Comic Con 2008 Gallery Update
August 5, 2008

The team has been working fast and furious to get all of the pictures in our Comic Con 2008 gallery labeled, and we are just about done.  There are a few more galleries still to be added, but the lion’s share are up now for your enjoyment.  Check out our coverage of the toys, the cosplay and the con life that was SDCC 2008.

Preview Night

The Con Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4

The AFI Toy Biz Panel


Dark Horse

DC Direct

Diamond Select Toys

Gentle Giant

Hasbro’s Star Wars Panel Presentation

Hasbro – Indiana Jones

Hasbro – Marvel 3.75" Line

Hasbro – Marvel

Hasbro – Mighty Mugs

Hasbro – Star Wars 

JUN Planning

Mattel Booth

Mattel’s DC Panel/Presentation 

Mattel – DCUC

Mattel – Infinite Heroes 

Mattel – JLU

Mattel – Cars

McFarlane Toys

Mezco Toyz

Miscellaneous Companies


Sideshow Collectibles



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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