Geek Shall Inherit Epsiode 037 – Contraband!
August 20, 2012

This might be better better described as episode 036.5… but for consistency’s sake we will call it 037. This is a Lenzi-less episode. It’s really just a mini-episode. We only had about a 36 hour window when Abby and I were back in LA between our wedding and our honeymoon and that just happened to fall on Jason and his wife’s one year wedding anniversary. We ask our significant others to put up with a lot just to be with us… missing an anniversary is NOT one of them. I had one more interview from Comic Con 2012 to share with you so that is the episode. This interview is with Andy from Titan Merchandise. They have a GREAT line up of busts from licenses like Star Trek, hammer Horror and Doctor Who.

You can see AFi’s coverage of their booth here. And you can listen to the interview below!

As mentioned, there will NOT be a new episode next week, but we will pick back up in September with all the geek chat that you have come to love!

Check out the new episode here.

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,,, 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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