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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June 17, 2015
Funko is proud to announce our next batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives! Our goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place. In an effort to provide more of our products to Con-goers, we are NOT offering…

 

June 17, 2015
BBP01401_ForWeb-052015 When The Dude abides, he abides in a big way. That’s why Entertainment Earth is bringing you one of the biggest The Big Lebowski collectibles ever – The Big Lebowski The Dude Deluxe 12-Inch Action Figure – Convention Exclusive made by Bif Bang Pow!.   Towering about 1-foot tall, this highly detailed figure features an…

 

June 17, 2015
CapHulk1 In the long history of the Marvel Minimates line, there have been waves dedicated to both Marvel comics and Marvel movies, but never the world of Marvel animation. Now, Diamond Select Toys is launching an all-new series of Marvel Minimates, exclusively at Walgreen’s, and it’s all about the Marvel Animated Universe! Starting September 4, Marvel…

 

June 15, 2015
BobaFett_RATE_Screenshot_4 Legendary Star Wars™ Bounty Hunter and Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set Available Early Through the Limited Edition Exclusive Star Wars Saga Starter Pack   Official Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set Trailer Also Revealed LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (JUNE 15, 2015) Today, at the Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. E3 2015…

 

June 15, 2015
BTAS_22_Mask_of_Phantasm_AF_2_Pack 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 December of 2015 and January of 2016.  I know…

 

June 15, 2015
BBP25605_Malcolm_HighRes_060215 Last week we brought you the news of the first two 6″ Penny Dreadful action figures coming from Bif Bang Pow, now today we are able to reveal the next three figures to round out the cast and your shelves: The Penny Dreadful Debonair Explorer is Now an Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive As an amasser…

 

June 15, 2015
PenguinRoughed1 Each year, Diamond Select Toys sets up at Comic-Con International in San Diego, ready to show off their upcoming products to the large crowds. And with that many DST fans in one place, they also like to bring new products that will go on sale for the first time ever on the show floor! This…

 

June 12, 2015
DSTNBX_MinimatesWv2 Here’s a nice little late Friday reveal from our friends at Diamond Select Toys.    Here’s your first look at wave 2 of their upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates!   These will be solicited in the next issue of Previews so swing by your local comic book shop next week and place your order! Personally…

 

June 12, 2015
GruntJumbo13 Gentle Giant is keeping classic GI Joe alive this year at San Diego Comic Con, now in TWO different scales!  if you are a member of Gentle Giant’s Premier Guild you can pre-order these now.  First we have the Jumbo Grunt: GI JOE GRUNT – $130 Inspired by the Hasbro vintage GI Joe A Real…

 

June 12, 2015
Rebels_Screenshot_TOTR_Kanan2 Introducing Four Star Wars Rebels™ Characters, Unlockable Across All Three Star Wars™ Play Sets and Immediately Playable in the Toy Box LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (JUNE 12, 2015) Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm today announced that some of the Star Wars™ characters from the popular animated TV series Star Wars Rebels™  are joining Disney Infinity 3.0…

 

June 10, 2015
Funko is proud to announce our second batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives! Our goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place. In an effort to provide more of our products to Con-goers, we are NOT offering…

 

June 10, 2015
BBP02100_HiRes_050815 Return to Mongo with the New Convention Exclusive from Entertainment Earth   Evil Emperor Ming is out to destroy Earth, but not to fear. Flash is here to save us all… in 3 3/4-inch scale, that is! From Bif Bang Pow! comes the Flash Gordon Hawk City Scene 3 3/4-Inch Figure Set – Convention Exclusive….

 

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