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 10, 2015
MOTUCspiritLives_Logo Mattel updated the MattyCollector.com news blog to give fans the details on how and when they can order the 2015 MOTUC chase figure” The Spirit Lives with our 2015 Chase Figure: When He’ll Appear is (Kind of) a Mystery Spirit of Hordak™. Loo-Kee™ and Kowl™. And now, the great Spirit of Grayskull™ commands his rightful…

 

February 10, 2015
WarpoFigures First Action Figures Based on the Legendary World of H.P. Lovecraft Release in Comic, Toy and Hobby Stores Nationwide Today CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2015): From a successful Kickstarter less than a year ago, to toy stores across the country, Warpo is thrilled to announce the Legends of Cthulhu retro action figure line releases today….

 

February 10, 2015
BBP-big-lebowski2 Bif Bang Pow! Abides Again LOS ANGELES, CA: February 10, 2015 – Bif Bang Pow! today announced it has renewed its agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to produce an exciting new line of toys and collectibles inspired by The Big Lebowski.   The license provides for all-new 6 to 24-inch action figures, car accessories…

 

February 10, 2015
Box - Standard Creators of the DC Comics™ Deck-Building Games Developing Officially Licensed Ghostbusters™ Board Game Lake Forest, CA – Feb. 10, 2015 – The streams have been crossed and the Keymaster and the Gatekeeper have come together! Cryptozoic Entertainment, creators of board and collectible card games, is bringing the world’s most highly respected group of paranormal investigators/exterminators…

 

February 9, 2015
Mythic Press image_sm MYTHIC LEGIONS ARE STORMING THE CASTLE!! The Four Horsemen’s highly anticipated Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign is LIVE and running right now! Just march your armies over to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fourhorsemen/mythic-legions-action-figures-by-four-horsemen-stu?ref=nav_search right now to check out the various pledge levels and all of the add-ons and please help spread the word! Here’s just some of the details of the line:  Four Horsemen Studios’ Mythic Legions Kickstarter is…

 

February 5, 2015
Our old pal Jesse DeStasio is cooking up something new in the toy world that ties into his online toy show “Toy Pizza.”   He is using Kickstarter to fund making figures based on the (un)official mascot team “the Knights of the Slice.”   The good news is that the campaign has already fully funded, so if…

 

February 4, 2015
  Are you ready for this!? The latest LEGO Ideas Review results are finally in, and we yet again have some amazing news to share with you! Over the past months, the LEGO Ideas Review Board has been evaluating eight spectacular projects. In the end, only one outstanding design made it through this review and…

 

February 4, 2015
Mythic Press image_sm It’s been almost a year to the date since we first debuted our Mythic Legions line at our 2014 Toypocalypse show, and a lot has changed in that year. The characters have changed, the number of characters sculpted has almost doubled, and after a year of debate amongst fans (and amongst us here at the…

 

February 3, 2015
KotoDCSuperPowers1 Just moments ago Kotobukia made this announcement on their official Facebook page:   Return to the classic era of action figures with the DC Comics SUPER POWERS COLLECTION, a vintage-inspired line of ARTFX+ statues from Kotobukiya! With details such as “Power Action” stances, multiple points of non-articulation and real cloth capes it will feel like…

 

February 2, 2015
ImxtLOD1 The Imaginext team out East have been very bad, but when they are bad it’s good for us.  They are cooking up the next round of DC Comics Super Friends by focusing on the VILLAINS!  They are giving DC Imaginext fans a quartet of great new items, two of which are available now (on Amazon.com)…

 

February 2, 2015
Warner Bros. Unveils New Animated Content for Batman Unlimited Batman Unlimited, New Animated Content Inspired by Mattel’s New Batman Toy Line, to Debut Spring 2015 All-New Animated Shorts Based on the Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Toy Line to Premiere Spring 2015 Burbank, Calif. – February 2, 2015  – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation today unveiled an unprecedented…

 

January 30, 2015
New York Toy Fair is fast approaching, and Diamond Select Toys has unveiled a whopping 18 new items in the February issue of Diamond Comics’ Previews catalog. Of the 18 new items, five are from brand-new licenses – Comic Book Men, Predator, Nightmare Before Christmas, SpongeBob Squarepants and Valiant Comics! Keep an eye out for…

 

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