It’s never a good thing when the podcast starts out with sordid JoeCon stories, but like it or not, that’s how we kicked off episode 59 and it only went downhill from there. Chuck unleashes some punishment for the “Stump Chuck” segment from episode 58 and we talk to Don about the Crappy Figure Brigade and being a forum staffer for Toy News International.
There’s some great talk about the “good old days” of the online G.I. Joe fandom and of course plenty more news and G.I. Joe discussion. Check out the embedded players below to listen, or hit up Podbean itself, and the Show Notes are after the jump.
This week we invited Toy News International (TNI) staffer and Vice President of the Crappy Figure Brigade (CFB), Don Anderson to the show. And, if it sounded like Gary and Don knew each other for a long time, we”’they do. Gary and Don met WAY back at the San Francisco convention in 2003. We talk a little about the mega toy and entertainment community site TNI and how the fledgling 375″ collectors back in the day started the CFB. What is the CFB? How can you be a part of the CFB? When do they meet? What do they do? All those questions and many more are bandied about. From the mailbag we get a duo of comic questions, a proposal about a “Hasbro Universe” and two questions about JoeCon, including someone wanting to know, “What’s a parachute drop?” The cast and our guest set the records straight. In the news, JoeCon registration is over, Mark Bellomo is coming to NOLA, the GIJCC says bring more cash to con, Wave 6 launches from Marauder John, keep your Retaliation cash, Renegades Pt 2 confirmed with BLU-RAY and official SDCC Joe product images. So much to talk about! However, if we miss something of interest you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org because in TWO weeks we will have a heavy listener mail episode on the eve of our JoeCon coverage in a very special “live” and behind the scenes episode of WOJM. Until then, you fathers take full advantage of Father’s Day and sit back, relax and listen to this one…and before you know it, JoeCon will be here!!
News and Intel
- GIJoeCon.com FAQ for the Official G.I. Joe Convention
- Marauder, Inc. “Wave 6” Available
- YoJoe.com updated Vehicle Archive
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Cash will be honored March, 2013
- G.I. Joe: Renegades Blu-Ray full Season One to be released September
- Official Images from San Diego ComicCon Exclusives