Geek Shall Inherit Episode 031 – Countdown to Comic Con 2012 Part 2
July 10, 2012

We are almost to Comic Con Eve and the news just keeps pouring in. The panels, the guests, the events and the EXCLUSIVES! Jason and Daniel kick off the first half of this episode reminicing of Comic Cons past and swapping some of their favorite stories. In this episode you get stories of chance encounters in elevators, run-ins on the con floor and out and about in the Gas Lamp district. Plus Comic Con is really the birthplace of this very podcast as Daniel and Jason first had the idea to do this while standing in the BifBangPow! booth. Enough typing! I’ve got to get packing! Comic Con 2012 AWAITS!!

In this episode we cover:

  • A HUGE list of new SDCC Exclusives announced, including Action Figure Xpress, Mezco and Daniel got his hands on Hasbro’s S.H.E.I.L.D. Super Helicarier.
  • Jem and the Holagrams return at Comic Con.
  • “All-Winners Squad” joint venture with Marvel and NECA.
  • Carl’s Jr. amazing “Amazing Spider-man promo from July 4th.
  • Woody Allen documentary.
  • Morresy Retires in 2014.
  • Andy Griffith passes.

All that and MUCH more!

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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,,, 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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