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It’s Toys for Tots season, and the geek community comes through!

If you’re reading this site, chances are you’ve spent a lot of time buying and/or playing with toys throughout your life.  If you’re anything like me, the Christmas season was a terrific time of year, as that generally meant new toys under the Christmas tree.

For too many kids out there, this isn’t a reality.  But we can all help make it a reality.  One of the greatest things that came out of the What’s on Joe Mind podcast, in my opinion, was that Greg, Gary, and myself each ended up donating 30 toys to Toys for Tots last year, which hopefully made many children’s Christmas just a bit happier.  Well, there are folks out there who don’t just do stuff like that once, they do it every year.

Over at Geeks for Tots, they specialize in encouraging the online community to donate to Toys for Tots.  If you donate, take a picture of you making your donation and send it to them, and you’ll be entered to win one of many terrific prizes.  They’ve built a great foundation of sponsors, who provide terrific prizes, so why not take a few moments out of your day and try your luck?  Make sure you’re following Geeks for Tots on Twitter as well for the latest news on their program.

Along with Geeks for Tots, over on Infinite Hollywood Newton Gimmick takes a similar approach.  If you take a photo of yourself donating a toy to Toys for Tots, Infinite Hollywood will match that donation.  Full details are on Infinite Hollywood, and you can follow Newton Gimmick on Twitter.

And yes, you can double dip.  Take a photo of yourself donating, then send it to both Geeks for Tots and Infinite Hollywood, and you’ll double your donation and have a chance to win a great prize.  What are you waiting for?

And now for something completely different… TMNT Classics at Amazon

I’ve been seeing a ton of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles love in my Twitter stream, and I would imagine for many of you, the love is there, too.  TMNT took up a large chunk of many of our childhoods, from the awesome Mirage comics to the pervasive animated series…

But one thing we haven’t really had were cartoon accurate action figures that were actually decent toys.  That’s all changed!  Apparently, Toys “R” Us around the country have started stocking these Classic TMNT figures and apparently they are… amazing.  Both Newton Gimmick at Infinite Hollywood and Adam over at has some especially kind things to say about them.

Well, seeing as how I don’t have a Toys “R” Us near me, I was a bit discouraged…but hey, a timely email from cheered me up!  They have all of the TMNT classics in stock, and at a discount.  Throw in some Super Saver Shipping, and they just might be cheaper than retail.

I know I don’t usually talk about a whole lot other than G.I. Joe, but like Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a pretty big part of my childhood, so I thought it was important to mention this here.  Click the links below to buy ’em up at

A good discount and some awesome toys.  Can’t go wrong!