Mirror Mirror and MORE MiniMates news
February 1, 2008

MiniMates news from the latest DST E-Spectrum 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

The best-selling Star Trek Minimates make their first box set appearance with this limited "Mirror, Mirror" collection containing the evil versions of your favorite Star Trek characters. Featuring the crew in their Mirror Universe attire, this set includes the warped Captain Kirk, the goatee-sporting Mr. Spock, the lethal Uhura, battle-scarred Sulu and the seductive Marlena Moreau. Sculpted by Art Asylum, beam up this five-pack now before they tear each other apart!


Shipping Soon!

Our latest Marvel Minimates are almost ready to ship to comic book stores nationwide! Series 19 includes Amazing Fantasy Spider-Man & Mysterio, Ms Marvel & Ultron, Apocalypse & Death Archangel and a limited Archangel variant while Series 20 features Professor Hulk & Abomination, Havok & Polaris, Vision & Hawkeye plus the Young Avengers’ Vision 2.0 variant. Look for these two-inch wonders in comic shops next month!



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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