It's an episode full of deadlines, as Aaron Detrick stops by the WOJM Studios to kick off the countdown to The Super Ohio Toy Show!  Taking place on a day that many bird-watchers refer to as Superb Owl Sunday, the SOTS will be at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn, Ohio (site of last year's Ohio Toy & Comic Show and COIL Con) from 10 am to 3 pm on February 2.  Don't drive angry to get to this one - it's the first big toy show of the year, and the gang at ROMA Collectibles will be debuting their second Animal Warriors Of The Kingdom exclusive, Tomans the Bog Warrior!  This show is no frills but all thrills!

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In Part Two of this episode, Bobby Vala is back first to personally debunk any rumors concerning the Jazwares GI Joe contract, but then to remind everyone that 11:59:59 PM on January 31 is your ABSOLUTE last chance to back the Valaverse Action Force CrowdOx!  This project is fully funded and ready to go, but since all the backers need to select their figures, Bobby's taking new orders as preorders in CrowdOx!  Get your pre-orders in for the Original 1:12 Military Action Figure (TM) TODAY!

PLEASE NOTE: Mike and Bobby talk about the possibility of Eclipse funding, but Eclipse was officially pushed back to Wave 2 earlier today.  Sorry for any confusion.

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What better way is there to look back at the 2010s (aka The WOJM Decade) than with our tribute to the running jokes that have fueled our discussions since 2011?  It was impossible to catch everything, but hopefully your favorites will show up somewhere in this well-placed tribute to the most overbearing running joke in the English language, the number 69.  Mike, Joe, and an ironically-debuting Wristlock Wes Whitlock invite you to enjoy the end of the WOJM Decade with a complete lack of class but good intentions and lots of love!  We'll catch you again in 2020... the start of The WOJM Decade Part II: Electric Boogaloo!

Special thanks to the talent heard on this episode:

Erik Arana, Chuck Averitt, Justin Bell, Michael Bell, Jared Bunnell, Jon M. Chu, Joe Colton, Brian Cummings, Sara Detrick, Ryan Drost, Chuck Emanuele, Shannon Gallant, Gary Godsoe, George Greenoe, Larry Hama, Gary Head, Zack Hoffman, Eddie Inman, Mike Irizarry, Rob Irizarry, Jamie Johnson, James Kavanaugh, Carson Mataxis, Chris McLeod, Kate McLeod, Craig Moore, Johnny Pottorf, Bill Ratner, Kevin Michael Richardson, Neil Ross, Hawk Sanders, Brian Savage, Greg Schueller, David Tree, Brian Tudor, Bobby Vala, Page Wagner, Kevin Watts, and Mark Weber, and a shout out to everyone else who has made making this show so much fun!

Mike flies solo this Christmas and sends out another round of shout-outs to the many guests, hosts, and guest hosts who graced the WOJM airwaves in 2019.  It was a big year for the show, and as GI Joe creeps ever-closer to the mainstream, WOJM will be there to entertai- er, whatever it is we do along the way.  Merry Christmas from all of us at What's On Joe Mind!

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We at WOJM know that money is tight for a lot of folks right now, so please bear with us as we support another creator who's turned to crowd-sourcing funds.  This time, longtime friend of the program Paul Kirschstein, better known as the mind, beard, and sleepy tenor behind Raginspoon Toys, chats with Mike and guest host Dave Draper from Toy World Order about his new Kickstarter project, Complex Base Building System Series Two!  The continuation of last year's very successful Series One (which was not launched on Kickstarter), the team covers the ins, outs, stretch goals, and pledge levels for the project.  No other toy manufacturer seems interested in providing a base for your action figures these days, but Raginspoon is doing is darnedest to bring you a building system that's modular and completely customizable!  Check out the project on Kickstarter and pledge TODAY!

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Mike and Joe catch an hour with Bobby Vala in advance of the relaunch of his Action Force Kickstarter this Friday, October 18!  Bobby takes the cast through the pledge levels, add-ons, and stretch goals of the project - as well as REVEALING HOW YOU CAN GET THE SPECIAL STEEL BRIGADE OFFICER'S HEAD!  Time is of the essence on that limited exclusive piece, so be sure that you're listening closely!
Since Mike (our editor) is traveling to COIL Con this weekend (be sure to stop in and say hello if you're in the Dayton, Ohio, area), the only way to get this episode up before the launch was to take a page out of the old Gary Godsoe Fast & Dirty Playbook... that's right, there was no time for editing this one, so pardon the long pauses and occasional verbal flubs.  (Blame Joe.)

