He-Man and Thundercats fans unite to Keep A Child Alive
September 16, 2012

Fans of He-Man, She-Ra, and Thundercats will gather again this year to celebrate their love of the popular cartoon and toy lines at the second annual Power-Con/Thundercon. In addition to enjoying creator and guest speakers, toy vendors, and unique displays, fans will also have the opportunity to raise money for children in need by participating in this year’s Power-Auction

The Power-Auction will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Torrance Marriott South Bay, Torrance, California beginning at 4:00 PM. This year, Power-Con/Thundercon has teamed up again with Auction Company TheBigToyAuction.com to sell a donated collection of one-of-a-kind Art, Signed Scripts, and Custom-Made Toys to benefit the Keep A Child Alive Charity for children affected by AIDS and HIV.

Floor bidding begins at 4:00 PM PST. Preview, registration, and real-time online bidding are available at http://TheBigToyAuction.com/Power.html. Contributing artists include Tim Seeley, Tone Rodriguez, Larry Kenney, Robert Lamb, Michael Halperin, Rudy Obrero and more! If you are an artist or know one that would like to contribute a piece to the auction, please e-mail info@thepower-con.com.

The online gallery is being continually updated. Online bidders can register ahead of time at: http://TheBigToyAuction.com/Power.html

Registration is free and all are welcome to participate, even those that cannot make the event in person..

 

For more information about the event, please visit http://www.thepower-con.com /

For more auction information,please visit http://www.TheBigToyAuction.com/

For more information on the Keep a Child Alive Foundation, please visit http://www.KeepAChildAlive.org/

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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