Geek Shall Inherit Episode 078 – You Will Believe A Man Can… Level 37 City Blocks
June 27, 2013

logoThis is another jumbo episode clocking in at 1 hour 45 minutes. We actually debated splitting this episode and doing one regular episode and a bonus episode just talking about “Man of Steel,” but ultimately decided to just keep it all together as it would almost be impossible to separate the two, as our thoughts and feelings on Man of Steel leak into other parts of the conversation. If you haven’t seen Man of Steel yet, don’t worry. We save the spoiler filled talk until the end of the episode and we give you ample time to turn the episode off, go see the film and then come back and see if you agree or disagree with our thoughts on the film, then you can come back and finish listening to the episode.

 

In this episode we cover:

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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