Iggy the Cat sits down with his human, Distinguished Author Mark Bellomo, to chat with Mike, Joe, and Carson. Every so often, Mark veers off-subject and talks about the runaway success of The Ultimate Guide To G.I. Joe: 1982-1994, 3rd Edition, toys, fandoms, and his other projects, but thankfully Iggy is there to bring it all back to him! Think of this as a little something extra for the holidays. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to check out our other recent episodes!
Despite Mark being an evil Patriots fan, he redeems himself for his love GI Joe. Want MOAR Mark? Check out our past interviews with him here:
Episode 88: https://whatsonjoemind.podbean.com/e/episode-88-what’s-on-joe-mind/
Episode 71: https://whatsonjoemind.podbean.com/e/episode-71-whats-on-joe-mind/
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!!
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!!