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 16, 2017
Pop Culture Shock Collectibles , a industry leading collectibles company with licenses including Conan, The Thing, The Howling , Mortal Kombat and An American Werewolf in London has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a love letter to the Creature Features of the 1980s. The film, to be directed by PCS President, Jerry Macaluso, is…

 

January 13, 2017
Based on the Classic DC Comics Issue Featuring the “Greatest of All Time” JANUARY 11, 2017 – A themed action figure two-pack recreating one of the most famous boxing matches of all time will arrive in stores later this month from action figure and collectibles maker NECA. In 1978, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali proved that he…

 

January 11, 2017
Funko Playmobil The Funko Playmobil figures are finally here! In February we announced this historic partnership, and now the 6” figures are making their way onto shelves! Collect these fun and nostalgic figures soon! Ghostbusters Parapsychologist research professors Raymond Stantz and Peter Venkman are here to save the day! Willy Wonka Journey to the Wonka…

 

January 6, 2017
While out and about today I came across a display at my local Toys R Us of the new Hasbro products bases on the upcoming Disney Live-Action Beauty and the Beast feature film. The line includes the sort of dolls you would expect from this film such as village and castle versions of Belle: And…

 

January 5, 2017
In this video we take a peek inside of Funko’s new Marvel Collector Corps X-Men box.  This box shipped in December of 2016.  Let’s open it up and see what exclusive goodies that Funko has packed inside! The next box up for order is ‘Superhero Showdown’ themed.   You can order it HERE on www.CollectorCorps.com.

 

January 4, 2017
It’s AquaMonday… on a Wednesday!! In this weeks episode of AquaMonday we take a look at the brand new DC Collectibles Designer Series Greg Capullo Aquaman! This figure is in stores now! You can order one for yourself at Amazon.com, BigBadToyStore.com, EntertainmentEarth.com or at your local comic book shop.

 

December 31, 2016
After offering toy fans 8 years of  over 300 original, unique products sold, TODAY is the last day of MattyCollector.com.  It was announced to fans back in July at San Diego Comic Con that MattyCollector.com would be scuttled at the end of the year.  Today 12/31/16 is the last day of MattyCollector.com. Over the past…

 

December 29, 2016
Diamond Select Toys prides itself on offering the best of all worlds, and the newest offerings from DST come from a whole bunch of worlds! From the world of television, new figures from Gotham, iZombie and Luke Cage! From the world of comics, figures of Gwenpool, Lady Deadpool and Wolverine! From animation, new Catwoman and…

 

December 28, 2016
EntertainmentEarth.com’s big year end clearance sale has started and with 17 pages of items there is something for everyone and some incredibly low prices on a LOT of items.  Click on the graphic below to be taken to the big sale!

 

December 25, 2016
Two great tastes that taste great together by Playmates Toys and their new TMNT/WWE Ninja Superstars!  These new deluxe 7″ action figures mash up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the best of the best of the WWE.   In this video we take a look at the Undertaker Donatello figure courtesy of our friends at…

 

December 21, 2016
It’s that time of year when the Gentle Giant holiday item ships!  This year the limited edition Premiere Guild holiday item is the exclusive Gentle Giant LTD Holiday 2016 BB-8 Minibust!  This light up minibust was solicited back in August and is already sold out.  It’s a limited edition of only 250 pieces! Rolling out…

 

December 20, 2016
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 July 2017. It looks like this month will be…

 

December 16, 2016
Calling all collectors – 2017 is just around the corner and we’re happy to announce the launch of the Amazon Exclusive BIG-FIGS Collector Program! Releasing a new figure each month, JAKKS Pacific will bring you high quality collectible 20-Inch scale figures straight from DC Comics – kicking it off with Harley Quinn!  This collectible line…

 

December 16, 2016
Just a few days ago Warner Brothers released a new trailer for the upcoming Lego Batman movie, which you can see below: In a “blink and you might miss it” moment you can see Batman at an event celebrating with the Justice League…but pause that moment and you will see SO much more… it’s the…

 

December 13, 2016
In this episode of AquaMonday we take a look at a recent Imaginext 4 Pack that features (mostly) aquatic characters including: Aquaman, Black Manta, Killer Croc and Batman.  It’s possible this set is a Walmart exclusive as that is the only place I have seen this particular   There are a couple of these up…

 

December 10, 2016
Now that the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers have been released that allowed Hasbro to release new images of new Marvel Legends figures!    We have already seen half of the Guardians wave, but now we get to see the rest.   And while we already have a Marvel Cinematic Universe…

 

December 9, 2016
Wave 2 of Super Powers gets a little love in this most recent announcement!  This past week Figures Toy Company announced what might be my most anticipated line up of characters that were never before made in the 8″ retro figure style!  The line for these starts behind ME! Our Super Powers series is about…

 

December 6, 2016
For this week’s AquaMonday we take a look at BifBangPow’s 7 character Justice League Wooden Nesting Dolls set.  This is sort of like a bonus episode, because not only do we get a great Aquaman figure in this set but 6 additional Justice League Members to keep him company! This set was one of the…

 

December 5, 2016
Today we have the great pleasure of unboxing one of the fantastic DC Bombshells from DC Collectibles.  Bumble Bee will be released in comic shops in November 2016 along with the recently announce “Art of DC Bombshells” hardcover book! Check out the unboxing video below for all the details:   The DC Bombshells BumbleBee statue…

 

December 5, 2016
Deals on Action Figures, Toys, and Collectibles  Entertainment Earth®, the leading pioneer in the online toy and collectibles retail industry since 1996, unveils its top collectibles this holiday season. From exclusive Batman to Transformers to Star Wars action figures, the list offers a comprehensive collection that should appeal to any collector. “Our Top 12 Great…

 

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