Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week” Day 1 – DC Collectibles ‘Justice League Dark’ Action Figure Reveals
April 21, 2014


Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of the anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we put together something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and toy lines.   We reached out far and wide this year to a variety of companies that have been incredibly generous to give us scoops and exclusive news.    We had so many responses that several days we will have multiple scoops so make sure you are checking back each day!


Our very first scoop of this week is a two-fer!   Our friends at DC Collectibles are letting us reveal not just one, but TWO “magical” new action figures from their ‘The New 52’ line.    These characters and figures come from the pages of  ‘Justice League Dark‘ and they are…..


 Constantine and Zatanna


First up is the New 52 JLD version of (John) Constantine, with disheveled action and trademark smirk.

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And our second reveal from DC Collectibles is the New 52 JLD version of  ANNATAZ!! ….er… Zatanna:

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I’m not sure who sculpted that Zatanna figure, but that is one of the prettiest female face sculpts to come from any action figure company in quite a awhile.

Both figures will be sold separately and are priced at $24.95. Both figures will be available in October.

These figures will be solicited later this week and available to order shortly thereafter.  Check with your local comic shop or favorite on-line retailer and tell them you saw them first on!


A HUGE ‘THANK YOU” to the DC Collectibles team for letting us debut these two fantastic figures!   We will have more reveals and scoops all week, INCLUDING one more later TODAY, so keep checking back and tell your friends!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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