June 5, 2008
Even though the Four Horsemen are back in their studio attempting to recover from an exciting weekend at Wizard World Philadelphia, they can’t sit around and admire their first annual “Toyfare Hall of Fame” award for too long.
 There are still some straggling elephants to be shipped out, there’s work to be wrapped up on the latest wave of Mattels’ DC Universe Classics line, and to top everything off the Horsemen are smack-dab in the middle of moving into a new studio! Needless to say, these fellas are busy right now.
 This being the case, even though they’d planned to release the powerfully pink pachyderm “The Chalice of Guudenuph” through their online store – Store Horsemen ( on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, they’ve decided to back the release date up to next Tuesday night / Wednesday morning at 12:00am EST.
 Not only will this give the Horsemen a chance to send out the last of the outstanding signed and international orders for Ramathorrs and settle into their new digs, but it will also give action figure fans who are interested in purchasing “The Chalice” a little more time to plan ahead.
 “The Chalice of Guudenuph” will sell for $25.00 each, plus shipping (to be determined), and will be extremely limited to less than 300 peices! If you remember what happened to last years’ black and white spotted bovine warrior – the Mynothecean Royal Guardsman, then you know you’ll want to get on board for “The Chalice of Guudenuph” as early as possible!
 But the Chalice isn’t invading Store Horsemen alone. Between the time the original pre-orders for the Anitherian Nine sets* and Ramathorr himself were placed – to the time they were finally released there were quite a few order cancellations. A lot of action figure fans were disappointed when they couldn’t get their own Anitherian Nine sets, so now here’s their second chance!
 Ramathorr and a very limited amount of the Anitherian Nine sets will be put back up for order at the same time as the Chalice of Guudenuph (give or take a few minutes – Cornboy’s not that good with the computer…)!!
 As before, Ramathorr will be $25.00 each, plus shipping (to be determined), and the Anitherian Nine sets will be $225.00 each set, plus shipping (to be determined).
 Last, but absolutely not least – in the very near future keep checking back at FANtastic (http://www.FANtasticExclusive .com) and Store ( for some very special, extremely limited, previously unannounced items up for grabs!

*“The Chalice of Guudenuph” is NOT included in the Anitherian Nine sets.

The Anitherian Nine sets include the following exclusive figures:

       Ramathorr, the Elephant Swordsman –

       The Hammer of Gholl – A Diamond/Previews exclusive

       The Shield of Draumm –

       The Mace of Broggah –

       Mutant Soldier Ggruxx –

       The Helm of Xaanm –

       The Club of Thraugnn –

       The Guantlet of Vaskkh – http://www.ActionFigureXpress .com

       Mutant Soldier Ssejjhhor –



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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