Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
AFi Editor-In-Chief Jason Geyer has been part of the online pop culture world for nearly 20 years, having founded some of the very first toy sites on the web including Raving Toy Maniac, ToyOtter, and now Action Figure Insider. Along the way he helped pioneer online coverage of industry events such as San Diego Comic Con, E3, Toy Fair, and CES. He is also a former toy designer who is now a marketing genius. If he does say so himself. And he does.
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February 14, 2016
Director of Marketing Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich shows AFi around the Jakks Showroom at New York Toy Fair 2016!

 

October 25, 2015
IMG_3153 Globe-trotting adventurer Peter Schmidt, a buddy of mine, recently returned back from bustling Mexico City with a tale of awe and wonder! More importantly, a tale that relates to this site due to an unscheduled visit to one of Mexico City’s hidden gems, MUJAM! Or as it is known by its full name: Museo del…

 

September 25, 2015
Funko is proud to announce the final batch of New York Comic Con exclusives! You’ll see familiar characters decked out in new colors and materials alongside figures that are entirely brand new! Our exclusives contain many of Funko’s most popular lines – Pop!, ReAction, Hikari – as well as new lines from Vinyl Sugar! Our goal was to…

 

May 2, 2014
disney_infinity_marvel_super_heroes_figures_thumb Disney’s Infinity video game system is about to get a major (albeit expected) upgrade when it adds the Marvel Universe stable of character to the line-up in Fall 2014! “Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition will launch in September 2014, executive producer John Vignocchi said during this week’s episode of the game’s official webcast.   After showing…

 

July 17, 2013
1374048734-12 Our man in San Diego, Mike “SDComics” Walker, has done his usual bang-up job of getting great pics of everything in the city of San Diego that is SDCC! Take a walk with him and view the sights for yourself in our SDCC ’13 gallery, Fanbuoy! Click here to check it out, son!    …

 

June 29, 2013
bbp.jpg Entertainment Earth has been counting down to San Diego Comic Con 2013 and revealing an amazing amount of exclusive merchandise nearly every day! So far they’ve outdone themselves this year with an exclusives for just about every line they make. Check out what they’ve shown so far below, and head over the Entertainment Earth to…

 

June 29, 2013
ultramagnus.jpg Greetings, TRANSFORMERS fans! This morning at The Official TRANSFORMERS Convention — BotCon— in San Diego, California, Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS brand team revealed several amazing new TRANSFORMERS toys, as well as the 2013 inductees to the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame. This year’s TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame class, as entirely voted on by TRANSFORMERS fans online, consists of…

 

June 29, 2013
HarleyEX3-150x150.jpg As a unique twist to the fan favorite DC Comics Harley Quinn Bishoujo statue Kotobukiya is excited to announce its 2013 convention exclusive, Harley Quinn Unmasked! Inspired from an original illustration by Japan’s renowned Shunya Yamashita, Ms. Quinzel is captured in a candidly playful moment (sans her makeup and headgear) in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty…

 

June 28, 2013
jpeg-2-150x150.jpg We love us some Funko stuff, and now we can no longer contain our SDCC Exclusive excitement!! 2013 SDCC Funko Exclusives Because July 18th seems SOOOO far away… We have decided to start sharing the brilliance known as…SDCC Funko Exclusives! From now until the Con, we will be releasing a few images at a time,…

 

March 31, 2013
fortress861.jpg So I haven’t really been keeping up with Super Powers in many years (and I’m posting my my blog because I think this also gets reposted to the Super Powers blog). I know a few things have popped up here and there, like the unproduced Power Plus Darkseid, but for the most part we have…

 

November 7, 2012
tootbrushart6 Welcome to part three in my series of reminiscing about the old days of concepting for Star Wars items that never were made. Except some of these were actually made! Amazingly, this post is following the last one not even a year later, which is a lot better than the four year gap between part…

 

November 2, 2012
Screen Shot 2013-07-05 at 2.45.13 PM …Or something like that. So, with the big breaking news of Disney buying Lucasfilm, I’ve been in a Star Wars mood these past few days. I may just break down and write the next chapter of the “Unproduced Star Wars Concepts” saga. To be honest, it’s taken me so long to revisit it because this…

 

June 29, 2012
So I was browsing through Netflix the other night, looking at their range of mediocre to abysmal choices of things I haven’t seen when I stumbled across the newish documentary “The People vs George Lucas”. With no better choices at hand I proceeded to watch it as I wrapped up some late night editing for…

 

April 29, 2012
In honor of our anniversary, I will revisit the well that never goes dry: Bollywood! And the only thing better than regular Bollywood awesomeness is groovy 60’s surf rockin’ Bollywood! Take it away, Ted Lyons and his Cubs! (I am working on something great for the anniversary, but it’ll be a little bit later than…

 

February 26, 2012
bob1.jpg Well, that turned out to be a bit longer than I had planned on. It’s been four long years since my last look at the “rejected” concepts that my former co-workers and I came up with when we were working on promotions for the launch of Star Wars: Episode One, The Phantom Menace. And it…

 

January 29, 2012
medium So these days it seems like no one is totally happy with the companies that are making mainstream toys. If it’s not the price hikes, it’s the selection. Or the quality control. Or the shoulders are backward. Sure, sure, these problems are all annoying, especially in light of the price you pay for the toys…

 

December 27, 2011
As the years have gone by and I’ve gotten older (and wiser?) I’ve come to notice that every time one of our  distinguished men of AFi have posted pictures of their past childhood holiday toy pictures that something has been missing from my life: namely, and similar pictures of MY childhood Christmases filled with toys….

 

December 24, 2011
Just Did!

 

November 17, 2011
So I know folks have been watching this blog daily, asking themselves “Where is ToyOtter, and when will he blog again?” Well, folks, the answer is simple: I’ve been scouring the Earth for you, looking for quality Bollywood clips to post. And brother, do I have a clip for you! Featuring the International star Chiru…

 

July 22, 2011
the-space-shuttle-columbia-lands-at-kelly-air-force-base-san-antonio-texas-march-1979-300x2401.jpg Or, what the Space Shuttle means to me. On Thursday, July 21 2011,  US Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down for the final time, returning from the last mission that the shuttle program will fly for the United States.  The program and the shuttles themselves have been retired, cast aside due to a national lack of…

 

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