Geek Shall Inherit Episode 097 – Anything Can Happen in the Next Hour!
January 30, 2014

logo We’re still on a weekly schedule, just not back on Mondays yet. We need a 8 day week so we can catch up and get back on track. I think I’m gonna make some calls about that.

I’m having a love affair with these new retro toys. Between Funko’s ReAction, what Zica is doing and even those custom figures from Iron Cow, I’m just sunk. I didn’t think I was going to fall so hard for them, but I’m really into them, which makes me all the more worried about what all I will see at Toy Fair next week. Jason thinks there may be a backlash with the sculpts because of what fans are used to. What do you guys think? Are you loving the retro revolution or are you over it already?

In this episode we discuss:

  • Zica’s new Six Million Dollar Man 3.75” action figure line.
  • AFi has an interview with Brian the CEO of Funko.
  • Lots of geek movie commercials have been confirmed for the Super Bowl this weekend. Look for spots for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Need for Speed,’ ‘Draft Day,’ and a Toyota tie-in with ‘Muppets Most Wanted
  • The new Plastic Galaxy” documentary about vintage Kenner Star Wars figures.
  • There are rumors coming out of Guardian of the Galaxy Lego.
  • Gal Godot signs 3 picture deal as Wonder Woman.
  • We are getting one more 6” DCUC surprise from Mattel.
  • Peter Capaldi’s new Doctor Who costume made it’s debut this week.
  • Jason caught up on some recent movies this past week: Gravity, Her, Prisoners and The Lone Ranger
  • Jason is really digging the new Mattel DC Total Heroes line 6″ figures.
  • Jason has found a couple of ‘white whales’ this week on Ebay.
  • Doctor Who exclusive toy set from the UK.

All that and much more. So pull up a chair and sit down with your favorite listening device and join us for an hour as we tackle the week in geek.

 You can listen here or listen 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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