G.I. Joe: Initiate Episode Two is online on YouTube!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation delayed?  Warm up with the action-packed second episode of G.I. Joe: Initiate!  Episode One aired a short while ago, and now  Episode Two has been posted on YouTube.

Born from the minds of some true G.I. Joe fans, we continue the adventures of a captured Beach Head and the sinister machinations of Cobra.  Check out Episode Two embedded below!

Of course, Episode One is still online, if you need to catch up:

Awesome stuff!

What’s on Joe Mind Coil Con 2012 Recap

Anyone who has been going through What’s on Joe Mind withdrawls should have their appetite satisfied this morning with TWO new installments uploaded to our Podbean page!  Gary, Mike, and WOJM stalwart Greg all pitched in to bring us a live episode straight from the site of Coil Con itself.

But wait, that’s not all… we also get whirlwind guest appearances by Fred Doss, Director of and Beachhead from G.I. Joe: Initiate, Robert Atkins, artist from IDW, Todd from Kokomo Toys and Jay Hunger from CardedHeroes.com!  Check out the embedded players below, and Show Notes are after the jump.



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G.I. Joe: Initiate Episode 1 Fan Film is online now, and it’s great!

I for one have been pestering all of my buddies at Coil Con for some info about G.I. Joe: Initiate, which was shown there for the first time earlier today, but nobody was biting.  Well, now Episode 1 can be seen by all.  Action packed and in High Definition, I strongly recommend you find a way to view this on the big screen.

YouTube apps are available for Playstation 3, X-Box 360, Apple TV, etc…  and I think watching this on a television screen only made it even cooler.

With Beachhead, Chuckles, and Major Bludd taking up most of the screen time of this first six minute episode, I find my mouth watering to see some more action.  Looks like Episode Two will make me VERY happy.

Check out the first episode embedded below, I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.  This is GREAT stuff.  Again, check it out on your TV screen if you can.  It’s worth it.  Great work by everyone involved.  As always, stay up to date on future episodes at GIJoeInitiate.com and on Facebook.  I suspect they’ll be getting a lot of traffic starting now!

Buckle your seat belts… G.I. Joe: Initiate opens fire this weekend!

We’ve been talking about the G.I. Joe: Initiate fanfilm for a while now, throughout the entire Kickstarter campaign, up through their various character reveals, and now it would appear that production on Episode 1 is complete, and G.I. Joe: Initiate launches for the first time at Coil Con 2012 September 8th!

The film should hit YouTube very shortly thereafter, so hopefully for all of us, by this time next week we’ll have seen G.I. Joe: Initiate.  Directed by Fred Doss, who has the distinction of being the victim of both Cobra (in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and the Decepticons (in the 2007 Transformers live action film) has a long and storied film background, and I’m excited to see him translate that into a high quality G.I. Joe fanfilm.  Lots of military folks were involved in the making of this production, I cannot wait to see it.

To stay up to date and get all the skinny behind the film, check out the links and info below:

Image Gallery (tons more images at their Facebook page)

Official Press Release for Coil Con 2012!

Coming right around the corner, September 8th is the third annual Coil Con.  Very special guests Robert Atkins (artist for IDW Publishing’s Snake Eyes & G.I. Joe) and Frederic Doss (actor from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Transformers, and actor/director for G.I. Joe fanfilm G.I. Joe: Initiate) will be present at the show, and for the first time EVER, the first four minutes of G.I. Joe: Initiate will be available for attendees to watch.

Not to mention the fantastic exclusive figures (including Zilant, already revealed).  Check out the full press release below:

The COIL Club and Kokomo Toys are proud to present the third annual COIL Con on Saturday, September 8, 2012!  Join hundreds of G.I. Joe and toy fans at Kokomo Toys, located at 1244 E. Morgan Street, Kokomo, Indiana, just 40 minutes north of Indianapolis off of US-31.  Special guests at this year’s event will include IDW G.I. Joe comic book artist Robert Atkins, historian Gary Head and the Joe Declassified exhibit, RAHC Guide author James Kavanaugh Jr., and Gary Godsoe and Mike Irizarry from the “What’s On Joe Mind?” podcast.  Finally, COIL Con will feature the world premiere of the trailer for G.I. Joe: Initiate, the much-anticipated fan-film from actor/director Frederic Doss (Transformers, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of COBRA).  Mr. Doss and other cast and crew will also be in attendance to sign autographs and discuss the project.

            Attendees will be able to buy their favorite G.I. Joe figures and vehicles from Kokomo Toys and over a dozen G.I. Joe dealers on the sales floor under the big tent in front of the store.  For the second year, designer Jay Hunger will be selling COIL Con-Exclusive figures when the convention officially kicks off at 9 a.m.  These exclusives are extremely limited to 40 sets, so be there and ready to buy early!

            This year’s COIL Con will also feature the return of the Community Door Prize table!  Attendees are encouraged to bring new or unopened G.I. Joe toys to donate as door prizes (maximum three donations/prizes per guest).  These prizes serve as the purchase price for raffle tickets — attendees who bring a new G.I. Joe toy for the community will also win a new G.I. Joe toy!  Grand Door prizes will be provided by the COIL and awarded at 5 p.m.  All attendees are eligible to win Grand Door Prizes.  Past Community Door Prizes and Grand Door Prizes have included San Diego Comic Con Exclusives, customs from recognized artists, comic art and more!  Attendees must be present to win all Community and Grand Door Prizes.

