Geek Shall Inherit Episode 103 – Sloth-Skin Smoking Jacket
May 8, 2014

logo Sloth skin smoking jacket? Say THAT 20 times fast! Welcome back everyone. As we mention in the intro this is another episode of GSi after-dark: Evening Edition. Listen close to your instructions on how to listen to this episode and the dress code. At long last I have seen the new Captain America movie so that we can discuss it on the show. If you haven’t seen it yet, I don’t want to be the one that spoils anything, so run out and see it really quick while it’s still in theaters and then come back and listen. In this episode we discuss:

  • Daniel re-watched ‘Batman Returns‘ and ‘Batman Forever‘ the other day for the first time in MANY years.
  • At long last Daniel has seen ‘Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier‘ so we can now discuss it!
  • We both saw ‘Frozen.’ That’s right we talk about ‘Frozen
  • Jason’s movie viewing this week – ‘Philomena‘, ‘A Fantastic Fear of Everything‘ and ‘Better Living Through Chemicals
  • A BIG Month of movies in May: – Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Spider-Man 2 all with-in a week of each other.
  • Fox announces picking up the rights to FLASH GORDON for a new big screen adaptation! J.D. Payne/Patrick McKay (‘new’ Star Trek 3) writing off of treatment by George Nolfi (Adjustment Bureau/Bourne Ultimatum).
  • A very disturbing episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
  • ‘Agents of SHIELD’
  • Great 3 part interview with Denny O’Neil on the Fatman on Batman podcast (Just FYI – all the Smodast stuff is NSFW)
  • Simpsons Lego minifigure wave is out now
  • Jason picked up some new toy goodies.
  • Why do none of Hasbro’s 6″ Marvel Movie figures look like the actors anymore? Are they even still trying for accurate likenesses?
  • New Mr. Freeze DLC for Batman Arkham Origins game released now.
  • Paul Weller Record Store Day release- ‘Brand New Toy’ 7″ single, limited to 500 copies. Weller is boycotting RSD in future because of ‘touts’ re selling the single on ebay.
  • Daniel got a very weird Flash Gordon inspired spam mail.
  • Jason had another Hollywood Target celeb sighting!

All that an 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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