“Monster Model Review” Interviews Sculptor Tim Bruckner
July 18, 2012

I’ve had the privilege of being friends with Tim Bruckner for about 10 years now, and I don’t think we’ve ever had a phone conversation shorter than an hour as we talk about art, sculpture, the industry, and everything else under the sun.  He’s a fascinating, funny person and a master at his craft.  If you’ve read any of his book Pop Sculpture: How to Create Action Figures and Collectible Statues that he co-wrote with Zach Oat and Ruben Proccopio  then you know when it comes to sculpture and art he really knows his stuff, but never takes himself too seriously.

Now you can spend a half hour with Mr. Bruckner as he talks about his craft, his early work and much more in this extra long video interview/feature with “Monster Model Review.”

Pour yourself a drink (Tim wouldn’t have it any other way) and set back and watch Tim talk about his career, the book and some of his favorite projects.

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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