on this show combined has over 60 YEARS of JoeCon experience.  Got a question about JoeCon?  On the fence about going?   Wondering how much its going to cost?  Will I fit in?  Well, we answer this and many other question in addition to sharing MANY convention memories.  WE are YOUR source for coverage of the OFFICIAL GI Joe Convention.  Have a listen on THIS special edition #35 (c'mon Gary!) of WOJM!!   Go Cowboys (and Colts and Giants)!!


Episode 83: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, SDCC, Debbie, Jon Chu, Jim Sorenson, Indy Toy and Comic Expo, GI Joe 3 by whatsonjoemind on July 11th, 2013

It's been a month in the making!  Thanks for the wait.  We have one a heck of a show for this episode.  In the first half, we actually have some VINTAGE discussion talking about our favorite figure and vehicle from 83 (and 82).  We will do this every episode from here on out until we get to 94 and then we will figure something else out!  HA!  After our discussion, we jump to a pre-recorded interview with GI Joe Field Manual co-author Jim Sorenson.  In the second half, Jay Hunger (from that hack geeky podcast) joins Gary as they talk to Billy Cooper of the Indy Toy and Comic Expo as WOJM will be recording live from their show in July!  After the interview we dip into the mailbag to read a letter from one of our regular listeners detailing the similarities and differences of JoeCon v. BotCon.  In the news we celebrate Jon Chu helming GI Joe 3, they review - once again - the SDCC Joe exclusives, they discuss the new Regular Joes Podcast and wrap it up with talk about the new wave of Retaliation Joes arriving.  It's a pieced together episode that totals almost 3 hours of content...and a woman on it to boot.  How could you NOT listen now, right?  Oh, and don't forget to listen to our new spin off, The Full Force!


Episode 80: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Kevin, JoeCon, NJCC, GIJCC, FSS, Bill Ratner, Lanny Lathem by whatsonjoemind on June 1st, 2013

This is one of those episodes that took forever to edit, but hopefully it was worth the wait.  The show features not one, but two primetime interviews PLUS the returns of two of our most favorite guests.  First off are the returns of Bill Ratner and Kevin Watts.  Bill shares with us his thoughts of JoeCon as we have a very casual discussion with the man who will forever be the voice of our childhood Flint.  He also learns about JoeCon in other countries - will we see him at Roll Out Roll Call 4?  Next up is an interview we have been very eager to bring you, our interview with Lanny Lathem from the GIJCC.  This is the first, of what we hope is a regular segment we have with the club, so be sure to leave us your feedback on this interview.  Following the break we chat with Mr. Watts about his NJCC Salvo figure and share a little back and forth about the Joe internet culture's feedback on it.

Sorry for the timing on this release.  Our jobs have been very aggressive with our free time, so time that we used to spend on recording and editing was replaced by working and sleep this go around.  We are VERY VERY interested in your feedback on the GIJCC segment.  Send us your thoughts or leave them here in the comment section.  Enjoy!


WOJM Special Edition #31: “What’s on JOE Mind?” LIVE!

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, GIJCC, Brian Savage by whatsonjoemind on May 3rd, 2013

During this year's JoeCon, WOJM was allowed the very unique opportunity to host a panel for the attendees.  Thus, "WOJM Live!" was born.  Join Mike, Justin and Gary as they interview the GIJCC's own "Headman," Mr. Brian Savage himself.  Yes, for the first time ever, the club submits to an interview...what will they say?  Following the interview, we send Mike out into the crowd to talk about your one-word issues.  What will the randomness result in when our own "Roving Mike" put a microphone in front of a stranger's mouth?  So in case you've missed it (like Chuck), here is WOJM on-stage debut at the 2013 JoeCon in Indy!  Enjoy!


Episode 78: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, GIJCC, Retaliation, FSS by whatsonjoemind on April 24th, 2013

The co-hosts (and Chuck) return after their trip to JoeCon and some much needed rest (or in Chuck's case, just another week at home).   The team dives right into a full recap of JoeCon, including the surprise 2013 Concept Case, a full preview of FSS2.0, and their thoughts on the Hasbro presentation - what as shown and not show therein.  Oh...and they briefly review their on-stage debut as WOJM went LIVE for their first ever, full blown, JoeCon panel.  After intermission, it's time to hit the mailbag.  There is some Retaliation and some good ol' ARAH discussion in there.  However, there is a lot more JoeCon discussion is to follow, including a very good question on how to make JoeCon more appealing to the masses despite all of the post show negativity that typically accompanies convention season.  Lastly, Mike crowns Justin the WOJM March Madness champ for 2013, but wait until who finishes second and gets a chance to come on the, its not Dave Tree, although he did beat Gary.


WOJM Special Edition #30: JoeCon Day 3

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, James, JoeCon, GIJCC by whatsonjoemind on April 9th, 2013

So were our trio drunk or not for Special Edition #29...or did they lead you to think that?  Well if you think that is controversial, wait until you hear this report, "LIVE" from the sales floor.  Join Mike, Justin and Gary as they record directly out of the COIL Club's booth, which is dead center of the sales floor.  The guys will report on what has happened thus far to this point in the show and interview friends and listeners as they stroll by.  You will also recognize two of the personalities we talk to as regular show "contributors".  Who could they be?  You have to listen and find out.  No beers were consumed during this recording, but if you hate the consumption of donuts, you may want to skip this one.  Enjoy!!


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