June 9, 2008

Shocker unleashes another exclusive 3" vinyl figure this summer

MTV’s The Maxx

Available only at San Diego Comic Con booth# 3849, 3948 this summer July  23-27th, MTV’s The Maxx mini is a runner up to a new Indie Spotlight  mini vinyl toy line. This all-new line will feature fully painted  vinyl action figures of the popular Indie Spotlight 6" line that will  fit in your pocket or on your desk. The 3" collectible vinyl action  figure line will come in 12-14 characters per wave blind boxed and also a chase figure! Sculpted by Ricky K.Y. Lam the tiny but larger than life mini Maxx will be limited to 500pcs and featured in a full colored box available at SDCC 2008 and also available to non attendees through the website


A few quick details about San Diego plans for Shocker Toys (more info to come)

Shocker Toys panel July 25th 6:00-7:00PM Room# 4 there will be an AV presentation, free giveaways and live voting for the Indie Spotlight lines. So be sure to drop by and leave your input so we can take Indie Spotlight to the highest level possible and we are happy to listen to new ideas as well.

Shocker Toys Booth # 3849, 3948 will have a 3rd exclusive yet to be announced along with the Dethklok 5 action figure set and the mini Maxx from the all new Indie Spotlight mini line. There will also be prize giveaways, live voting for Indie Spotlight Series picks, 2 showcases full of new and exciting products such as the Updated Indie Spotlight Series1 and fully painted Series2 as well as artist signings and special guests (See website for details and times)


*Updated* There also will be available at The Shocker Toys booth an MC Chris 500pc limited edition mini statue of his zombie form!


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,,, 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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