June 16, 2007

ATHENS, Ala., June 16, has partnered with Diamond Select Toys to offer an exclusive limited-edition Back to the Future™ “Enchantment Under the Sea” Minimate two-pack set available this fall. These figures are part of the first series of Diamond Select Toys’ upcoming line of Back to the Future™ Minimates and licensed film prop replicas, and will be available exclusively through The exclusive two-pack will coincide with the retail release of the Back to the Future™ Minimates Box Set also set for release in October 2007. Based upon the original 1985 blockbuster feature film, the Back to the Future™ Minimates represent the very first figures ever produced in North America from the classic time travel series. Characterizing "Marty McFly" and "Lorraine Baines" from the pivotal Enchantment Under the Sea dance scene in 1955, these figures were perfect choices for this exclusive two-pack and highly compliment the commercial box set.

"Fans have been patiently waiting for officially-licensed figures from the Back to the Future™ series for more than two decades now, so I’m very excited that we can be a part of this very important and unique promotion," states Stephen Clark, Owner and General Manager. "When we first learned of Diamond Select’s plans to release Minimates this year, I knew we had to be somehow involved."

Limited to only 3,000 pieces, the BTTF ‘Enchantment Under the Sea’ Minimate 2-Pack was developed and sculpted by Art Asylum, and each figure features 14 points of articulation. The exclusive set can be ordered through’s online store — — and is expected to ship the first week in October.



As the leading online authority on the Back to the Future™ film series, BTTF.COM is a unique internet portal based in Athens, AL which disseminates the very latest news and offers specialized services all relating to the famous time-traveling trilogy. In addition, the site has quickly become the world’s largest resource for purchasing officially licensed Back to the Future™ collectibles and memorabilia. Founded in 1992, has also previously partnered with Sun Star Diecasting and Welly USA on several top- selling Back to the Future™ products and collectibles. For more information, visit

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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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