Four Horsemens’ FANtastic Exclusive 2009 to begin soon!
September 25, 2008

In the coming weeks Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios will launch into the 4th installment of their online fan-based action figure experiment, FANtastic Exclusive (http://www. and they want you to be involved in the voting and discussion. If you want your voice heard, and you want to have a hand in the choosing and creation of an exclusive action figure, then this is your chance.

 The first couple of rounds of voting will be slightly different than in previous years. Rather than choosing a favorite Four Horsemen owned property in the first round, voters will be treated to multiple all-out “battle royale” style voting rounds which will involve all of the characters included in FANtastic Exclusive this year going head to head against each other. Voting rounds will be fast and furious this time around, each lasting only a week or two, so you know that carnage will ensue. We’ll have ambulances standing by for the losers.

 All of the fan favorites from previous years will be back for the big beat-down, and you’ll also get a first look at quite a few more new contenders for the title of FANtastic Exclusive 2009.

 Be sure to drop into the FANtastic Exclusive message boards from time to time for discussion and updates about this years’ event. Don’t be left out. Let your voice be heard.

  The Four Horsemen are almost ready to begin production on last years’ FANtastic Exclusive winner, the lord of Gothitropolis – Scarabus, and are currently negotiating production pricing with their factory. More news on that soon.

 In the mean-time, Scarabus’ evil little trouble makers – the Time Keepers are still exclusively available at Store Horsemen ! The Time Keepers are available for $10.00 each, plus shipping – OR – you can get the full set of all three Time Keepers for only $25.00, plus shipping. You’d have to sell your soul to Scarabus to get a better deal than that!

Speaking of Store Horsemen, there are still a few Ramathorr figures left (less than a dozen) from the Four Horsemens’ property – 7th Kingdom, and the Four Horsemens’ exclusive pink pachyderm, the Chalice of Guudenuph, is still in stock in VERY limited quantities. Be sure to get yours soon, before they’re gone! Only $25.00 each, plus shipping!


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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