Geek Shall Inherit Episode 050 – One Year Milestone! Super-Episode!
December 9, 2012

OK… this episode is a little later than we anticipated. I hate for such a special, anniversary episode to be late, so to make it up to you we made this a special SUPER-SIZED episode!

Episode 50 is a whopping TWO hours long! So really it’s like you are getting a bonus second episode! Grab a snack, phone the neighbors, wake the kids and settle back for our very special 50th episode!

This episode is a little different then the past 49. It’s all about Jason and I. We don’t cover the weekly pop culture news. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about us… and maybe some things you don’t want to know about us.

In this episode:

  • – We call NECA’s Randy Falk to settle once and for all the debate on the pronunciation of the company he works for. Is it “NECK-A?” or “N.E.C.A.?”
  • – We take a listen to Jason’s original voice mail reminding me that two years ago we talked about starting up this dog and pony show.
  • – We take a look at where the audience is listening to the podcast and how you fans listen to us.
  • – The bulk of the episode is our “Secret Origins” – a form of ’20 Questions’. Together we prepared 10 questions that we both agree to that we ask each other and both answer. Then the next 10 questions we each prepare for each other and the other person has no idea what will be asked.
  • – Daniel talks about a super cool Dark Knight Press event, and if you are local to the Los Angeles are you should head downtown and check out the Dark Knight Legacy
  • – Closing Credits and Thank Yous.

Even if we didn’t call you out by name in the “Thank You” section, if you are a listener whether you started listening last week or have been with us since episode one, we thank you for listening to us and thank you for all your feedback and interaction. We really love the community that has found us and we love talking to all of you about all the pop culture goodness that we all dig. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

We hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as we had recording it.

Now on to episode 100!


Daniel Pickett

Jason Lenzi


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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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