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, 2014
afi_9th Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and…

 

April 23, 2014
SkylandersTTAFi6 Skylanders Originator Toys for Bob Returns with Ground-Breaking Innovation Portal Masters Can Now Capture and Play as Villains; Capture and Play as Kaos for the First Time Ever   Santa Monica, Calif. – April 23, 2014 – Skylanders® is redefining the toys-to-life phenomenon with yet another ground-breaking innovation, Skylanders Trap Team™. On October 5 in…

 

April 23, 2014
FTCSPFFSeries1 Figures Toy Company announced today a BIG one-two PUNCH!  And I mean that LITTERALLY as they are bringing back the old “fist fighting” action feature from the Mego days and applying it to their retro 8″ figures. To top that off the new FF Figures will be themed to tie into the 30th Anniversary of…

 

April 23, 2014
afi_9th Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and…

 

April 23, 2014
FunkoLegGOT2Daenerys1 Today, Funko released some better pictures of their second wave of 6” Legacy action figures based on the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones.’ The first wave of figures were released in February and were Barnes and Nobel exclusives for the first 30 days. They have since had a wider release. Wave 2 is coming soon…

 

April 23, 2014
afi_9th Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and…

 

April 22, 2014
9_Batman75_4Pack 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 October 2014.   ACTION FIGURES DC COLLECTIBLES BATMAN…

 

April 22, 2014
afi_9th Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and…

 

April 22, 2014
MechagodzillaBanner Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and…

 

April 21, 2014
AFISWGGBanner2 Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and…

 

April 21, 2014
afi_9th Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of the anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we put together something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and toy…

 

April 13, 2014
SFOToyShow2014pic5 My wife was traveling out of town this weekend and had a layover at the United terminal at the San Francisco International airport.   While walking to her gate she came upon a art show they had at the airport which was a collection of vintage Japanese toys called “Japanese Toys! From Kokeshi to Kaiju.”   Being…

 

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