BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI – ROBIN, JOKER Batman’s closest ally and nemesis are the next two offerings in this fantastic line. The Joker stands almost 11″ tall and Robin stands 10.5″ tall; each comes with appropriate weapons and a display stand. These figures are listed at $99.99 each.
S.H. MONSTERARTS – MECHA KING GHIDORAH The three-headed Ghidorah stands almost 10″ tall and has poseable necks and tails. It comes with die-cast content, a special display stand and more, and is listed at $189.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.
POP! MARVEL – HOWARD THE DUCK Whether you’re a fan from his self-titled movie, his comic appearances or just his appearance in the Collector’s ship, Howard the Duck is an unlikely hero that is available to join your collection. He is priced at $9.99.
FIGUARTS ZERO SAILOR MARS Sailor Mars is surrounded by a red energy effect as she holds a spirit ward in her hand. She is listed at $89.99.
ES GOHKIN OPTIMUS PRIME, RODIMUS PRIME These figures stand about 4.3″ tall and includes diecast and plastic content. They come with alternate hands, a blaster and a base stand, and are priced at $59.99 each.
DYNAMITE ACTION! NUMBER 19 – UFO ROBOT GRENDIZER Evolution Toy has announced a new release in their Dynamite Action Line. Grendizer stands about 6.7″ tall with plastic, iron and magnet composition, and comes with alternate hands, the Spaizer and Double Spaizer, weapons and more. He is listed at $219.99.
TOPEAM TSD-002 This figure changes from super deformed visored robot to white racing sports car. We have it listed at $52.99.
NEW JAPANESE IMPORT EXCLUSIVES A number of new Bandai import exclusives are ready for pre-orders. They include the Acheron Charon, the Robot Damashii Bash, the Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger Black Iron Transformation DX Kurainer Robot and much more. All of these new items can be seen at the link.
NEW JAPANESE EXCLUSIVES – PART 2 Another list of import exclusives has arrived. This one is headlined by a 14.6″ Great Mazinger figure by Medicom at $239.99, and also includes a Sailor Moon necklace, Godzilla Bearbricks, a Morrigan in white statue, Chun Li Pink Bishoujo statue at $144.99 and more. Be sure to check the list for your favorites and interests.
ASSEMBLE BORG NEXUS, ARMOROID This new line of figures uses Revoltech joints and each figure stands about 6″ tall. They come with alternate faces, chests, shoulders and/or the ability to assume different shapes, and are priced at $43.99 each.
CONAN THE BRUTAL FAUX BRONZE STATUE Quarantine Studios presents this statue of Conan done in a faux bronze finish. Conan wears his horned helmet and has an ax in one hand and shield in the other. This 1/6 scale piece stands about 14.5″ tall on its base and is listed at $289.99, $10 off the MSRP.
1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT GLADIATOR HULK This statue is based on Hulk’s look from the Planet Hulk storyline. This piece stands over 30″ tall and shows Hulk as the Green Scar, with sword, shield and helmet. it is listed at $599.99.
SUPERMAN PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE Superman wears his classic outfit in this piece, which shows him standing atop a crystal structure. It stands 25.5″ tall and is listed at $399.99.
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.