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!
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!
The gang is back together! Chuck goes over his clandestine rescue of Greg in Canada which leads to an unfortunate slip of the tongue by Chuck. Getting down to business Greg finally gives his Canadian Joe Con report. We dip into the mailbag to read some listener mail from Japan and once again discuss the OCS ARAH Project - is O-Ring evolution a bad thing? In the news, Greg takes us through the details of the 2nd Annual COIL Con and Sideshow Snake Eyes Statue. The team reacts to the good news from the GIJCC concerning the cancelled mail-away Rise of Cobra Cobra Commander figure w/ HISS Drone being made available to members. We review the latest episode of Renegades. Why is this show getting cancelled (er...we mean put on 'hiatus') when it is FINALLY getting good - thanks HASBRO! Rounding out the news we discuss the latest GI Joe 2 castings as Justin kindly reminds us that the Blind Master was originally black, so the casing of RZA is very appropriate. In our first debate segment called "Watch Yer Flank!", we react to the latest Seibertron Twincast report that eventually JoeCon and BotCon will be one. Gary reacts harshly as you would expect. Is it a good idea or bad idea? Lastly, we give out the details on how YOU can win a PRE-PRODUCTION 30th Anniversary Skystriker. Remember folks, it is said POUTINE - by another other name, it simply isn't french fries, gravy and cheese curds. Got it? Good...enjoy!
We are half way home in the 2011 convention season. SDCC is up next and there is no shortage of news. The team, minus an allegedly incarcerated Greg, recaps the Canadian Joe Con one more time. Was Hasbro taunting US fans with the GI Joe Cycle Armour coming out in Canada or will we see it here? Next we go over the sometimes ambiguous but always appreciated tweets from GI Joe 2 director Jon Chu and writer Rhett Reese. Next we dive into the shallow waters of the latest Hasbro Q&A and learn more about why the Data Viper got the axe and how the 30th Anniversary Skystriker went from fanboy dream to an actual upcoming product on the shelves in August. Supporting continued community fan projects, Justin and Gary talk up the new Old School Creations membership drive and subscription service of O-Ring figures! On to the small screen, Renegades is winding down, but the action is ratcheting up as we look at Episode 22. Gary takes a moment to go over his thoughts of Tristan Rudat's GI Joe documentry: Code Name Blast Off - if you are on the fence on buying this, you will want to listen. Lastly, we welcome the new listeners joining us from Insidepulse.com and encourage everyone to keep those questions on SK Omega coming in! All this and MIKE joins us, this week on WOJM! FREE GREG!!
That's right, we are a day early this week as we begin our journey to Toronto for the 2011 Canadian Joe Convention! Greg phoned it in - LITERALLY. It sucks not having internet, but the powers of a good smart phone and powerful app level the playing field - even though it sounded like he was calling from a cave. Chuck tries his hand at amateur comedy and shows why he now on Homeland Security's watchlist and not showing up at the Improv. We talk about the upcoming CJC; Gary tells us how to LEGALLY get into Canada; we discuss the 6" protos from Goggles and Notpicard. In addition, the team gives their thoughts on the the possible casting of Jinx, Renegades episode 21 & Dr. Venom. Finally we give a refresher on SK Omega, and Justin reminds us to give the GIJCC a break. We are Eastbound and Down! Enjoy and see you in Canada!
Careful what you wish for... The team laments that on Friday they had nothing to talk about and then come record time, they had to cut out segments so the podcast would not turn into a 3 hour marathon. Regardless, you are in for 1hr and 45 minutes of wall-to-wall Joe news. Leading off with an interview of the ELITE WARRIOR (aka Numbers) from the website Ages 25 & Up, the team discusses the GI Joe 2 casting of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the latest two additions to the CanJoeCon set - Valkyrie and Traceroute, the results from the latest round of the Hasbro Q&A, Renegades, and the "last" wave of the Pursuit of Cobra vehicles. All this and more in this super sized and BotCon FREE edition of What's on JOE Mind!
Greg is back and none too soon as the cast discusses a busy week in GI Joe. In the news the team discusses the latest GIJCC Newsletter; specifically the membership incentive Dial Tone figure and more details straight from Brian Savage concerning the upcoming GIJCC Figure Subscription program. Greg and Chuck dive into the mailbag which leads to our topic in our Collecting 101 segment. Sideshow Dusty, Renegades, The Black Dragon Copter, Ashiko and so much more are talked about on this episode of What's on JOE Mind?
Joined by JoeSightings and JoeDeclassified staffer Beach-Head Mike, the group talks about the past/present/future of Renegades and Gary shows his lack of show prep; Mike Heddle talks to us about the Canadian GI joe Convention as Greg tries to get out of standing in line; Marauder John's Wave 6 is discussed and is agreed upon as being awesome; In Collecting 101 we talk about how we get our Joes, mail order or retail; finally Gary boldly announces that the GI Joe Cycle Armour with Ashiko will appear in Canada first. Timbits that look like Cover Girl taste like BLANK. Don't forget to email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.