Geek Shall Inherit Episode 043 – Daniel’s Dark Secret
October 15, 2012

Welcome to any new listeners that came to us through our interviews last episode! We hope you liked what you heard and will stick around (and subscribe). We’re glad to have you!

Well, it was bound to happen. For almost a full year, 42 episodes Daniel has been able to keep his dark secret from Jason. He knew he couldn’t keep it from him forever and he was right. The ugly truth comes out… and it doesn’t go well…

Things do eventually calm down and we are able to carry on and rationally discuss other things like new toys they have found in stores and what Jason will be at Halloween this year.

All that, PLUS-

  • Hasbro eyes Monopoly, Hungry Hippos movies.
  • David Tennant gets a World’s Record for Doctor Who.
  • Star Wars Angry Birds – that’s a thing now.
  • Last year Jason wrote a blog talking about how he had be searching for a bendy figure he saw as a child, 20+ years ago, while visiting the England with his family. Last week an AFi reader gave him a tip and now another”White Whale” – the bendy Captain Kremmen is in his collection.
  • A slew of new 007 toys are hitting in honor of the 50th Anniversary: remote control cars in 3 different scales with lights and sound from Toy State Industrial, Corgi is of course doing an Aston Martin in SKYFALL packaging, and Suntory in Japan is doing a set of 15 vehicles from the films in 2 different scales. Jason brought in one of the RC Bond cars for us to play with while we recorded this episode.
  • Also, Procter and Gamble is doing ‘007’ cologne.
  • Adele’s SKYFALL song
  • James Bond’s swimsuit sold for more than you’d thing a used bathing suit might go for last week at auction.
  • Jason got maybe the most awesome pen ever from his friend Eric. Here’s the pen. And here’s what it does!
  • JOHN CARTER- From the ‘lost’ file, someone is actually coming out with Halloween costume accessories: JC’s sword, a Thark sword and the Thern medallion. All between 6-9 bucks each.
  • Disney just released their Vinylmation set of 4 characters from ‘JC’.
  • Jason’s documentary pick up the week – TALIHINA NIGHTS-THE STORY OF KINGS OF LEON – Amazing doc about the band.
  • THE BEATLES- Magical Mystery Tour hits BluRay this week.
  • And, because NO ONE demanded it…but we do talk about it this episode.. here is the “lost” Buckner and Garcia song “E.T. I Love You.”

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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,, 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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