Kickstarter Update: TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT – A book about unproduced toys by Blake Wright
March 5, 2019


The Toys That Time Forgot Kickstarter campaign sent out the following update today.   The book is fully funded, the Star Wars streatch goal chapter has been unlocked and we ALMOST have enough for the Super Powers chapter to be added (which yours truly will be contributing to).  Click on the link to ensure you get a copy of Volume 2!

Hello all…

It’s crunch time! We’re coming into the final days of the Toys That Time Forgot Volume 2 Kickstarter campaign and currently, we sit less than $500 away from unlocking the Super Powers bonus chapter! I wanted to let you know about a couple of interviews that are up this morning regarding the book project.

First, over at the HobbyDB blog, I spoke with Ron Ruelle about what prompted this whole “lost toy” endeavor and more. You can check that out here —>

I was also a guest on a recent episode of the Power Kid Podcast with Phil Arbritton. We discussed a bit of my toy history as well as what it took to track down many of these lost toy projects. You can listen to that here —>

Keep liking, sharing and pledging. We have less than three days to go!


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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, 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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