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 Post subject: Where I'll be at Comic Con
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:21 pm 
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Daniel Pickett

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Hey all,

In case you are looking for me, see below for the places and time that you KNOW I'll be somewhere. Other than that I'll be running around with the Action Figure Insider crew or shooting stuff with the Geek-Week crew.

Or check out my panels that I'm hosting and other appearances:

Comic Con Panels 2006

Under the Knife- Sculpting for Action Figures

Action figure sculpting is pop art that is just recently coming into the spotlight. In years past, nameless faceless sculptors cranked out figure after figure of beloved characters, but now the sculptors are becoming better known among fans and the industry. In this discussion with some of the industry’s top sculptors we will discover the path that led them to many a “fan boy’s” dream job. Find out what tools and materials they use and where laser scanning ends and the sculptor takes over. We will discuss mold making and painting, find out their favorites, and who they would like another crack at. Moderator- Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett from Action Figure Insider
Barsom- Sculptor (DC Direct)
Matt Falls- Sculptor, (Sideshow Collectibles)
Steve Kiwus- Sculptor, (Eightball Studios)
Mike Locasio- Sculptor, (NECA, McFarlane, DC Direct, Diamond Select)
Ruben Procopio- Sculptor, (Masked Avengers Studio, Electric Tiki)
Jean St. Jean- Sculptor, (NECA, McFarlane, Diamond Select, DC Direct)
Phil Ramirez- Sculptor, (Suspect Toys, Toy Biz)
Eddie Wires- Prototype Painter (Toy Biz, Palisades)

Behind the Plastic- Action Figures: from Concept to Collectible

What ARE the steps to make an action figure? A panel of toy professionals discusses the process of how your favorite characters go from an idea on paper to a toy in your hot little hands. Pre-production, design and manufacturing are part of the process, but what does that entail? Why does a character get chosen? Why do they pick a particular version of a character? What materials do they use? Come ask any burning question you’ve ever had about the action figure business and be a fly on the wall as some of the top names in the industry sit down together, as they only do once a year at this event, and talk toys.
Moderator- Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett from ActionFigureInsider.com
Jesse Falcon – VP of Product Development (Toy Biz)
Kevin Eslinger - Creative Director, (Master Replicas)
Heath Hamond- 3D Production Manager (SideShow Collectables)
Digger- President and Founder (Art Asylum)
Jerry Macaluso- President, (SOTA Toys)
Geoff Beckett- President, (Shocker Toys)
Jessie DeStasio- Product Manager (Jazwares, SubCultures)

And make sure you tell me that you are one of my "MySpace" friends! Safe travels!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:40 pm 
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serves the Otter

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Location: Planet Reach, Coolsville, Metropolis, or Crystal Cove. It depends on the day.
Neat, thanks for the info, i have my Sniper ready to... err.... i mean my Grandma is just waiting to give you some homebaked cookies (chocolate chip) :wink:


Coming soon, a DCAU Figure Reference Guide... pictures, stats, and more, coming soon to a website near you!

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