FANtastic Exclusive 2008 round two is live!
October 22, 2007

Round two of the Four Horsemens’ FANtastic Exclusive 2008 is up and running, and it’s like nothing they’ve done before. The FANtastic FANatics have been asking for a shake up in the voting system and now they are going to get it.

As an experiment the Four Horsemen are holding back the results of round one, and going straight to round two! This time it’s going to be an all out character vs. character brawl!

Fans will be given the chance to choose their favorites out of 28 different characters from all four of the current FANtastic Exclusive properties on display – Gothitropolis, MagmaC.O.R.P.S., Zodiac Pack and Symbiotech.

At the conclusion of round two the Four Horsemen will reveal the results of both rounds one and two. At that point, if the results of the rounds contradict each other, they will set up a final, deciding round of voting.

 This new approach to voting is going to give fans an unprecedented amount of influence on next years’ exclusive. At this point anything can happen!

If you haven’t before, now is definitely the time to stop by the FANtastic Forums and give your opinion, hype your favorite character, or even just take a look at what the other FANatics have to say.

FANtastic Exclusive – Now it’s anybody’s game!


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,,, 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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