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, 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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February 26, 2015
REB_IA_8278 Kanan and Ezra take on the Inquisitor in an epic lightsaber duel in the exciting season finale of “Star Wars Rebels” on Disney XD Monday, March 2nd   In the exciting season finale of Star Wars Rebels, the Rebels must infiltrate an Imperial fleet over Mustafar to save Kanan.  With the Imperials bearing down on…

 

February 25, 2015
ArkhamKnightFight1 We are pleased to unveil the latest trailer, for Batman: Arkham Knight : “Gotham is Mine.” As Scarecrow unites the Rogues Gallery, including Two-Face, The Penguin, the Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, they bring all-out war as they try to take down The Dark Knight, and claim Gotham City as their…

 

February 25, 2015
HTAAOUHulk1 Prepare to meet the big angry monster! In the upcoming highly-anticipated Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Earth’s mightiest heroes are assembling again to defend the world from the dangerous Ultron who is bent on eradicating mankind. To gear fans ready for this epic blockbuster, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially present today, the 1/6th…

 

February 24, 2015
ScreenHunter_509 Feb. 24 00.32 All the kids these days are doing the unboxing videos on the YouTubes… So I will too! I just got back from Toy Fair and there was a big box from Mattel waiting for me. What was inside?   Let’s have a look together!

 

February 23, 2015
DSC_0888 We weren’t going to hit the last day at Toy Fair 2015, but we found ourselves will a little extra time that Tuesday, so we bundled back up and headed back to the Javits center for a look at a few other booths that I wanted to hit.   Now we have updated our Toy…

 

February 23, 2015
The 2015 Club 200x subscription is now open and available to order on MattyCollector.com.   To kick it off Mattel posted some new info and a new video about the sub.   As it turns out the mention of Grizzlor in the headpack was accurate…   All hail the Queen! And the King, for that…

 

February 23, 2015
DSTMSThor15Card1 The new Thor Marvel Select figure by Diamond Select Toys has been released to the Marvel Shop.   This figure in is the 7″ Marvel Select scale comes with 2 heads as well as a great spinning hammer effect. Thor spins his mighty hammer Mjolnir into action with this highly detailed Action Figure by Marvel Select….

 

February 23, 2015
I have been to quite a few of the broadcasts of the Rifftrax live shows, and as a long time MST3k fan I LOVE them,  I can’t wait to see them take on Sharknado 2 and The Room.   Their latest kickstarter for the 2015 live shows has already funded, but it’s well worth having a…

 

February 22, 2015
ZoloSlimedToxic1 Echoes can be heard within the infinite catacombs that dwell in the land of the dead. There is a powerful aura that permeates this realm. This aura has the ability to turn a mortal being into a mindless drone. This atmosphere animates the deceased and gives dark powers to evil sorcerers. There are stygian swamps…

 

February 22, 2015
Footlocker and outer case Retro-styled collector’s item evocative of classic toys from years past New York, N.Y. (February 22, 2015) – Captain Action Enterprises, licensors of the popular Captain Action line, has joined forces with 3rd Son Books to announce the debut of the first-ever Captain Action Footlocker. This hand-crafted collectible is constructed in the USA, made of wood panels with…

 

February 20, 2015
club200x_Logo1 Today on MattyCollector.com Mattel posted all of the details for the upcoming Club 200x MOTUC mini-subscription.    This sub was first announced over the weekend at Toy Fair 2015.   While we saw 3 of the characters and the exclusive head-pack at the show, then Mattel showed on more character on-line, now the details posted today give…

 

February 20, 2015
Mythic Press image_sm The Four Horsemen are back from Toy Fair and have posted a massive update with new figures and new announcements on all of their social media channels:   We are now just a little over a week and a half into our Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign, and along the way we have seen several requests…

 

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