AFi First Look: @LootCrate Figure Reveal Exclusive #WETA Lord of the Rings Frodo
March 22, 2018

Our friends at Loot Crate have allowed us to reveal a new exclusive figure that will be in their next crate.  April’s Loot Crate, themed ARTIFACTS, features other EXCLUSIVE items from franchises including Marvel’s Avengers, The Dark Crystal and Legend of Zelda.

Exclusive to this box in the limited edition Lord of the Rings Weta Mini Epics Frodo with Sting (Vinyl Figure)

  • From the new Weta Workshop Mini Epics vinyl figure line
  • LOOT CRATE EDITION (Exclusive Variant): Variant features a “glowing” blue Sting (sword, glows blue in the presence of Orcs) — Standard edition has a silver sword

The only way to get this version of Frodo is in the April “ARTIFACTS” Box.   You can order the box here at

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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