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?

Support a great cause…and buy the cutest Cobra Commander ever while you’re at it!

Now this is something you don’t see every day…  Compulsive Collector is a Twitter regular, and a friend of GeneralsJoes… and his support for Toys for Tots is almost legendary.  I see constant updates from him regarding purchasing items for Toys for Tots, donating items, and just supporting the cause in general.  For toy fans, this is a terrific cause.  I mean, we’re all where we are right now essentially because we either bought some really cool toys, or received them as gifts when we were kids.  Imagine if your family didn’t have the money for these items?  Imagine if you couldn’t buy that latest, greatest Snake Eyes figure because you simply couldn’t afford it?

Donating G.I. Joe figures to Toys for Tots not only ensures kids everywhere get some awesome toys, but it also spreads some brand awareness.  Nothing wrong with that.

Compulsive Collector is going one step further…he is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind plush Cobra Commander.  Yes, plush.  He’s cute and wants to rule the world!

Check out the mirrored images below, or check out the auction directly right here.