Lenore, the Cute Little BIG Dead Girl
August 28, 2007

Dark Horse proudly announces a vinyl rendition of Roman Dirge’s Lenore that would make Poe proud!


The Cute Little Dead Girl gets BIG in 2008 when Dark Horse Deluxe releases an 8” vinyl figure that will surely melt little black hearts everywhere. Lenore is the brainchild of artist/magician/Eisner-nominated comics creator Roman Dirge. Named after a sonnet to a dead girl by literary luminary Edgar Allan Poe, Lenore has been celebrated as the “it’ girl for the doom generation since just before the turn of the new millennium. She has been featured in her own best-selling comics and graphic novel series (Slave Labor Graphics), and a line of merchandise, including a Zippo lighter, PVC set, journal, and stationery set all by Dark Horse Deluxe. Dark Horse is planning to release a second Lenore PVC set in spring of 2008. 

“I think this is the best Lenore toy ever!” Roman Dirge remarked as the prototype was displayed for the first time at the recent Comic-Con International in San Diego; “I really like it!”

The Lenore vinyl figure and the new Lenore PVC set will be spreading their dark cheer in retail establishments starting February 6, 2008—just in time for Valentine’s Day! Lenore comes in a full color window box with a retail price of just $24.99.  The PVC set will retail for $19.99, and will feature Lenore in her bunny suit, Taxidermy, and Spam Witch! 


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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