Just in time for my drive to New York City tomorrow for Toy Fair… Episode 41 of What’s on Joe Mind is now online! Join us as we combine forces with StarJoes and discuss all the latest and greatest G.I. Joe news and information swirling around cyberspace.
StarJoes turns the tables on us a bit and we spend some time in the interview chair, all while talking G.I. Joe: Retaliation and making way too many jokes about the Super Bowl Champions (in Nicaragua, anyway). Check out the latest episode on our Podbean site, or hit up the embedded player below.
How many Patriots jokes can we fit into one episode? We give it our best shot this time as we do our second ever crossover episode, this time with the Ryan and Chuck from the Star Joes Podcast! Now you all have met Chuck before, so this time we get to meet Ryan and learn a little bit more about him and the chemistry between he and Chuck that makes Star Joes a podcast that you should listen to – immediately after our show of course, shameless plug not withstanding. Much of the first half of the show is run by Ryan as we have a mini Star Joes episode including the WOJM guys into their regular show segments. In the second half we are joined by Craig from the Fwooshcast once more and we revert back to WOJM mode starting first with the mailbag where we get an update from our favorite active duty Marine, Will Bell. Will’s tour is now complete and he is home from Afghanistan, but that is not the full story. We also read and answer a letter from Vince who asks how do we feel about being the unofficial voice of the hobby and whether or not we use our respective show powers for what is good and right or use our voices as a bully pulpit to forward any agendas we might have. In the news, we talk about the new Movie 2 toys and the new Movie 2 trailers that we saw during the Super Bowl and we begin to look toward Toy Fair in New York City, home of the World Champion Giants. Trailers, Toys and a beaten Tom Brady. Join us and the fellas from Star Joes…oh, AND Craig too; all on this episode of WOJM! How ’bout them Patriots!?
If you’re anything like me, you’re absolutely dying for G.I. Joe: Retaliation news or info. Well, next week we should be getting our first look at the G.I. Joe: Retaliation universe courtesy of IDW’s prequel series, which hits comic stores on Wednesday.
If you’re impatient like I am, good news! Comics Alliance has posted the five-page preview to the series, which catapults you right into a air battle between G.I. Joe and the Red Ninjas! This initial adventure apparently takes place “several years ago…” I do sincerely hope the entire 4-issue limited series doesn’t take place “several years ago” because I was hoping for some bridging between Rise of Cobra and Retaliation. I guess time will tell.
I won’t mirror all the images here, instead you should hit up Comics Alliance for the awesome preview, and be sure to get to your local comic store on Wednesday to buy the full issue and start your G.I. Joe: Retaliation adventures!
No this isn’t G.I. Joe specific news, but I know a lot of Joe fans are keeping a close eye on the Avengers toys and the SHIELD Helicarrier specifically, hoping for a little insight about the size and format of this playset vehicle.
Over on Twitter Hasbro’s PR secret agents have posted a neat image of the showroom floor in the set up process, and you get a pretty good look the Helicarrier and the size of the thing. Figures still look a bit oversized on it, but I think it has some amazing potential with some creative photo taking and imagination.
Just a reminder – Toy Fair 2012 is this weekend, and Hasbro’s showroom tour is happening tomorrow, February 11th! GeneralsJoes will be present and accounted for, and providing coverage throughout the afternoon.
If you don’t follow me on Twitter, I strongly encourage you to do so, as I will be Live Tweeting from the demonstration, which often is several hours prior to images being uploaded. As the evening progresses, I will get images online!