Jul 19

It was an epic record night as we watched the start of the monumental final 24 hours of the Boss Fight Studio Kickstarter campaign.  We also include in this program an interview with GI Joe voice talent, Michael Dobson and get his impressions of JoeCon.  Speaking of JoeCon, we are also joined by JoeCon regular Kirk Bozigian as shares some memories of working with the late Don Levine, also known as the father of GI Joe.  Lastly, after regular news and mailbag segments, we are surprised by the Boss Fight crew and we get their opinions of what the last 39 days have been like and what is next for Vitruvian HACKS.  We hope you enjoy this one!  Even Chuck was on his A-game...yeah, we know, its hard to believe!! 

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May 30

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. 

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Apr 25

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

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Apr 08

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. 

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Mar 15

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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Dec 26

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!! 

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Oct 26

Join Mike, Gary, Eddie, Chris and Dave (when he decided to sit down) as they do a "jointcast" show in front of a live studio audience at Roll Out Roll Call 4 in Southampton UK.  In segment 1 we will introduce the respective shows.  In segment 2 we commentate on the costume contest. In segment 3 we interview RORC Special Guests - the guys from Boss Fight Studios.  In segment 4 we dip into the mailbag.  Lastly we wrap it up with what we got in and shout outs.  Its a quick typical WOJM show, just with an accent.  Enjoy!!

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Oct 26

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!!

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Jun 15

Well it is here folks!  Join Chris, Eddie and former WOJM guest, Dave Tree as they debut the first ever podcast dedicated to Action Force.  If you like WOJM (minus Chuck) then you will love this show!  So without further ado, WOJM Presents you the pilot episode of The Full Force!

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Jun 10

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!!

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Apr 02

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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Mar 30

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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Mar 26

First off...

SPOILER ALERT

We're not kidding.  If you listen to this and you don't like spoilers BEFORE you see the movie, then its YOUR fault.  We recorded this a few weeks ago just hours after our man in the UK, Dave Tree, got to see an advance preview of GI Joe Retaliation.  While the details were fresh in his mind, he joined Justin and Gary to give his full, no holds barred report of the film.  You patiently waited THREE years since Rise of Cobra AND on top of that, ANOTHER NINE MONTH delay so they can convert it to 3D.  Now it is OUR time and OUR turn.  Is everything better in 3D?  Find out next, in this monumental and landmark special edition of WOJM!  Oh, and thanks to Jon Chu for the intro!  ;)

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Mar 19

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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Mar 11

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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Jan 22

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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Nov 13

It's election night in America...or it was when we recorded this episode in a time capsule.  Boy, a lot has sure happened since we've last hear from the Terrific Treo and Chuck.  Half the football season is over, we have a new baseball champion, basketball has started, hockey has...well, no one really seems to notice hockey missing, and we've had a Superstorm roll through the east coast.   Because of this mega storm, we had quite ths diffcult task of keeping the show running and the audio is clean.  We are pretty sure Arune got in trouble with the new wife because it sounded like he had KP Duty assigned to him in the second half of the show.  *Sigh*...yeah, it was one of those shows, but its two plus hours for those of you who have been missing your WOJM "fix."  This episode we have not one but two interviews of notice.  First we are joined by Fred Van Lente, the new writer for IDW's GI Joe title.  After hearing him, you'll trust along with us that the franchise is in very capable hands.  Following the interview with Fred, we went back in time to listen to a pre-recorded interview that we did with RJ from CobraStickers.com.  We were joined by Kevin Watts on that interview, so who knows what new colorful lexicons he will add to our show FAQ.  I do believe this time it includes a bag a phallus-es.  Yeeeah, it was one of those interviews, but don't miss it never the less!!  After the break we go into the mailbag to check on Justin's status of collecting votes for the Hasbro Concept Case we saw at JoeCon.  From another letter, we get the low down on life in NYC with Chuck and Arune post SUPERSTORM.  We also have a letter ask us our thoughts about a live-action Joe television show.  In the news, the awaited for Kre-o debate is held.  It might surprise you our thoughts on this new line that has a lot of the fandom excited.  We rehash the new IDW teams and briefly mention the GI Joe Complete Collection #1 from friend of the program Mark Bellomo is now on Amazon.  In movie news, there is a "new" trailer.  The PR machine is getting in gear.  Rounding out the news, the fandom came out strong and supported Marauder John's Kickstarter campaign (as heard in Episode 68).  Bravo everyone!

The WOJM FFL bit runs from 02:03:00 to 02:10:15 - yeah, its more time than previous episodes, but we had more ground to cover!

NEXT, it's CONTEST TIME!!  Thanks to Mike and Kevin, we now have a name for all those who are Friends of Chuck (aka FOC'ers).  We now need a logo.  So if you have artistic skills, create a logo for The Friends of Chuck.  Chuck (aka The Head FOC'er) will pick the winner.  Please send submissions as a JPG to whatsonjoemind@gmail.com.  Third place will get a piece of Robert Atkins artwork; Second place will get a Renegades figure prize pack; FIRST PLACE will get a prize pack AND will appear with us as a guest host of WOJM in a future episode!  Yes, that's right, you can call Chuck a FOC'er, right to his face!!

Lastly, to all those who have been effected by the hurricane, we send our best thoughts and wishes out to you.  We hope life gets back to normal for you as soon as possible.  To everyone else, we hope you enjoy this long awaited for, time capsule episode 69 of WOJM!

SPOILER ALERT: Obama wins...just sayin'...

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Jun 08

Careful what you wish for... The team laments that on Friday they had nothing to talk about and then come record time, they had to cut out segments so the podcast would not turn into a 3 hour marathon. Regardless, you are in for 1hr and 45 minutes of wall-to-wall Joe news. Leading off with an interview of the ELITE WARRIOR (aka Numbers) from the website Ages 25 & Up, the team discusses the GI Joe 2 casting of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the latest two additions to the CanJoeCon set - Valkyrie and Traceroute, the results from the latest round of the Hasbro Q&A, Renegades, and the "last" wave of the Pursuit of Cobra vehicles. All this and more in this super sized and BotCon FREE edition of What's on JOE Mind!

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