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Longtime friend of the program (and Vice President of Marketing for BOOM! Studios) Arune Singh gets behind the microphone to give his account of the just-completed 2019 New York Comic Con!  Really, NYCC hardly had any GI Joe content to speak of, but we'll take any excuse to get Arune on the program.

Mike and Arune also discuss the upcoming Snake-Eyes movie, why the other WOJM hosts might be snubbing him, and Arune's budding career as a comics writer.  Arune and Mike also give thanks to the long-time (long-suffering?) WOJM fans to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving.  Pass the cranberry sauce, eh?

Be sure to pick up the trade paperback WWE: Then Now Forever #4 on October 30, to read Arune's Jinder Mahal story - his IRS story from late last year is also included, so if you missed it the first time around, you can get both in one book!

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Mike and Joe roll out the welcome mat for Ryan Drost of Star Joes, who's making his long-awaited return to present his new comic book project, Stealth Hammer!  Ryan gives the skinny on attempting to fulfill his lifelong dream of creating a comic book with the help of funding via Kickstarter.  You can help Ryan achieve his dream (and pick up what sounds like a really fun book) for as little as a $3 pledge by October 20.  You can find the Kickstarter's home here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stealth-hammer/stealth-hammer-all-ages-superhero-comic?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=stealth%20hammer

We've got just a little over two weeks left to help!  If you're on the fence, go ahead and pledge - you made bigger mistakes buying lunch this week that cost you more than three dollars.  If you're not in a position to help financially, PLEASE SHARE THE LINK EVERYWHERE YOU GO ONLINE!  There's a tough road ahead but we can make this happen one issue at a time!

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Ryan at starjoespodcast@gmail.com, or use WOJM as a go-between if that works better for you!  We've got a great record for backing Kickstarters, so let's keep up that reputation here!  PLEDGE TODAY!

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It's new comic day, so celebrate with Mike, Rack Time Rob (in his main-roster hosting debut) and new GI Joe scribe Paul Allor!  It's a half-hour of talking about the new IDW title "GI Joe," on sale September 18!  Mike fights to hold on to his voice (which may make this the most popular episode in a long while) but Rob's comics pedigree shows up in force.  Congratulations and good luck on a long run for Paul!  Be sure to get GI Joe (with not adjectives or superlatives) added to your pull list TODAY!

WOJM is now also available on Spotify!  Add us to your favorites to stream at work, at the gym, at home, or anywhere!

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Mike and Joe welcome Sara Detrick back to the luxurious WOJM Recording Studio, and Joe and Sara describe the ins and outs of this year's Finest fundraising effort to help K9s For Warriors!  K9s For Warriors is a non-profit organization that pairs shelter dogs with American veterans suffering from PTSD and other battle-related ailments.  Over the last few years, the Finest has raised over $80,000 for this charity thanks to donations from fans like you!  WOJM is proud to be a part of this charity push every year, and its fans do not disappoint! If you have a few dollars that you can spare, please follow this link to the Finest's IndieGoGo page:

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And don't worry, there's still plenty of wisecracking - and a ridiculously easy contest that you can enter and win!  LISTEN AND FIND OUT HOW!

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Host Emeritus Gary Godsoe returned to take the stage with Mike, Joe, and Rob at the 2019 Ohio Toy & Comic Show!  The team chatted with the live crowd about the current GI Joe comic, the Joefest experience, and the future of the Ohio Toy & Comic Show.  Special appearances by Sara Detrick, The Wristlock Wes Whitlock, The Infamous Podcast, Chris McLeod, and more!  It's always a thrill to do the show with a live audience - if you want WOJM at your local or regional show, give our email address to their organizers!

This episode is WOJM's contribution to Cobra Convergence IV - be sure to follow Hooded Cobra Commander 788 on YouTube and support all the CCIV participants!

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Joe Colton and Sara Detrick take the reigns for this interview with Sunbow's irreplaceable Baroness, Morgan Lofting!  Morgan takes her intrepid hosts through her passage through "The Biz" and beyond, touching on such widespread topics as fan conventions and ancient European history.  It's an enlightening hour - wear a loose hat and let your mind expand!

 

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Congratulations to WOJM co-host Carson Mataxis on his marriage!

Carson's nuptials force Mike and Joe to record alone as they wrap up their experiences from Joefest weekend.  Joe pitches a new YouTube show for the WOJM channel, Mike provides tales from his time as an accidental storm chaser, and the intrepid hosts cover any experience that wasn't recorded in an On The Spot segment.  It's another hour of fun, frolic, nostalgia, and constructive criticism in the Wondrous WOJM Way!

