@FiguresToyCo Announce DC World’s Greatest Heroes VANS!
May 16, 2015

It’s one thing to just make the replicas of the 2 vintage Mego scale vans, but to go one step further and make NEW ones as well just blows my mind.   I was just talking this past week on the new episode of the Legion of Dans podcast that these were items from my childhood that I wanted to re-buy for my current collection… and now this announcement is made!   I can’t wait to see these again!

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Prepare yourselves for a wild ride! Figure Toy Company is happy to announce that later this year, the World’s Greatest Heroes will be ready to roll out in an all new series of vehicles that will be compatible with their 8 inch retro action figures!

Inspired by several of DC Comics most popular heroes, there are currently four vehicles in production. Figures Toy Company will be bringing us a reproduction of one of Mego’s most popular vehicle sets; Batman’s Mobile Bat Lab! Not only is the Caped Crusader getting the vehicle treatment, but you’ll also be able to capture criminals with the Gotham City Police Van, ride faster than a speeding bullet in the Superman Van, and have your heroes hit the road in the Teen Titans Van! Each vehicle will include an exclusive World’s Greatest Heroes 8 inch action figure, available only in the vehicle set!

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Don’t let these vehicles pass you by! Figures Toy Company expects them to race into stock in late 2015. Additional updates and images will be released in the coming months, so make sure to check out Figures Toy Company for more news.

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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