Color Ink Book's 2010 SDCC Skinner Toys Exclusives
June 30, 2010

The Brothers Washburn / Color Ink Book with special guest Skinner will be holding down BOOTH # 5569

The Brothers Washburn have so many things coming your way at this years San Diego Comic Convention.  We will be releasing our eighth volume of Color Ink Book (which celebrates our second full year publishing) early with five SDCC exclusive covers in honor of our SDCC 2009 covers that blew out!! This year we are privileged to bring you covers by Alex Pardee (75), Andrew Bell (50), Femke Hiemstra, (50) Travis Lampe (50) and Workhorse (50).  Along with the exclusive covers we are also releasing two new Skinner toys, the Lurker red eye colorway  (50) (the white eye colorway sold out this year at WonderCon) and the Lurker wolf (50) which features glow in the dark mouth and eyes.  These figures were sculpted and hand cast and painted by David Arshawsky (TMNT, Skeleton Warriors) and a tee shirt designed by Femke Hiemstra. We will also be hosting a number of signings at our booth (booth #5569) by the following artists Alex Pardee, Andrew Bell, Travis Lampe, Skinner as well as a few to be announced.  There will be a prototype of our next toy release by Travis Lampe a 12 inch plush of his vision of Rayola.


We are also partnering with the San Diego Blood Bank and 3 amazing artists for 3 awesome and one of a kind items for auction. The artists in question are Alex Pardee, Skinner and Tado (Mike and Katie). They have graciously donated art work which we have in turn put on surfboards. Its San Diego right? These one of a kind boards will on display at SDCC 2010 and auctioned off to benefit the San Diego Blood Bank!

For a complete list of what will be available at the con click here!

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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