Amazing Heroes Come to SDCC ’14
July 18, 2014

San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and Fresh Monkey Fiction will be there to take it head on to spread the word about their crowd-funded Amazing Heroes action figure line. Launched just last week, Amazing Heroes hopes to bring four classic and cult heroes to life as 1980s style vintage 4” action figures. The first wave includes Captain Action, the Golden Age Dare-Devil, Black Terror, and Stardust the Super-Wizard—with stretch goal figures of Champion of Mars and Silver Streak.


Fresh Monkey Fiction will be at the Captain Action Custom Figure Contest, Thursday, at 3:30 in Room: 24ABC. There with Captain Action Enterprises, we’ll answer any and all questions about the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter and its exclusive Captain Action figure.


We’re also running the “Find Fresh Monkey Fiction” contest at San Diego Comic Con.


If you find someone wearing a Fresh Monkey Fiction t-shirt, come across one of our SDCC flyers, or find a cosplayer dressed as an Amazing Hero—Captain Action, the Golden Age Dare-Devil, Black Terror, or Stardust the Super Wizard—take a photo with the hashtag #AmazingHero (and tag the Amazing Heroes Facebook page in any FB posts), and a link to our Kickstarter on any social media.


It will instantly enter you in our contest to win one of our cool prizes:


1st Prize – Original Amazing Heroes Sketch

A original sketch by Tom Fowler (Venom, Green Arrow), artist of the comic book page that’s on the back of the Amazing Heroes packaging. He’ll do an original sketch of the any wave 1 Amazing Hero character of your choice.


2nd Prize – Toys, Comics, and Shirts

Toys, comics and t-shirts have be donated from the following friends of Fresh Monkey Fiction: Captain Action Enterprises. MonOrMonster Studios, Wheelhouse, Zica Toys, CKRTLAB Toys and First Second Books.


3rd Prize – XL Fresh Monkey Fiction T-shirt


The initial Amazing Heroes press release can be found here, while the Kickstarter campaign runs until August 26th.


For more information, contact Bill Murphy 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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