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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February 26, 2014
MOTUCclubEtheria_TF14Display1 Today over on the MattyCollector.com message boards Scott posted a reply to the folks that have concerns of the newly announced MOTUC/POP Club Etheria subscription:   posted February 26, 2014 04:02 PM Not that we are counting on this or at all are expecting to go down this path, but I know a lot of…

 

February 25, 2014
ScreenHunter_263 Feb. 25 13.45 For the past 4 days we’ve been uploading TONS of pictures to our Toy Fair 2014 galleries here on AFi.  There are more than 50 galleries representing over 50 different companies and toy lines are now uploaded and ready for your viewing ! Click HERE , on the image below or on the gallery heading…

 

February 22, 2014
4HMTF14ML1 The Four Horsemen posted a pretty extensive wrap-up of all of the news and reveals that came out of their pre-Toy Fair “TOYPOCALYPSE 4: FANEXTASY” event last Saturday: We just wrapped up our 4th annual Toypocalypse gallery show this week and we just wanted to take a moment to thank TT Underground Gallery and Toy…

 

February 21, 2014
Jakks48TMNT1 Jakks Pacific has had a lot of success with their line of licensed 31″ action figures from properties such as Star Wars and Man of Steel, but clearly even that is not big enough. In their showroom at Toy Fair 2014 they had a prototype for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo figure that was…

 

February 17, 2014
20140218-020111.jpg We were very pleased to see that Jazwares hear the cry of fans and it expanding their Teen Titans Go! line. There are new figures of Beast BoyAnd Raven coming in both the 5″ and 9″ lines. We could only shoot the 5″ figures. But that’s not all! We couldn’t shoot it but they also…

 

February 16, 2014
#TF14 Video Tour of Mattel’s Collector Press Event Showroom. Here’s a video tour of Mattel’s 2014 Collector Press Showcase Event held 2/16 at NY ToyFair.   Check out the latest reveals from Masters of the Universe, DC Comics, Hot Wheels, WWE, Monster High and Imaginext.  

 

February 16, 2014
20140216-173129.jpg My favorite reveal: DCCs biggest figure ever Son Of Batman Nightwing Reveal

 

February 16, 2014
20140216-131953.jpg BigBangPow announced new retro 3.75″ Twilight Zone figures. There are 6 figure in the first wave. Not shown is the Henry Bemis figure. Also shown were the newly announced 3.75″ figures based on The Big Bang Theory. This figures will have 5 points of articulation and will have a pop up cardboard “set” on each…

 

February 16, 2014
20140216-101214.jpg They are a little tough to shot in the booth because of the backlight- but here is wave 2 of FUNKO’s 6″ Legacy Game of Thrones action figure line.  

 

February 15, 2014
20140215-164325.jpg Here are some early looks at the Star Wars products in the Hasbro Toy Fair showroom. We’ll have full galleries up shortly. Rebels and 3.75″ figures. Star Wars Black

 

February 15, 2014
20140215-164421.jpg Here’s some pictures of the new Marvel product direct from the Hasbro Toy Fair showroom in NYC.  

 

February 15, 2014
Captain America 2014 Falcon_detail MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA returns to theaters on April 4, 2014 in his second film, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. The storyline of this film picks up where MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS film leaves off, as STEVE ROGERS (a.k.a. CAPTAIN AMERICA) continues his heroic missions with S.H.I.E.L.D. Hasbro will celebrate the world of CAPTAIN AMERICA with a…

 

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