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July 7, 2016

Hasbro offers vintage-themed “Classic Collection” at SDCC


It’s been a long time since Micronauts fans had new product to get excited about, but Hasbro is changing that in a big (but also small) way this July at San Diego Comic Con. “The Interchangeable World of the Micronauts” is back as the “Classic Collection” features three Micronauts figures created from the original tooling. Micronauts was a tremendously successful toy line from 1976 to 1980, featuring alien heroes and villains with interchangeable parts and accessories. The SDCC set includes three classic characters: Galactic Warrior, Orbital Defender, and Pharoid. The three figures come packed out in an homage to the classic “Astro Station” playset.



The Classic Collection set also features brand new art for each figure from legendary artist Ken Kelly, who created the original Micronauts toy art nearly 40 years ago. Every set purchased at San Diego Comic Con will receive a copy of the new IDW Micronauts comic (issue #3) with the new Pharoid art as an exclusive cover. Mr. Kelly will hold two signings at the Hasbro booth: Friday, July 22nd from 3-4 PM, and Saturday July 23rd from 2-3 PM.

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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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