AFi’s 7th Anniversary Celebration – Scoop Week – Day 1
April 23, 2012

AFi Scoop Week 2012 – Day 1

It’s time once again for our annual anniversary celebration and for the past 7 years that has meant – SCOOP WEEK!  We’ve got another great week of scoops and news that you will only find here on Action Figure Insider!  We kick off Scoop Week 2012 with our friends at the newly re-formed DC Collectibles.

As you may recall, last month at Wonder Con DC Collectibles launched a new line of high end art prints.  There were three new prints that debuted at that show.  One for the current Batman story line, one that was a line up of different Batmobiles and a great vintage travel poster for the bottled city of Kandor.  Those were limited to just 100 pieces for each one.

Now DC Collectibles expands the line with four brand new stunning prints.  One featuring Iron from the Metal Men as a tin toy robot, one from the current Batman “Night of the Owls” crossover, and two more entries in their vintage travel theme line for Coast City and Themyscira.

These prints are designed in-house by the DC team and are a great way to get product out quickly that ties into current publishing.  The only thing you will need to figure out is where to start clearing off wall space for these.

These four new prints will be on-sale next month on the new DC Collectibles webstore when it launches.

Thank you to the team at DC Collectibles at for letting us debut these pieces.

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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