Has a fandom ever been thrown into such turmoil in such a short period of time before? Two weeks ago, new G.I. Joe toys were on the verge if being released, a movie was coming out in about a month, JoeCon was coming and things were GREAT.
Now, two weeks later, the film is pushed back to 2013, most of the toys have been delayed, and JoeCon’s quick sell out has created a riff in the fandom. What’s on Joe Mind to the rescue! We spend some time with voicemail messages in this episode, letting Joe fans vent their frustrations, as we take some time to vent our own.
Check out episode 57 on our Podbean Page, or via one of the embedded players below. As always, Show Notes are after the jump.
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Gee…what news happened in the last week that we could POSSIBLY talk about?? Hmmm… Well, we asked and you delivered. You filled our meager voice mailbox to the rim with your thoughts and concerns about the Paramount delay of GI Joe Retaliation. With no guests scheduled this week, it gave the four hosts ample time to focus on The Famdom in Crisis and the latest JoeCon news, INCLUDING registration – FINALLY, and its official folks, 3 of your dynamic 4 will be at JoeCon so we look forward toward meeting some of you who listen every week! AND…OF COURSE, Hasbro breaks news on Wednesday on the official status of movie Waves 2 and 3. Come on guys, we record on Tuesdays, get with it! The second half of the program is your voicemails. Everyone who called in was remarkably calm and well behaved which says a lot about the quality of the fans in the community. Be sure to stay through to the very end of the recording to hear the ALL the voicemails that were left with us. Yet another week closer to JoeCon. The news lately may have been a major bummer, but there is a lot of good stuff still to come, so download and have a listen!
- What’s on Joe Mind Special Edition 13 (G.I. Joe: Retaliation Delay Freak Out session)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Delay Analysis
- GeneralsJoes – What does the delay really mean?
- GeneralsJoes – Six reasons why the delay isn’t the end of the world
- Aint It Cool News – Screening report from KERN Radio (SPOILERS AHOY!)
- LA Times “Big Picture” Blog
- Deadline.com the “Real Reasons” why the film was delayed
News & Info
- G.I. Joe Convention Registration (SOLD OUT!)
- GeneralsJoes Reviews Dollar Store Figures – COBRA’s and Joes
- GIJoeCon.com Announcements
- Ghost Recon Official Short Film
THE WORLD IN CRISIS (courtesy of the fantastic and hilarious HomestarRunner.com)
(Video from Strong Bad Email number 89)