AFi’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week” – Day 3 – Amazing Heroes 4.5″ Kickstarter Exclusive Figure
April 23, 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 our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little 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 to a variety of companies that have been incredibly generous to give us scoops and exclusive news.    We had so many responses that several day we will have multiple scoops so make sure you are checking back each day!


Here we are at hump day, Day 3 of Scoop Week so we are going to look at a couple of “retro-esque” figures today.

First up is a reveal from the newly formed Fresh Monkey Fiction.   You might have seen their series of teasers for their upcoming line of  retro 4.5″ ‘Amazing Heroes’ figures that will be part of an upcoming campaign.   The figures announced for the first wave are Black Terror, Stardust the Super Wizard, The Dare-Devil and Captain Action.   But that’s not all….

Here an exclusive look at the “Champion of Mars” figure!   This figure will be a Kickstarter exclusive incentive figure.  He will come with a removable cape and a sword.  The Kickstarter campaign is expected to kick off in July.



Thanks to Fresh Monkey Fiction for the scoop!

Stay tuned!  We have another retro-esque scoop later today!

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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