Indie Spotlight Series 1 Evolves
December 13, 2006

Shocker Toys announces a further change to indie comic figure line

Buffalo NY, Dec 11th 2006 – It is with regret and extreme frustration that Shocker Toys announces a further change to Indie Spotlight series 1.  The premiere of this line will now include Rob Schrab’s Scud the Disposable Assasin, Terry Moore’s Katchoo of Strangers in Paradise, Jimmy Valentino’s ShadowHawk and David Mack’s Kabuki.  


Company head Geoff Beckett remarked "We understand that this is the second time we’ve had to change this lineup and people have even suggested we are making plans without contracts in place.  This is simply not the case.  Shocker Toys had hoped to create an action figure line that celebrated the spirit of independent comics, working closely with the creators of each comic to make the figure fans always wanted.
Unfortunately, sometimes money becomes more important than honoring a contract.  This business can be as cut throat as any other."

 Shocker Toys will continue to develop the 6 inch Indie Spotlight action figure series alongside our GWAR 7 inch figure series and the customizable and licensed Shockinis block figure lines into 2007.  We look for the support of toy and comic fans to help us spread the word on our projects and help us to make the best toys we possibly can.  Be sure to look for us at Toyfair 2007!

 For more info on Shocker Toys products, visit


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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