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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May 6, 2007
  "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."  -Theodore Roosevelt  


March 14, 2007
Tell me about the rabbits, George. I must apologize to my more sensitive readers, but there is just no other way to descibe this that I feel will do it justice. This is some crazy, crazy shit. [youtube]A4Yf-7Z_6PE[/youtube] I surely didn’t see that coming. I didn’t see any of it coming. I’m not sure exactly what I did just see.  Can…


February 15, 2007
I Am Death Wrapped In Butter The title has nothing to do with nothing, son. But I had to grab your attention to get something in front of your peepers, Jasper: I Love To Singa. Man, I just love the Hell out of this cartoon. I think it is my favorite of all time. Did you know the song is based…


January 3, 2007
  I just realized that it has been as long since now and the time the Star Wars: Power of the Force line was relaunched in 1996 as it had been between then and the end of the first line in 1985! Damn!


January 1, 2007
boystoyspage.jpg So I got this book not too long ago as a gift: Boy’s Toys by Jed Novick. It’s a kind of odd book, wanting to be a primer of the popular toys of the 60s & 70s, with a bit of the 80s thrown in. What it comes off as, though, is one person’s memories…


December 31, 2006
Legacy_Cover4_sm.jpg In addition to books and toys, I buy a lot of DVDs. Mainly old movies, because I’ve already discovered that they don’t always stay in print for long, and then command crazy insane prices on eBay once they’re out of print. Plus, the past few years have been great as far as the rarer films…


December 30, 2006
mickey1.jpg If there is one thing I enjoy collecting more than toys, it has to be books. I like books in all shapes and sizes, but mostly concentrate on biographies, books on history, art, and films. But one genre is the most near and dear to my heart: compilations of classic comic strips.  I think my…


December 30, 2006
Ok, I know the blogging has been inconsistent at best, but hopefully now that I have some massive projects coming to an end I can post the bits of "Otter Wisdom" a bit more frequently. First, though, I need to give massive props to our friend "Vader" who has been a tremendous help in keeping…


December 25, 2006
Happy Holidays! I have a more apropos post for the christmas season coming soon, but have been too busy to write it. Instead, why not marvel at the spectacle of nature that is…Baboon vs Hyrax?!? [youtube]KamOLSt9g8M[/youtube]


December 2, 2006
xevbk2.jpg Like the previous entry on the BK Lord of the Rings figures, these were pitched to Burger King in 2001 as a tie-in to the then airing X-Men Evolution cartoon. The earlier idea of figure packs was such a hit internally, when the X-Men license rolled around it was thought that the perfect "never been…


November 17, 2006
Superman and Spider-Man..um…get it on. Sort of. [youtube]f5Pjo0WjBcs[/youtube]


November 11, 2006
Delusional and Hubristic 80s Kids I know I’m probably overloading on YouTube, but I think it’s the greatest thing since the original Netscape browser.  Here are two gems that cannot be ignored if you haven’t already seen them: the below subpar rapping of the Average Homeboy and the incredible overacting of Brian Atene. What makes these such great clips is…


November 7, 2006
Go Vote! That’s it. Polls close at 7pm (I think). Go vote. Doesn’t matter for who. Or go vote against. Just do it. Want to show that Iraq was bad? Go vote. Want to demonstrate our freedom to other countries? Go vote. Please! It does matter (except in Florida)! VOTE!!!! Old School Election Cartoon:  [youtube]Ckr1tZitZtU[/youtube] New School…


October 31, 2006
Happy Halloween! Killer! Killer! [youtube]vSPvvVfcoAw[/youtube]


October 29, 2006
btasflik.jpg I’m one of those people that once I get an idea in my head, it sits there gnawing away at me until I do something about it (I’m also fairly lazy, so the gnawing can last for years). So after my post about Flickr, I decided to go grab a bunch of old photos that…


October 29, 2006
starbles1.jpg Well, I had planned for this to be the second installment of Rejected!  But when I looked up the company making these, I found out that they apparently were released, maybe as a Canadian exclusive. Anyway, what these are, are "Starbles"! Most aptly described as a cross between marbles and pogs, Starbles did not take…


October 28, 2006
flickr.jpg As a designer, I’m always thankful that I have at my fingertips some of the greatest tools ever developed for both sheer flexibility and ease of use in making me look good: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, and my trusty Wacom tablet. Up until now I also have relied heavily on what I consider my secret…


October 25, 2006
Most collectors don’t realize that outside of the online communities there is a giant world of books about toys. I hope to highlight some of these books from time to time, since for the most part they are not readily noticable at your local bookstore. Today we’re going to look at Mastering the Universe: He-Man…


October 22, 2006
bkringtitle.jpg This will be an ongoing feature here at Ottertorials: ideas and concepts that never made it off the drawing board. While many collectors are aware of certain toys and figures that never make it into production (especially concerning Star Wars toys) most people don’t realize that for every toy made, there are dozens if not…


October 22, 2006
Crack! I hope everyone is enjoying the blogs so far; we’ve been a bit slow getting up to speed, but there are some neat things coming that should make everyone happy (or at least slightly bemused). I had planned to have a few more cool items up in this blog at this point, but at a…