Geek Shall Inherit Episode – 010 – The Toy Fair Episode
February 13, 2012

It’s our special Toy Fair episode!   So, we do things a little different this time.  Half the episode is Daniel and Jason chatting as normal and the other half is Daniel’s first round of Toy Fair interviews.

First up Daniel and Jason discuss what viable licenses are still out there that they would like to see toys made for.

Then Daniel hits the Toy Fair floor for his first round of interviews –

  • Joe Ahern of Captain Action Industries talks about resurecting the famous grandfather of the action figure.
  • Jim Preziosi and Eric “Cornboy” Mayse of the Four Horsemen Studios talk about how they manage their schedule and meeting “Outer Space Men” creator Mel Birnkrant for the first time.
  • and Scott Neitlich of Mattel gives us the low down on all the new Mattel reveals, how the JLU tail end figures were saved and the story behind the MOTUC 30th Anniversary figures and Lt. Spectre.

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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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