MOTU NYCC Art Show To Benefit Ronald McDonald House 10/10-10/24
September 27, 2012

Announced over the weekend at Power-Con 2012 is the charity Masters of the Universe art show that will be on display next month at Toy Tokyo in NYC.

If you’re going to be in New York in October, here’s your chance to own a piece of original MOTU art and do a good deed for Ronald McDonald House in New York! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Masters of the Universe®, acclaimed gallery Toy Tokyo Underground in New York City will host a show of original art work created by top comic book and industry artists. Approximately 20 pieces will be available to the public during the two-week exhibit, with Mattel donating all of its proceeds directly to Ronald McDonald House, a program that provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

To launch the show, there will be a public opening on Wednesday, October 10th, as well as a private celebrity event on Friday, October 12th. The public opening gives toy fans and collectors the chance to purchase the Temple of Darkness Sorceress® figure for $22, a full 24 hours before it’s available at New York Comic-Con! This special traveling figure features an all white/silver deco and opening wings, and includes the Zoar staff and a power orb holder. Better still, the first 500 visitors on opening night get a free art print!

Toy Tokyo Underground is located at 91 Second Avenue, Lower Level, New York, NY 10003, and the show runs from October 10th through October 24th.Gallery doors open at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10th, so plan to be there early for your chance to own original MOTU art and benefit a great cause!

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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