July 9, 2008

Try as they might, the Four Horsemen weren’t able to get the dark overlord, Scarabus, from their Gothitropolis property produced in time for the 2008 San Diego Comic Con. But Scarabus’ evil minions, the Time Keepers, wouldn’t miss the chance to wreak havoc on the event!

 That doesn’t mean that fan-chosen Scarabus is completely out of the picture. Production on Scarabus will begin soon, and the Horsemen expect to be able to release him in the 4th quarter of 2008. Scarabus is just stepping back to let his little underlings, the Time Keepers, share the spotlight for a while.
 Three different versions of Gothitropolis’ Time Keepers will be on sale at the Four Horsemens’ booth at Comic Con for a mere $10.00 each. Even better, you can purchase the whole set of three for only $25.00!
 The three versions of Time Keepers on sale at the San Diego Comic Con will be: the red messenger of malice: Baraeth, the blue harbinger of hallucinations: Nybbaz, and the golden emissary of avarice: Aestorath!
 Less than 350 of each version will be available for immediate purchase at Comic Con, and it’ll be a few weeks later before the remainder of the production run is available through the Four Horsemens’ online outlet, Store Horsemen (
 Be the first in your neighborhood to have your own little trio of demonic playmates! Stop by booth #4045 at the San Diego Comic Con (July 23rd-27th) to get yours!


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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, 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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