Mezco & AFI's Friday the 13th Contest
February 4, 2009

Our friends over at Mezco Toyz have sent us on of the first Cinema of Fear Jason Voorhees figures based on the new "Friday the 13th" movie that opens this weekend at a theater near you, and we are going to give it away to some lucky AFI reader!


Here you can see the figure in all his gory glory.   To win him all you have to do is post your scariest true story that has either happened to you (or someone that you know) over on our "Screen Scene" message boards   Click here to be taken to the correct board.

If you are not a member of the boards yet you can click here to register. 

You must be 18 to enter.  You must be a registered member of the AFI message boards to enter.  Stories will be judged by the AFI staff.  One entry per person.  Entries will be taken until Midnight (PST) on this Friday the 13th!  

That’s not a lot of time so get posting your stories!!



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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