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.
Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.

 

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!,…

 

December 23, 2014
GGHoli14GrootSet1 Our friends over at GentleGiant Ltd./3D Systems have given us the opportunity to reveal their 2014 Holiday Item – The Holiday Potted Groot statue. As of this writing this statue has not been announced by Gentle Giant so even I don’t know all of the particulars, but I DID buy one of their holiday items…

 

December 22, 2014
DHArtOHeManLimitedEd1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Milwaukie, OR – Just in time for fans’ holiday wish lists, Dark Horse and Mattel announce that the biggest art book of 2015 – The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – will receive a limited edition release. Restricted to 4,000 copies, The Art of He-Man and the Masters…

 

December 20, 2014
X-ray-Mezco_batman It’s not often you get a chance to see INSIDE your toys.  Mezco Toy has provided us with an unusual, and really darn cool “exploded” x-ray of one of their new One:12 Collective Batman figures.  This view will give fans an idea of the construction and articulation for this highly anticipated line of 1:12th scale…

 

December 19, 2014
SNJakksAnnounce1 Ever since we broke the news of Scott Neitlich aka ToyGuru leaving Mattel back in October I have had a ton of folks ask me where he was going and what was his new gig. We wanted to let him get his legs under him at his new job and settle in… and get his…

 

December 19, 2014
McFTWDConstrucBoiler1 Today, on his Facebook page, Todd McFarlane gave fans a very positive update on his newly released ‘The Walking Dead’ construction sets that are now on sale at Toys R Us (they are exclusive to TRU for the remainder of 2014).   He also gave fans an early look at a set that will be…

 

December 18, 2014
POPFrozenWave2 Pop! Disney: Frozen Series 2 Don’t let it go! We have a brand new series of Frozen Pop! We are adding Young Elsa and Anna along with Coronation Elsa and Anna! And we couldn’t resist adding another Olaf to the collection… SUMMER OLAF! Available in February!     Pop! Disney: Frozen Series 2 Frozen goes…

 

December 18, 2014
minecraft_storymode_logo A New Episodic Game Series Based on the Minecraft Universe to Premiere in 2015 SAN RAFAEL, Calif., and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 18th, 2014 – Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, and world-renowned game developer Mojang, today announced that ‘Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series’ is in development and is…

 

December 16, 2014
RetroClothWolverine The good people over at Diamond Select have given us the scoop of being able to show off the first official images and solicitation information for the upcoming Marvel Cloth Retro Wolverine Action Figure Limited Edition Box Set!  Some folks are unofficially calling this new wave of 8″ retro figures ReMego, but I prefer “Mego-esque.”…

 

December 16, 2014
DCSCDoomsdayUnleashFight1 I’ve had quite a few fans reach out and ask if I had heard any updates from Mattel on the shipping of the Doomsday Unleashed DCUC figure from MattyCollector.   As you will recall the Doomsday Unleashed went on sale back in November as part of the MattyCollector.com BlackFriday/Cyber Monday sales.    Then on December 1st Mattel…

 

December 15, 2014
HTBobaFett1 The name “Boba Fett” is no stranger to all Star Wars fans. With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and silent demeanor, Boba Fett was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy. Following the introduction of Hot Toys’ Star Wars 1/6th scale collectible figures, today we are very excited to officially reveal…

 

SPONSORS

 

250x250_aff_funkoexclusive

 

902268-han-solo-and-chewbacca-024

 

gsi-250

 

tim-bruckner-250px

 

so_fs-tbg-15b_assoc_300x250

 

your-ad-here