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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November 6, 2014
ARoss-Secret-Wars1 In May 2015, everything ends. The Secret Wars commence!  Marvel gives fans a few more details of this highly anticipated crossover with a new commercial:

 

November 6, 2014
FMFEagleFrceHeader    You might have heard the rumblings, you might have seen a teaser, you might have made the wish in your heart, but the rumors are true!   Mego’s 1980’s era military action figure line “Eagle Force” is poised to make a comeback in 2015! We caught up with the Fresh Monkey himself, Bill Murphy to…

 

November 6, 2014
SWEp7AwakensLogo1 It was announced today across all of the official Star Wars social media outlets that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography.” And then the subtlety slipped in the new title…

 

November 5, 2014
ScreenHunter_01 Nov. 05 08.31 Gifts that harken back to times past and make adults remember the little kid that’s still inside are lining the shelves at Target stores and Target.com this season thanks to a new, exclusive Limited Time Only toy collection.   Target’s Limited Time Only collection of 12 toys will be a hit with kids and collectors,…

 

November 5, 2014
DCUMult66Batman1 This week, over on BigbadToyStore.com, a new pre-order listing popped up, without any accompanying image, of a “DC Comics Multiverse 4″ Figure – Batman ’66 (Arkham Origins).”    To many fans this sounded like there will be a 4″ 1966 Adam West TV DC Multiverse Batman figure to stand along side our 4″ Michael Keaton 1989…

 

November 4, 2014
MezcoMKAnnounce1 New York- Mezco Toyz is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with Warner Brothers to create a new series of collectibles based on the popular video game franchise: Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful and influential video game franchises ever created. Having celebrated over two decades of success and…

 

November 3, 2014
Batman_10 AN OPTION FOR EVERY BAT-FAN BATMAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES Multiple Physical, Digital Editions Plus Special Offers Available 11-11-14   Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) sets a new standard for accommodating Bat-fans from the uber-avid to caped-casual with the upcoming release of Batman: The Complete Television Series on November 11, 2014. The most anticipated home entertainment…

 

October 28, 2014
afi_buttonC1 There has been a LOT of press coverage over the past week about the “Florida Mom” and her campaign to get Toys R Us to remove the Mezco Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and also my counter-campaign to get Toys R Us to RETURN the figures to those shelves and website.  Most news outlets…

 

October 28, 2014
CapAm3CivilWarLogo Today, at a special invitation only event at Disney’s famous El Capitan theater in Hollywood, Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige announce the line of up phase III of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just let it all wash over you….   Here are the newly announced films and release dates: Captain America 3: Civil War –…

 

October 28, 2014
GOGXwing1 Six Titles from Lucasfilm’s Star Wars™, Indiana Jones, Monkey Island and Sam & Max Franchises are Now Available on GOG.com with Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition, Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition, and Sam & Max Hit the Road Available for the First Time on Digital Platforms October 28, 2014 – The day has finally…

 

October 24, 2014
Sorry this episode is a little later than expected. I’ve been a bit busy trying to rally 40,000 collectors to make their voice heard by Toys R Us over this Breaking Dad toy controversy. It’s taken up a lot of my week, but it’s been well worth it as we have quadruple the signatures that…

 

October 21, 2014
DC Comics Mystery Minis How many caped crusaders does it take to change a light-bulb? None. They like the dark.DC’s most powerful superhero team and mightiest villains have gone miniature! This series features a line of classic DC characters! Each PDQ contains 12 pieces. See below for the character rarity scale. Take a better look…

 

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