The Full Force Series 2 – Episode Five: The Awankening!

Those wonderful blokes from across the pond have put together a new episode of The Full Force podcast, this one putting a strong focus on the intriguing links between Star Wars and G.I. Joe throughout Palitoy history.

Former Hasbro designers (and current Boss Fighters) Erich Ridlon and Erik Arana join the crew to discuss work they did for the Star Wars toyline, and we get all sorts of other great toy related talk.

Check out the Podbean page for the latest episode, or click the embedded player below.  Also make sure you’re staying up to date via their Facebook Page.



What’s on Joe Mind Special Edition 47 – JoeCon in Loveland!

Seems strangely appropriate that the next G.I. Joe Convention would be in “Loveland” Colorado…and the guys (and girl!) from What’s On Joe Mind have finally recorded some new content to talk about JoeCon’s 2016 location!

A warm welcome to new contributor Joe Colton as well as Colorado native (and kickass artist) Troy McKie who comes on to talk about his home state and what to do in or around Loveland.

Check out the latest special edition at our Podbean site, or embedded below.

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!!

The Full Force Podcast interviews yours truly, plus some actually interesting guests, too…

When good friend Chris asked if I wanted to go on the Full Force podcast to discuss my latest non-G.I. Joe novel, The Fog of Dreams, I was pretty ecstatic.  For all of the work I put into developing the book, I’ve found precious few chances to talk about it, and it was an absolute blast.

I talked about the writing process, character building, and of course couldn’t help but dip into the G.I. Joe universe and also speak about my Kindle Worlds projects.  Thankfully, this episode of The Full Force actually has some credible people on as well, as they speak with Paddy Lennon and Brian Hickey of Total Retaliation fame, as well as caster/customizer extraordinaire RagingSpoon and Nichole.

It’s an action packed episode, so join Chris, Dave Tree, and Eddie Inman for a fantastic packed episode.  Then after you listen, please consider hopping over to and picking up The Fog of Dreams so you can see what the talk is all about.  It’s only $2.99 for Amazon Kindle and has a lot of appeal for G.I. Joe fans.

Take it away Full Force!

The Full Force Podcast Series 2 – Episode 3 is online!

Our good buddies from across the pond have posted their latest podcast, and it sounds like a good one!  With Roll Out Roll Call 2015 right around the corner, they cover some good stuff with the upcoming show and open up the ole vault.

Check it out over on the What’s on Joe Mind Podbean page, or embedded below.

With Roll Out Roll Call just around the corner, the boys discuss the finer points of the show in what is definitely one of the sexist episodes we’ve ever produced….not the sexiest!! It what should be some very simple news segments, Dave, Eddie and Chris get deep and meaningful in discussions that will amaze and shock….not really….just bigging it up!! We look at Raginspoon’s upcoming exclusives for the con and delve into the same characters from those exclusives in the figure review and from the vault. We top it off with the most ridiculous ‘what we got in’ section as Chris barrel-rolls into, what can only be described as, a plastic crack addiction!! So, join the boys with the toys as they put up ‘no girls allowed’ signs for the latest episode of the…….FULL FORCE!!!


New press images for upcoming Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe items

Over on the Official Loyal Subjects Facebook group, a great selection of new press images has been revealed for upcoming G.I. Joe product and it looks insanely cool.  A great mixture of vinyl style and articulation (with removable accessories to boot!) this looks like a pretty huge step forward in the vinyl figure concept.

They also showed images of the FANG (with rotating copter blades) and the Watchtower (with rotating gun and movable spotlight).  These mini accessories can actually fit the figures!  Pretty crazy looking stuff.

Check out the images below, and keep watching and the Loyal Subjects Facebook Group for the latest info!  Also, the NerdRAHtio podcast posted an interview with Loyal Subjects designer Joe Allard recently, you should absolutely check that out, too.

Regular Joes 100th Podcast Episode features special guest Derryl DePriest!

This is an episode G.I. Joe fans are not going to want to miss!

Dave, Barry, and Tod have been doing the Regular Joes podcast steadily for a little while now, but have suddenly rocketed forward to their 100th episode!  I have no idea how it happened, but here we are.

To celebrate they brought on their close friend Derryl DePriest, who obviously works with the G.I. Joe brand for Hasbro, but more importantly has been a collector and enthusiast for his entire life.  This episode focuses much more on Derryl’s “collector” role, and It’s a fantastic listen.  Here Mr. DePriest, as well as Barry, Dave, and Tod, geek out about toys, films, and pop culture in ways you have likely not heard before and reassure yourself with the kind of person we have associated with our favorite Brand.  I think you’ll find he’s as big a fanboy as the rest of us.

