April 17, 2008

The Four Horsemen are kicking off their first New York Comic Con appearance (April 18th – 20th) by revealing their fully painted 2-up prototype of their fan-chosen “Gothitropolis” character, SCARABUS!

 Scarabus has been chosen by action figure collectors to be the next limited production action figure associated with the Four Horsemen’s “FANtastic Exclusive 3” (http://www.FANtasticExclusive .com) project.
 Be sure to stop by booth #1544 to hang with the Horsemen and get a glimpse at evil personified!
 Another revelation at the Four Horsemens’ booth is an exclusive, never before seen, limited edition FANtastic Exclusive 2/Seventh Kingdom action figure!
 It’s still being kept a secret as to when and where this special, top secret item will be available, but if you remember the Mynothecean Royal Guardsman figure from the first FANtastic Exclusive, and how fast those disappeared, then you know that you’ll want to get in on the ground floor for this one!
 As mentioned in a previous press release, Ramathorr and his eight Anitherian buddies are making every effort to make an appearance at the big show. The Four Horsemens’ fan-favorite figures from FANtastic Exclusive 2 are currently docked and hanging out with U.S. customs officials, but there’s a slim chance that they could still make it in time to be sold at booth #1544. If not, the Four Horsemen plan to sell damaged Ramathorr figures (i.e. damaged packaging & loose joints) at a discounted price.
 The Four Horsemen will have production samples of the figures on display at their NYCC booth, and they will be taking orders for the finished production figures, which should be arriving at their warehouse sometime next week.
 The Four Horsemen will also be attending a few events for Mattel that might be of interest. On Saturday, April 19th, Mattel and the Four Horsemen will be hosting a DC Universe panel from 11:00am to 12:00pm where they’ll reveal… well, that would be telling wouldn’t it? Just take our word for it… You won’t want to miss it!
 Immediately following Mattels’ DC Universe panel, the Four Horsemen will make an appearance at  Mattels’ New York Comic Con booth (#949) from 12:15pm to 1:45pm for an action figure fans meet & greet / signing. Be sure to come by to chat to, complain at, take pictures with, and get your action figures signed by the Four Horsemen!
 Finally, before returning to their own area of the New York Comic Con, the Four Horsemen will be attending another panel with Mattel from 2:00pm to 3:00pm which will reveal future plans for all things Masters of the Universe related! If you thought He-Man and the gang were dead and gone, think again! It’s a new direction for Masters of the Universe, and you’ve got to be there to get the first insiders’ look!
 It’s going to be an exciting weekend at the New York Comic Con and the Four Horsemen are looking forward to seeing you there!


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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