Geek Shall Inherit Episode 081 – Nerd Flu
July 31, 2013

logoWe are still basking in the afterglow of SDCC 2013. This year’s con was terrific, but just nuts! Jason and I weren’t able to connect at the show at all this year, much less record an episode, but as soon as we got back home to real life we put together this episode for you all.

It was a great con for both of us. Jason has some awesome BifbangPow! news… that he can’t quite share with us yet. You can check out all of Daniel’s SDCC coverage on and you can check out all of our SDCC 2013 galleries here.

And you can hear us chat all about everything else we saw, heard, smelled and felt at the 2013 Nerd Prom.

In this episode we discuss:

    • – Our San Diego Comic Con experiences.
    • – Listener of the week – Uwe Spiller
    • – ‘The Wolverine’ opens.
    • – Daniel is watching ‘Treme’ on HBO.
    • – Batman/Superman movie announced.
    • – Avengers 2 name announced: Age of Ultron.
    • – J J Abrams dropping out of SW Episode 7?
    • – Star Wars Black hitting retail.
    • NECA Aliens wave 2 – Sgt. Windrix story.  If you’d like to buy a t-shirt or donate to Craig’s fight then check out
    • – Mattel’s 2014 Subscriptions are open right now.

All that and much more in episode 081 of the Geek Shall Inherit podcast!

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 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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