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 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…

 

March 10, 2015
daredevil-netflix-banner It’s time to let the devil out. Marvel’s Daredevil is here to clean up the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Lawyer by day, street-level hero by night, Matt Murdock is on a mission to make his city a better place against an underground terror within the city.   All episodes arrive only on Netflix,…

 

March 9, 2015
4HMMLAllIn1 With only 50 ours left in the Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign, all of the stretch goals have been hit and (almost) everything has been shown and/or announced.   With it all on the table the Four Horsemen have announced the “ALL-IN” option for all 34 figure, weapons packs and the book… the price tag?   Just $1050…

 

March 9, 2015
mark-hamill-trickster1 It’s one thing to ask Mark Hamill back as the Trickster in the new The Flash show on The CW… but to actually REFERENCE that appearance 20 years ago (from the Short lived CBS Flash show) as part of the cannon… that’s a level of geek-maizing I was NOT expecting.  Check out the clip below…

 

March 9, 2015
TWD Companion Unit New Series Will Air Day-and-Date on AMC Global   NEW YORK, NY – March 9, 2015 – AMC today announced that it has placed an initial two-season order for a companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for going on three seasons.   The new series (title to…

 

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…

 

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