@FiguresToyCo Shows Off New Batcave Images
June 22, 2015

Over the weekend Figures Toy Company showed off some new images of the prototype for their repro-Mego Batcave playset:

Take a peek inside The BATCAVE! The Caped Crusaders secret hideout is due in stock this September! You can pre-order this retro figure playset now at www.figurestoycompany.com!

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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,
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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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3 Comments »

  • Herb Finn says:

    Holy perfect repro!

  • demoncat_4 says:

    holly repro done right the thing looks like the original version.now they need to do the wayne foundation

  • Guicho says:

    Looks amazing!
    Do repros that look so much like the original, devalue the originals?
    I think I prefer when they expand the lines, rather than repro them.
    For instance this opening box format was used I believe for Planet of the Apes and others.
    What if changing the illustrations, they used it to make an F.4 or Avengers HQ,
    A Captain America military base.
    A shazam Rock of Eternity playset …with fold out 7-Deadly-Sins monument.
    A Titans Lair.
    A Zorro Lair of the Fox. You can park a Mego Mustang/Tornado there.
    A Joker and Rogues secret lair.
    Or even further expanding on the Bat-theme:
    What if figurestoyco. used the design to make a second floor unit that attaches to this one.
    You could do a Wane Manner playset that sat atop of this original.
    Lining up the hole and including an extended pole, so it opened up on the “second floor” Manor play set, behind a bookcase.
    Similarly with the F4 and Avengers Manner you could floors.

    Yeah, do that! 😉

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