FANtastic Exclusive release schedules altered
June 10, 2008

As excited as the Four Horsemen are with the release of their latest Seventh Kingdom inspired FANtastic Exclusive  action figure, "The Chalice of Guudenuph", they regretfully have to announce that the most recently planned release date of "the Chalice" will have to be postponed by a little more than a week.

The powerhouse of a pink pachyderm "The Chalice of Guudenuph" was most recently scheduled to go up for sale on the Horsemens¹ online store, Store Horsemen ( this Tuesday night. The new release date will be next Friday night/Saturday morning (June 21st) at 12:00am EST.

As announced previously, The Chalice will sell for $25.00 each (plus shipping) and will be limited to less than 300 pieces! Ramathorr and a very limited amount of the Anitherian Nine sets will also be put back up for order at the same time as The Chalice of Guudenuph for $25.00 each (plus shipping), and $225.00 each set (plus shipping) respectively.

The Four Horsemens¹ Cornboy had this to say, "First of all, we want to apologize to everyone who¹s been looking forward to the release of these figures. With all of the delays we¹ve had so far with these things, this latest postponement is somewhat embarrassing for us to say the least As collectors ourselves, we know what a pain it is to wait for something that you¹re really into."

As for the reason for the latest schedule change? Cornboy said this, "The reason for the latest shift in scheduling is pretty simple. We¹re moving into a new, larger studio, which is going to require a lot of new construction. We¹ve packed all of the FANtastic Exclusive product away into our new storage area for protection until the bulk of the construction is finished, but the construction¹s taking a bit longer than we¹d hoped."

He added, "The need for the move came about quite quickly and unexpectedly. We would have loved to have had more time to plan it out, but things didn¹t go that way. Once this big move¹s out of the way, things should run a lot more smoothly around here, including all of our outstanding shipments. We¹ll send out a reminder press release just before the figures go on sale."

So please be patient. Pachyderms will soon be parading through your living room. They¹re just not very good at telling 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 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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