Join Chuck, Justin, Mike, and Gary, along with the RETURN OF GREG as we look back at our pilot episode. Was what was important then, still important now? Have our opinions changed? How has the news and episode held up under the stress of time? Its a fun and unique look into our past, done in a way only the WOJM guys could do it. It's a laid back, no pressure, special edition, so sit back, relax and enjoy a trip back to April 2011.
Feels like the very first time, eh? Yes, this is a remixed and remastered version of our original pilot episode published WAY back in April of 2011. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't seem that long ago, but when you dive into its topic matter, it seems almost like another time and another place. What was the big topic of the day? SKYSTRIKERS...yeah, that's right, Hasbro just announced the price point for the 30th Anniversary re-release of our favorite Jet. What else was hot in the news at the time? How about Hasbro taking a big financial hit in its quarterly reports? Feeling a loss at the Concept Case at JoeCon '12? Well, don't forget about the concept presentation from JoeCon '11. Excited for Retaliation figures now? How about Pursuit of Cobra wave 6 then? Oh yeah, and how about 3 absolute strangers getting together to record the first, in what turned out to be, longest running Joe podcast to date. Why is this coming out now? You'll find out in Special Edition #20...but you need to listen to this first. It's isn't that much better than the original, but its shorter and hopefully the pain will be less too. So kick that flux capacitor into action and let's travel back in time to our first ever show!
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!
Program co-hosts Greg and Gary venture up north to Toronto for the 2011 Canadian Joe Convention. With a little help from CJC staffer Ryan and from published author and friend of the program James Kavanaugh Jr., the team pulls off the first Joe convention podcast. With no real news to discuss, we let James run wild with an open microphone in part 1. In part 2 we talk with Tristan Rudat about his new full-length feature documentary: Code Name Blast Off. In part 3 we get to hear more about how the convention set was made from CJC staffers Dave and Ed AND we get to learn a little about JoeCustoms.com from John aka Pluv! Finally, we get to hear some parting words from none other than the main host himself, THE Mike; aka Mike Heddle. Its a 3 part clip show encompassing an 13 hour time line - squeezed down to less than an hour for your listening pleasure. It's the Canadian Joe Con delivered right to your MP3 player from the fellas of What's on JOE Mind!! Now go grab us some Timbits!!
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!
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!
Greg is back and none too soon as the cast discusses a busy week in GI Joe. In the news the team discusses the latest GIJCC Newsletter; specifically the membership incentive Dial Tone figure and more details straight from Brian Savage concerning the upcoming GIJCC Figure Subscription program. Greg and Chuck dive into the mailbag which leads to our topic in our Collecting 101 segment. Sideshow Dusty, Renegades, The Black Dragon Copter, Ashiko and so much more are talked about on this episode of What's on JOE Mind?
Joined by JoeSightings and JoeDeclassified staffer Beach-Head Mike, the group talks about the past/present/future of Renegades and Gary shows his lack of show prep; Mike Heddle talks to us about the Canadian GI joe Convention as Greg tries to get out of standing in line; Marauder John's Wave 6 is discussed and is agreed upon as being awesome; In Collecting 101 we talk about how we get our Joes, mail order or retail; finally Gary boldly announces that the GI Joe Cycle Armour with Ashiko will appear in Canada first. Timbits that look like Cover Girl taste like BLANK. Don't forget to email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gang discusses the email blast from Asia concerning the Ashiko with bike and HISS Scout, the debut of the new CJC figure Captain Ruin, our podcast schedule in Toronto, the arrival of Dial Tone and pics of Wave 5 and Zarana on JoeDeclassified. Then they wrap it up with an entertaining interview of James Kavanaugh Jr and his new book, RAHC: A Guide to Second Generation O-Ring GI Joe Action Figures. Its a lengthy, info packed podcast so sit back and enjoy What's on (our) JOE Mind!
Chuck, Greg, and Gary are joined by GeneralsJoes.com owner Justin on the broadcast for an interview. Find out how one of the most popular Joe site came to be and the thought behind his dio-stories and articles. The team also discuss who their favorite Joe SEAL member is, their most hated Joe words, army building, and Wave 6. All this and more in this episode of What's on JOE Mind!
Pilot - In this pilot episode of What's on JOE Mind, Greg, Chuck and Gary discuss the Skystriker's price point, Hasbro's profit report, and Wave 6 figures on JoeDeclassified.com, ALL while fighting the technical growing pains of an inaugural podcast. Its just three guys talking about, What's on (their) JOE Mind...