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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July 1, 2014
The gang at Skybound have a pretty impressive and diverse roster of SDCC exclusives this year, from action figures, to shirts to hardback editions… even a mini version of “Lucille”, perfect for clearing people out of your way into Hall H. See below for their full announcement: Here is our list of exclusive items we’ll…

 

July 1, 2014
AlienGlowFigure9 As if the old Kenner 12″ Alien figure wasn’t creepy enough, now Gentle Giant, ltd has made it BIGGER and Glow-In-The-Dark…so you can never escape his hollow stare…   Alien SDCC 2014 Ex. Glow-In-The-Dark Vintage Jumbo Figure Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you another piece of toy history with our SDCC Exclusive GLOW…

 

July 1, 2014
Alfred Hitchcock Wacky Wobbler Good Evening. Funko Presents… The Master of Suspense! The man behind Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho and more has been immortalized as a Wacky Wobbler! Available in October! ReAction Figures: Horror Classics One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna…

 

June 30, 2014
TRUComicon14-header Toys ‘R” Us has just announced their San Diego Comic Con – Con First exclusives.   This roster of toys and actions figures will be exclusive first to the EntertainmentEarth.com booth as SDCC 2014 before they are available in stores and on line. Winged Fairy Maleficent Relive the fierce and exciting battle scene from the…

 

June 27, 2014
With San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to tell you about the cool things the gang at Titan Merchandise be debuting AND the awesome figures exclusive to SDCC14! Convention Exclusive!  Doctor Who TITANS: 9” The Beast Towering over every other TITAN we’ve ever produced, The Beast stands at a mighty 9…

 

June 27, 2014
HTDKRTheBatSet1 In The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to The Dark Knight Trilogy by Christopher Nolan, Batman was presented an all new aircraft by Lucius Fox. During last year’s exhibitions, Hot Toys has showcased the prototype of the 1/12th scale The Bat and fans were already eager for the official reveal of this amazing collectible!…

 

June 25, 2014
KOTOSDCC14Batman6 Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger Batman has been thrilling readers young and old alike for 75 years. To commemorate this milestone anniversary Kotobukiya has created an extremely limited edition ARTFX+ statue of the “Bat-Man” as he first appeared in Detective Comics issue #27. Masterfully sculpted by Atelier Bamboo, Batman stands in…

 

June 25, 2014
  Time for our second SDCC Exclusive announcement! Luke freed himself from the Wampa! The Wampa had to lose an arm in the struggle, but don’t worry… We’ve included it in the packaging of this Pop! set for safe keeping. It looks like The Chosen One has been slaying quite a few vampires! An Invisible…

 

June 25, 2014
AFIAT-ATDriverPackagingConcept You may recall that our friends at Gentle Giant LTD. participated in our 9th anniversary “Scoop Week” and allowed us to debut their Star Wars Vintage Jumbo T.I.E. Pilot.   Today they have allowed us to reveal the first of their 2014 San Diego Comic Con exclusives, and it is another vintage Jumbo Imperial troop:…

 

June 24, 2014
You are joining us at a very special time.   This happens to be Jason’s favorite episode.   What makes this 107th installment his favorite?   You are just going to have to listen and find out! Ah Summer!   It’s a great time to be a geek.  Summer Movies!  Summer Conventions!  Summer Fashions…. wait?  Fashions?  That’s not…

 

June 24, 2014
MOTUCFilmHordakImpSet1 His hordey badness has returned in an all new deco and some new features for San Diego Comic Con!  “Filmation Hordak” as he has come to be known is hitting the convention circuit next month.   Despite being labeled as “the Hordak that nobody wanted” by collectors hoping for a more Filmaton styled cyborg Hordak head,…

 

June 23, 2014
BBP17111_Sheldon-Hawkman-AFi Our friends over at BifBangPow! and EntertainmentEarth.com have allowed us to reveal one of their 2014 Convention Exclusive items, and this one is a good one, coming straight from the number 1 comedy on television:   The Big Bang Theory Sheldon Hawkman 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure – Convention Exclusive This summer you can get Sheldon…

 

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