Countdown For DC Club Infinite Earths – Ice
August 19, 2013

As we count down the final few hours of the 2014 Mattel subscription window we will take a closer look at the announced figures for the first quarter of the 2013 DC Club Infinite Earths sub.  You can order a 2014 sub with both monthly and quarterly shipping here at

In this installment we look at Ice.   This one is going to be the most painful if the sub doesn’t go through.  That will mean we have Fire and not Ice.   That would be like having Batman and no Robin or Booster Gold without Blue Beetle or Superman Red without Superman Blue… well, maybe not that last one.

Ice will fill out our JLI roster.   She’s one of the prettiest faces that the Four Horsemen have sculpted… and I hope that all of her white paint that we see on the prototype is that white in production.   This figure NEEDS that.  Not the dull gray wash.   I spoke to several of the Mattel designers at Comic Con and it sounds like they have a handle on that issue now.

Ice has a new head, new half-shirt/top, hands and lower legs.  She will be a Q1 figure in the sub.



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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