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ALL HAIL DESTRO!  Arthur Burghardt, the unmistakable voice of Destro from Marvel/Sunbow's G.I. Joe cartoon, returns to the world of G.I. Joe with Mike and Joe!  (Please forgive the occasional spot of poor audio quality - Arthur was not using Skype but his phone, so the connection did have a couple of iffy moments.)  Arthur tells of his time in the studio as Destro, Stalker, and Iceberg, recounts his friendship with the late Chris Latta, his favorite movie project*, talks about the rigors of writing your own material, and recounts some personal stories from his past.  It's an unforgettable hour and a half, and we're really humbled by Arthur's decision to visit WOJM for his first-ever podcast interview!   

(* - we never went back to name the movie during the interview, but it's 1998's Star Kid, which is available now to stream on both Hulu and Prime.  Arthur voices Cyborsuit - check it out soon!)

Arthur will be at RoboToyCon on June 9 in Pasadena, CA, so be sure to give this a listen before you head out to meet him in person!

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Just in time for the long weekend, WOJM strikes again with another episode for your audio Easter basket!  Mike sits down with YouTube host Dan Larson of Toy Galaxy and discovers that his love for GI Joe is at the very foundation of his passion for toys.  They also talk about the history of Toy Galaxy, as well as the process that goes into their creation of new episodes.  Toy Galaxy is an incredibly informative and entertaining channel with almost 135,000 subscribers -- make sure you're signed up TODAY!

Toy Galaxy: http://www.youtube.com/toygalaxytv

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Longtime friend of the program Arune Singh is back! Arune's been in the comics and entertainment world for a long time now, from his beginnings as a comics journalist to Marvel, to SyFy, and now he's the Director of Public Relations for BOOM! Studios! Arune and Mike talk about Bumblebee and what it's success means for GI Joe, their hopes for the upcoming Snake-Eyes movie, and the deep and diverse catalog of comics available from BOOM! Studios. Be sure to pick up WWE: Forever #1, which will feature Arune's debut as a comic writer! DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TODAY!

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/

ENJOY!

Noted Author James Kavanaugh gets Gary, Joe, and Mike to fall in for Rank & File Vol.4 at the Ohio Toy & Comic Show! The gang also talked more about the 2018 GIJCC and took some time for Q&A with the crowd at this live appearance. All this plus Debbie Godsoe! DOWNLOAD NOW!!

It's the last JoeCon!  They've been home for weeks, but join Mike, Joe, and Carson as they unpack from the 2018 Joecon! They've got stories to tell, news to spread, and Joe may even shed a tear or two! What's next for the community?  What's On Joe Mind RIDES AGAIN!!

Mike and Justin sit down for an in-depth chat with legendary storyboard artist Larry Houston, Director of GI Joe: The Movie.  Enjoy!

For the 6th consecutive year, we read the JoeCon brochure and give you our tips and tricks on how you can best enjoy the weekend.  We also share in past JoeCon stories and experiences.  Justin reads as Mike, Joe and Gary comment.  Chances are running out!  There are only 2 Official GI Joe Conventions left!!  We'll see you (well, most of us anyway) in Orlando in June!  Enjoy!

Mike and Chris interview Blake about his big KONG-er, about the new King Kong movie line from Lanard, and get into the company's long history with making product similar to GI Joe.  Enjoy!

It's our 50th Special Edition!  So this was supposed to be the recording of the last ever panel at JoeCon. Well, after the Hasbro panel on Saturday, EVERYTHING changed! So instead of turning out the lights, we're going to see you next year! Mike Irizarry hosts and is joined by Joe "Coin Flip" Colton, Chris "ROM" McLeod, Dave "My Hair IS Combed" Tree, and a voiceless (yet extremely smug) Gary Godsoe.  They get a chance to talk to Brian Savage on how the new two year deal with Hasbro materialized and how Orlando quickly took shape.  We also hear from Fub Pub's Lanny Latham and we present a special award to Noted Author James Kavanaugh.  Since Gary had no voice, he was our roving mic for some Q&A with the audience.  The attendees had some great questions including our thought on how the #savegijoe campaign may have helped (or not helped) Hasbro's decision to extend the contract with Fun Pub for another two years.  Lastly, what live show isn't complete without a visual gag, in an homage to the Colts-Broncos 1988 Halloween Monday Night Football Game, all of the hosts were equipped with Justin Bell masks! 

 

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Hey, no one said it was going to be pretty!
 
