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 20, 2015
club200x_Logo1 Today on MattyCollector.com Mattel posted all of the details for the upcoming Club 200x MOTUC mini-subscription.    This sub was first announced over the weekend at Toy Fair 2015.   While we saw 3 of the characters and the exclusive head-pack at the show, then Mattel showed on more character on-line, now the details posted today give…

 

February 20, 2015
Mythic Press image_sm The Four Horsemen are back from Toy Fair and have posted a massive update with new figures and new announcements on all of their social media channels:   We are now just a little over a week and a half into our Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign, and along the way we have seen several requests…

 

February 19, 2015
Arkham_AF_5Pack Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Collectibles.  These products will appear and be available to pre-order in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.    The products announced in this solicitation will be arriving in stores in September of 2015.  I know that seems like a…

 

February 19, 2015
LBCCpromo (1) On Sunday, March 1 Long Beach Comic Expo will host a panel with the Four Horseman (MOTUC, DCUC, Gothitropolis, Mythic Legions) hosted by Jesse Snider, rocker, TV personality and son of Dee Snider. Hot off of their appearance with their first ever booth at Toy Fair, and deep in the throws of their red-hot Mythic…

 

February 18, 2015
WarpoJumboCthu1 12” CTHULHU ACTION FIGURE DEBUTED AT TOY FAIR 2015Toy Fair Attendees Got First In-Person Look at Highly Anticipated 12” Cthulhu from Warpo CHICAGO, IL (February 16, 2015): Since indie toy company Warpo first entered the collectible toy market last year with a highly successful Kickstarter for their Legends of Cthulhu, 3.75” retro action figures, the…

 

February 18, 2015
NECASimpsonsLogo Hillside, NJ – February 18, 2015 – The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, announced today the next line-up of celebrities as part of THE SIMPSONS exclusive “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars” program. The fifth installment of…

 

February 17, 2015
MMPRLogo   Los Angeles, CA (February 17, 2015) – Saban Brands and Fisher-Price today announced a new line of Imaginext products, inspired by the iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, for preschool-aged children coming to market summer 2015. The new toy line will include a range of figures, villains, weapons, Zords and a giant Megazord with multiple…

 

February 16, 2015
AFi_NYTF15_2 I stayed up late to make sure all of our Day 3 Toy Fair 2015 are live in our Toy Fair Gallery. Adding all the companies I visited today we are up to almost 50 galleries! Check out the 2015 Toy Fair Gallery for pictures of all the latest offerings from: Bandai QMx Factory Entertianment Toynami Schleich…

 

February 15, 2015
Mattel posted the following Toy Fair update today on MattyCollector.com: Toy Fair is happening at this very moment! It’s industry insider-only, so let us be your eyes and ears for the most up-to-date info from the Masters of the Universe® line. We’re jumping right in with big news about a new subscription… Masters of the…

 

February 15, 2015
GGSPJumbosTF10 Right as everyone was being booted out of the Javits center at the end of the second day I was able to grab a scoop!  This is the first look at the prototypes for TWO of Gentle Giant’s new Jumbo Super Powers line and Batman from their new Jumbo Batman: The Animated Series line. I…

 

February 15, 2015
AFi_NYTF15_2 The second day of Toy Fair 2015 is done and we have an all new round of pictures from 17 different companies!  That’s over 20 new galleries of new toy goodness! Check out the 2015 Toy Fair Gallery for pictures of all the latest offerings from: Mattel McFarlane Toys NECA Mezco Toys Diamond Select Toys Square…

 

February 15, 2015
DSC_0707 One of my first stops yesterday was stopping by the DC Collectibles booth, where my old pal Jim Fletcher walked me through all of the latest and greatest product offerings that the good people at DCC have cooked up for us. What you WON’T see in the video is where I pushed him to the…

 

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