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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April 16, 2015
E7HanChewie2   New Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Trailer… say goodbye to the rest of your day.   We’re just gonna keep watching this over and over and over and over… “We’re home…”

 

April 15, 2015
75112_Grievous_Back The Battle for the galaxy is going to get bigger! Expanding the way children can build and play within the Star Wars universe, new LEGO® Star Wars™ large scale Buildable Figures are launching in September. The first sets featuring Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker were unveiled at New York Toy Fair in February, with four more…

 

April 13, 2015
4HMRAVENSDCC15ExNitm1   We’re already gearing up for the 2015 San Diego Comic Con and we wanted to make sure that we have some figures ready for the show, so we’re teaming up with our friends over at Action Figure Xpress (AFX)to make this happen! The first figure will go on sale at 3pm EST and is…

 

April 13, 2015
ScreenHunter_565 Apr. 13 13.54 The fact that the CW got both these casts together to create this AMAZING 3 minute promo makes my geek heart smile! Good guys   vs BAD guys!   In this club, there are no rules. Watch this exclusive video and get ready for the final episodes of The Flash and Arrow, beginning Tuesday and…

 

April 13, 2015
We are excited to announce more Star Wars Celebration Funko exclusives today! Funko will be exhibiting at Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim, CA! You can find Funko at booth #1410! Today we are making our final exclusive announcement! FUNKO x SUPER 7 24″ SUPER SHOGUN! See you at Star Wars Celebration! Super Shogun: Shadowtrooper…

 

April 12, 2015
LegoDimensionsXBoxSet1 The Creativity of LEGO Building Meets the Epic Story-Telling of LEGO Videogames for Multi-Dimensional Fun Fan-Favorite Worlds Converge in One Thrilling Adventure — A Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a Master Builder Traveling Down the Yellow Brick Road is Just the Beginning!   BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group…

 

April 11, 2015
4HMRAVENSDCC15Ex3 Today on their Facebook page, the Four Horsemen teased their SDCC exclusives: RAVENS SDCC EXCLUSIVES PRE-ORDERS BEGIN MONDAY!! This coming Monday, April 13th at 3pm EST both Store Horsemen and Action Figure Xpress will begin pre-orders for their 2015 San Diego Comic Con exclusives! These pre-orders will run until Saturday, April 18th at 3pm. Pricing…

 

April 11, 2015
SDCC Crimson Strike This afternoon at G.I. JoeCon in Springfield, IL, the Hasbro G.I. Joe brand team unveiled new items from this year’s Toys “R” Us-exclusive G.I. Joe toy line.  They also revealed the 2 SDCC exclusive sets.  See below for all of the reveals: SDCC EXCLUSIVES (Available: July 2015) G.I. JOE CRIMSON STRIKE: Available in the Hasbro…

 

April 10, 2015
ScreenHunter_535 Apr. 10 12.51 Three new products are coming from the gang at Gentle Giant early next year from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including our first look at the BTAS Joker jumbo and the next in their Super Powers Jumbo line.   Super Powers Wonder Woman Jumbo Figure In 1984,…

 

April 8, 2015
WarpoC2E2Cth1 Exclusive to C2E2, Attendees Will Have the Chance to Win these Ultra-Rare Customs CHICAGO, IL (April 8, 2015): Warpo, creators of the acclaimed Legends of Cthulhu retro action figure line, announce today that renown artist Skinner has created four custom, one-of-a-kind figures, which will be available to win exclusively at the C2E2 convention, taking place…

 

April 7, 2015
JokerBustBank This Wednesday is a huge New Toy Day for comic shops, as a ton of new products are heading their way from Diamond Select Toys! Granted, a lot of those products are tiny, 2-inch Minimates mini-figures, but when you bring together sets from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Buck Rogers, Pulp Fiction, The Walking Dead, SpongeBob…

 

April 6, 2015
ScreenHunter_511 Apr. 06 21.45 C-3PO Droids Celebration VII Exclusive Jumbo Figure STAR WARS CELEBRATION VII EXCLUSIVE Limited to 1 per customer account. Duplicate orders will be cancelled. In 1985, everyone’s favorite protocol droid and astromech droid starred in their own animated TV series. Star Wars: Droids, featured R2-D2 and C-3PO on their early adventures that took place before Star…

 

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