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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!

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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 show...no, its not Dave Tree, although he did beat Gary.

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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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WOJM Special Edition #29: JoeCon Day 1

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon by whatsonjoemind on April 4th, 2013

We are here!  We have our box sets in hand - well two of us anyway, plus we got the low down on the Attendee Bonus item and the super secret Convention Exclusives!  Join Justin, Mike and Gary as they report to you from their suite high above Indianapolis in front of a live studio audience.

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Episode 77: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Don by whatsonjoemind on April 2nd, 2013

Well, its our second annual pre-JoeCon "Live" episode.  Who could we have as our guest on the heels of Jon Chu...well, how about TNI's and the CFB's Don Anderson.  Feel a little let down now?  Yeah, a little.  Imagine how we felt...but Don brought his B-Game for us and we had a semi-good show.  We answer more of your listener mail, talk about the surprising returns of Retaliation, rejoice at the green lighting of GI Joe 3, and do a ton of preview for JoeCon - INCLUDING the 10 day AccuJoe Forecast and  items you should bring with you on your trip to Indianapolis.  For those of you who are wondering, we also have James Kavanaugh's list from last year, so take note!!

So this is our last regular edition for a couple of weeks.  Thankfully, no Chuck until then.  In the meantime, catch our JoeCon Special Editions and see us LIVE (for real time time) in the Grand Ballroom ON STAGE at JoeCon on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 4:00-4:50pm.

See you in Gary's hometown of Indy!!

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Episode 76: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Terry, JoeCon, Retaliation, FSS, Kirk Bozigian by whatsonjoemind on March 30th, 2013

It's the eve of the big movie for the 4 hosts, but before we can go see the movie, we got to get this episode out of the way.  Former Hasbro Exec Kirk Bozigian joined us a couple of weeks ago (sans Gary) for a nice little interview.  If you remember him from JoeCons past, and especially last year, you'll know he's a tad bit on the controversial side with his opinion.  What does he say this time?  C'mon man, you know the drill, listen and find out!  In the news we talk Roll Out Roll Call in the UK; of course the movie, JoeCon and the FSS; plus Cobra Commander is shot into space, your listener emails AND we announce our big plans for JoeCon in Indianapolis!  Download - listen - now!

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Episode 75: What’s on JOE Mind? - Listener Call-In Edition!

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, James, JoeCon, Ages 25 & Up, Erik by whatsonjoemind on March 19th, 2013

It's our second ever listener call in show!  We put the news, email, and Twitter on hold and take your calls and answer your questions!  Show friend, Erik Arana hangs out with us and gives us a unique perspective on our hobby.  If you don't know who Erik is, you need to listen in!  Special appearances by WOJM contributors Eduardo M Freyre (with a lemon twist), Ryan Costello, Jr. WOJM Twitter laureate, Twitziller, Noted Author, James Kavanaugh, Jr. and Numbers from Ages 25 and Up.  It's a festive, from the hip episode where the only thing that matters is taking your calls...and making fun of Chuck.   Enjoy!

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Episode 74: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Jay, CanJoeCon, JoeCon, Retaliation, FSS, Kre-O, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Carson by whatsonjoemind on March 11th, 2013

Yes, its another near 3 hour epic. This time the ENTIRE team is back in action as we are joined by Carson from 3DJoes.com, but not before hearing from Sunbow legend, the voice of Lady Jaye herself (and maybe your car's nav system), Mary McDonald-Lewis! She'll be at JoeCon along with Justin, Mike and Gary so you will be hearing from her again, we are sure. Sit back and take a trip down memory lane as Mary tells us how important Lady Jaye is to her and what's she's currently up to in Hollywood and in the Great Northwest. Carson joins us for the rest of the show and talks to us about his technology that powers 3DJoes.com and proves once again - what we ALREADY know - EVERYTHING IS BETTER IN 3D. In the news, the team laments the cancellation of the Canadian JoeCon. Retaliation trailers and the Paramount PR machine is in high gear for preparation of the 28th and 29th of March! FSS shipment 3 lands on our doorsteps and boy is it a "knockout." Joe fans have conquered now THREE hotels in downtown Indy for JoeCon 2013 and lastly, it looks like there is yet another tie between Jurassic Park and our favorite man of action. We got your tweets, letters and more in this episode of WOJM!

DON'T FORGET LISTENER CALL-IN NIGHT, TUESDAY, MARCH 12 AT 9PM EST. SKYPE INSTRUCTIONS ARE AT THE FRONT AND END OF THIS PODCAST, ON GENERALSJOES.COM AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE! EVERY 5TH CALLER WINS A PRIZE! HOPE TO TALK TO YOU ON THE 12TH AT 9PM!!