There may be only TWO more JoeCon's left, so don't miss your chance!  We better see you next year in Orlando!!
 
Enjoy!
The gang reviews the current state of the #saveGIJoe campaign, related news items to the possible future of JoeCon and Hasbro Properties, and a review of the club news from BotCon.

 

Remember, if you haven't signed the petition yet (yes, it is still a thing!) we ask you to sign now.  We still need your support!  Here are a trio of very important sites you should know.  Sign the petition now, join the campaign today!

 

 
 
It's the annual reading of the JoeCon Brochure. Gather 'round the fire kids, as Uncle Justin reads the Brochure.  We'll talk all things JoeCon...and some non-JoeCon things as well.  Enjoy!
Look, I know what you are thinking. First, what took so long? Second, if they didn't do the stupid football show this would have been done by now. Well, to answer your question, first, Gary's available editing time has decreased and second, you are correct, but Gary can only edit one show at a time!  However, regardless of it all, it is here now, the long lost, but not forgotten, WOJM review of JoeCon 2015!  This was recorded WAY back in April of 2015, just a few days after all of us got back from JoeCon.  Our voices were still hoarse and some of us were still recovering from the dreaded "con crud."  So, if you heard our Loveland special edition and you are still on the fence about coming to JoeCon 2016, have a listen to this day by day and moment by moment reaccounting (is that a word??) of the big weekend.  Enjoy!
 
You will be thrilled to know that we have 2 full episodes in the can and one is in the process of being edited.  We hope to have that out in the next couple of weeks.  We have some big changes in store and we'll clue you in when the time is right.  Thanks all!
Whoa! What happened to Special Edition #46?! Well, we're still working on it.  In the meantime, we moved on to #47 to react to the GIJCC's JoeCon site announcement. This year we are finally headed back west as a tiny burg named Loveland will enter our lexicon next to such cities as San Francisco, Dallas, New Orleans...and yes, Indianapolis.  What is there to see and do in the area? As always our intrepid crew tracks down a local to fill us in with the info that only locals know. So sit back, relax and listen to the gang re-assembling to talk about JoeCon 2015 - in Loveland, Colorado...and as always, sharing dirty stories about one Noted Author. You don't want to miss it!!

ZOMG!!!  What is this?! WOJM content has been posted that isn't either Football or Boss Fight related?!  It is a joyous day!! Yes, yes, with the site of JoeCon 2016 just being announced, I guess now is just as good of a time to post the audio from our live show from JoeCon 2015 in Springfield. Joining us on stage that day was a near who-who of published (or soon to be) GI Joe authors. When you mention author on our show, you can't go too far in thought without Noted Author James Kavanaugh coming to mind. James joins us once again to talk about his new (at the time) RAHC Rank & File Guide!  We also have Tim Finn join us to talk about his work in progress: A Real American Book!  Next we are joined by Carson Mataxis (who is really wanting that 4th chair with us) and his new book: Collecting the Art of GI Joe, Vol 1.  All of these authors and their books, its like the Opra show...without the free stuff under your seat!!  Lastly, Brian Cummings impromptly (is that a word?) joins us on stage in a quick follow up to our earlier interview with him.  Its a whole lotta info smashed into less than an hour!  We'll have another real episode very soon, we promise.  Thanks for listening!

So, going to JoeCon for the first time?  You will WANT to listen to this episode.  For the 4th consecutive year, Mike, Justin and Gary will go over - in depth - the 2015 JoeCon Brochure.  This year we are joined by none other than the head of the GI Joe Collectors' Club himself, Mr. Brian Savage.  Whether you are a JoeCon rookie or JoeCon vet, there is something in this show for everyone.  Naturally, if you have a question and it did not get answered in this show, email the program at whatsonjoemind@gmail.com and we'll get to the bottom of it for you.  Until then, have a listen and hopefully we will see you in "beautiful" Springfield!!

Erik and Dave from Boss Fight Studios stop by to update us on Vitruvian HACKS, Eagle Force and Caption Action.  We also spend an unhealthy but comical amount of time talking about Conference Championship Weekend in the NFL (before the Patriots cheated again), Zorro the Gay Blade and Hall & Oates...yes, you read that right - Hall & Oates.  Enjoy!

Much like most the of the fandom, we were surprised and somewhat dumbfounded as the tinyish burb of Springfield, IL was selected as the site for our 2015 convention location.  However, two special somebodies are pretty happy that Springfield was chosen and want to tell us why.  It's coming up next on this very special edition of WOJM!!

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