Geek Shall Inherit Episode 057 – Happy as a Clam at a Clam Convention
January 21, 2013

logo Happy MLK Day everyone. I hope most of you have the day off and will be able to have a short work week ahead. A long weekend makes us all “as happy as a clam at a clam convention.”

To kick things off we have a few corrections from the last episode. We’ve recorded over 56 hours of original, unscripted talk and every so often something comes out of our mouths that’s just… off. That happened last week, so we clean it up here. I know it was the 20lb gorilla in the room… wait… what?


In this episode we cover:

  • – The Golden Globes – Jason hit some after parties. Who did he run into?
  • – Daniel is playing the Simpsons: Tapped Out app. on his iPhone.
  • – Everything or Nothing James Bond documentary.
  • – What we watched last week: Frankenweenie, Ruby Sparks, Ted
  • – Why does every US show need a brit in the lead role?
  • – Sons of Anarchy 1:18th scale bikes from Maisto.
  • – Minimates Battle Beasts wave 1 from DST shipping this week.
  • – A new Pink Floyd documentary
  • – A little new information on a possible Star Wars TV show.
  • – Statement from Hasbro on the future of Star Wars figures.
  • – Disney announces Disney Infinity video game (a PRE-correction – when talking about this game I mention “the duck from Phineas and Ferb” – Dunno why I said that. It’s a platypus, not a duck)
  • – Guillermo Del Toro working on the Justice League Dark Movie
  • – The end of ‘FRINGE’

All that and much more!

You can listen to it 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,, 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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