Mezco and Others Contribute To Fangoria Charity Auction for Japan Relief
May 24, 2011

Last March, Japan experienced one of the most overwhelming national tragedies on record.  In addition to the irreparable loss of life, the overall damage costs exceed $300 billion, marking the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami as the most costly natural disaster in the history of the world.  As such, many businesses and organizations across the world have come together to aid and support Japan in their time of crisis.  Fangoria, America’s #1 horror entertainment company, is proud to be a part of the relief effort.  Fangoria and friends have donated some of their products to be auctioned on eBay. 100% of all funds collected from the sales of the following items will go directly to the Red Cross.


Some of the highlights of the auction will be:

A Mez-Itz doll and autographed Living Dead Doll from WWW.MEZCOTOYZ.COM

A t-shirt, paperweight, and child-size straitjacket from WWW.OBSCURAANTIQUES.COM

Four autographed posters, two stickers, a CD, and a magnet from WWW.TOXICTOONS.COM

 An activity book and a book of "deadtime stories" from WWW.TOXICTOONS.COM

 Two T-Shirts designed by artist Eric Pigors at  WWW.TOXICTOONS.COM

A hand-drawn sketch by Gordon McAlpin and a signed copy of Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show from WWW.MULTIPLEXCOMIC.COM

A poster signed by artist Simon Bisley from WWW.BLACKDEATHFILM.COM

Two plushy zombie dolls and a plushy vampire doll from WWW.THINKGEEK.COM

A bloody bath set from WWW.THINKGEEK.COM

Two zombie books from WWW.THINKGEEK.COM

A gory candy set and brain mold from WWW.THINKGEEK.COM

A 24" Super Shogun Storm Trooper from WWW.THINKGEEK.COM

A Star Wars Taun Taun sleeping bag from WWW.THINKGEEK.COM 

An official replica of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back from WWW.THINKGEEK.COM


Fangoria will be staggering the listings of the items over the next several weeks. Check the link below to see what items they have listed for the auction: rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&_ssn= fangoriaent&_trksid=p3911.c0. m301


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,,, 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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