What’s on Joe Mind Episode 63 – Canadian JoeCon, Hero Project, JoeBurg ahoy!

Wow, I think it’s safe to say this episode was packed.  We had a bunch of stuff to talk about, so we brought on The Mike from the Canadian JoeCon, the guys from the JoBurg Podcast, but we also really wanted to pay some close attention to the guys from Go Go Dynamo, who are behind The Hero Project and also were the lifeblood behind a little 8″ toy line you might have heard of… Sigma 6.

As many episodes of these podcasts that I’ve done, it surprises me that we can continue to talk to folks who I consider personal heroes.  Wayne and Tuck from Go Go Dynamo are absolute revolutionaries in design and art, and I considered it a true privilege to talk to them for an hour or so.  Cast whatever stones towards Sigma 6 that you might want to, but listening to their absolutely brilliant insight behind toy design, the G.I. Joe universe in 2005 and how that whole thing translates to The Hero Project was one of the most interesting and captivating 60 minutes I’ve ever spent on the show.  Truly awesome stuff.

Please consider supporting The Hero Project on Kickstarter, and once you’re done, come on back and hit up our Podbean Page to listen to the latest episode, especially because we also talk a ton about the awesome Canadian JoeCon and keep the JoBurg guys up way past their bed time.  Things get pretty wacky!

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SHOW NOTES

As shows go, this one truly shaped up to be a very interesting one. The first half is jam packed with three complete interview segments. First we talk to Wayne Losey and Tucker Johnson from Go, Go, Dynamo! Wayne and Tucker are two of the talents that brought us Sigma Six and now are using their expertice in the 8″ arena to start up another 8″ line, right now called, The Hero Project. The Hero Project consists of World Cultural Heroes as 8″ action figures with all of the pose and playability that your favorite Sigma Six figures had. Wayne and Tucker also answer questions concerning their time on the Sigma line and drop us a tiny tidbit about a certain Sigma dropship possibly having a 3.75″ seat tooled for it. Interesting, right? Well, if you like what you hear about the Hero Project, GIVE, and GIVE GENEROUSLY to their Kickstarter fund – http://hero.gogodynamo.com. In segment 2, friend and sponsor of the program Mike Heddle (aka The Mike) pays us a visit to talk about the upcoming Canadian Joe Con (Aug 10 & 11 @ the Toronto Airport Sheraton) and find out what previous Canadian Con execlusive is making his grand return in modern era construction! In segment 3, Steven, Rob and Paul from the Johnannesburg, South Africa based GI Joburg podcast join us (truthfully, they’ve been on and participated the whole time) to talk about their show, state of the hobby, and the hurdles they face to keep their hobby alive way down at the southern tip of Africa. In the news…well, there wasn’t much news. Sideshow reveals a new Major Bludd and Baroness figures at SDCC – Gary laments of a lack of Snow Job. Hasbro answered some Joe site questions at SDCC, some new stuff is revealed, other stuff is a review. Yeah, that’s the news. We wrap up with a lengthy shout out segment before bidding our new South African friends good bye.

Please please please, pardon the audio. Trust us, we know, it’s not the best. Between bad mics, international internet routing and having as many as 10 people connected to the same call, it could have gone a whole lot worse. Sometimes the bandwidth gods are with you and sometimes they are against you, so apologies in advance. We want to thank ALL of our guest for their patience and participation in the show. We hope all of you enjoy the program!

Go Go Dynamo

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Sigma 6 Concept Galleries from Go Go Dynamo

  • geez, that Hero Project is waaay short of the goal… the remaining 15 days isn’t enough time.

  • Ugh, I know… I gave as much as I possibly could. I encourage everyone to give give give!

  • Scramble

    I loves me Sigma 6 concept sketches. I think what turned into Toxic Zartan started as a really promising figure.

  • the finished Toxic Zartan was a fun figure IMO

  • Scramble

    Fun because it is absurd. The disappearing concept Zartan is fun because it is awesome.