Geek Shall Inherit Episode 115 – The Hot Topic Crowd
October 24, 2014

logoSorry this episode is a little later than expected. I’ve been a bit busy trying to rally 40,000 collectors to make their voice heard by Toys R Us over this Breaking Dad toy controversy. It’s taken up a lot of my week, but it’s been well worth it as we have quadruple the signatures that the FloridaMom got on her “outrage” petition. I’m SURE will will talk about this next episode as Jason knows a thing or two about “outraged” moms getting figures pulled out of Toys R Us.

Next weekend is the big Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo here in Los Angeles. I was supposed to go and cover it for AFi, but instead I’m traveling back home for my grandfather’s 90th birthday celebration. This will be the first year that I will miss Comikaze, but hey, a man only turns 90 once! So if you are going, have fun and tell me all about it. I’ll be there in spirit.

And finally, I just want to put this out there before you listen to the episode so you aren’t disappointed as you listen. If you are looking for the new wave of Star Wars Black figures that have been hitting stores… then keep looking everywhere and every where. Waste your time and gas. Jason has found them, but he won’t tell you where. So… I guess good luck with that.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Daniel is really digging the new Serial podcast from the “This American Life” team.
  • We are both digging Star Wars Rebels. The “special edition” encore of the pilot with the added Darth Vader scene will be on this Sunday evening on ABC. Jason picked up the Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion DVD .
  • McFarlane ‘The Walking Dead’ Construction sets hit Toys R Us about a week early.
  • Pre-ordered Walgreens white Boba Fetts and Marvel Legends Agent Venoms are shipping now.
  • Diamond Select will be doing 7″ Ghostbusters Select figures
  • Star Wars Rebels toys
  • Jason got a “RON the Space Pimp” Pod Stallions figure.
  • Tomorrowland trailer.
  • 10 DC comics movies over the next 6 years announced
  • The possibility of Spiderman being in Avengers 3?
  • Robert Downey Jr. is in Captain America 3 , which rumor has it will kick of a “Civil War” storyline.
  • Star Wars Leak of the Week – lots of pre-production art
  • Warrick Davis announces as part of Ep7 cast
  • An update on “Star Wars Farts”
  • X Men: Days Of Future Past DVD set
  • Edge of Tomorrow/Live, Die, Repeat
  • Premire of the Walking Dead Season 5
  • HBO’s Genesis documentary
  • The recent developments on Doctor Who.
  • Ben Affleck’s appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher

All that and more!

Check out episode 115 here or on iTunes!  And don’t forget to subscribe!

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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