Geek Shall Inherit Episode 108 – The Rocket’s Red Glare
July 11, 2014

logoEveryone relax. We’re OK. While it may SOUND like we were taking heavy fire in the middle of a war zone, that’s just life in Los Angeles. I can assure you that no hosts were harmed during this recording. It is common in the greater LA area that teens and punk kids set off fire works in the middle of the street all day an all night starting around June 30th and lasting until July 10th. Now you will also get to experience that while you listen to this episode.

But we are able to mostly ignore all that as once the calendar hits the 7th month of the year our hearts and minds turn to Comic Con preparation. There is an avalanche of great geek stuff to be exited about and every week we are only able to burn through a handful topics because we love this stuff so much… and summer time and “the big show” really is an embarrassment of riches for us.

 

In this episode we discuss:

Daniel met old school VFX wizard Tom St. Amand.

Monty Python last ever live shows this week.

Star Wars episode VIII and IX announced.

Daniel Saw “Chef” and loved it. Highly recommend.

Guardians of the Galaxy 17 min preview July 7th

“Clark Kent” set tease from SvB. New Superman picture released today.

Criterion ‘A Hard Days Night’ BluRay DVD release

AUDITION finally getting a US remake

Doctor Who – August 23rd/ Peter Capaldi on set DW pics, it’s U.N.I.T. Era Pertwee all over again!

Vincent D cast as Kingpin in Marvel’s Daredevil also Foggy Nelson cast, and Rosario Dawson

Super7/Funko ReAction SDCC exclusives

Target has GoG toys now/ Hasbro’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY toy line

The Mattel SDCC Batmobile exclusive is pretty awesome.

Jason snagged one more of the WATCHMEN movie premiums for his collection.

Jason is going to his first KISS concert next week!

All that and much more!

You can listen to the new episode here or on iTunes.  But the important thing is that you listen!

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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