Legion of Dans Podcast – Episode 005 – Force Friday Aftermath and NYCC 2015
October 23, 2015

LegionofDansLogoForce Friday has come and gone.  How many Dans attended their local events and what did they pick up?

Also New York Comic Con was the other week at the Javits Center and there was a TON of new toy goodness what were the favorites of the Legion?

Listen to episode 5 and find out!

All that, plus our very sporty “DAN OF THE MONTH!”

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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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1 Comment »

  • Jim Abell says:

    The first year of SLU was probably the most maddening for collectors as Kenner thought that the demand would be regional. The huge number of releases that year came from each region getting cases specific to the local/area teams — you couldn’t get a Mets figure in Cincinnati or a Reds figure in New York at regular retail. The Winner’s Circle NASCAR line was actually part of the Starting Line-Up mix with the Winner’s Circle name being an umbrella title over several categories including die-cast cars (there was also a Phantom Menace cross-over driver figure, too). In foreign markets there were also soccer figures (remember K-B drowning in those close-outs?). There was also a general athletes line in the US that included boxing, golf, gymnastics and (if I’m remembering right) Pele, the only soccer figure made specifically for the US market.

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