Geek Shall Inherit Epsiode 020 – Toys, Doughnuts and Lack of Sleep
April 24, 2012

Here we are 20 weeks straight with a new episode every Monday. Who would have thought we could do this with that kind of consistency? We once again welcome any new listeners that might have found us through our mention on Attack of the Show! We give shout-outs to all the lovely people that have said nice things about us and given us a review on iTunes. On top of all that Jason and Daniel come to you again with another hour of geek talk that spans the pop culture universe.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The guys dissect the Hasbro Avengers Press Kit.
  • Daniel is excited for new Barenaked Ladies album Stop Us If You’ve Heard This Before dropping in May and the new Glenn Hansard solo album Rhythm And Repose.
  • Jason has discovered a great Live Aid documentary on YouTube.
  • Jason hit the jackpot at Toys R Us just before the episode was recorded and found the brand new ‘Men In Black 3′ figures from Jakks Pacific and the new Marvel “Grab Zags”
  • BotCon is this coming weekend, April 26th-29th in Dallas, Tx and Hasbro is cracking down on 3rd party stuff. They are not allowing it to be sold at the show by any dealer.
  • I don’t know if it’s true in your area, but here in So Cal where we are there are too many darn Phantom Menace figures on store shelves!! We can’t find anything new.
  • Jason weighs in on “The Beatles Next Generation” rumor of all of the offspring of the Beatles getting together to form a new band.
  • You KNEW Jason would not be on board with them redoing the “Rockford Files” with Vice Vaughn in the lead.
  • The gang at PlaidStallions.com are putting together a cool book about rack toys.
  • All that, plus Jason gives us a peek into his conspiracy theories, man crushes and more!

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.
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