Inside ThinkGeek – Exclusive Interview


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ThinkGeek

By Jimmy Rogers
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Today we have a very special presentation for you. ThinkGeek, known far and wide for their wonderful geek gear, has been extremely secretive about their inner workings.  That is… until now.

Geeks Are Sexy was given exclusive access to the ThinkGeek headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia and sat down with John Frazier, one of the men responsible for procuring everything from lightsabers to high-tech peripherals. Enough introduction, though, enjoy the show!

This video is actually the tale end of a very long and interesting story. If you’d like to know more (like how we broke through the binary curtain), I have a few reflections and recollections on my blog. Plus, there’s a bonus lightsaber video—who can resist that?
 

I would like to thank John, Shane, and all the other ThinkGeek staff who put up with us as we traipsed through their office with cameras and cables.  Oh and a special shout-out to the ThinkGeek Twitter lady!  You guys are the coolest company I’ve ever visited!

Lastly, thanks to Natalia, my awesome camera person, and all the future journalists at Connect2Mason, whose equipment we used to make the film.







35 Responses to Inside ThinkGeek – Exclusive Interview

      • There are parts that you can’t even hear what they’re saying because the background music is too loud. Turn it down!

        Cool video though, I’m a Thinkgeek regular, so it’s cool to see this. I’m going to pick up a Klein bottle once they’re out; I’ve been wanting one of those. Assuming they’re not too expensive, Thinkgeek tends to be on the pricier side for some stuff.

        • Maybe something is wrong with your headset or speakers. I could hear it perfectly for the whole thing. I’m using a pair of gaming headphones. And agreed about thinkgeek, they are awesome, but sometimes a bit expensive

      • There are parts that you can't even hear what they're saying because the background music is too loud. Turn it down!

        Cool video though, I'm a Thinkgeek regular, so it's cool to see this. I'm going to pick up a Klein bottle once they're out; I've been wanting one of those. Assuming they're not too expensive, Thinkgeek tends to be on the pricier side for some stuff.

        • Maybe something is wrong with your headset or speakers. I could hear it perfectly for the whole thing. I'm using a pair of gaming headphones. And agreed about thinkgeek, they are awesome, but sometimes a bit expensive

  1. Thanks for the props everybody. If you’re having audio problems, I suggest you use headphones. On external speakers the sound might be a little harder to interpret or something (I can hear it fine…. :P).

    This was so much fun to make and John was just awesome.

  2. Thanks for the props everybody. If you're having audio problems, I suggest you use headphones. On external speakers the sound might be a little harder to interpret or something (I can hear it fine…. :P).

    This was so much fun to make and John was just awesome.

  3. Audio is A OK on my laptop crappy speakers. Excellent Video!! Thanks for taking the time to put that together! Any chance on doing a series of videos about the rest of ThinkGeek???

  4. Audio is A OK on my laptop crappy speakers. Excellent Video!! Thanks for taking the time to put that together! Any chance on doing a series of videos about the rest of ThinkGeek???

  5. Thanks Jimmy! That was an interesting look at what is behind the cool Web site. I was a bit surprised at how big the office area was.

  6. Thanks Jimmy! That was an interesting look at what is behind the cool Web site. I was a bit surprised at how big the office area was.

  7. Loved the interview, and very jealous of his over-toyed office!
    Would recommend to the video editors to dial down the background music in places. A bit too much at times.
    Or is there a musical ghost in my machine??

  8. Loved the interview, and very jealous of his over-toyed office!

    Would recommend to the video editors to dial down the background music in places. A bit too much at times.

    Or is there a musical ghost in my machine??

  9. There’s background music?

    I have tons of stuff from thinkgeek all over my desk. however, I keep killing my triops and even sea monkeys. I think it’s a sign that I shouldn’t keep pets.

  10. There's background music?

    I have tons of stuff from thinkgeek all over my desk. however, I keep killing my triops and even sea monkeys. I think it's a sign that I shouldn't keep pets.