This is our first conversation with an orthodontist! (That we know of...) On Micro/Macro 9, Dave chats with highly-entertaining and incredibly nice guy, Brian Cummings who voiced the ORIGINAL Dr. Mindbender on the Sunbow series and for the '87 movie. We talk about Brian's upcoming trip to Rapid City, SD for his very own clinic (and Midwest Joe convention) planned for May 18th! What an awesome opportunity to meet up with fellow Joe fans, get some great toys and meet the man himself! For more info, visit: http://barkingfridge.blogspot.com. Thanks a ton, Brian, for this incredible conversation and the silly bits I appreciate more than you know! This was so much fun, we must do it again, no? Listeners: Isn't it odd that Cobra never did PSA's for their own ranks? Hmmm...
Sideshow has impressed us yet again with their interpretation of the Cobra Elite Trooper! On Micro 8, Dave reviews the Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th scale Real American Hero Crimson Guard. This classic character from Hasbro's 1985 wave is incredibly detailed and very faithful to the original release. It's one of our fav SSC Joe releases to date, which was a little surprising, actually. These figs are so impressive in hand! If you don't have this fig and have been on the fence, we recommend picking him up now while he's still in stock! (Links on the left of our site.) Can't wait for Cobra Commander, Major Bludd and many others announced and teased to. We also have some requests of our own! ("Moore" Joes, please.) Thanks, Sideshow! Keep 'em coming!
We always love it when Kirk joins us on FP and this time was no exception! On this show, Dave, Don, Rob and Kirk chat about Retaliation, Joe Con 2013 and GI Joe as a brand/property and beloved entity. Because we all love Joe, we can never help but talk about what we think the brand needs to survive and thrive when Kirk's around. This is one of our favorite topics to discuss when we have one of the key men on who made you want those articulated figs and detailed vehicles so bad you begged anyone with a wallet or pocketbook to buy you Flash or the Water Moccasin. This was recorded one day after Joe Con. One note -- we know it's "Adventure Team," in the US and not "Action Team." Slips can happen! Thanks again, Kirk! Here's to GI Joe becoming a phenom again like it was in the 80's!
Skilled rapper, Joe fan and bud to the FP crew, SJ Wordburglar is about to drop a full-length, exclusively G.I. Joe-themed album on the world (Mu-a-ha-ha-HA!!) on May 30. We are big fans of his work and we're particularly excited for this release! You can get 3/12 tracks for free (or for a donation) at http://propsdept.bandcamp.com/album/welcome-to-cobra-island-free-download right now! If you check out this episode, you'll hear a yet-to-be-released sample from the album's intro track which we think is amazing! SJ knows his Joe like very few others and he has the skills to broadcast his knowledge in a way that needs to be experienced to be believed! Only Wordburg can do what you're about to hear. We wish SJ the very best and we are thrilled every time we get to "rap." Now somebody make a custom RAP VIPER!!!
We at Flag Points have been surprised by our very positive reaction to Hasbro's Joe Kreo. We find ourselves anticipating the next wave of figs as well as sets containing some of our favorite heroes and villains. On FP 38, we recruited two building toy experts to talk all about bricks. FP friend and brick scholar Andrew (Twitziller) and GI Joe/TF+++ brick artist Austin (www.geewunner.com) were happy to oblige & cover building toys in great detail. Huge thanks to www.brickarms.com for their prize pack which will be given away on this show as will one of Austin's awesome Joe creations -- a faithful, custom brick-built Cobra C.L.A.W. ready for your CC Kreon! Make sure you listen to the whole show! (Think stickers for Austin's quiz question & check ebay for his incredible brick-built Polar Battle Bear, Ferret and many more to come!) Yo Joe and enjoy! Hope you catch a Kreon paratrooper at con!
On Micro 6, G.I. Tom joins us for the second year in a row to update us on his latest visit to Joelanta! Listen in on this fun convo with just Tom and Dave as we discuss 12", 3 3/4" and even Kreo G.I. Joes -- all of who were present and ready for action at this great, annual Joe event! Thanks for taking the time to chat, Tom. Oh yeah... and listen for a quiz question from Tom and win some cool Joe stuff! Thanks for that too, Tom. A few audio issues on this one. Guessing it's Dave's fault. Enjoy!
On Micro 5, Dave chats with 1/2 of the WOJM crew -- this time, Chuck and Mike -- about GI Joe Retaliation. We're all very excited to see it next week and we hope you are too! Dave's calling Regal Cinema today to get his ticket for Tuesday (available here with a free Regal Crown Club Card) and the WOJM boys are already ticket holders. After the movie, we'll talk to Kirk Bozigian and others to get reaction, but we're ready to roll. We think some stuff is going to blow up. What do you think? Thanks Mike and Chuck! It was a lot of fun and we hope to talk again. Yo Joe!
Mary Mc Donald-Lewis is one busy lady. But we're glad she took some time to stop by the top-secret Flag Points recording studio to hang out with a few appreciative Joe fans! She'll have a chance to see many of you at Joe Con 2013, but here's a little preview for those who will meet her in person in April. As you'll hear, she is a very busy actor and so much more! Thanks, Mary Mac for being so gracious and generous with your time! And thanks for all you brought to the Sunbow toon. We know tons of Joe fans feel exactly the same way! Also on this show - our thoughts about Toy Fair reveals, a promo for a diabolical plan Dr. Mindbender is hatching and general good times spend with like-minded toy nuts. Have fun! This was way too much fun!
We've talked about it on past Flag Points episodes, but all of us here think the Sunbow toon had some incredibly revolutionary, mature and realistic voice work! On past shows, we've spoken with several of the very talented actors who voiced some of our favorite Joe characters. On FP 36, our good friend and fellow Joe fan, Ethan helped us out a great deal by recording a fantastic interview with the person who directed the acting that made the 80's G.I. Joe cartoon come alive with action, have integrity and endure all these years later. Thanks, Ethan, for sharing your conversation with the truly legendary voice director, Wally Burr. Thank you, Wally, for your hard work back in the day that helped create so many awesome childhood memories for all of us. And thanks for your willingness to chat with us fans! We hope to talk again very soon! "Hyo Joe!"
Sideshow Collectibles does GI Joe right. There is no doubt about it. Here is another review for all our SSC Joe fans to get you through to the next release -- Snake Eyes and Timber which is just a few days (1 week?) away. This figure is one well-thought-out collectible. From color selection to cut and sew, you can tell this ninja was treated right from concept to execution. It is a true pleasure to review quality items like this. Here's hoping for many more SSC Joes!! Top on my list: Snow Serpent, Snow Job (tis the season?) and of course, a Chameleon for my Zartan!! Thanks again, SSC! Keep up the stellar work on our favorite characters from the Joe line!
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