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Episode 73: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Gary, Jay, JoeCon, GIJCC, Retaliation, Renegades, Kre-O, Toy Fair 2013, Khary Payton, Micro Force by whatsonjoemind on February 17th, 2013

The guys are back, surviving Winter Storm Nemo and Toy Fair. Before jumping into the coverage, we play our pre-recorded interview of the Renegades voice of Ripcord, Khary Payton. We talk to him about Renegades, Aqualad AND his voice roles in Metal Gear Solid and The Sims (yes, that is right, The Sims). Following the interview we replay the audio presentation of the Hasbro Toy Fair presentation concerning GI Joe. Following the break, we jump into a Mike-less mailbag answering some speculation questions on JoeCon and a Legendary letter from one noted Legendary listener. In the news, JoeDeclassified and JoeCustoms is having the mother-of-all customs contest with a grand prize that is truly priceless. Marauder John starts another Kickstarter campaign and at the time of the recording, we ALREADY successful, but you should contribute anyway, especially if you gave the first time around! Hot Toys tries to make poor Joe fans even more poor with pre-orders of their 12" Retaliation Storm Shadow. Speaking of poor Joe fans, BBTS puts their Marauders 7 pack on sale, so buy 'em up! Wanna free watch featured in the Retaliation film, the guys will tell you where to enter. Speaking of Retaliation, the viral marketing campaign is in full swing, do you have what it takes? Lastly, lengthy coverage of the GIJCC's 12" Comrade of Action and JOECON registration (which at the time of this recording as well was still open, but we had an idea it would be closing soon). All of this, dramatically and non-comedic-ally read by Ted Bastard (aka Chuck doing a very bad impersonation of Ted Baxter). Following that possible train wreck, we review Toy Fair once again, and predictably, Chuck goes fan boy for no reason whatsoever on the newly revealed Eaglehawk. We replay a clip from the ModeratelyGeeky podcast, which former guest of the show George, reads a monolog on WHY Joe fans will not like the Eaglehawk - and Chuck falls right into that hole as we expected. Mike is not here this week, but he makes his presence known. Thanks to Jay for stepping in again. We hope you enjoy this jammed packed show!

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Episode 72: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Mike, Gary, Jay, JoeCon, Retaliation, Renegades, FSS, Basic Assortment Figures, Kre-O, Andrew Kishino by whatsonjoemind on February 2nd, 2013

This is a bit of minor milestone episode.  It is our 100th combined episode we have recorded, produced and published!  While we still have a long way to go for our 100th regular episode, these milestones don't come often and there is no guarantee we will be around for Episode 100 so we give thanks and mark the occasion nevertheless.  This episode we are joined by Ed Lydon, the handchosen (by Chuck) winner of the FOC logo contest.  Standing in for Justin, who was under the weather, is CardedHeroes.com Jay Hunger.  Included in this episode is a very cool interview we had with Andrew Kishino, the Renegades voice of Storm Shadow.  Learn how he had to act against a character who didn't speak and hear Justin bust his chops for being a Giants fan.  Ryan Costello, aka Scramble from JoeCanuck and the Canadian JoeCon shares with us a new segment he's doing for us called Collectors Connection.  Its interesting!  You don't want to miss it.  In the second half, we read your emails about your favorite WOJM memories from our previous 100 combined episodes.  Oddly, most have to do with our Kevin Michael Richardson interview or Chuck melting down.  Both EXCELLENT choices in our opinion.  In the news, all 15 figures of the 2013 JoeCon set are revealed.  You will get your Justin Bell-free thoughts.  We are also excited to report that PRODUCT of all types ARE ON THE SHELVES!  Retaliation Wave 2 singles, Retaliation Wave 2 3-packs, Micro Force, Kre-o's and the running changes of the Basic Assortment figures (aka Dollar General Joes).  Also in the news is a LOT of movie news...well, more movie news than we are normally used to since May.  So all in all, it is a jam packed show.  Its awesome, and you know its awesome because we talk about Suzanne Pleshette...I mean, when was the last time ANYONE mentioned anything about Suzanne Pleshette - on a GI Joe podcast no less.  Enjoy #100 in a style only we do things!

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WOJM: The “Lost” Episodes #3

Rough day, eh?  Kinda ironic this is all happening, AGAIN, and it's on Groundhog Day Eve.  I feel like we've all been here before.  Well, maybe we can take some of the ease off with this Lost Episode.  It has been a while since we've posted a lost episode, so let us fill you in on what they are.  From time to time we are asked to record a segment for another show.  Since we put the same amount of effort into a 10 minute show as we would a 90 minute show, we toss the file into the media archives to use when a rainy day occurs.  Well, this is one of those types of days.  So for those of you who braved the F5 world today, we present to you, from the archives, our submission to the GeekCast Radio Network's 2012 Year In Review episode.  Please visit our friends at GeekCastRadio.com, and say hi to TFG.I.Mike for us!  He's GI Joe's #1 fan!  ;)   Again, this was published with special permission from the GCRN.  Thanks Steve!

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WOJM Special Edition #23: 2013 JoeCon Brochure Read-Along!

