DST at NYCC
April 15, 2008

The third annual New York Comic Con opens Friday and we’re excited to bring you and up close look at this year’s show, special events and some of the new products on display throughout this weekend’s must-see convention!

 

EVENTS:

MiniMates Panel

Friday 04/18/08 @ 7:00 PM – 1E03

Join Diamond Select Toys’ Director Chuck Terceira, Project Manager Robert Yee and Chief Designer Uriel Caton for a glimpse of what’s to come for the number one block figure brand in the world.  Ask your questions, make your requests and get a sneak peek at future Minimate designs!

 

EXCLUSIVES:

Marvel Civil War Minimates Box Set

Stop by the Action Figure Xpress booth (#1544) and add this limited NYCC-only exclusive to your collection before it’s too late!  Featuring Civil War versions of Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Nitro, this set is limited to just 2,000 pieces and is only available from Action Figure Xpress!

 

 

 

Transformers Thundercracker Bust

Also available from Action Figure Xpress, don’t miss the limited Transformers Thundercracker bust featuring one of the Decepticons most dangerous warriors.  Limited to only 400 pieces, you can pick up this exclusive at booth #1544!

 

 

 

SNEAK PEEKS:

New Iron Man Minimates from next month’s blockbuster will be on display, including a look underneath the high-tech armor!

 

Stargate Atlantis fans will see the debut of our third series of action figures, including the never-before seen Ronon Dex and Wraith Drone figures!

 

The final figure in the third assortment of Battlestar Galactica action figures, our retro-era Cylon Centurion will revealed for the first time!

 

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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