Geek Shall Inherit – Episode 011 – Toy Fair Wrap Up
February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents Day All!  Today we have a jumbo sized episode as we finish up our Toy Fair 2012 discussion and interviews.  Seriously… this episode ended up like 90 minutes. (I blame Jason.)

We do our regular weekly discussion on the geek topics of the week.  We talk about our impressions of what we saw at Toy Fair 2012 and we do tweiro more Toy Fair interviews, this time with EMCE Toys and DC Direct.

In this episode we discus:

  • Since it’s President’s Day we talk about instances where presidents appear in pop culture.
  • Jason talks  bit about Paul McCartney’s new album of American standards
  • We talk about the death of shiny disks.
  • Daniel and Jason tell you about their favorite new items shown at Toy Fair 2012
  • Daniel has exclusive interviews with Joe Sena and Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke of EMCE toys talking about the future of Mego/Retro figures and their new “Create your own” customizing kit.
  • And we interview Jim Fletcher of DC Direct about the changes at DC Entertainment, Before Watchmen, The Dark Knight Rises and much more!

Check out the new episode right here or on iTunes!


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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