AFi &th Anniversary Scoop Week – Day 3 – NECA – Night Fighter Robocop
April 25, 2012


I know some fans get bent out of shape about figure variants, repaints and glow-in-the-dark figures, but they are very much a part of action figure history and they aren’t going anywhere. And when they are done correctly they can be an awesome addition to your collection.


NECA has let us reveal an awesome exclusive that will bring a smile to the faces of anyone collecting toys in the late 80’s….
We give you first the look at Night Fighter Robocop!  At first glance it just looks like a glow-in-the-dark variant, but when you take it all in you realize it is an awesome homage to the classic Kenner Robocop line of the late 1980s!


Take a look at that packaging! Everything about it is a call back to the look of the Robocop: Ultra Police line, from the painting on the front, the design of the back, the red grid on the chip, even the slug line “Nothing Can Stop… ROBOCOP!” And look at that Kenner-esqe NECA logo – brilliant!


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This figure will be exclusive to Toys R Us stores later this Summer, more details on this and other NECA exclusives in the coming weeks.   You see them here and on NECA’s official Twitter account and Facebook page.
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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