Just In Time for @SW_Celbration: @Lego Announces TWO New Large Scale Buildable Figures
April 15, 2015

The Battle for the galaxy is going to get bigger! Expanding the way children can build and play within the Star Wars universe, new LEGO® Star Wars™ large scale Buildable Figures are launching in September. The first sets featuring Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker were unveiled at New York Toy Fair in February, with four more being unveiled this week at Star War Celebration.

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The six sets are Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight, General Grevious, Obi-Wan Kenobi Jango Fett and Commander Cody. The last four will be unveiled at Star Wars Celebration and all six models will be on display.  Prices range from $19.99 to $34.99 and will be available in September 2015.

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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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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