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.

 

October 7, 2014
GoHeroLogo Here it is!  An AFi exclusive sneak preview of an INCREDIBLE line up of new products coming from the team-up of Go Hero, Executive Replicas and Phicen.  The gang at Go Hero was incredibly generous and is letting us reveal the list of prototypes they will be debuting this weekend at NYCC 2014.  You can…

 

October 7, 2014
MOTUC2015Q1figures Here’s the SECOND video in 2 days from Mattel about new MOTUC product.  This one covers early 2015: The end of the Classics line begins in January 2015! Here’s a close-up look at some of the figures (and accessories) we’ll release: Lizard Man, Ninja Warrior, fans’ choice Huntara, Oo-Larr, and “versus” two-pack 200X Snake Armor…

 

October 6, 2014
travels-best-halloween-attractions-ss-13th-floor-haunted-house-006 CHEVY CHASE, MD (October 6, 2014) – TravelChannel.com names the “Travel’s Best: Halloween Attractions” of 2014. This year, these top 10 attractions are pulling out all the stops – heightening the fear factor and frightening visitors with new haunted houses, thrilling rides and amazing special effects produced by the best in the business.   TravelChannel.com…

 

October 6, 2014
  EVERETT, WA – October 6, 2014 – Funko is excited to announce a new license with Sesame Workshop to create a series of Sesame Street Pop! Vinyl Figures. “Funko is excited about our new partnership with Sesame Workshop. As a company we feel that the Sesame Street license is a fantastic way to bring…

 

October 5, 2014
EonQuest_key_art The 5.5’’ action figure format gets a bold new re-imagining for a new era. OCTOBER 6, 2014 (Champaign, IL): The Cosmic Warriors of the Ninth Galaxy are here! An exciting new line of collectible 5.5’’ action figures is about to be launched on Kickstarter starting October 15, 2014! Paying homage to some of the most…

 

October 3, 2014
Today, Skybound announced the 2014 McFarlane Toys NYCC exclusive Walking Dead figure: After a slew of cryptic clues, we’re so excited to announce that Jesus (in both color and bloody black & white) will be available at New York Comic Con for $25 each. If you just can’t wait or you want to ensure you get your hands on…

 

October 1, 2014
Tenacious Collective booth graphics & artwork provided by 123KLAN   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2014 Following up on a dynamic and exciting presence at NYCC 2013, Tenacious Toys is again managing a massive 600-square-foot booth in the center of The Block, the area of New York Comic Con dedicated to art toys and the…

 

September 30, 2014
NatlPodcastDay14 Since it IS National Podcast day, I thought I would also post about recent podcast appearance I did with the good people at the “Drinking with Comics” podcast.   This was recorded about 2 weeks ago up the street at my local comic shop “The Comic Bug.”    I had a GREAT time talking with Mike and…

 

September 30, 2014
Happy National Podcast Day everybody!  Thank you for listening and sharing it with us here at the Geek Shall Inherit podcast!   If you dig what we do on GSi this would be the perfect opportunity to recommend us to a friend on this national day of podcast celebration.  We love talking all things pop culture with…

 

September 29, 2014
Funko is excited to be part of Target’s “Collector’s World” section in stores nationwide! Visit a Target store to find the “Collector’s World” endcap in the toys department. Visit the store finder on www.funko.com to find your nearest Target. Visit the trading card section, located at the front of Target stores, for a Pocket Pop!…

 

September 25, 2014
MOTUCIGSkelChip1 Sometimes you’ve just gotta branch out. One planet isn’t enough for this greedy guy… he wants a much bigger piece of the cosmic pie. Representing his healed techno virus body, this figure comes with a removable helmet, cosmic Havoc Staff, and an all-new “battle damage” head for Faker®. Skeletor, the Intergalactic Overlord of Evil™  is…

 

September 24, 2014
HTSWEp4HanSolo0 Star Wars Episode IV: 1/6th scale Han Solo Collectible Figure   “Here’s where the fun begins.” – Han Solo Hot Toys has always been a big fan of the iconic Star Wars saga and we are thrilled to have acquired the official right to manufacture collectibles from the Star Wars universe this year! We will…

 

SPONSORS

 

250x250_aff_25under25

 

902268-han-solo-and-chewbacca-024

 

gsi-250

 

tim-bruckner-250px

 

13888_toys_bkfriday-deals_assoc_300x250

 

your-ad-here