            Grilled hot dogs will be available free for Conventioneers!  Canned soda and bottled water will be available for sale, and attendees are also welcome to provide their own beverages in coolers.  Restroom facilities and a misting tent will also be provided.  The COIL is the Midwest’s largest society of G.I. Joe collectors with chapters operating in Indianapolis, Dayton/Cincinnati, Columbus (OH), Cleveland, Fort Wayne, and Chicago.  For more information, including suggested lodging and directions and COIL Con Exclusive set contents, visit the COIL Club online at www.coilcon.com.

Massive behind the scenes gallery for G.I. Joe: Initiate fan film

It’s been a little while since we heard word about the G.I. Joe: Initiate fan film, but that’s only because they have been very busy filming it!  In fact, over on the G.I. Joe: Initiate Facebook page they have proven this fact by posting a ton of behind the scenes images of the filming, with some very cool looking characters!

I’ve mirrored just a couple of the images below.  Check out their Facebook page here for a ton more photos, and also stay tuned to GIJoeInitiate.com for the latest updates, here’s hoping we see something online soon!

G.I. Joe: Initiate shows off their Cobra Trooper!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation isn’t the only G.I. Joe themed motion picture that’s in the midst of production!  Exciting news today as the fanfilm G.I.Joe: Initiate has begun filming!  We’ve been talking about this quality looking fanfilm since pretty much the beginning, and I know I was psyched when it reached its Kickstarter goals.

As celebration of their filming getting underway, the guys behind G.I. Joe: Initiate have revealed an image of their Cobra Trooper from the film…and it looks awesome.  You can follow all of the progress on the G.I. Joe: Initiate Facebook Page, and check out the Cobra Trooper below.  Good stuff here, and can’t wait to see the finished product!

G.I. Joe: Initiate Fanfilm showcases Stalker

Another G.I. Joe team member has made their G.I. Joe: Initiate debut, and this time around it’s Stalker!  Make sure to keep your eyes on G.I. Joe: Initiate’s Facebook Page, which will be continually updated as more team members are added and more images loaded.

Check out the Facebook page here, and the mirrored image below.

G.I. Joe Initiate fan film shows off Firefly!

When he did his interview with What’s on Joe Mind, Frederic Doss teased that another character reveal was coming, and now here it is!  While Doss also mentioned that they were trying to steer clear with what Paramount was doing with their film franchise, obviously they couldn’t anticipate Firefly being a central character in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

This rendition of Firefly looks very cool!  Interesting that they chose to steer clear from the balaclava and go with a more armored mask look again.  I dig it.

Check out their Facebook Page to stay up to date on all the new developments, and if you have a few bucks kicking around, consider going to GIJoeInitiate.com and donating via PayPal.

What’s on Joe Mind Episode 45 featuring GI Joe: Initiate and Buzz Dixon is online!

Yes, it went up a little late, but those cross-Atlantic plane trips will do that to ya!  Recently returned from a whirlwind voyage to Southampton for Roll Out Roll Call 3, Gary has posted Episode 45 of What’s on Joe Mind for your Thursday morning listening enjoyment!  In this episode we interview Frederic Doss, the only man known to have been killed by both Cobra and the Decepticons on the big screen (yes, he was victimized in both G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and the first Michael Bay Transformers film), and a key mastermind behind the development of upcoming fanfilm, G.I. Joe: Initiate.

We’re also joined by a very special guest, Will Bell, recently returned from Afghanistan, who spends some time with us, just shooting the breeze about G.I. Joe.  As if that wasn’t enough, an informative interview with Buzz Dixon rounds out this action packed episode.

Hit up our Podbean Page, or check it out via the embedded player below.

Show Notes

WOW! Episode 45 is here! Better late than never, right? So yeah, its a week late, but we gave ya over 3 hours of RORC3 coverage, so that made up for something didn’t it? Apologies in advance. With travel and all, it made it difficult getting this out in a timely manner. We’ll make it up to you, trust us! In this episode we are joined by TWO very special guests. First, just joining us as a guest host and hanging out is US Marine, fan of the show and a REAL American Hero, Will Bell (no relation to Justin). Siting in the interview chair this week is Frederic Doss to talk to us about his upcoming fanfilm GI Joe: Initiate and his roles in BOTH the live action Joe and Transformer films. From the mailbag, Chuck is asked about the obscure South African wrestler Col. DeBeers joining the ranks of Cobra, Gary is asked why he hates Transformers so much, and was there ever a time anyone on the cast has ever lost interest in Joe and *gasp* STOPPED collecting. In the news, Hasbro responds to the latest issues with Fun Pub and the guys celebrate the conclusion of a long running show joke. Also covered in the news is the lack of new Joe broadcasting on the hub and a mystery Joe wave was found in the WalMart computers that has the look of being cancelled. After the break you will hear a pre-recorded interview with Sunbow writer Buzz Dixon as we talk to him about the toon and find out some stuff about the most dangerous man in the world AND what would have happened to Cobra Commander in season 3 if the series didn’t get lost to DIC. We thank Will for joining us and wish him continued success in his rehab and thank him for her service to our country. If you agree, kindly drop a comment in on this episode to let Will know how much you appreciate him as well!!

Frederic Doss from G.I. Joe: Initiate

Buzz Dixon

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