So, the cool guys at the Cold Slither Podcast Tweeted out a link to one of my old articles covering the history of Roadblock for folks who needed to bone up on their G.I. Joe history before catching G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
That kicked a reminder at me that maybe I should get that post back up on top since G.I. Joe: Retaliation has officially opened and there might be people wondering just who this Roadblock dude is. You can see the original post right here, but I’ve also reposted it at the Read the Rest of the Story link below.
Wow, nothing like a terrible pun to liven your Monday work day, huh?
So what’s with the HALO drop joke? Only the fact that Episode 73 of What’s on Joe Mind features an interview with the indelible Khary Payton, the voice of Ripcord from G.I. Joe: Renegades! Fans of quality animation will probably also recognize him as being the voice of Aqualad from the excellent Young Justice animated series as well. I may have fanboyed over him a bit about that. Keep in mind this interview was done a few months ago, before news of Young Justice’s cancellation broke, so this was a topic we did not bring up.
We also have the full audio from Hasbro’s G.I. Joe presentation at Toy Fair! You’ll feel like you were sitting right in the auditorium, especially as Gary has a stroke when he sees the Kre-On Snow Job. Check out this latest episode on our Podbean page, or also embedded below. As always, the show notes are after the jump.
I promised myself I wouldn’t post about this episode… the ridicule… the insult… the depravity performed upon my favorite character in the G.I. Joe mythology was almost too painful to revisit here on my website. But for the good of the listeners, I decided to be the bigger man.
Unfortunately a 103 degree fever and gut-punching flu bug kept me from participating in this episode, but that didn’t stop the boys and guest Ed Lydon from piling on poor Hit & Run. I’ll remember this, fellas. As an aside, there is a terrific interview (that I did participate in) with Andrew Kishino, the voice of Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe: Renegades! That almost makes it all worthwhile.
Listen to the latest episode via our Podbean page, or the embedded players below, and as always show notes are after the jump.
One would think this would be a pretty easy, straight-forward article, right? I mean, we barely had a wave of figures released, and the vehicles were by and large unremarkable, so what is the point of this discussion?
Well, I kind of thought so, too, but then I started looking into what we got this year, and it became evident, that even with G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s short-lived shelf life, there was still plenty of topics to dissect and plenty to talk about in regards to 2012’s slate of G.I. Joe toys.
Now, a pair of items kind of had me in a quandry. While technically the Slaughter’s Marauders and Dreadnoks 7-Packs were shipped in 2012, I still consider them 2011 product. They were announced and solicited in 2011, and I received my sets in 2011, even though many folks got them in 2012. For that reason I did not include them when considering this list.
Any thoughts from the peanut gallery on that?
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to see my thoughts.
Whatever you think about the state of G.I. Joe throughout 2012, I don’t think anyone can argue that it was a slow year for news. Quite the opposite! Going from nearly daily reports of movie updates, to the downward spiral of G.I. Joe: Retaliation confidence, and finally finding some middle ground with the great regional gatherings of Joe fans and the countless great independent projects.
It was quite the interesting year for G.I. Joe, and in celebration of 2012, I’m picking the top 12 news stories for the year. They may be good, they may be bad, but the end result is a collection of events throughout 2012 that paints a pretty cool picture when we look back on it. Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the run down.
So did you think 2012 was a slow year for G.I. Joe? While the fine folks behind the What’s on Joe Mind Podcast did drop down their recording schedule a bit to accommodate a slow trickle of Joe news, there were still many exciting G.I. Joe events to talk about.
From animated voice actors to movie news and toy reports, What’s on Joe Mind covered the gamut of G.I. Joe news and events for the year.
Even with a much slower recording schedule in the back half of 2012, it was tough to pick out 12 isolated episodes, but with Gary and Mike’s help, somehow I made due.
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full list!