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.
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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!
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!
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)!!
You have waited long enough so we're going to reward you with this 3 hour epic filled with 2 interviews that you will want to hear. In the first half, our friends from Boss Fight Studios join us before they make the hop to Roll Out Roll Call 4 in the UK. Find out what they are working on and what is next for our favorite former Joe Team designers. In the second half we continue our interview series with the GIJCC meeting David S. Lane. If you ever wanted to know how the club designs a figure and what Hasbro's role is, you will want to listen. Also find out how close we are to learning what the 2014 incentive figure is. It is an interesting interview with Dave pulling back the curtain to unveil a world we only known from rumor and conjecture. You won't want to miss it. To wrap it up, we dip into the mailbag, make fun of Justin's crappy Fantasy Football Team and report in on what we've got in over these last couple of slow weeks. And don't forget, since this is episode 86, we will talk about our favorite figures and vehicles from '86. Vintage talk ahoy! Enjoy!!
It's an FSS EXTRAVAGANZA! We are joined by regular guest host Craig from The Fwooshcast and show friend and toy designer Eric Araña as we give our thumbs up or down ratings of each one of the figures we will see in FSS2. Justin and Gary review their ratings from FSS1 to see if they got anything that changed their minds from their initial ratings way back in 2011. Erik clues us in on what he's been up to since he left the corporate toy world and what he has planned for the near future. Even though the news this go-around was light, we turn the mailbag upside down and answer the last bits of unanswered mail from the past year as well. Lastly, we are proud to announce our upcoming spin-off podcast, The Full Force. To learn more about it, you got to listen! Enjoy!!
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!
The Doctor is IN!! No, not GI Joe Doc, or Dr. Sheldon Cooper, or even Dr. Johnny Fever...although almost as equally as crazy as the old WKRP rock and roller. This episode we are joined by Mr. Brian Cummings, or better known to Joe fans as the Sunbow voice of Dr. Mindbender. Join us as we talk to Brian about his career, what's he's doing now and we get to hear more about the upcoming Joe show in South Dakota, Mindbender's Clinic in Rapid City on May 18th. Sounds like a fun time and you folks in the upper plains states should check-it-out. In the second half of the show, we are joined by our old buddy (and Chuck's crush) Arune Singh from Marvel Comics where we spend the next 45 minutes talking about Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, C2E2 and the upcoming San Diego Comic Con (or Comic Con International as Arune says). Following our catch up with all things Marvel, we jump into a very abbreviated news segment concerning the box office returns of Retaliation, a look behind the scenes at Hasbro and Wave 5 of FSS 1...where Grunt, left us grunting...and Cover Girl left Gary grumbling. Speaking of Gary, hear his report from C2E2 and why he is now on triple protection, super lockdown. The things we do for our wives...
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!!
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
The gang is back together! Chuck goes over his clandestine rescue of Greg in Canada which leads to an unfortunate slip of the tongue by Chuck. Getting down to business Greg finally gives his Canadian Joe Con report. We dip into the mailbag to read some listener mail from Japan and once again discuss the OCS ARAH Project - is O-Ring evolution a bad thing? In the news, Greg takes us through the details of the 2nd Annual COIL Con and Sideshow Snake Eyes Statue. The team reacts to the good news from the GIJCC concerning the cancelled mail-away Rise of Cobra Cobra Commander figure w/ HISS Drone being made available to members. We review the latest episode of Renegades. Why is this show getting cancelled (er...we mean put on 'hiatus') when it is FINALLY getting good - thanks HASBRO! Rounding out the news we discuss the latest GI Joe 2 castings as Justin kindly reminds us that the Blind Master was originally black, so the casing of RZA is very appropriate. In our first debate segment called "Watch Yer Flank!", we react to the latest Seibertron Twincast report that eventually JoeCon and BotCon will be one. Gary reacts harshly as you would expect. Is it a good idea or bad idea? Lastly, we give out the details on how YOU can win a PRE-PRODUCTION 30th Anniversary Skystriker. Remember folks, it is said POUTINE - by another other name, it simply isn't french fries, gravy and cheese curds. Got it? Good...enjoy!
That's right, we are a day early this week as we begin our journey to Toronto for the 2011 Canadian Joe Convention! Greg phoned it in - LITERALLY. It sucks not having internet, but the powers of a good smart phone and powerful app level the playing field - even though it sounded like he was calling from a cave. Chuck tries his hand at amateur comedy and shows why he now on Homeland Security's watchlist and not showing up at the Improv. We talk about the upcoming CJC; Gary tells us how to LEGALLY get into Canada; we discuss the 6" protos from Goggles and Notpicard. In addition, the team gives their thoughts on the the possible casting of Jinx, Renegades episode 21 & Dr. Venom. Finally we give a refresher on SK Omega, and Justin reminds us to give the GIJCC a break. We are Eastbound and Down! Enjoy and see you in Canada!
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