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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January 12, 2015
Falcon top open ‘BUILD THE MILLENNIUM FALCON’ REPLICA MODEL BASED ON THE ACTUAL MOVIE PROP De Agostini Publishing has announced the release of a brand new weekly magazine series offering Star Wars fans and model makers the opportunity to build a detailed replica of the Millennium Falcon.   Featured in the recently released teaser trailer for Star Wars:…

 

January 9, 2015
Mez112JudgeDreddPress5 Ripped from Rebellion’s award winning comic is Mega-City One’s most notorious Street Judge, Judge Dredd. Some time in the near future Mega City One is part of what is left of a dystopian society and the law is upheld by Judges. Charged with the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner Street Judges are on the front line of maintaining order in a post apocalyptic world….

 

January 8, 2015
Bring out the Gimp! Pulp Fiction ReAction Series 2 is here! This time around we’ve included Butch Coolidge, The Gimp, Marsellus Wallace, The Wolf. …What’s that? The Gimp is sleeping? Well I guess you’re going to have to wake him up for this, won’t you? Available in January! ReAction Figures: Pulp Fiction Series 2 After…

 

January 6, 2015
ScreenHunter_01 Jan. 06 20.35 A new Blade Fighter for a New Year With over 60 figures in the line so far, it’s about time the NECA Predators got a sweet ride! Coming in January, the spectacular Blade Fighter vehicle is a massively fun addition to your collection, and loaded with enough weaponry to satisfy even the most aggressive Predators….

 

January 6, 2015
BBPKissProtoWave1 BifBangPow and EntertainmentEarth.com are releasing a bit more information about their recently announced KISS 3.75″ action figures.    EntertainmentEarth.com now has a teaser mock up image and a write up about the first wave as part of their new pre-order they just posted.  As you will recall, when we sat down at talked with BifBangPow back…

 

January 1, 2015
GoHeroAdamWAFI1 This just in from our friends over at Go Hero!   We saw the early prototype for Go Hero’s 12″ scale Adam West figure at NYCC last year.  Now they are revealing ALL NEW PICTURES of the figure ahead of the upcoming pre-order and they are well worth checking out!!   AFi get’s the FIRST…

 

December 31, 2014
HTSWEp4Vader1 “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Darth Vader is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga and has frequently been regarded as one of the greatest villains in cinema history. Following the release of “The Circle is Now Complete’ teaser earlier last month, Star Wars fans have already been eagerly…

 

December 31, 2014
BatmanCookieJarAlt The season of giving may be over, but now it’s time to treat yourself! These new toys and collectibles from Diamond Select Toys were just solicited in the new issue of Previews, from Diamond Comic Distributors, and are scheduled to ship in Summer 2015. They can be pre-ordered through your local comic shop or your…

 

December 29, 2014
MatDCMulti66Batman1  Back in November we broke the news of a potential 1966  Batman in Mattel’s DC Multiver 4″ line.   At that time we were able to get confirmation from the Mattel retail side that something was coming… we just didn’t know what at that time.   Our speculation was that the figure wouldn’t be a…

 

December 26, 2014
DHEndofSW1 For the final days of Star Wars, Dark Horse Digital will offer every single Star Wars comic for $300! Over 80% off digital retail value! December 26, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is sending its Star Wars comics off with a very exclusive limited offer for its digital-comics readers . . . For the final five…

 

December 26, 2014
Starting today EntertainmentEarth.com is having their big, year end blowout sale.  Thousands of items are marked down up to 95%!    But the sale only lasts until December 30th, so click on the big image below and start shopping and saving now!  

 

December 23, 2014
FunkoXmas14Day10n11 We reported earlier about Brian from Funko leaking out new information on the Funko Forums as part of their 2014 12 Days of Christmas.   I think we left off at day 3 or 4… but since then the floodgates have opened and the new reveals today for ReAction (Tomorrowland, Fifth Element, Aliens featuring a Queen!,…

 

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