November 8, 2018


LOS ANGELES, CA – November 7, 2018 Chevy Metal is not your average “cover band”, no they are the ULTIMATE PARTY BAND! Formed by Taylor Hawkins and Wiley Hodgden, they have toured the world, been Mick Jagger’s backing band and played with some of the best musicians on the planet! You never know who might show up to jam with them? Playing only the sickest tunes from the ‘70s and ‘80s, Chevy Metal are there to rule the stage at Designer Con 2018! Chevy Metal is set to take the stage at the Designer Con After Party on Saturday November 17, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.  Opening the show will be none other than Rob Zombie’s prodigy guitarist, John 5 and his band the Creatures!  The show is sure to be full of surprises, so you don’t want to miss out!

The show is being sponsored by MEDICOM TOY and FUNKO, who will be giving away free exclusive merch to those in attendance.  Everyone with a ticket to the show will get an exclusive Chevy Metal Be@rbrick by MEDICOM TOY and the first 1,000 people to redeem their tickets will get an exclusive box of Chevy Metal FunkO’s cereal by FUNKO.

Chevy Metal will also have a variety of exclusive merch at the ROAD CRATES booth #1805 at Designer Con.  Among the notable merch, Chevy Metal will have three exclusive prints on sale.  The prints are all limited to 200 pcs and have been done by the incredible talents of Ron English, Paul Shipper and Sam Gilbey.

Artist:  Ron English

Paper Size:   18” x 24”

Edition Size:  200 pcs signed and numbered

Cost:   $35

Artist:  Paul Shipper

Paper Size:   18” x 24”

Edition Size:  200 pcs numbered

Cost:   $35

Artist:  Sam Gilbey

Paper Size:   24” x 36”

Edition Size:  200 pcs numbered

Cost:   $45


John 5 will have an exclusive poster, by Dirty Donny, sold at the ROAD CRATES booth#1805 at Designer Con.

Artist:  Dirty Donny

Paper Size:   18” x 24”

Edition Size:  125 pcs signed & numbered

Cost:   $40

Tickets to Designer Con and the After Party concert can be found at the Designer Con website


This is a show you will not want to miss!

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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, 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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