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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June 5, 2015
CHH96-imaginext-dc-superfriends-firestorm-d-1 The other week we showed you some DC Comics Imaginext reveals that showed up on the back of some new packaging, but now the good folks at Fisher-Price have done one better with new products officially revealed on the Imaginext website!   New figures, new vehicles and new fun are coming our way! And this…

 

June 4, 2015
HasSDCC15DrStrangeBox2 At LONG LAST Hasbro has revealed their Marvel Legends SDCC 2015 exclusive set.   Hasbro typically reveals their SDCC sets back in February at Toy Fair, but this year it was “radio silence” when it came to convention exclusives.   It now appears that the reason they waited was to make the announcements via main…

 

June 4, 2015
HTAOUScarletWitch1 “I can show you what you truly fear!” In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda Maximoff a.k.a Scarlet Witch has undergone experiments by HYDRA to obtain superpowers in neuro-electric interfacing, telekinesis, mental manipulation and became a “secret weapon” of the evil organization. When HYDRA fell, she joined Ultron to get their revenge on Tony Stark,…

 

June 4, 2015
BBP17160_StuartSheldon_HiRes What Happens at the Comic-Book Shop Stays There with New THE BIG BANG THEORY™ Convention Exclusive!       Our special edition THE BIG BANG THEORY™ Sheldon and Stuart 3 ¾-Inch Action Figures Set of 2 – Convention Exclusive is made exclusively by Bif Bang Pow! for Entertainment Earth as a convention exclusive! In his…

 

June 3, 2015
LegoBBTpic2 BAZINGA!! As announced back in November of 2014, the Lego Ideas Big Bang Theory set is coming in 2015!   Today we get our first official look at the set and the Minifigures of the actual set!  This set is based on the long running, hit comedy on CBS and features Minifigures of all seven of…

 

June 2, 2015
BBPSDCC15KissAlive2box1 Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! What’s the next best thing to seeing KISS live in concert? It’s having their official action figures rock out on a replica stage to your custom playlist of course! That dream is now a reality thanks to the KISS Alive II Stage with 1:20 Scale Action Figures – Deluxe Box Set…

 

June 2, 2015
AlienMinimates The motto of Diamond Select Toys is “The Best of All Worlds,” and this new batch of products scheduled for late 2015 comes from a lot of worlds! Whether it’s the physical worlds of Earth, Oa, Krypton and LV-426, or the thematic worlds of cartoons (Batman: The Animated Series), movies (Godzilla), and video games (Plants…

 

May 29, 2015
LEGO_JL_DOOM_BD_OSLV_3D_1000524019-2 THE FATE OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE HANGS IN THE BALANCE AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND THE LEGO® GROUP RELEASE  LEGO® DC COMICS SUPER HEROES:  JUSTICE LEAGUE: ATTACK OF THE LEGION OF DOOM! ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD,  AUGUST 25, 2015   Includes Exclusive Trickster LEGO® Minifigure for Initial Ship!   Burbank, CA (MAY…

 

May 29, 2015
DCImagineTar7PkFt Target stores are starting to get in new DC Comics Super Friends Imaginext product, including a new exclusive 7-pack of figures.  The other item of note is that there are some new products revealed on the back of one of the packages. First up is the Target exclusive Heroes Vs. Villains 7 pack.  The litteral…

 

May 29, 2015
HTSWEp4LukeSky1 “I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m here to rescue you.” – Luke Skywalker Originally just a moisture farmer on the planet Tatooine, the young Luke Skywalker’s life began to change forever when he purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, and met the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the infamous smugglers Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia! Luke’s actions…

 

May 28, 2015
CABad Guys Custom The “Ultimate Cosplayer” continues tradition by Bringing Out The Bad    Ridgewood, NJ. (May 28, 2015) –Captain Action Enterprises, licensors of the popular Captain Action line, are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Captain Action 1/6th scale Custom Action Figure Contest, to be held during an “American Idol” style judging panel at the Comic-Con International,…

 

May 28, 2015
BBPSDCC15ST4Bobble1 Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! If you never get the chance to swim with the whales, at least you can bobble with them. Presenting the only logical way to fit humpback whales in your collection this Star Trek IV: Whales with Spock bobble head made by Bif Bang Pow!. This Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive measures approximately…

 

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