May 20, 2009

May 16th, 2009 NJ- Tribune’s Dick Tracy attends San Diego Comic-Con this year as exclusive Black and White action figures brought to you by Shocker Toys. This is a first for Dick Tracy to appear as hyper-articulated action figures in creator Chester Gould’s black and white comic strip style. The world’s most famous detective will be available in two limited run action figures.  Both will be available on-site at San Diego Comic Con, with the standard issue B&W version also available to non-attendees at Shocker Toys Online Store.  The B&W variant figure, which features Dick in his trench coat with a Tommy gun will ONLY be available on-site for a lucky few at Comic-Con.

SDCC 09 Exclusive Standard Edition



* Dick Tracy B&W variant figure is limited to SDCC attendees only.

* Dick Tracy B&W standard figure is available at Shocker Toys Online Store and at SDCC.


Tribune-“Dick Tracy’s inimitable style has secured his place in Americana as the groundbreaking detective who kept the streets safe (and millions of readers glued to their comics pages). Not content to rest on his laurels, Tracy continues to be relevant as he combines old-fashioned values with 21st century innovation to capture corporate crooks, computer pirates, polluters, skyjackers, gang members and terrorists.”


Dick Tracy is also part of the upcoming Series 2 of Indie Spotlight Comic Book Heroes 6” scale action figure line. The line will feature him colorized in both the standard and variant models. Series 2, dubbed “The Tick Series" also features The Tick, Ignacia, Jack Staff and King Zombie.


This is only the beginning of the Shocker Toys offerings this year at San Diego Comic-Con.  Look out for follow up with more news to come on other exclusives, product previews, contests and more.



About Shocker Toys LLP

Ridgewood, NJ-based Shocker Toys LLP current roster includes Indie Spotlight 6” scale independent comic book action figures, Who wants to be a Superhero? Figures, 3” Shockinis, Metalocalypse figures and Mallows. For more product and licensing information visit the Company’s website: http://www.shockertoys.com

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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