More Images of the Mattel SDCC 2011 Exclusives
May 19, 2011

A few weeks back on Free Comic Book Day Mattel put all of their 2011 Comic Con exclusives on display at ‘The Comic Bug‘ comic book shop in Manhattan Beach, Ca.  That shop is my local comic book shop, so that Wednesday when I stopped by to pick up my books I shot some video and took a bunch of pictures.   In case you missed the video just click here to see it.

On display for the first time were exclusives from their DC Universe Classics, Young Justice, Ghostbusters, Masters of the Universe, Voltron and Hot Wheels lines.   These will be available to buy at Comic Con 2011 and then later on

Previously we showed you a closer look at the MOTUC Queen Marlena exclusive.   Now here are the rest!

DC Universe Classics Swamp Thing



Ghostbusters’ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Young Justice SuperBoy

Green Lantern Movie Masters Kilowog





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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, 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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