ZOMG! It's here...finally. We recorded this well before JoeCon, but it is a MONSTER episode. We figured we should put out something worthy of 100, so here is our biggest show ever! It's all about you the listeners and us thumping our chest a little bit. Afterall, 100 shows is no small feat. It takes a lot of work and time, so we figured we would enjoy ourselves on this one, share some memories and look back at what make the previous 99 so special. Along the way we are joined by Bill Murphy from Fresh Monkey Fiction and Craig from Zica Toys to talk to us about their Captain Action and Eagle Force revival campaigns who talk to us about their upcoming Kickstarter slated for later this summer. They share with us a big announcement that you will want to hear! We are also joined by Cobra Commander...yes, the genuine article joins us to read your letters in the mailbag. It's all the pre-JoeCon news, your calls and our memories. Thanks for listening and being part of this awesome ride! We hope you enjoy this epic #100.
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It's our annual quick and dirty pre-JoeCon "live" show...unedited for your rapid enjoyment. Joining us is CFB Ambassador, Jim Beutel to tell us all about this year's annual meet up. As you read this, parties are in motion toward Springfield, so download, plug in and enjoy this on your trip. #100 is still in the editing works so we hope this tides you over.
As a staff, we had been planning Episode 99 for a while. We already recorded a very interesting interview with former Lanard and Mattel Designer, and huge Joe fan, Hawk Sanders that we knew everyone would love. It seemed like every time we needed the co-hosts to get together on this, something was always preventing the recording from happening. Whether it was Gary or Justin missing because of work, or it was Mike taking a longer than needed nap, the stars never did quite align when we wanted them to. We recorded the bulk of this show on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015. Justin could not join because of work and a lousy Super Bowl victory hangover. So we went to the WOJM sub pool to find someone who could step in. We could think of no other than JoeDeclassified's Gary "Goggles" Head to fill the role. Gary was more than accepting to join, even crafting time away from his family on Tuesday night to record with us into the wee hours of Wednesday morning. It is a GREAT episode. We had good news, we talked about the convention set, we had good letters which sparked great discussion and Gary filled us in with what we would see at the Declass booth in Springfield. We ended this episode with great laughs and hearty good byes knowing that we'd be seeing each other and talking to each other soon. Sadly, on the afternoon of February 7th, we lost Gary to what has been described as a heart condition. Needless to say, as we all considered Gary, not only a friend of the program, but as personal friends too, we were shocked. Words are tough to come by to describe our sadness and remorse. This episode is dedicated to Gary's memory. His loss cannot be measured. He was one-of-a-kind. He will be missed. Thank you Gary for ALL you did for the GI Joe Community and WOJM.
When you are done listening to this episode, our friends at JoeDeclassified setup a fund to help support Gary's family in their time of need. We encourage you to give what you can. Every little bit helps. Thank you.
Just in time for the holiday break, we give you #98! In this episode Gary and Noted Author James give you an on-the-spot report at Iowa's Assembly Required show. We also sit down with WOJM SuperGuest Bill Ratner and talk to him about his latest book and other projects he is working on. In the news "One Tank" Mike reports on what happened at Roll Out Roll Call in Southampton UK. We also discuss the unfortunate news of a former guest and community contributor passing. In the mailbag we got two very good letters, one razzing Chuck (YAY!) and the other sparking a lively debate on the wildly speculated (yet no actual facts thereof) a 6" Joe line. Lastly, as JoeCon nears, WOJM and veteran newsman Ted Baxter get you ready for Springfield by giving you facts about the town in an all new segment we hope you like. Hope you all enjoy! Happy Holidays from all of us! Stay safe!
Not exactly a timely episode, but hey, not a lot is going on. No worries, #98 is right around the corner. You may be wishing for it after you hear Chuck ramble in the opening segment. We basically catch up on some old news, discuss COIL Con V and have a small roundtable on the Club wanting to experiment with Shattered Glass and more TF/Joe Crossovers...which make Gary very grumpy. Enjoy the funk!
This episode we talk some more Kickstarter with Carson from 3DJoes.com and his new ongoing poster campaign. Get the details here. Later on we talk with Chris from the COIL Club about the upcoming COIL Con V show in Indianapolis on Sept 13th. In the news we talk 50th Anniversary, SDCC AND finally details about the upcoming WOJM Fantasy Football season. It's a short but packed show. Enjoy!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!!
