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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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Episode 87: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Roll Out/Roll Call, Assembly Required, Cobra 1st Legion by whatsonjoemind on November 17th, 2013

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!

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WOJM Special Edition #35: 2014 JoeCon Site Announcement - DALLAS!

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, GIJCC, Regular Joes Podcast by whatsonjoemind on November 9th, 2013

Gary is soooo happy it isn't Indy that he calls this this special edition #34.  With that small gaff aside, it is a Dallas themed episode complete with anthems from the TV show and the Cowboys.  Joining the show con-vets are the guys from the Regular Joes Podcast who put the regular WOJM hosts con appearance is total waste.  Everyone on this show combined has over 60 YEARS of JoeCon experience.  Got a question about JoeCon?  On the fence about going?   Wondering how much its going to cost?  Will I fit in?  Well, we answer this and many other question in addition to sharing MANY convention memories.  WE are YOUR source for coverage of the OFFICIAL GI Joe Convention.  Have a listen on THIS special edition #35 (c'mon Gary!) of WOJM!!   Go Cowboys (and Colts and Giants)!!

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Special Edition #34: LIVE from Roll Out Roll Call 4 with the guys from The Full Force!

Join Mike, Gary, Eddie, Chris and Dave (when he decided to sit down) as they do a "jointcast" show in front of a live studio audience at Roll Out Roll Call 4 in Southampton UK.  In segment 1 we will introduce the respective shows.  In segment 2 we commentate on the costume contest. In segment 3 we interview RORC Special Guests - the guys from Boss Fight Studios.  In segment 4 we dip into the mailbag.  Lastly we wrap it up with what we got in and shout outs.  Its a quick typical WOJM show, just with an accent.  Enjoy!!

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Episode 86: What’s on JOE Mind?

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!!

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Special Edition #33: LIVE COIL Con IV

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Mike, Gary, Jay, COIL Con, Kokomo Toys, Star Joes Chuck by whatsonjoemind on September 23rd, 2013

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!

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Episode 85: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, SDCC, Hot Toys, Kre-O, Rick Schad, Derryl DePriest by whatsonjoemind on September 17th, 2013

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!

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Episode 84: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Jay, SDCC, Retaliation, Arune, Kre-O, Indy Toy and Comic Expo, Will BrickArms.com by whatsonjoemind on August 29th, 2013

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!!

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Episode 1: The Full Force

Posted in Justin, Mike, Gary, The Full Force, Chris, Eddie, Action Force, Dave by whatsonjoemind on July 25th, 2013

Episode 1 of The Full Force is here.  Join Dave, Chris and Eddie and they as they interview James Marshall from Blood For The Baron (dot com).  Later they are joined by Mike, Justin and Gary from the WOJM mothership to talk a little Action Force history.  All this plus the gang from Boss Fight Studios to talk about Action Force customizing!  If you liked the pilot, you will love this FIRST regular installment of TFF!!

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Special Edition #32: LIVE at the Indy Toy and Comic Expo

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Mike, Gary, James, Retaliation, Mo, Indy Toy and Comic Expo, Maximus, Comics, Eaglehawk by whatsonjoemind on July 18th, 2013

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. 

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Episode 83: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, SDCC, Debbie, Jon Chu, Jim Sorenson, Indy Toy and Comic Expo, GI Joe 3 by whatsonjoemind on July 11th, 2013

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!

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Episode 82: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, SDCC, EternalCon, Frank Patz, Mark Cheng, Brian Truitt by whatsonjoemind on June 14th, 2013

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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Episode 81: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, FSS, Erik, Craig, FSS2 by whatsonjoemind on June 10th, 2013

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!!

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Episode 80: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, Kevin, JoeCon, NJCC, GIJCC, FSS, Bill Ratner, Lanny Lathem by whatsonjoemind on June 1st, 2013

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!

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Episode 79: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, SDCC, FSS, Arune, Brian Cummings, Mindbender's Clinic by whatsonjoemind on May 14th, 2013

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...

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WOJM Special Edition #31: “What’s on JOE Mind?” LIVE!

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, GIJCC, Brian Savage by whatsonjoemind on May 3rd, 2013

During this year's JoeCon, WOJM was allowed the very unique opportunity to host a panel for the attendees.  Thus, "WOJM Live!" was born.  Join Mike, Justin and Gary as they interview the GIJCC's own "Headman," Mr. Brian Savage himself.  Yes, for the first time ever, the club submits to an interview...what will they say?  Following the interview, we send Mike out into the crowd to talk about your one-word issues.  What will the randomness result in when our own "Roving Mike" put a microphone in front of a stranger's mouth?  So in case you've missed it (like Chuck), here is WOJM on-stage debut at the 2013 JoeCon in Indy!  Enjoy!

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Episode 78: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, GIJCC, Retaliation, FSS by whatsonjoemind on April 24th, 2013

The co-hosts (and Chuck) return after their trip to JoeCon and some much needed rest (or in Chuck's case, just another week at home).   The team dives right into a full recap of JoeCon, including the surprise 2013 Concept Case, a full preview of FSS2.0, and their thoughts on the Hasbro presentation - what as shown and not show therein.  Oh...and they briefly review their on-stage debut as WOJM went LIVE for their first ever, full blown, JoeCon panel.  After intermission, it's time to hit the mailbag.  There is some Retaliation and some good ol' ARAH discussion in there.  However, there is a lot more JoeCon discussion is to follow, including a very good question on how to make JoeCon more appealing to the masses despite all of the post show negativity that typically accompanies convention season.  Lastly, Mike crowns Justin the WOJM March Madness champ for 2013, but wait until who finishes second and gets a chance to come on the show...no, its not Dave Tree, although he did beat Gary.

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WOJM Special Edition #30: JoeCon Day 3

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, James, JoeCon, GIJCC by whatsonjoemind on April 9th, 2013

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!!

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WOJM Special Edition #29: JoeCon Day 1

Posted in WOJM Special Edition, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon by whatsonjoemind on April 4th, 2013

We are here!  We have our box sets in hand - well two of us anyway, plus we got the low down on the Attendee Bonus item and the super secret Convention Exclusives!  Join Justin, Mike and Gary as they report to you from their suite high above Indianapolis in front of a live studio audience.

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Episode 77: What’s on JOE Mind?

Posted in WOJM Regular Edition, Chuck, Justin, Mike, Gary, JoeCon, Don by whatsonjoemind on April 2nd, 2013

Well, its our second annual pre-JoeCon "Live" episode.  Who could we have as our guest on the heels of Jon Chu...well, how about TNI's and the CFB's Don Anderson.  Feel a little let down now?  Yeah, a little.  Imagine how we felt...but Don brought his B-Game for us and we had a semi-good show.  We answer more of your listener mail, talk about the surprising returns of Retaliation, rejoice at the green lighting of GI Joe 3, and do a ton of preview for JoeCon - INCLUDING the 10 day AccuJoe Forecast and  items you should bring with you on your trip to Indianapolis.  For those of you who are wondering, we also have James Kavanaugh's list from last year, so take note!!

So this is our last regular edition for a couple of weeks.  Thankfully, no Chuck until then.  In the meantime, catch our JoeCon Special Editions and see us LIVE (for real time time) in the Grand Ballroom ON STAGE at JoeCon on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 4:00-4:50pm.

See you in Gary's hometown of Indy!!

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