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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June 29, 2009
So it was a strange week, with 4 deaths in the entertainment world in short succession. First Farrah Fawcett, then Michael Jackson, followed this weekend by Billy Mays and Fred Travelena.  It certainly ranks up there with previous back to back passings, such as 2003′s Johnny Cash/John Ritter event, or 1997′s back to back travelers…

 

May 25, 2009
So it’s taken quite a bit longer than I planned on to get back to another installment of my unproduced Star Wars gems. But here at last is the untold story of the promotion that you never got to see, and what a doozy it is! A couple of caveats right off the bat: I…

 

May 24, 2009
When I first started collecting toys back around 1990 I would run into other collectors sporadically (this being in the dark days before the internet collecting community at large had coalesced around USENET, for the most part). One way I would know that they were die-hard toy hunters was that they had had "The Dream"….

 

May 22, 2009
Ok. So there isn’t a modern line of toys out there today that doesn’t have flaws, something for the average collector and/or fan to be aggrieved about when they inspect their new purchase. I know I’ve found them.  Loose joints, bad paint masks, bad tampo printing, oversprays, mold marks, splatters, frozen joints, scuffs, nicks, and…

 

May 19, 2009
  SUCCOTASH!!!

 

May 9, 2009
Oh, did I say Star Trek review? I meant my presentation of the amazing cross between "Planet of the Apes" and  "Stop, Look, and Listen": the halucinatory classic, "One Got Fat". I’ve worked for the past 48 hours with only 2 for sleep, so I didn’t see Star Trek.  [youtube]cQgAMkMmsfg[/youtube] Enjoy, you Star Trek watching…

 

May 4, 2009
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbUsfG1SEeo[/youtube]

 

April 22, 2009
So we here at AFI were talking amongst ourselves the other day and the question was raised, "why do some blog comments show a user’s avatar, but others don’t?" And it was a very good question, indeed. And of course our very own Vader had the answer: Gravatar.  Yes, my friends, Gravatar.  You go to…

 

April 20, 2009
Ha! I bet you thought this blog would be about toys! Well, it’s not. But these things tend to overlap with the same target audiences, so I thought it was neat enough to mention here. First, my apologies for not having my long awaited followup to last years Rejected Star Wars concepts up today. I’m…

 

April 18, 2009
So it’s been 25 years since Marvel Comic’s Secret Wars Limited Series debuted. For those who don’t know what that is, you really need to know only 3 things about it: 1) it was the first time a company put all of it’s major characters together in a company wide crossover that affected all storylines….

 

April 18, 2009
Ok, so I’m a wee bit behind on the blog.  BUT… Lots of new stuff coming up this week for our 4th Anniversary, including a new story of never before seen by anyone Star Wars merchandise on Monday, and various features and goofy crap. Speaking of goofy crap, I was watching Slumdog Millionaire recently (didn’t…

 

February 24, 2009
Or, when is green not the right green? We all know Mattel has had some issues in the manufacturing of our favorite DC Comics characters. But the one that really puzzles me is how often the colors of the final product do not match the paint masters supplied by the Four Horsemen, or even the…

 

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