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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Back on August 24, 2013, Mike and Gary were on hand at COIL Con IV. Joined by regular guest host Jay and Chuck from Star Joes, the fellas recap the day; its ups, its downs and they wrap it up with a bow by sharing what they picked up during the show. It is a quick 20 minute show! 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!!
Join regular hosts, Mike and Gary along with regular guest hosts, Noted Author James Kavanaugh and Senior Comic Desk Correspondent Mo Hunger as the team spends a day at the inaugural Indy Toy and Comic Expo.
Since it is a TOY and COMIC and EXPO, the team decided to cover each aspect of the show, whether it was about GI Joe or not.
The TOY segment, the guys talk to James about his upcoming sequel to his RAHC Guide and do an on-hand review of the Eaglehawk helicopter - all the while we have the EXTENDED Cut of Retaliation playing in the background. (Some spoilers here, so consider yourselves warned NOW!)
The COMIC segment, the guys talk with Mo Hunger about the current state of the Joe IDW universes and her son Phoenix drops a promo for us.
The EXPO segment, the guys are joined by Celebrity Guest Host - MAXIMUS host of The Maximus Show, evenings on 103.9 The Bear from South Bend, Indiana - as they cover the costume contest.
Lastly, in segment 4 (aka the unnamed segment), Mike and Gary wrap up a full day on the follow and set the table for COIL Con IV - FEATURING STREET HAWK - coming up next!
It's a very laid back hour or so of on the floor reporting. Hope you enjoy it!
We would like to thank the promoters for including us in their inaugural show. We really enjoyed ourselves!
Editors note: one of the mic or mic cables seemed to be cutting in and out. Since it was a live event, there is very little ways to predict these even doing a sound check prior to recording. We'll get it squared away before our next live recording at COIL Con. We apologize in advance.
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...
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!!
Once again, first off, there are many many spoilers discussed in this episode. If you have not seen the movie and do not want to be spoiled, we recommend you DO NOT listen to this until you have seen the movie first!!
So we've all seen the movie. There is some parts WE LOVE. There are some parts that still need some work. Aaaand, yes, there is a part or two that made us cringe. With that said, we all enjoyed our time at the theater to watch the movie we waited so long for. What were our favorite parts? What parts did we not like? What would we do if we were in charge? We answer all of those. Plus...we get an unannounced but very welcome visit by Retalition's Director - yes, Mr. Jon M. Chu himself joins us from his kitchen. He spends nearly an HOUR with us candidly answering every question we asked him. What an opportunity - thanks to Justin for setting that up and thanks for Jon joining us while going over opening night return numbers. We had a blast doing this one and we hope you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime recording of WOJM!
Once again, spoilers are abound - you have been warned!
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!
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!
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!!
By popular demand, it's back! It's Ladies Night II!! The WOJM crew assemble a panel of female collectors and wives of collectors to talk to us about their collecting, relationships AND answer your questions that you've sent in. Rejoining us again in 2013 is Gary's wife Debbie and Mo from Moderately Geeky. New to the panel is the co-host of the Open Your Toys Cast, Mrs. McFavorite and the owner of our sponsor, Kokomo Toys, Amber. This was one of our most popular episodes of 2012 and included the infamous Chuck meltdown that you voted on as your most favorite Chuck Moment of 2012. If you missed it or never heard it, you need to hear it here first! There isn't much Joe discussed here and because of the nature of the program and how we know each other, there are a lot of inside and running jokes. Bear with us, because the info contained herein is some good stuff. It's the one night we sort of relax and let the show be about the ladies and lots of fun. There is no Chuck this year, but we have some flavor in the second half with our own Herb and spices added. So suck in that gut gentlemen, comb your hair and tuck in your shirt because the ladies are joining us tonight!
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!
Yeah, so what there was a blizzard on the east coast. We have new Joes to talk about. Justin and Gary (joined by Joe Customs Podcast host Pluv John) recap the days events in this quick and very dirty special edition of WOJM Toy Fair Coverage. It was an awesome adventure which we will talk about more in length on our next regular episode, but until then, enjoy this episode. The first half of 2013 is shaping up to be pretty damn cool!
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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'...
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!!
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!
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