Geek Shall Inherit Episode 106 – Lobot’s Big Break
June 17, 2014

logo Summer is almost upon us and Comic Con 2014 is just around the corner! I feel the pressure of the con SCREAMING towards me! I’ve got so much I still need to do before the con hit that I really shouldn’t even be here typing this now.

One quick disclaimer – In this episode I mention a letter that surfaced last week from Stanley Kubrick to a studio attempting to make a sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s a fun story, but it’s been proven that the letter is a lie and complete rubbish. Personally I’m shocked and I’m starting to think I can’t believe everything I read on the internet. I hope that day never comes for me.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Monty Python 9 CD box set, ‘Total Rubbish’ end of June UK only
  • Star Wars set leaks, JJ Abrams’ response on Twitter.
  • We LOVE they are using unused McQuarrie concepts for Episode VII.
  • Josh Trank to direct SW stand alone.
  • Ant-Man – Payton Reed direct/Adam McKay to re-write
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hardy for Dr. Strange??
  • Hamill and Mickey SW publicity shot
  • ‘Chaning Tatum Gambit movie
  • SW Blu-Ray original trilogy release might be happening non-Special Edition
  • Force of Change – You can be in Episode VII – SW 7 JJ Abrams footage with that goofy creature!
  • DW Adventure in Space and Time on DVD
  • Grabbed the Criterion ‘Fantastic Mt. Fox’ DVD set. Is Funko still doing some figures?
  • The Flash TV trailer
  • New seasons of Derek and Orange is the New Black
  • New ‘Daredevil’ actor chosen
  • 4″ Mattel Keaton Batman, Penguin and Zod are out in stores.
  • ReAction Rocketeer released
  • Mattel has the Goldfinger car as a SDCC Hot Wheel
  • Michael Bay Turtles figures leaking out
  • Skelton Warriors Kickstarter
  • New DC Comics Batman 66 series by Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith is really good.

All that and much more in the next 90 minutes of Geek Speak we like to call a 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 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.
Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.

 

 

 

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