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 19, 2015
AvengersAOUPoster2 Meet Earth’s Mightiest Heroes once again with a new preview for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1!     ► Subscribe to Marvel: http://bit.ly/WeO3YJ Watch more from Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” now! http://bit.ly/1BSUkKX   Follow Marvel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marvel Like Marvel on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/Marvel For even more news, stay tuned to:…

 

March 18, 2015
VSDorbsGotG1 We are excited to show off the next exciting line from Vinyl Sugar! Introducing…Dorbz! Guardians of the Galaxy are the first series for Dorbz, and appeal to collectors of all ages! Opting for painted designs over sculpt, these pint-sized rascals will weasel their way into your heart as surely as they’ll find their way onto…

 

March 18, 2015
JackDoll Last month, at Toy Fair 2015, Diamond Select Toys unveiled a booth full of great new products and unveiled many new licenses.  Among the new announcements was the ever popular Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas.   DST is taking us all to Halloweentown with a variety of new products such as Select scale action figures with…

 

March 17, 2015
MOTUC_200x_Prahvus1 MattyCollector sent out the final reveal for the MOTUC “Club 200x” Sub – Prahvus!   Here’s a look at the Evil Master of Doom and his accessories! Now all of the figures in the 200x sub have been revealed, so it’s time for fans to do their part!   We saw MattyCollector.com try the full reveal with…

 

March 16, 2015
BTAS_TheBatmobile 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 of 2015.  I know that seems like a…

 

March 13, 2015
Today, over on the Matty Collector message boards, Mattel rep “Skeletor’s Love Child” revealed the last figure for the Club 200x mini-subscription – King Chooblah.  That’s a whole lot of new tooling!   Who do you think would win in a fight, Jason Voorhees or this guy? Now that you have seen all of the figures…

 

March 12, 2015
LegFireflyCapMal1 The Legacy Collection: Firefly Shiny! After many requests, we are excited to announce that the Firefly Legacy Collection is coming this May! The Firefly Legacy Collection made it’s official debut at New York Toy Fair 2015. Each Premium Action Figure will feature 20+ points of articulation and include removable accessories.          …

 

March 12, 2015
LegoSimpsonsKwikEBoxFt On the heels of the successful response to the first Simpsons construction set and licensed LEGO® Minifigures inspired by the iconic television series, THE SIMPSONS, the LEGO Group is excited to extend its LEGO brick version of Springfield with this exclusive building set to celebrate the iconic Kwik-E-Mart featured regularly in the show.   Set…

 

March 11, 2015
GHWilmaD3 Wilma Deering is smart, tough, and doesn’t take any guff. This daring dame fights to protect earth from the evil aliens, rogue robots, and dastardly villains. Her world of tomorrow is turned upside down when she meets a stranger from the distant past…a man named Buck Rogers! As the original “space girl”, Wilma is the…

 

March 10, 2015
EMCETF15AlienLB At Toy Fair last month we were able to catch up with half of the EMCE Toys crew, Mr. Joe Sena.   EMCE Toys has been branching out beyond just ReMegos and have some really fun, innovative product that they are making with the help of the gang at Diamond Select.   The have some…

 

March 10, 2015
This was just posted over on the official MattyCollector.com message boards by Mattel rep ‘Skeletor’s Love Child.’   One more reveal in the Club 200x MOTUC Subscription plan going on right now at MattyCollector.com. I’m going to tell you a secret but it has to stay just between us… To that I say: LONG LIVE THE…

 

March 10, 2015
Firefly_JayneFigure A Knit Hat Makes The Man (BALTIMORE, MD) – (March 10, 2015)- The bright orange knit hat makes the man as Funko brings fans of scifi TV series Firefly the Jayne Cobb with Hat PREVIEWS Exclusive Legacy Collection Action Figure. Available to pre-order from the March PREVIEWS catalog, the “Hero of Canton” Jayne figure will…

 

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