January 20, 2018

Behind the Counter Information

Behind the Counter is a weekly online show featuring George Gaspar, Jack Venturo and Ben Goretsky. All the members of the show are involved in the toy community in one way or another and during the show they talk about “all things toys”. The show features old [retro] and new toys, special guests, artists, toy manufacturers and… puppets? Join the toy geeks every week to witness all the fun! 

Behind the Counter Segments

Behind the Counter has many segments that we have through-out our episodes. Make sure to watch for them..


Toy Unboxing & Review
If the toy geeks all approve of the toy? It becomes shelf worthy. It stays on that shelf for display at the store and you can come in and see the toys yourself.
Retro Review
We take a cool find from the dark corners of our local antique store, swap meet or garage sale and review a cool vintage toy!
Top Shelf
At the end of the month the Toy Geeks will pick ONE toy to be the centerpiece top shelf toy.
Custom of the Month
We want to see your custom figures! Send us pictures of what toys you have customized and we may ask you to send the toy in for us to review and put it on the shelf. Post your picture on Instagram and use the hashtag #ToyGeeksCOM
Artist of the Month
Go to our Facebook page and share with us who your favorite artist is. We will pick the one to be honored as a artist of the month.
Plush Pick
They are soft! They are cuddly [sometimes]! It’s a plush review extravaganza!
Community Time
Yes we will be giving back! We will work with charities and attempt to do some good.
The Counter Sketchbook
Every episode we ask our guest artist to do a quick 5 minute sketch of their version of what a “Toy Geek” would look like. When the book is filled we will auction it off to you!
Network News
Behind the Counter is part of The Toy Geeks Network and we are growing! Want to join our network? We will announce you on our show and you will be featured on our website and YouTube channel.
Live! Studio Audience
YES! You can actually be here at the store while we film an episode! You may interact and be part of the show!
Audience Participation and Challenges
We will offer social media challenges. Currently we are offering a Twitter campaign where you will be able to name our tenth episode! Go to Twitter and post your episode name ideas with the hashtag #ToyGeeksEP10. On Instagram we need you to design a cool graphic/title card design to be used on screen with the name of any of the above segments. Hashtag #ToyGeeksGRAPH

Have Questions for Us? See if we can answer them below or email us or post your question using the hashtag #ToyGeeksFAQ

FAQ About Behind the Counter

You have questions, we have the answers! Or at least we hope we have the answers you’re looking for. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about the Toy Geeks Network and the shows. If you still can not find the answer you are looking for please feel free to contact us.

How Often Is The Show?
Brand new episodes go up every week. We do sometimes have “On Location” live videos and do take a great during the winter holidays.
Who Is On the Show?
George, Jack and Ben are the normal hosts of the show but there are special guests and hosts during the seasons… even puppets!
How Do You Choose Toys to Review
We usually review toys we all like or tend to buy. We also try to review toys that are popular at the moment and people want us to review. If you want us to review a certain toy then Contact Us!
Can You Review MY Toy(s)?
Yes! Just send them over to the 3DRetro Store and we will get “behind the counter” and review them!
Where Do You Film?
Behind the Counter is shot literally behind the counter of the 3DRetro Store in beautiful (Burbank-adjacent) Glendale, CA.
Do you Film with an Audience?
Yes! We do have special shows where we invite a studio audience. We will announce which shows will have that and how you can be part of it.
Can I Sponsor the Show
Yes! We can sponsor a show or the entire network, please contact us regarding sponsorship opportunities.