Four Horsemen reporting live from “TOYPOCALYPSE: A Four Horsemen Retrospective”
February 11, 2011

Beginning tonight (Friday, Feb. 11th at 7pm EST), Four Horsemen Toy Design and TT Underground Gallery present "TOYPOCALYPSE: A Four Horsemen Retrospective".

 During the event, the Four Horsemen will be adding live updates and crappy iPhone images to their website:

 You can also catch their live updates from the show tonight if you’re following the Four Horsemen on Twitter: @FourHorsemenDesign

 If you’re going to be in New York City for the 2011 International Toy Fair, be sure to take some time out to go by TT Underground Gallery to check out this overview of more than a decade of the artistic work of one of the most prolific toy design groups in the industry today – the Four Horsemen.

 On display will be artwork, prototypes and production pieces of work from not only their own properties and creations, but also of work created during their more than a decade long partnership with the largest toy company on the planet, Mattel.

 On sale at Toypocalypse  Dark Talisman Scarabus & Light Talisman Scarabus figure sets. The Talisman Scarabus figures are limited to only 100 pairs to be sold at Toypocalypse, each featuring individually hand cast & painted Scarabus Talisman Discs attached to the front of each package. The sets are $100.00 each and all major credit cards will be accepted.

 Also on sale at Toypocalypse  the Four Horsemen Poster/Print. Each Four Horsemen Poster/Print is printed on heavy 11"X17" matte stock and will be signed by the artist, Nathan (Baena) Baertsch. If you’re at Toypocalypse on opening night, you can also have the Four Horsemen sign them for you in person!

 Toypocalypse: A Four Horsemen Retrospective will be open at different times from February 11th through February 17th. Be sure to check for specific times, dates and location.

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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