More Goodies from NYCC!
October 12, 2012

UPDATE! Masters of the Universe Art Show gallery now online! Tons of great artwork is presented in a homage to everyone’s favorite fur loincloth-wearing barbarian! Our man on the street, Cesar “Masked Avenger” Zamora, is back with more wonderment from New York Comic Con as he snapsa away with his trusty digital camera in the midst of nerd chaos!. Look for lots more tomorrow as he wrangles some well known personalities for a little one-on-one shakedowns! Check out our latest galleries here – including DC Collectibles, Diamond Select, LEGO, and Mattel!

New Batman figures from Batman Unlimited retail line by Mattel. As always, Mattel has slipped in a few surprises this time that were not on anyone’s radar: Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns Batman, Grant Morrison’s “Batman of Zur-En-Arrh” w/Batmite, and a Nu52 Batgirl!
This really extends high hopes for Mattel’s latest retail incarnation, as fans were incredibly hesitant when the new broke that their mainstream DC Comics line was going the online direct route on Matty only. While we don’t yet know what is coming in the DC Unlimited line, we can take comfort that the choices so far for the Batman Unlimited one are so far in left field.

New Batmobile from the Batman evergreen line! Sure, fans would like to see a true 6″ scale vehicle, at least this shows that Mattel is trying to get different form factors into the marketplace.

Stay tuned for more NYCC coverage!

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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