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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July 7, 2015
SDCC15POPConan1 Preview Night for San Diego Comic Con International starts on Wednesday evening, but the city of San Diego started their preparation two weeks ago.   Our man Mike aka SDComics started snapping pictures of the buildings, the train wraps and street banners. You can check out our full gallery of Pre-SDCC images here! And keep your…

 

July 6, 2015
MLSDCC2015FanPoll2 They gang over at Marvel.com just announced the newest Marvel Legends fan poll that will be happening this week at SDCC.  Attendees to the show can vote for their favorite character from this all new line up of possibilities.  See the details below and head over to Marvel.com to see the images of all the…

 

July 5, 2015
TTMinecraftStory1 New Five-Part Episodic Game Series Based on the Minecraft Universe Premiering This Year   SAN RAFAEL, Calif., and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jul. 4th, 2015 — Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, and world-renowned game developer Mojang, revealed on-stage today at ‘Minecon’ in London the world-premiere trailer and first cast details for Minecraft:…

 

July 5, 2015
GoHeroSheena1 The folks at GoHero are almost ready to launch the preorder of their 1:6th scale Sheena, Queen of the Jungle action figure.   In the mean time they have shared a few more images of the figure with us to help entice you. That face sculpt is one of the nicest 12″ female figure faces I’ve…

 

July 2, 2015
McFarGOTConstruct1 McFarlane Toys and HBO Global Licensing® Announce Agreement To Create a New Construction Line Based on the Critically-Acclaimed Series Game of Thrones®   Tempe, Ariz. – July 2,  2015  – McFarlane Toys, in partnership with HBO Global Licensing, announced today a new licensing agreement to bring the global television phenomenon Game of Thrones to the construction toy aisles…

 

July 1, 2015
Mondo_Tong_AntMan_foilvariant_final MONDO UNVEILS SNEAK PEEK FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON Posters, Vinyl, and Collectible Figures Will Be Available for Ant-Man, Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Much More!   Austin, TX- Wednesday, July 1, 2015– Mondo is super excited to offer a sneak peek at its offerings for San Diego Comic-Con 2015, featuring the best in artist-driven collectibles…

 

June 30, 2015
S7SDCC15HauntedHouse1 Super7 president Brian Flynn announced a cool new playset they have developed as a SDCC exclusive: Super7 presents the ultimate ReAction playset – The Haunted House! Our biggest playset to date, the Haunted House is designed to fit any and all 3 3/4 ReAction figures new or old. Measuring in at a whopping 25” wide…

 

June 29, 2015
S7MOTUReaction1 Super7 president Brian Flynn announced the following Super7 SDCC exclusive set:   When you think of the He-Man and Masters of the Universe Action Figures from the 80’s, you instantly imagine a genre defining toy style packed with big muscles and even bigger playsets. But what if there was more to the story? What if…

 

June 29, 2015
Funko is proud to announce our FINAL batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives! Our goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place. In an effort to provide more of our products to Con-goers, we…

 

June 29, 2015
AliensDeluxeMinimates Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Diamond Select Toys has revealed a plethora of new items (coming to stores this fall) that will be on display there! With their first-ever product from The Muppets, several new products from Back to the Future, plus new items from Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars, Aliens, Batman, Justice League, Nightmare Before…

 

June 27, 2015
Star_Wars_Rebels-_Season_1=Print=Blu-ray=Beauty_Shot===Worldwide=3_5 A Spark of Rebellion Ignites the Galaxy in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One!        On Blu-ray™ and DVD September 1, 2015 Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One delivers all 15 action-packed episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material and cast/crew interviews revealing the magic behind the making of the hit series. Releasing on Blu-ray and DVD…

 

June 26, 2015
BBPSDCC15TwilightZone1 Five Characters Exit Out Of The Twilight Zone and Into the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 A Ballet Dancer, a Bagpiper, a Hobo, a Clown, and an Army Major all walk into a dark pit…and end up as a convention exclusive at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343. Bif Bang Pow! continues their very popular The Twilight…

 

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