Every year the guys from What’s on Joe Mind release a special edition podcast to talk about the G.I. Joe convention, coinciding with the actual convention announcement. This year was no different.
Joining us on this show are three G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe Collectors Club, and G.I. Joe Convention experts, Barry, Dave, and Todd from the Regular Joes Podcast! Between all of us, there’s 60 years of JoeCon experience! We had a great discussion during this episode, talking about old school JoeCon memories, the whole 12″ vs. 3 3/4″ rivalry and a bunch of other great informative topics. We absolutely loved having them on, and if you like what you hear on this show, absolutely check out the Regular Joes Podcast. Hit Podbean or listen to the embedded player below, and the show notes will be after the jump.
A very pleasant Monday surprise today as the email arrived from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club officially announcing the date and location of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first action figure in history!
Check out the full email below:
GI Joe’s 50th Birthday will be celebrated April 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
You can make your hotel reservations now by going to GIJoeCon.com. The room rate is $142 and they will require a one night’s deposit with your reservation. Don’t wait until the rooms are all gone!
This will be a grand celebration of the world’s first action figure! More details will be available in the coming weeks at GIJoeCon.com. Soon we will start posting the convention set details and we hope to have registration up by Thanksgiving (we are currently in the middle of a total re-write of the registration system to serve you better).
See you in Dallas!
I don’t know about the rest of you yahoo’s, but I’ll be there! Check out GIJoeCon.com to book your hotel!
We talked about it quite a bit leading up to the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention in Indianapolis, and now the episode is online for all of our listeners to enjoy! The What’s on Joe Mind crew held a panel at JoeCon where we interviewed Brian Savage from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club, took input from the audience, and generally had a great time.
Check out this Special Edition episode on our Podbean page, or the embedded links below. Show Notes are at the bottom.
During this year’s JoeCon, WOJM was allowed the very unique opportunity to host a panel for the attendees. Thus, “WOJM Live!” was born. Join Mike, Justin and Gary as they interview the GIJCC’s own “Headman,” Mr. Brian Savage himself. Yes, for the first time ever, the club submits to an interview…what will they say? Following the interview, we send Mike out into the crowd to talk about your one-word issues. What will the randomness result in when our own “Roving Mike” put a microphone in front of a stranger’s mouth? So in case you’ve missed it (like Chuck), here is WOJM on-stage debut at the 2013 JoeCon in Indy! Enjoy!
The 2013 G.I. Joe Convention is now behind us, and What’s on Joe Mind is prepared to move forward into the bright future of the G.I. Joe brand. In this episode we tackle G.I. Joe Convention news and notes, talking about the concept case, take reader mail, and get generally pissy about various things.
But hey, if we weren’t a little pissy, you guys would wonder what was wrong with us! In all honesty, it’s a great, very up front episode with a LOT of straight-up G.I. Joe talk. Nothing fancy. Check out the latest episode on our Podbean page, or through the embedded players below. Show notes are after the jump.
The time has come! We are just about two weeks removed from the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention in Indianapolis, and I finally have everything together to post the review. I’m doing something a little different this year, rather than a single combined review, I actually separated everything into a whopping eighteen separate reviews.
In times past I’ve pushed the reviews out a day or two at a time, but I think this set is so intertwined, it would be very tough to do that. All of the reviews are cross referenced in a single hub page for the overall look and feel of the Convention Set. Check out the main hub review at the link below, and the other reviews are linked as well:
Last year when I launched the concept case surveys for the 2012 JoeCon, I was impressed by the turn out… within the first week I’d gotten about 600 responders, and kept the survey open an additional week so I could capture around 1400 all told throughout the period of… three weeks I think?
Well at this point the 2013 Concept Case survey has been up for about 3 days and there are already over 700 responses! You guys ROCK.
If you haven’t participated yet, please do so! Please note, this survey is completely and totally unofficial and not endorsed by Hasbro, but as mentioned at the Hasbro seminar at JoeCon, they are looking for any feedback they can get. YOUR VOTE MATTERS.
Check out the Concept Case Survey right here and let your voice be heard!
Granted this one is a lot more low key than the infamous Concept Case survey that GeneralsJoes helped lead last year, but with some more new concept figures being shown in Indianapolis last weekend, it seemed like a good idea to kick another one of these off.
There were only a handful of new figures shown, and those figures will be the focus of this round of surveys. However, depending on the results of this one, expect another round at some point to take the winners of the 2012 survey and the winners of this survey for a more all encompassing look at every concept figure shown thus far.
Holy crap when did this go up? Either I wasn’t paying attention the past few days, or I forgot entirely, but apparently Special Edition #30 of What’s on Joe Mind has been posted! We recorded this episode straight from the JoeCon sales floor, bringing in a few of our favorite people for on-the-spot interviews, and even got cameos by some show regulars! What the heck was Chuck’s mom even DOING there?!
Check out the latest Special Edition on our Podbean page, or through the embedded players below.
So were our trio drunk or not for Special Edition #29…or did they lead you to think that? Well if you think that is controversial, wait until you hear this report, “LIVE” from the sales floor. Join Mike, Justin and Gary as they record directly out of the COIL Club’s booth, which is dead center of the sales floor. The guys will report on what has happened thus far to this point in the show and interview friends and listeners as they stroll by. You will also recognize two of the personalities we talk to as regular show “contributors”. Who could they be? You have to listen and find out. No beers were consumed during this recording, but if you hate the consumption of donuts, you may want to skip this one. Enjoy!!
I know the rumbling through the online community has been somewhat negative in light of Hasbro’s lack of new product to be shown at the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention in Indianapolis this past weekend. In fact, not only were people bothered by a lack of new product, when Hasbro showed some more concept items, some fans got visibly upset, thinking that this was just a “tease” for items that would likely not be offered.
Let me once again put on my “Hasbro Apologist” hat and tell everyone… don’t be so quick to be discouraged. I think there are some simple explanations for why Hasbro presence was down this year, and I think there are some reasons to be looking forward to the year ahead for G.I. Joe fans. Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for more.
Announced on Facebook a short while ago, the canvHISS Project promised to be a very intriguing experiment by long time collector and G.I. Joe fan Kevin Watts. Always having a fascination with the HISS Tanks, basing many of his custom vehicles around it, Kevin has now brought it more into the art spectrum.
Working alongside a few collaborators, Kevin presented the first ever demonstration of the CanvHISS Project, which takes the HISS Tank template and uses it to create unique forms of art. Sometimes that art is a custom vehicle, but sometimes it is something completely different. John from JoeCustoms submitted a very unique Wizard of Oz project, while Nova presented a fantastic homage to Knight Rider, with a real strobing red headlight.
Your imagination is really your only limit, and the exhibit is quite fascinating. It premiered at JoeCon, and you can see the gallery below. The next time this awesome experiment will be debuted will be at New Jersey Collectors’ Convention April 28, 2013. Check out more details on this great project at the CanvHISS Project Facebook Page, and some images are mirrored below.