The Future Is Now!
April 16, 2008

A message from the founders of AFI:

So over the course of the past few years that we’ve been working on AFI, Julius Marx and I have had many discussions of what we want the site to be. Foremost in those discussions has been the ideal that AFI would not only be haven for like-minded collectors to gather and talk about toys, but also a place where anyone could come talk about anything they wanted, without being ridiculed or having the discussion devolve into flame wars or ad hominem arguments.

Although it has sometimes been tough to reach that balance, we couldn’t be more proud of the community and our Mods for making AFI exactly everything we hoped it could be. The only thing that we thought might be missing was a steady stream of news and commentary. Oh sure, we’ve tried to keep the news page and blogs full of content, but in practice it has been a hard juggling act. And the site has suffered somewhat from the delays between updates.

With any luck, that’s all a thing of the past now. We’re retiring most of the old blogs in favor of a bold new concept: Men of Action, the AFI Mega Blog! We’ve invited some old friends, and some new ones, who we feel best exemplify the AFI standard. And we’re turning them loose to talk about anything they want! We find them most interesting and highly entertaining and we’re betting that you will too. And this blog will finally give our faithful readers plenty of reasons to check in every day. 

We couldn’t be happier with our roster of superstar bloggers, either: Matt "Iron-Cow" Cauley, Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga, Jim Abell, Glenn "Glenn2000" Moss, Chip Cataldo, Bill "Fresh Monkey" Murphy, Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung, Dan "CantinaDan" Neumann, Scott "Boneyard" Rogers, Erik "Superfriend" Skov, and our old AFI stalwarts Jason "JJJason" Chirevas, Jeff Cope, and Ryan "The Superfly" Prast!

Go check ’em out; they’re already posting like crazy, and leave them a comment or two. Enjoy!

– Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett & Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer

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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