Geek Shall Inherit Episode 022 – Sunday in the (Ball) Park with Geeks
May 7, 2012

Jason and I got to hang out last week outside of the podcast when we took out lady friends to a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game. As you have heard from previous episodes that we know less about sports than…. anyone. But we went and ate, drank and were merry. But really everything up to this past weekend was just killing time waiting for the Avengers to open.

This past week was legendary for geeks. We had the Marvel Marathon at several theaters on Thursday leading into the Friday opening on Friday, Star Wars Day (May the 4th) on Friday and then Free Comic Book Day on Saturday. It truly is a great time to be a geek!

I’m going to warn you up front that this episode gets a bit heated in place. It’s not like we are coming to blows, there’s just a bit more rousing debates than past episodes… mostly brought about by Jason’s crazy opinions. So pull up a chair and pick a side.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The ball game this past week brings to mind the similarities between Fantasy Sports Leagues … and Dungeons and Dragon
  • Jason lets loose with his real thoughts on Star Wars Day.
  • Avengers- Where and when are each of us seeing it.
  • We are both blown away by the new Dark Knight Rises trailer.
  • We continue to give shout outs to folks that gave us reviews on iTunes. This week it’s Cantina Dan and Snickertown.
  • Daniel is completely hooked on the app – Draw Something.
  • Spoilers! Jason fill you in on the latest Star Trek 2 rumors.
  • Mattel’s list of 2012 Comic Con exclusives.
  • The debate over having accessories coming with figures if they can’t hold them.
  • Daniel is excited for the renewal of Fringe for one more season. Jason has some cockamamie ideas about the show.
  • All that and much MORE!

You can listen to it 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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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