On the eve of Halloween, the fellas talk to Matt Holdaway of the Cobra 1st Legion Cosplay group. If you are a Cosplayer or someone who is interested in getting into Joe cosplay, listen up! Lots of good info on how you can join up and network with the only Joe cosplay group out there. JoeCon is in the news as we're headed to Dallas...well, all of us except Chuck. Iowa's Assembly Required is coming up! We dive into the mailbag to read more of your letters and we look back to the year 1987 in Episode 87 to talk about our favorite figures and vehicles from the vintage line. All that and a wrap up of the WOJM FFL season to date, on this episode of WOJM! Happy Thanksgiving!
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!!
In this episode, they guys talk with former Hasbro employee Rich Schad who worked on the Joe line during The Rise of Cobra. He talks to us about some of the work he did, some of which we saw, and sadly, some of which we didn't see. Ever wonder why the Rise of Cobra boxes were oddly shaped? Ever wonder what happened to that rumored IG v Steel Brigade set? You'll find out why from Rick. All in all, its a very interesting look into a side of our hobby that is not often talked about. In the news, Retaliation W3.5 and W2 Kreons finally hit the shelves, new premium 12" figures hit in the form of Sideshow Storm Shadow and Hot Toys Joe Colton, and friend of the show Chris (aka Mysterious Stranger) talks to Hasbro's Derryl DePriest at SDCC about the future of the line. Before wrapping it up, the gang dives into the mailbag once more to answer your burning questions. It's episode 85 - and you know what that means...the guys talk about 1985 Joes. Find our our favorites from this era. All this packed into 2 hours! Enjoy!
YES!! It's here! Better late than never, eh? In this episode we are joined by Will from BrickArms.com who tutors us on how to upgrade and arm your Joe Kreons. A little later on we are joined by our buddy from Marvel Comics, Arune, who talks about the upcoming Agents of SHIELD television show and Marvel's plans for SDCC. In the second half we jump immediately into the news to talk about the Retaliation home release, a possible Kreo surprise at SDCC, new Sideshow offerings and GI Joe Battlelines goes live! After the news the gang dives into the mailbag which generates some deep discussion. You won't want to miss it! Hey, we even have some new ad drops and bumpers. Don't miss it - listen now!!
It's been a month in the making! Thanks for the wait. We have one a heck of a show for this episode. In the first half, we actually have some VINTAGE discussion talking about our favorite figure and vehicle from 83 (and 82). We will do this every episode from here on out until we get to 94 and then we will figure something else out! HA! After our discussion, we jump to a pre-recorded interview with GI Joe Field Manual co-author Jim Sorenson. In the second half, Jay Hunger (from that hack geeky podcast) joins Gary as they talk to Billy Cooper of the Indy Toy and Comic Expo as WOJM will be recording live from their show in July! After the interview we dip into the mailbag to read a letter from one of our regular listeners detailing the similarities and differences of JoeCon v. BotCon. In the news we celebrate Jon Chu helming GI Joe 3, they review - once again - the SDCC Joe exclusives, they discuss the new Regular Joes Podcast and wrap it up with talk about the new wave of Retaliation Joes arriving. It's a pieced together episode that totals almost 3 hours of content...and a woman on it to boot. How could you NOT listen now, right? Oh, and don't forget to listen to our new spin off, The Full Force!
This is a fast tracked episode because of the timely nature of needing to get our interview with Frank Patz from EternalCon and our old pal, Mark Cheng of Operation Red Retrieval fame. Frank and Mark give us the low down on the upcoming pop culture convention on Long Island, on Saturday June 15th. Believe it or not, our man Chuck will be stepping out of the Emanuele compound to venture out into the sunlight. Will he survive? We'll find out soon. But hear the interview first and if you are in the NYC area, go to the show and watch Mark's movie in glorious IMAX! We cut some editing corners to speed getting this show out, so we apologize in advance for a sub par edit. We'll go back sometime and clean it up. In the second half, we met up with USA Today Lifestyle section writer Brian Truitt after he just broke the news on the GI Joe SDCC exclusives. After a long wait, we now know what they are and how much will they cost. What do we think of them? Yeah...you gotta listen, I'm not going to tell you here. Mike and Gary host this "almost a clip show" edition of WOJM. It's one of our shortest regular editions in over 2 years! Here's hoping you like the quality over quantity!
Are you ready for The Full Force? It's coming soon!
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