Geek Shall Inherit Episode 033 – Basking in the Afterglow of Comic Con 2012
July 23, 2012

We’re back from Comic Con, it was an amazing time, we only got to see a small fraction of it, and we are already ready for next year. It’s a bittersweet week for fandom as we have all been waiting with baited breath for “The Dark Knight Rises” to be released, but it’s impossible to fully enjoy it in the wake of the terrible tragedy of the shootings in Colorado. We don’t yet cover our thoughts on the film as Jason has seen the movie but Daniel has not yet.

The banter part of this episode is a little shorter than our usual episodes, but then it is followed up with one of the interviews from SDCC 2012.

In this episode we cover:

  • The new “old school” comic con coming to San Diego – San Diego Comic Fest coming October 19-20th.
  • We reminisce about the days of iron-ons.
  • The rundown of what we got from comic con.
  • The new TMNT product.
  • We discuss the over all Nolan Batman trilogy, but not “The Dark Knight Rises” specifically. So no spoilers this week!
  • Damages returns to Directv
  • It’s time to rally and get your Mattel Subscriptions at! All the subs are in jeopardy, so if you want figures and are on the fence NOW is the time to get on board!
  • Interview from SDCC 2012 with Nicolas of Makerbot.
  • All that and MORE!

You can listen 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,,, 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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