Countdown to Castle Grayskull LAST DAY!! A Word… from Skeltor and Tri-Clops!
November 12, 2012

This is it – Day 0 We are in the final hours of the Castle Grayskull pre-order.  The meter has been updated with the sales from the weekend and we are still not quite there.   There’s no conspiracy from Mattel, no “it’s already sculpted”,  no “It’s going to go through anyway” and no “I’ll bet they reached their goal last week.”   This is IT.  If they don’t make the minimum pre-order this product will not move forward, just like we saw with the Young Justice 2-pack.   It didn’t meet it’s goal and we are not getting it.

So if you are on the fence – now is the time.   If you still need further convincing then perhaps a few familiar faces will help:

Skeletor (Brian Dobson) promotes Mattel’s pre-order for the new Castle Grayskull set for release in 2013. Costume by Johnny’s Perfect Costumes. Pre-order your own Masters of the Universe Classics Castle Grayskull 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,, 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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