June 7, 2007

Having sold out of all of the variant exclusives for FANtastic Exclusive 2006 in record time, the Four Horsemen have come up with something even bigger and better for FANtastic Exclusive 2007!

 Joining with the previously revealed Ramathorr: Captain of the Anitherian Guard, and four of his most trusted guardsmen – The Hammer of Gholl, The Mace of Broggah, The Club of Thraugnn, and The Shield of Draumm – a fifth combatant steps onto the battlefield alongside Ramathorr.

 Action figure fans were clamoring for a Rhino variant to go along with all of the rest of Ramathorr’s crew, and the Four Horsemen listened.

 Charging into battle against all who oppose the realm of Animynthus comes  – ‘ The Gauntlet of Vaskkh!’

 Continuing over the next few weeks – every Tuesday and Friday – the Four Horsemen plan to reveal another of the Anitherian Nine, and the company which will be carrying that excusive figure, to action figure fandom.

 The Gauntlet of Vaskkh will come equipped with a two intimidating battle axes!

 The Gauntlet of Vaskkh will be available as an extremely limited exclusive item through Action Figure Xpress (http://www.ActionFigureXpress ) and as part of the Anitherian Nine set through Store Horsemen. Price and production run to be determined and announced at a later time.

 Be sure to check back at your favorite action figure news outlet every Tuesday and Friday for new images and info on the remaining members of Fantastic Exclusive 2007’s Anitherian Nine!

 Coming Friday: The Helm of Xaanm!

 FANtastic Exclusive 2007! What could possibly be next?


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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