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 8, 2014
DARYL_WITH_CHOPPER_01 (1) Todd McFarlane to Innovate the Brick Building Category with Unprecedented and Highly Detailed Collectible Product Available Exclusively at Toys “R” Us this Fall   July 8, 2014 – Tempe, AZ – Famed artist and award-winning toy designer Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys are unveiling a revolutionary evolution in brick building toys based on television’s most…

 

July 7, 2014
BCS1stDoctorCE1 Outfitted in flamboyant gentleman’s attire, including a cape and Astrakahn hat, the First Doctor comes with numerous accessories including his horn handle walking cane, monocle and pipe. With eight interchangeable hands, to enable numerous poses and a light-up display base with the Gallifreyan symbol for one, the First Doctor 1:6 Scale Commemorative Edition is the…

 

July 2, 2014
S7AlienSDCC14Tease Debut of New Super7 ReAction Figures, Vinyl Figures, Apparel Collections, and Product Releases in Partnership with Funko and Lucasfilm in Collaboration with Acme Archives and Mighty Fine Highlights Include The Gimp ReAction Figure, Limited Edition Super7 Alien Egg Chamber Playset and Limited Run Star Wars Apparel and Prints SAN FRANCISCO, CA, – June 26, 2014 –…

 

July 1, 2014
S7ReActAlienEggAFi3 Today we have an exclusive interview with the gang at Super7.   As you will recall, last year at this time, Super7 had already announced their ReAction line of retro figures based on the original Kenner sculpts for the never released “Alien” line of action figures.  Then they cracked the internet in half when they announced…

 

July 1, 2014
boba-fett-prototype-black-series Today, over on StarWars.com they revealed the rumored Walgreen’s exclusive Star Wars Black 6″ figure, and it turns out to be Prototype Boba Fett. While Boba Fett’s iconic Mandalorian armor has become one of the most famous designs in all of Star Wars, it started out with a very different color scheme. In early concept art…

 

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…

 

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