AFi’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week” – Day 5 – @NECA_TOYS ‘ Retro SUPER Freddy
April 25, 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!

It looks like we still have enough scoop-idge to last us into Saturday so lets keep the anniversary party train going!

Here were are at the SECOND scoop for Friday with our old pals from NECA.  Randy and NECA, in their infinite generosity, have participated in every single scoop week we have done at AFi, and this year is no exception!   This year we get to debut one of NECA’s 2014 Comic Con exclusives!

Let’s see what they have in store for us this summer:


Here’s the First Look at one of NECA’s  SDCC 2014 Exclusives

SDCC Super Freddy Retro Style Figural Doll

This poseable 8.5″ figure is dressed in tailored fabric clothing similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s.

Freddy is based on the iconic Nightmare On Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child comic book dream sequence where he becomes “Super Freddy”  This is the first time this version of Freddy has ever been represented in figure, statue or doll form. Freddy includes his trademark glove and a removable hat.


Strictly limited to 5000 pcs worldwide

Blister card packaging with removable protective clamshell and custom illustrated artwork.

Awesome stuff!  This figure is going to be another hit for NECA, who always does amazing, fun, well-thought-out exclusives.

Thanks again to Randy and NECA for their participation in Scoop Week again this year!



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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