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!
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!
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!
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)!!
October 26th, 2013
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!!
October 26th, 2013
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!!
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!
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!
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!!
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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...
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!!
March 31st, 2013
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!
March 30th, 2013
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!
March 26th, 2013
We're not kidding. If you listen to this and you don't like spoilers BEFORE you see the movie, then its YOUR fault. We recorded this a few weeks ago just hours after our man in the UK, Dave Tree, got to see an advance preview of GI Joe Retaliation. While the details were fresh in his mind, he joined Justin and Gary to give his full, no holds barred report of the film. You patiently waited THREE years since Rise of Cobra AND on top of that, ANOTHER NINE MONTH delay so they can convert it to 3D. Now it is OUR time and OUR turn. Is everything better in 3D? Find out next, in this monumental and landmark special edition of WOJM! Oh, and thanks to Jon Chu for the intro!
March 23rd, 2013
As of late, when most of us think of Retaliation and the color red, we think of how much of a knock out Adrianne Palicki looks in that red dress she is seen wearing in the trailers. Well, red means something else when it comes to worldwide premiere's of movies, it means the RED CARPET. Paramount UK afforded an opportunity for our man in the UK, Dave Tree, to attend the premiere and get a spot on the side of the carpet, we couldn't pass it up. Throw in an exclusive interview with Director Jon M. Chu, and it is a DONE DEAL! WOJM is red carpet bound. Check this show out as Justin and Gary comment on the movie and interviews, all the while throwing coverage back to London for updates from the premiere party. Music, ninjas and celebs abound! This is a CAN'T MISS special - once in a lifetime - edition of WOJM!
March 19th, 2013
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!
March 11th, 2013
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!!
February 24th, 2013
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!
February 17th, 2013
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!
February 9th, 2013
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!