Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
Jason Geyer has been part of the online toy 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. 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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April 15, 2008
Today’s toys have risen in quality in leaps and bounds over the toys of my youth. The sculpting is better, the molding is better, the packaging…can be better at times, and the articulation is in a whole other league. And for the most part, the painting is better. Well, sometimes, that is. For companies like…

 

April 14, 2008
Wow. It’s been three whole years since I agreed to help out my friend Daniel Pickett set up a new site. And all I originally intended to do was just help design some stuff and then return to not updating ToyOtter.com. Ever since leaving RTM, I had decided to never run a big toy site…

 

April 2, 2008
OK, so I’ve been away from the blog for awhile. Work has been kicking my ass, big time. Lots to blog about, lots more unseen concepts to see, and lots to talk about concerning upcoming toy news that we can’t speak of just yet. In the meantime, I’m not sure anything I could write about…

 

February 14, 2008
Wow. I had no idea that this blog post of crazy Star Wars concepts would get picked up so fast and spread around the web. So welcome, new readers! Go check out the post on Mister Dog, you won’t regret it! And stick around next week for Toy Fair; we’ll have big pictures of lots…

 

February 10, 2008
0111_phantommenace.jpg Ten years to be exact. That’s when I left the oil fields (where I was shooting industrial video) and entered the world of product design. I got really lucky, having made some contacts through Raving Toy Maniac when I was running it with Eric G. Myers, to somehow stumble into a new career despite having…

 

February 8, 2008
Ok, so I’m in the grocery store the other day and while I was walking down the aisle between the fine products from Campbell’s Soup Company and the displays of healthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups there was a sidecap rack with Little Golden Books on it. Never one to pass by a literary opportunity, I…

 

February 2, 2008
I haven’t done one of these posts in awhile, but I’ve been rediscovering stuff I’ve been sent over the years that never made it to shelves and thought that it was high time that some of it been seen. This little piece was sent to me by an anonymous soul who has dropped a few…

 

January 28, 2008
Ofttimes, I am amused by very simple things. And nothing is quite so amusing to me these days that the non-sequitur brilliance of Lolcats. For those who aren’t up on your internet memes, Lolcats are the labeling of random pictures of cats (or other critters) usually with an in-joke based on Lolcats itself.  It all…

 

January 26, 2008
This technology isn’t new, it’s been used at Disneyland’s Fantasmic show for well over a decade, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used for a temporary promotion. To advertise the film ‘The Water Horse’, promoters are creating a hologram by projecting the Nessie image over a very fine mist being sprayed in…

 

January 25, 2008
cloverfield.jpg This is a bit late, since I started it last weekend then got bogged down at work. But life is funny that way. Ok, so I usually don’t do reviews on the blog but I though that since we’re featuring the announcement of Hasbro’s tie-in figure of the "Cloverfield Monster" on the front page that…

 

January 13, 2008
…but you’re gonna have to face it you’re addicted to toy information.  I recently answered a forum post to explain to a faithful reader why our trusty Mattel rep, ToyGuru, hadn’t posted lately to spill the beans on the upcoming JLU announcement in February’s Toyfare magazine.  Click here to read that exchange. Go ahead, I’ll…

 

January 2, 2008
The New Year’s traveling cut short my blogging time the past couple of days, so I’m a bit behind the schedule I had planned to keep.  So I think I’ll write a few extra posts over the next week to catch up. One thing I did see over the holidays was this crazy toy on…

 

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