Geek Shall Inherit Episode 099 – The Post-Toy Fair Glow
March 3, 2014

logoHappy 100 Eve!   Here we are, 2 years later about to hit episode 100!   But let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet.  We still have a full line up of pop culture chat here in episode 99 for you to enjoy.

I’m back from Toy Fair and my trip to the frozen north.   How do you people live that way?   Actually it wasn’t so bad while I was there, but I get why everyone is sick of the weather at this point.   I saw so much great stuff at this year’s show, and it was great to catch up with everyone. .We’ll cover some of the great 2014 reveals now and some next episode.

In this episode we discuss:

All that and more in Episode 099!

This episode is dedicated to the genius of Harold Ramis. Thanks for the inspiration and all the laughs!

You can listen to this episode 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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