Geek Shall Inherit Episode 034 – The Bachelor Party
July 30, 2012

I’m not quite sure how to describe this episode… this would be our second installment of “GSi After Dark” as it was recorded at night and there may have been some alcohol involved. As you were warned on the GSI facebook page this week, we recoded this episode at my bachelor party over the weekend. My master plan was at some point during the evening we would all sit down and have a giant “round table” with all of the guests, as it was a veritable “Who’s Who” of the toy industry. However we were having such a good time, things never really settled down so we were reduced to doing a few quick interviews in a parking lot of a karaoke dive in Burbank after both Scott Neitlich of Mattel and Jesse Falcon of Marvel/Disney each serenaded me. So… it’s a bit different. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Cheers!


In this episode we talk about:

  • The Dark Knight Rises – just some over-arcing impressions – it’s a SPOILER FREE discussion.
  • The new ‘Man of Steel’ trailer
  • Jesse Falcon fills us in on some of his upcoming improv shows at the Los Angeles UCB.
  • Scott Neitlich makes a pitch for fans to pick up one (or two or THREE) of the 2013 MattyCollector subs either the Club Eternia Masters of the Universe sub, the DC Club Infinite Earths Signature Collection sub or the Club Black Freighter Watchmen sub. You can pick up your own sub here at
  • I interview my brother Russell and talk to him about how the ‘Geek Shall Inheirt’ theme song came together.
  • We wrap up this episode with one of the Comic Con interviews from earlier this month when myself and AFi’s Jason Geyer had the opportunity to interview the Hasbro Marvel team.


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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