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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April 24, 2015
NECAAmbush8 Today’s scoop is a great one from our friends at NECA!  NECA continues their stranglehold on my wallet by expanding their awesome Predator action figure line to include updated version of the classic Kenner Predator action figure collection. Today they are letting us debut the 2015 Convention Exclusive Ambush Predator in all of his invisible glory!…

 

April 23, 2015
BBPFlashGWave1 FIRST LOOK! Bif Bang Pow! Is Once Again the Savior of Your Action Figure Collection     Long live the new savior of your action figure universe! Collectors can now rejoice as Big Bang Pow! presents the first-ever 3 3/4-inch scale action figures from the cult favorite 1980 sci-fi film Flash Gordon. These authentically designed and rendered action…

 

April 23, 2015
DC Super Hero Girls1 A New Super Hero Universe Designed Just For Girls, Slated For Fall 2015 Mattel to Launch Company’s First Action Figures for Girls Unprecedented Initiative to Include Digital Content, TV Specials, Made-For-Videos, Publishing, Toys, Apparel and Other Products Random House Children’s Books to be Master Publishing Partner The LEGO Group to be Exclusive Construction Partner Beginning in…

 

April 22, 2015
BBP29100A_AA_Kiss-Figures-Wave-1_EE-AFi Rock & Roll All Nite with Bif Bang Pow!’s New KISS Collector’s Set     Collectors can now “pull the trigger” on owning one of the most popular rock bands of all time with the KISS Love Gun 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Series 1 Set from Bif Bang Pow!, available now for pre-order at Entertainment…

 

April 21, 2015
BM_Animated_Jkr_HQ_MadLove_2_pack 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 in  from September to December of 2015.  I know that…

 

April 21, 2015
FIGBMTV125AAlg Entertainment Earth Exclusive! Slide down your Bat-Pole and get your hands on this limited edition, retro-style action figure collection celebrating the 1966 Batman TV series! The Batman Classic 1966 TV Series 8-Inch Action Figure Set – Entertainment Earth Exclusive features the show’s cast in unique episode-specific outfits you’ve never seen before, with fantastic accessories and…

 

April 21, 2015
DSTGhostbusters_wave1 Welcome to day 2 of AFi’s 10th Anniversary! Today we get to reveal the third figure in Diamond Select Toys first wave of Ghostbusters figures.   We saw Winston and Ray debut at Toy Fair back in February, now the last figure in the first assortment can be announced and shown. I’ve said several times on…

 

April 21, 2015
BBP05100C_3 3-4inch_hires_EE copy The Twilight Zone 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Series 2 You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of a sight and sound, but of action figures! Bif Bang Pow! brings an incredible limited edition assortment of its new second wave of articulated The Twilight Zone 3 3/4-inch scale action figures, available now for pre-order…

 

April 20, 2015
DCB_WW_holidayAFI Today we kick off a week of awesome reveals, interviews, features and scoops as part of our 10th anniversary here at Action Figure Insider.    I’ll write more about that later, but first we have a lot of great reveals planned for the week.  We should have at least two a day on most days!…

 

April 18, 2015
JL_GaM_01_Batman_AF DC Collectibles announced today a brand new six-inch action figure line based on the upcoming direct-to-video DC Universe animated film, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS. The first wave of figures (BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and WONDER WOMAN) will be available in stores this Fall. In addition, DC Comics also announced that a new Digital-First comic book miniseries…

 

April 18, 2015
ScreenHunter_566 Apr. 18 16.44 Get your first look at Star Wars Rebels Season Two, including the return of the Ghost crew, some familiar faces, and frightening new enemies. Monday Nights at 9p/8c on Disney XD I loved season one and season two looks ever better!   What do you think of the new trailer? And how McQuarrie is THIS…

 

April 16, 2015
1000563530BRDBEAUTY_c81d1a96 ANIMATION VISIONARY BRUCE TIMM PUTS NEW SPIN ON FAVORITE DC HEROES AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS ON BLU-RAYTM DELUXE EDITION, BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD JULY 28, 2015   All-New DC Universe Original Movie features distinctly different Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman   BURBANK, CA (April 16, 2015) – Warner Bros. Home…

 

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