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon by whatsonjoemind on January 26th, 2013

WAIT!  Listen to this first before registering for JoeCon.  Our JoeCon vet hosts (Chuck has still yet to leave his house), Mike, Justin and Gary offer up their combined 23 years of experience to help you plan your trip.  Never been to Indianapolis?  Thinking about a Pre-Con tour?  What happens package pickup night?  When can I get the convention exclusives?  And the biggest question of all, HOW MUCH IS ALL OF THIS?  If you have a question or concern, listen to this first and we probably cover it for you.  If you didn't hear an answer to your question, email the program, whatsonjoemind@gmail.com and the team will run down an answer for you.  Don't do anything JoeCon related until you hear this first!  See you in Indy - site of the most recent Patriots Super Bowl loss!!

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Episode 71: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Retaliation, FSS, Mark Bellomo, Hot Toys by whatsonjoemind on January 22nd, 2013

At just over 3 hours, this epic clocks in as our second longest episode ever. It's hard to believe we've never done a 3 hour podcast before, but you asked for it, therefore, you got it. MOAR WOJM! Think of it as a 3 course meal. Your appetizer is a marathon interview with Distinguished Author, Mark Bellomo. We cover things from the short comings of the hobby today and even dive into a little Monster High - not that we went in depth on that one, but is was brought up to prove a point. From Toys to Education, we cover it all with Mark. Before the main course, we cleanse your pallet with a trip into the mail bag and a review of the Vintage, 30th Pre-Prod and 30th Retail versions of the Skystriker from our man Shogi. In your main course, we deliver you hearty portions of community news covering FSS Shipment #1, the Shooter Kickstarter Project, Hot Toys, Retaliation and a roundtable discussion concerning the GIJCC Newsletter. If you are not full yet, Chuck awards the winner in the FOC logo contest and we are joined by WOJM FFL Champion Dan Uthman all episode long as he hangs out with us as a Special Guest. There is a little something here for everyone. So, for the next 3 hours (or next 3 lunch hours) enjoy as the news drought begins to end and the run to Retaliation and Indianapolis begins!

For those who aren't into the Fantasy Football, our big Fantasy League wrap up with our Champion Dan runs from 02:36:30 to 02:49:23. Yes, its a lengthy segment, but Dan has certainly earned his time in the sun to speak his mind, so we let him...and our witty banter rip with this last football segment of the 2012-2013 football season. Does it mean we're done talking Football....NO! We still need to pester Justin about his Patriots choking in big games, AND we have March Madness right around the corner. We'll still talk sports, but we will be doing a little less of it for the upcoming future. Besides, there is Toy Fair, Retaliation, JoeCon, the FSS and new toys coming out, so we will have PLENTY to talk about! We can't wait!!

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Episode 70: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Terry, JoeCon, Retaliation, FSS, Bill Ratner by whatsonjoemind on December 25th, 2012

It is an extended episode of WOJM as we review the year that was 2012 and preview the upcoming 12 months with high hopes of a big year.  However, before we get to that we have a very special holiday treat to share with you, an interview with the Sunbow voice of Flint, Bill Ratner.  Jumping into the news, the FSS has launched, The GIJCC annouces a second run of JoeCon 2012 sets, USA Today looks at IDW's new Special Missions title, JoeCon will be in Indy, Amazon lowers 4-packs to crazy levels, Chuck thinks wrestling rumors concerning Retaliation is legit, and Hot Toys gets a Retaliation license!  Whew...so much for slow news, eh?

For the year in review, we remember the first of the Retaliation toys to hit, the uncovering of the "Dollar General" Joes, Retaliation gets delayed, and WOJM experiences some major growth.

In the 2013 preview, we talk about our excitement for the film (still) and whether or not we will see it in 3D.  Further we bat around the possibilities of the 2013 JoeCon set, IDW's "relaunch" of the main comic and briefly talk about Kre-O's

Even though we are posting this ON Christmas Day, we go over a Holiday Buying guide in the event you need ONE MORE Joe gift to buy for that decerning fellow collector of yours.

Lastly, we talk about those we lost in 2012, crown the Best Chuck Moment of 2012, get the lowdown from the Fantasy Football Desk and we wrap it with our regular "What we got in..." and "Shout Outs" segment.

We hope you enjoy the show!  Thanks for helping us make 2012 the best year for WOJM yet!  See you in 2013! 

Listener Note: The WOJM FFL wrap up runs from 02:09:30 to 02:16:52

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WOJM Special Edition #21: 2013 JoeCon Site Announcement & OH NO! It’s Indianapolis…

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon by whatsonjoemind on December 11th, 2012

Call him what you want... A snob, an elitist, selfish, whatever, but Gary REALLY likes his get aways. Imagine his surprise, after years of discouraging the club from placing the Con in his hometown (an event that would make any other Hoosier collector REALLY happy), that his efforts were in vain. Yes folks, JoeCon hits the lower midwest in the first time since...well, EVER. As much as Gary didn't want the con in Indianapolis, he is proud of his state and city. Along with Mike, who is also a former resident of the Indianapolis metro area, they run down what to see, do and eat around the 2013 convention site, the brand spanking new JW Marriott! We also answer some commonly asked questions by convention n00bs and even do a little blind speculation of the figures which we think might be in the set. So, even if Gary doesn't welcome you to Indianapolis, we still invite you to have a listen. 2013 has the potential to be something special!

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