Check it out on the Regular Joes Podcast page.  This is a CAN’T MISS episode.


The NerdRAHtio Podcasts breaks some awesome news from The Loyal Subjects

Over the past few days, we’ve seen some teasers from the Loyal Subjects about their next series of G.I. Joe themed toys, and by all indications, things are looking really awesome!

The first run through of Loyal Subjects product was pretty fun in a non-articulated vinyl figure kind of way (though to be fair, they did have some articulation) but this new iteration?  It looks downright spectacular.

The guys from the Nerdrahtio Podcast took some time to talk with Jonathon Cathey from The Loyal Subjects who revealed some very cool news about the upcoming G.I. Joe line, as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Masters of the Universe.  Some really great intel is in the recording, so you gotta check it out.  We find out what to expect from the first two G.I. Joe waves.  You don’t want to miss it!

Check out the latest episode right here, take a peek at all of their images here, and I’ve mirrored a couple of the G.I. Joe ones below.  Great stuff!

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Mammoth 100th Episode of What’s on Joe Mind is online


Yeah, this is a big ‘un.  For our landmark 100th episode of What’s on Joe Mind, we wanted to pull out all the stops, but I don’t think any of us envisioned the result would be a close to five hour marathon of G.I. Joe talk!

All that being said, there is something here for everyone.  We talk to Bill and Craig from Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys about the Eagle Force Returns and Captain Action Kickstarter…and we break a special bit of news about them as well!

Along the way, we invite Cobra Commander himself to read from the mailbag, take listener calls, and break down all the latest (as of a month ago) news!

As always, find the latest episode at Podbean, and it’s also embedded below.  Show Notes are after the break.

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Details for What’s on Joe Mind Episode #100 – The Call In Episode!

Every once in a while we do a call in episode to mark significant events in the What’s on Joe Mind podcast.  For obvious reasons, Episode #100 is one of these.

Over on the WOJM Facebook Page, Gary has posted the details of the Call In Show, check them out below!  Talk to you then…

If you would like to join us for our 100th episode recording as a caller, here is what you do.

1.) Get Skype
2.) add Chuckdawg1999 to Skype (try to do this by this coming Monday).
3.) Make sure to test your audio before hand. A nice USB headset would be perfect, but really any old set will do for a little bit.
4.) Be online starting at 9pm EST on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
5.) When you see Chuck online, be sure to let him know you want to be on the show. Chuck will let you know what number you are in the order. Be ready with a question or topic you would like to talk about. You will also be part of the show as we will still be doing the news and other regular segments, so be ready to participate.

If you have any questions, just ask below. It’s late and I may have forgot something.

Lastly, one of our original hosts, Greg, will be joining us for #100. Be sure to ask him what’s he’s been up to!

What’s on Joe Mind Episode 99

Honestly, I was feeling okay, I was just tired. My favorite  team had just won the Super Bowl two nights before, but work was hectic and I hadn’t slept a whole lot in a few days, and felt like I really needed to get some rest. So when Gary and Mike offered to have Gary Head sit in for me…well, I agreed pretty quick.

This had happened a few times before. I was grateful that someone like Gary was willing to jump in at the last minute, especially because he’d asked me to be on the JDSO podcast a number of times, and I’d always found some lame excuse why I couldn’t. But the flip side of Gary filling in for me was that we rarely got a chance to record together. That seems especially hard hitting and unfortunate today.

I give Godsoe a lot of credit for sitting through this episode in editing and preparation, I’m sure I couldn’t have done it…I wouldn’t have been strong enough to listen to Goggles’ voice for three hours while deciding where to cut or adjust sound controls. It must have been difficult.

As we lead up to Episode 100, it seems appropriate that the penultimate marathon that brought us here features Gary “Goggles” Head in his last speaking role, and its a testament to his place in the G.I. Joe fandom that he got one last opportunity to voice his opinions before falling forever silent. Meanwhile, I struggle with the fact that I missed being with him on this night, I’m sure it would have been a memorable one.

You can listen to Episode 99 of What’s on Joe Mind, one that’s sure to live on for a long time, over on our Podbean page, or embedded below.

As always, the show notes are after the break.

Rest in Peace, Gary… as painful as it was, it felt good to hear your voice one last time.

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