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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March 9, 2015
ReAction Figures: Breaking Bad Say his name… The gritty, high-stakes world of Breaking Bad is coming to ReAction! The twisted partnership between Walter White and Jesse Pinkman is represented, as well as Gustavo Fring, the most feared man in the… empire business.   Available in April!   ReAction Figures: The Karate Kid This 80s classic…

 

March 9, 2015
ImaginextTRex2 Check out this GIANT Ultra T-Rex from Fisher-Price and Imaginext! This giant beast should be in stores for the 2015 holiday season. Come with 3 figures. Imaginext, more than any other toy line out there, has me saying the wistful statement “Man… if they had had that when I was a kid…” and this incredible…

 

March 6, 2015
4HMMLGroup1 As we head into the last few days of the Four Horsemen’s Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign the updates and stretch goals are coming so fast and furious that it’s hard to keep up.   I think we are up to a whopping 34 figures! There’s only FOUR days left to get on board!! Here are…

 

March 6, 2015
CBSSupergirl2 Today we get our first look at Melissa Benoist in full costume for CBS’ SUPERGIRL tv show.   Production on the show started this week. Supergirl’s TV costume was designed by  Colleen Atwood, who also also designed the suits for other DC Comics television properties, “The Flash” and “Arrow” currently airing on The CW. It’s a…

 

March 5, 2015
ImaginextBatTower3 Here is a video look at the upcoming Fisher-Price Imaginext’s Bat Tower!!!!  This set will be available Fall 2015 as part of their holiday push.  It comes with a new Batman and Joker figures and plenty of play value with transforming action, lights and sounds.   Check out more Imaginext goodies that will be coming…

 

March 5, 2015
DCCIconsArticulation1 DC Collectibles updated their official blog today with a great breakdown on the newly announced Icons action figure line:   Last week, we asked for your questions about the new DC Collectibles that were unveiled at Toy Fair, and ever since then, the queries have been rolling in. We thought we’d start with one of…

 

March 4, 2015
REB_IA_8517 I’ll put an extra image in here so when this posts to Facebook it won’t post the spoiler image below, in case you haven’t watched the season finale yet.   If you want to see the reveal you have to click on the article. ok… that’s all the spoiler free space you get…. now onto the…

 

March 4, 2015
AvengersAOUBanner2 I don’t know about you… but THIS is the Avengers trailer I have been waiting for! Ultron lays out his plans for decimating Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the latest trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1! Follow Marvel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marvel Like Marvel on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/Marvel For even more news, stay…

 

March 4, 2015
FunkoTF15Booth2 Check out AFi’s video virtual tour of Funko’s booth at Toy Fair 2015!  See all the new reveals for Pop Vinyl, ReAction,Vinyl Idols, Vinyl Vixens, Legacy Collection, Mystery Minis and More!   Also check out our full Funko Image Gallery from Toy Fair 2015 right here!

 

March 4, 2015
MK172_wasp_0011 Through an unforeseen and tragic alien encounter Janet van Dyne sought to avenge her father’s death with the help of Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym. By taking on the persona of the Wasp Janet became a winged, insect-sized heroine with a mighty sting! MARVEL COMICS WASP BISHOUJO STATUE   Kotobukiya continues their lineup of stylized Bishoujo statues…

 

March 3, 2015
MythicLegions_cover_inks FOUR HORSEMEN TOY DESIGN ANNOUNCE 1ST COMIC BOOK WITH GREG WEISMAN & KRCO – GIVES LUCKY FAN A CHANCE TO BE SCULPTED AS AN ACTION FIGURE! Four Horsemen Studios are giving their fans exactly what they’ve been asking for… COMICS!! For the first time ever, these legendary toy creators, in partnership with KRCO Studios will be releasing a comic book…

 

March 2, 2015
HTAven2HulkBustIM1 This is the Iron Man armor you have been waiting for! Ever since the first official appearance of the massive anti-Hulk Iron Man suit, Hulkbuster, in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, fans worldwide have been filled with excitement! Its fight against Hulk is an unforgettable moment from the clip and pushes the popularity of…

 

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