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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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October 18, 2018
Bring the classic fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk to life with the first-ever pop-up book made from LEGO® bricks! Open the book and up pops grandmother’s lovely cottage with swinging door and an interior so you and your family can recreate the memorable story. Will Little Red Riding Hood…

 

October 15, 2018
Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Collectibles.  These products will appear and be available to pre-order in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.    The products announced in this solicitation will be arriving in stores JUNE 2019.  I know that seems like a long…

 

October 11, 2018
Blizzard Entertainment announced an exclusive, limited edition LEGO® Overwatch Omnic Bastion model which will be available starting today on the Blizzard Gear Store for an MSRP of $25, or purchase on-site at BlizzCon® 2018, taking place November 2 and 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center. A full collection of LEGO Overwatch building sets will be…

 

October 8, 2018
There has been a LOT of Hasbro news and updates coming out of New York Comic-Con this weekend! To wrap things up, the Hasbro Star Wars Brand & Design Team hosted their panel yesterday and revealed EVEN MORE new figures coming in 2019. The new reveals include the following:   The Black Series 6-Inch Figures…

 

October 8, 2018
Following the Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing panel this weekend during NYCC, we’re happy to share a first look at the packaging for two Hasbro Marvel Legends figures that were revealed earlier this year at SDCC – the 6-inch Deadpool with Scooter Vehicle and the 6-inch Professor X with Hover Chair Vehicle. Marvel Legends Series…

 

October 5, 2018
Happy NYCC! We’re excited to share some more Hasbro Star Wars products just revealed earlier today on the SYFY Livestream at the convention center! In addition, several Hasbro Star Wars products will be available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth, and you can pre-order the Force FX Lightsabers (Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu) at Amazon…

 

October 5, 2018
As we wrap up the first day of New York Comic-Con, we’re excited to share images and product information for several Hasbro Star Wars reveals, including the newly announced Star Wars: Resistance line of figures, a Micro Force Advent Calendar, and figures from The Black Series and The Vintage Collection.   HASBRO STAR WARS NYCC…

 

October 4, 2018
Happy New York Comic-Con!  To kick off the excitement, we’re thrilled to share some new pictures for some awesome new Hasbro Marvel products that were revealed earlier today, including a variety of Legends figures as well as the second wave of the Deadpool Chimichanga Surprise packs. In addition, even more reveals took place during the…

 

October 4, 2018
The new action figure collection DC Primal Age available exclusively on Amazon   EVERETT, WA, (October 4, 2018) – Funko, Inc. (“Funko””) (Nasdaq: FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment, today announced the launch of DC Primal Age, a new line of action…

 

October 4, 2018
All-New Batman Cowl Line Will Bring to Life DC Rebirth, ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ and More Popular Looks of Iconic Bat-Cowl Beginning May 2019   Next Greg Capullo DARK NIGHTS: METAL Statue Features The Merciless   The Dark Knight and his foes are taking over the DC Collectibles slate in 2019. Announced today at New York…

 

October 3, 2018
WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Geoffrey, LLC, Toys “R” Us, Inc.’s intellectual property holding company subsidiary, announced today that it is moving forward with a plan for substantially all of its assets to be acquired by a group of investors led by Geoffrey, LLC’s existing secured lenders. The announcement was made following a…

 

September 15, 2018
Batman Day Signals U.S. Launch of the First-of-its-Kind Digital Service Celebrate with Batman movies, animated series and comics available with membership today BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The highly-anticipated DC UNIVERSE service is finally here! Tomorrow, fans can download the service available in the U.S. at launch on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV and the Roku platform,…

 

September 15, 2018
Today we get an early look at the second of 8 DC Collectibles Justice League animated action figures. These figures are available exclusively to subscribers of WB’s new DC Universe subscription streaming service. This video is an unboxing of the Martian Manhunter action figure. We have separate videos focusing on each of the first 6…

 

September 15, 2018
New DC Collectibles 6-inch Action Figure Line Will Be Available Exclusively on DC Universe Subscription Service   Straight from the screen to your shelves, DC Collectibles is gearing up to release an all-new 6-inch action figure line based on the acclaimed Justice League animated series that aired from 2001-2004. The new figures will be available…

 

September 14, 2018
Today we get an early look at the first of 8 DC Collectibles Justice League animated action figures. These figures are available exclusively to subscribers of WB’s new DC Universe subscription streaming service. This video is an unboxing of the Batman action figure. We have separate videos focusing on each of the first 6 individual…

 

September 13, 2018
Today we get an early look at the first 6 of 8 DC Collectibles Justice League animated action figures.  These figures are available exclusively to subscribers of WB’s new DC Universe subscription streaming service.  This video is an overview of the first 6 figures.  We also have separate videos focusing on each individual character. These…

 

September 10, 2018
Enjoy a festive family build with the Winter Village Fire Station! Welcome to the snowy LEGO® Creator Expert 10263 Winter Village Fire Station, where the firefighters are enjoying the calm of the holiday season. This delightful LEGO set features a 2-level, holly-adorned building with an upper-level kitchen, complete with a red telephone, table, fold-down bed…

 

September 10, 2018
Today we take a look at DC Collectibles new DC Essentials line of action figures. The 2nd wave of figures is about to be released and it contains Aquaman and his arch enemy Black Manta. These figure should be in comic shops and on-line retailers now. The other 2 figures in this assortment are Superman…

 

August 31, 2018
We have some exciting news to share coming out of FAN EXPO Canada today! Hasbro just revealed 6 new figures from their Star Wars and Marvel Legends lines that will be available in 2019.   Star Wars Star Wars The Black Series Dryden Vos 6-Inch Figure (Available early 2019)   Star Wars The Vintage Collection…

 

August 29, 2018
STREET DATE MOVED TO OCTOBER 30, 2018 FOR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED BLU-RAY™ BOX SET   BURBANK, CA (August 28, 2018) – Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition, one of the most anticipated Blu-ray™ releases of 2018, will now include a Digital version in the all-encompassing package befitting the series’ revered place among all-time fan-favorite entertainment….

 

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