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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December 25, 2013
MatTent13outside1 Once a year at Mattel HQ as part of their regular company store they have their annual tent sale.  This sale typically runs from just after Halloween until just before Christmas.   The sale is primarily made up of bulk overstock. Whatever item  they put out there they always have a LOT of said item, like…

 

December 23, 2013
Today Mattel sent over some photos of an attractive young lady (actually cosplayer Natalie Atkins) modeling their new Movie Masters™ Epic Creations™ DC Classic TV Series Batman™ Utility Belt to remind fans that these sets are on sale now.   So who are we to not pass that kind of information on to you, our…

 

December 21, 2013
Here are 5 brand new items from Gentle Giant Ltd. They’re all available now for pre-order through the Gentle Giant website.  Leia (Hoth Outfit) Kenner Jumbo Figure – $79.95 Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to our exciting line of…

 

December 19, 2013
December 18th 2013: Just in time for the holidays, the team here at Gaming Heads have another fantastic new range in store. Following the announcement of several other new and exciting lines, it is with great pleasure that today that we can reveal another brand new addition: Lara Croft from the sensational reboot of the Tomb…

 

December 16, 2013
If you love all of Mattel’s MattyCollector.com product then you had better have deep pockets today as there are three high-dollar items going on sale as part of their December 16th sale.   In today’s sale we have the MOTUC Castle Grayskull day-of sale for $300, the Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand for $130 and the 1966 Batman…

 

December 15, 2013
IMG_5363 For the past several years Target stores have been offering up some fun new seasonal items for fans of pop culture as part of their seasonal resets and this year is no exception.  As a part of this, Target has done a seasonal aisle of toys, food, ornaments and sometimes even exclusive figures.   The toys…

 

December 14, 2013
DCSC13Class3 So we have reached the end of the DC Club Infinite Earths DC Signature Collection subscription, not just for 2013, but forever.   While we will be getting 4 quarterly figures in 2014, the monthly subscription has died for DCUC fans.     The 2014 CIE subscription only reached 61% of funding during the campaign. While the 2013…

 

December 14, 2013
TitanGERONIMO Celebrate the world’s favorite space-and-time-travelling adventurer with the latest TITANS releases from Titan Entertainment – a multiverse of figures to collect! DOCTOR WHO TITANS – 11th Doctor “Geronimo!” Collection Announcing our second collection devoted to the 11th Doctor, this range of  3″ blind-boxed TITANS features (by popular demand) ALL of the 11th Doctor’s companions, The…

 

December 13, 2013
DC_Comics_ArmoredLex 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 June 2014 (except for the Deluxe Lex…

 

December 13, 2013
reaction_super7_funko Super7 just sent out the following message/email to those that picked up an Early Bird set of their ReAction Alien figures at SDCC 2013:   After 34 years in the making the Alien ReAction figures are shipping at last! All SDCC Early Bird Kit and Online Pre-Orders for the Alien ReAction Figures and Alien Fast…

 

December 12, 2013
This just in from our friends over at EMCE Toys – an early look at the creation of the follow up to their wildly successful “Create Your Own Comic Book Hero” customizing set: 2014: “Create Your Own Comic Book Hero, The Sequel!” This is the first of our upcoming products for 2014 that we will…

 

December 12, 2013
Ok… it’s not really a mid-season break. We’re both such jet-setters, traveling the globe that it was a little hard to connect for a few weeks there, but we’re back with an all new episode of pop culture discussion. We had to come back THIS week, after all on THIS day (Dec 12th) two years…

 

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