Geek Shall Inherit Episode 109 – Summertime for Nerds
July 20, 2014

logoJuly is a magic month for geeks like us.   There’s summer movies, new toys, and San Diego Comic Con.    So much goodness is happening for pop culture fans that we never need to go outside in the sun at all.   We will be heading out to the big show this week.   You can follow my exploits on ActionFigureInsider.com as well as the AFi Facebook page, the AFi Twitter account AND the AFi instagram account.   Jason will be lording over SDCC from the 2nd floor the EntertainmentEarth “castle” booth.

 

In this episode we discuss:

The return of ROM! – SDCC exclusive Mighty Mugg announced.   Could this be a test for MORE Rom merch?

Super7’s retro ReAction Alien playset.

Daniel saw the 17 minute Imax 3-D preview of  Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Both of us saw the  new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film.

Daniel went on a movie jag and saw – 42, Enders Game, Life of Pi and Inside Llyewn Davis

Riftrax Sharknado live broadcast was brilliant!!

Jason thinks he might have tickets to see Paul McCartney at Dodger Stadium next month.

At some point we go from talking about District 9, to Planet of the Apes and then to Project X.

Brandon Routh as the Atom on Season 3 of Arrow and Robbie Amel as Firestorm in the new The Flash series on the CW.

BifBangPow is making an 8″ line based on the Hulu original animated series “the Awesomes”

New Weird Al Album “Mandatory Fun” July 15 (Right now it is ON SALE on Amazon.com for $6!!)

McFarlanes new Walking Dead construction sets

All that and more in episode 109!

You can listen too 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 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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