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Episode 106: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Chris, Joe Colton, Tom Feister by whatsonjoemind on November 4th, 2016

ZOMG!  It's a REAL episode!!  Yes, the gang brings you almost FIVE hours of Joe Related Talk...and other subjects...and pointless tangents.  Justin was having "family time" so joining us for substitution host duty is Chris McLeod of The Full Force.  Since this is our first show since JoeCon (yes, we know it has been that long, but we all have real lives we must live folks), we spend a SIGNIFICANT amount of time in the news doing a day-by-day review of all that went down in Loveland.  We also catch up on other topics in the news...all which is old news now, but you can hear what we have to say instead of reading it on a forum or in social media.  We also talk to IDW GI Joe artist extraordinaire, Tom Feister as we check in to what projects he has cooking for the rest of the year.  All that plus the Joes of 2006 and Inappropriate Cosplay Emails to Joe Colton.  We know you will love this new segment!  We'll fill you in with our lives in the real world on our next episode, but for now, enjoy this MEGA show...this should last you a couple of days on your commutes...unless you have a long commute and in that case we hope it makes your trip go by that much more rapidly.  Thanks for thinking of us!  We appreciate your listener-ship!!   

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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! 

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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!!
Enjoy!
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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.  ;)

Enjoy!!
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Episode 104: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, Joe Colton by whatsonjoemind on June 12th, 2016
We talk about the Joes from 2004, catch up on the news, begin to set the table of what will happen at JoeCon...and generally get side tracked - A LOT.  Download it now and listen to it on your way to JoeCon!

Speaking of JoeCon, be sure to catch Mike, Gary, Joe and Chris McLeod from the Full Force at our JoeCon panel on Sunday, June 19th at 1:00.  It will be the last ever panel at JoeCon. Join us as we turn out the lights...forever (maybe, maybe not, we will see - we're looking at you Hasbro!) ;-)

If you have not signed it already, be sure to sign our petition to Save the GI Joe Convention! If you want a Joe-only convention like us, make sure you sign the petition and let the powers-that-be know what you think!  More than 2500 people have signed.  Sign on the campaign today!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN!
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Episode 103: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, Joe Colton by whatsonjoemind on May 19th, 2016

It's the Christmas in...May edition! Yes, yes, this is another one of those episodes we recorded months ago and are just now getting around to finish editing and posting it.  In this episode, we have a hearty discussion about the Joes from 2003.  In the news we spend a lot of time talking with Justin about working with Hasbro for the Fan's Choice Kindle World's Character voting process.  Justin also asks Joe about her pie.  Yes, it is the truth.  It's a little more than 90 minutes of fun, so have fun listening!

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Episode 102: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, Joe Colton by whatsonjoemind on April 24th, 2016
This whole episode will speak for itself.  New 4th chair, Joe Colton officially joins the rotation!  Zack Hoffman and Brian Cummings join us to talk about JoeCon 2015 in our first ever double-interview.  None of this episode is timely - AT ALL, but we hope you enjoy it nevertheless.  We have two more shows in the "can" that we will be working on in the coming weeks.  So, something to look forward to.  In the meantime, help the #savegijoe campaign and sign the petition by going to www.savegijoe.org or https://www.change.org/p/hasbro-save-gi-joe.

Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding during our "hiatus."  It has been a busy year-of-change for all of the hosts. 
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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!
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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!

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WOJM Special Edition #40: Those Boss Fight Studio HACKS!

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Boss Fight Studios by whatsonjoemind on June 17th, 2014

OK, we admit it, we are friends, fans and huge shills for our buddies at Boss Fight Studios.  Since their Kickstarter campaign launched, we've done nothing but talk about these guys.  Rightfully so!  They are a very talented group of artists who worked on our favorite brand and we want to see them do well away from the corporate shackles.  They are fans just like us trying to live the dream!  The great part is, even you can help!  Have a spare dollar?  Maybe a spare $30?  How about a spare $100 or more?  EVERY DOLLAR AND EVERY BACKER TO THE CAMPAIGN COUNTS!  It is a safe investment as the initial funding level has been met, but don't let that deter you from pitching in!  Now, sometimes these Kickstarter things are a little bit difficult to understand.  How do I contribute my money?  Is it secure?  Do they take my money now?  What are the different contribution levels?  What are stretch goals?  Learn all about these questions and more in this special edition.  Pardon in advance on some of the audio breaking up.  We were stretching the bandwidth to its limits.  However, settle in as we discuss their project (and have some fun at Chuck's expense) over the next hour.  We hope you enjoy and when you are done, here is the almighty link to allow you to contribute.  You won't be disappointed!

  CONTRIBUTE TODAY!

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Episode 94: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Arune, Bill Ratner by whatsonjoemind on June 11th, 2014

Bill Ratner is BACK!  Yes, the man you know as Flint has BLOWN up lately.  You can hear his voice on commercials from cars to cookies.  Despite being a most awesome guest, he holds GI Joe near and dear to his heart.  You can catch him next at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 18-21 and 25-28 performing LIVE and ON STAGE: The True Life Adventures of Barbie and GI Joe.  What has Flint gotten himself into THIS time?  Also...Arune Singh is BACK!  That's right, our good buddy with Marvel Television stops in to talk about how cool (or not cool if you are Gary) a Joe/Transformers crossover would be.  Prompted by the new IDW title, Arune thought the time was right to put it up for debate.  You might be surprised how the gang reacts.  In addition, all the latest about the Boss Fight Kickstarter, mailbag and all the good stuff we got in since JoeCon.  We're back on track!  Enjoy!

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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Episode 91 WOJM & Episode 16 of the JoeCustoms Podcast

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Justin, Mike, Dave, Pluv, Dan, JoeCustoms Podcast by whatsonjoemind on March 24th, 2014

Pluv and Dan from the JoeCustoms Podcast join us for a very informal roundtable crossover edition of WOJM.  Substituting again for Chuck is Dave from the Dave and Devall's Toys & Collectables Podcast. Plus the guys talk Joe from 1991, discuss the news, dip into the mailbag and much much more! 

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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. 

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WOJM Special Edition #38: Kickstarting a new future with Mark and Larry

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Mark Cheng, Larry Hama by whatsonjoemind on February 23rd, 2014

Get the latest from fanfilm maker Mark Cheng and GI Joe Writer Larry Hama on their newest collaboration: Ghost Source Zero.  Contribute to the Kickstarter campaign here:

CONTRIBUTE TO GHOST SOURCE ZERO!

Listen and Enjoy!!
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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!

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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!! 

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WOJM Special Edition #37: GI Joe Retaliation EXTENDED Cut Commentary

Posted in Justin, Mike, Gary, Retaliation, Jon Chu by whatsonjoemind on December 20th, 2013

This is our holiday present to you.  You asked for it and we delivered.  Join Justin, Mike and Gary as they sit back and re-watch Jon Chu's Extended Cut of GI Joe Retaliation...and recorded their commentary.  If you got the movie for a holiday present, we invite you to watch it with us the first time.  Sync up instructions are included in the show itself.  So watch it like you stole it!  Happy Holidays and enjoy! 

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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!

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