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.
Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.

 

July 18, 2013
NECABatArkhamProp1 San Diego, CA – July 18, 2013 – National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), a world leader in licensed consumer goods, announced today at San Diego Comic-Con a new GameStop USA exclusive item, the Batman: Arkham Origins Grapnel Accessory Prop Replica, modeled directly from the much-anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins video game developed by Warner Bros. Games. The…

 

July 18, 2013
It’s on like Comic Con!   Preview night is over and we’ve all gone home for the night.   Check out our galleries of the DC Collector Press Preview as well as the booths for Mattel, NECA and Super 7.   Click here to see our SDCC 2013 galleries! And it all starts again in the morning!

 

July 17, 2013

 

July 17, 2013

 

July 17, 2013
ZicaSMDM1 Here at AFi we are all digging this recent influx of retro-esqe, faux-vintage figures.  We can wait to get our hands on the Super 7 ‘Alien’ figures, we love the Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner Star Wars figures, and we are anxiously awaiting the 3.75″ Six Million Dollar Man figures from Zica Toys.  We found out…

 

July 16, 2013
NECASimpsonsCelebs1 We all had a lot of questions about what the newly announced line of Simpsons Celebrities would look like when NECA put out their press release with no images of the figures.  Today NECA fixed that by giving us our first look at the first five figures Who is your favorite guest star to have…

 

July 16, 2013
‘Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure,’ ‘Arrow,’ Wonder Woman and DC Comics Super-Villains Take Center Stage with an Array of New Offerings   DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of collector items from DC Entertainment, announced today an extensive slate of new statues and action figures leading up to San Diego Comic-Con.  Timed to the convention,…

 

July 16, 2013
AFiSDCCDeadPool-CHROME-POP The good folks at The Disney Store have allowed us to debut this exclusive image and announcement of the Funko SDCC 2013 exclusive variant metallic – DEADPOOL Pop Vinyl bobblehead!   Fresh from the comics and his new video game the “merc with the mouth” is sure to be as red hot a collectible as…

 

July 15, 2013
Today Gentle Giant revealed their final exclusive for the 2013 Comic Con – Peter Porker, the Amazing Spider-Man mini bust. Peter Porker was born a spider (simply named Peter). He resided in the basement lab of May Porker, a slightly goofy animal scientist who had created “the world’s first atomic powered hairdryer,” hoping that “the…

 

July 15, 2013
Funko has over FIFTY exclusives for SDCC 13.   The’ve been doling out the information a few each week, but the Con is in 3 days so they are letting the announcements FLY!   Here are today’s reveals and there will be more tomorrow… AND we’re going to have an EXCLUSIVE reveal later tonight, so check back…

 

July 15, 2013
SWAngryBirds2Tease1   Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm introduce sequel to bestselling mobile game featuring TELEPODS from Hasbro, a fully integrated play experience for the mobile generation   Comic-Con International, SAN DIEGO — July 15, 2013 — Rovio Entertainment Ltd and Lucasfilm Ltd announced today a continued collaboration on the Angry Birds Star Wars franchise with Angry Birds…

 

July 15, 2013
4HMRAVENSheadshots  Because of the tremendous response by action figure fans worldwide, the Four Horsemen Studios’ Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter campaign became fully funded at $65,000.00 in less than 57 hours!! From Jim, Eric and Cornboy – “We just want to send out our most heartfelt thanks to all of the action figure fans that have supported this…

 

SPONSORS

 

250x250_aff_funkosale

 

902268-han-solo-and-chewbacca-024

 

gsi-250

 

tim-bruckner-250px

 

pets_howloween4_assoc_300x250._V327013843_

 

your-ad-here