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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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 6, 2018
We’re excited to share details on the Hasbro SDCC Exclusive Marvel Legends Series Red Skull & Electronic Tesseract! Fans will be able to purchase this highly collectible pack at the Hasbro Toy Shop Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con in July, as well as Fan Expo Canada this fall. MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES RED SKULL &…

 

July 5, 2018
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs COBRA limited edition artwork to debut at SDCC • Two new illustrations by artist: Brian Miller (Star Wars, The X-Files, Doctor Who, Archer, The Simpsons, Rick & Morty) • 200 piece hand numbered silk screen edition • Each print measures 24”x 18” • Each print signed by the artist • Each print…

 

June 29, 2018
Hasbro revealed the SDCC Exclusive Marvel Legends Series Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack this morning. Fans will be able to purchase this highly collectible pack at the Hasbro Toy Shop Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con in July, as well as Fan Expo Canada this fall. HASBRO MARVEL SDCC EXCLUSIVE 2018   MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS…

 

June 28, 2018
  DC UNIVERSE goes beyond streaming to deliver a deeply engaging experience; members can watch, read, connect, explore, win and shop, all in one place Original live-action series include Titans, Doom Patrol, and Swamp Thing; original animated series include Young Justice: Outsiders, and Harley Quinn Sign up today for updates and an opportunity for beta access   BURBANK, CA (June 28, 2018) –…

 

June 27, 2018
The One:12 Collective Punisher: Special Ops Edition includes three head portraits, two encompassing the intensity of Frank Castle’s character and one all-new armored skull mask. He comes outfitted in an aramid fiber suit with ballistic plated protection and his classic skull insignia. The Punisher wears a duty belt with a knife sheath and comes well…

 

June 27, 2018
Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! Thanks to the clever designers at Bif Bang Pow!, you can amuse yourself and your fellow Twin Peaks fans with this cool and collectible 4-inch tall floppy wooden puppet that collapses, moves, and stands up again when you push the hidden button on the bottom of the base. Created from solid…

 

June 26, 2018
Jedi Luke Skywalker Mini Bust With Han Solo frozen in carbonite and held in Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine, Luke Skywalker led a mission to rescue his old friend. Now a powerful Jedi Knight, Luke tried to bargain for Han’s life but the crime lord refused. The team of rebels had to invoke plan-B!…

 

June 21, 2018
Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! Reach Super Saiyan Rose status with this Rose Goku enamel pin! Inspired by the Dragon Ball Super anime series, this Dragon Ball Super Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black FiGPiN Enamel Pin – Convention Exclusive is a premium hard-enamel 3-inch FiGPiN that’s amazingly detailed and able to stand up with its signature rubber backer stand….

 

June 20, 2018
Three Variant Editions of Chris Uminga’s DC Artists Alley Batman Design Will Be Available for Purchase at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343  During Comic-Con International: San Diego from July 19-22, 2018   BURBANK, Calif. (June 20, 2018) – With San Diego Comic-Con 2018 right around the corner, DC Collectibles is ready to dazzle the show floor…

 

June 20, 2018
5 Star: DC Super Heroes Your Gotham City Super Hero and Super-Villain reenactments just got five stars better with the release of a new series of 3” figures inspired by your favorite DC characters. The 5 Star line retains the same personality and style of Funko’s popular Pop! with the added benefit of having three…

 

June 19, 2018
Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® and gifts among items planned at three events KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 19, 2018) — PopMinded by Hallmark will continue its participation in the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings later this year with limited quantities of products and collectibles inspired by iconic characters and developed for exclusive availability at…

 

June 15, 2018
Custom games, branded content, and more in the works for Hasbro and comedic influencers   PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and the comedy duo Rhett & Link announced a multi-year relationship committed to bringing Hasbro’s unique, hilarious games to life in 2018 and beyond. The award-winning comedy duo, renowned worldwide for their scripted…

 

June 13, 2018
The One:12 Collective Batman Beyond The One:12 Collective ‘Dark Knight of Tomorrow’ abandons the definitive black and gray Batsuit for an all-black, high tech scheme, punctuated by a bright red bat symbol on the chest. Batman Beyond comes complete with two head portraits, his signature red wings, batarangs, and booster jet effects that create dynamic flying poses….

 

June 13, 2018
We are excited to share new information and images for two Hasbro Star Wars SDCC Exclusives revealed this morning – The Black Series Han Solo & Mynock Figures and The Black Series Centerpiece Rey (Starkiller Base) & Kylo Ren Figure.  These exclusives will be available at Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con in July.  Fans…

 

June 11, 2018
Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! Paying homage to Marvel’s best-selling The Infinity Gauntlet comic series that inspired Avengers: Infinity War, this sensational box set of 16 wooden Pin Mates™ is packaged in a deluxe window box package! Inside the flap, the Marvel hero Pin Mates™ are packed out recreating the iconic “hero charge” cover from Infinity…

 

June 5, 2018
We’re thrilled to share assets for the first Hasbro Star Wars SDCC Exclusive revealed this morning!  The Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra Comic Set, the winner of last year’s fan choice poll for the recently-relaunched Vintage Collection, will be available at Hasbro Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic Con in July.   STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE…

 

June 5, 2018
Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi comes The Return of the Jedi edition Jumbo Boba Fett! Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to present this fan-favorite character as our 2018 Comic Con exclusive Jumbo! In 2010 Gentle Giant Ltd. Released the first 12” Jumbo Star Wars figure, 8 years and…

 

June 2, 2018
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 Movie) – Street Scene Diorama and Action Figure Set Take your #TMNT collection to the next level with this incredible package! Create amazing scenes from the classic #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles movie with this huge Street Scene Diorama, sized to work with most action figures from 6 to 9 inches tall. At over…

 

June 1, 2018
#SDCC Exclusive Reveal == Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 Movie) – Action Figure Box Set To top our most recent TMNT convention exclusive, we created one of our most requested items of all time – an epic box set of 7” scale action figures from the original 1990 movie! This incredible, convention-exclusive set includes Donatello,…

 

May 30, 2018
This action figure debut is the final entry in our line celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic Predator movie! The first-ever Rick Hawkins action figure features the likeness of Shane Black and comes with submachine gun, pistol and knife accessories. Hawkins has over 20 points of articulation and stands approximately 7” tall. Comes in…

 

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