Marvel Select All-Stars Return!
May 20, 2008

With new Marvel Select figures like Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk beginning to hit stores this summer, DST is excited to announce a new special release featuring Marvel Select all-stars in the upcoming Best of Marvel Select #3 cases!  In addition to marking the return of three sold-out action figures, this special assortment will also include two new releases only available in this set!

Each case is slated to include three previously sold-out figures – the massive nine-inch Ultimate Hulk, Ultimate Iron Man with his armor-assembling tech base and the pinball machine destroying Punisher!  Each case will also include a three-pack of Secret Invasion’s shapeshifting Skrulls and the new Omega Flight Arachne!

Standing between seven and ten inches, these Marvel Select figures were sculpted by Toy Biz and feature multiple points of articulation along with special accessories and display bases from Marvel’s rich comic history.  This all-star Best of Marvel Select #3 assortment will be available in comic book and specialty stores this fall, so keep checking www.diamondselecttoys.com for the latest news and images!

 

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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