December 31, 2018

Above all else, we want to thank everyone who entered the competition where we were going to give away one free Mythic Legions: Sir Valgard figure to the person whose Christmas card we liked the most. All of the entries were fantastic and we loved seeing a new batch of Christmas cards come into the studio every day. Even though Christmas is already Cornboy’s favorite holiday, getting all of those spectacular cards really did make our holiday even much more enjoyable for all of us here at Four Horsemen Studios. So thank you.

Our dilemma after getting all of those awesome cards has now become “These are all so good, how the heck are we gonna be able to pick just one?!?” The answer is, we can’t…

We’ve decided we’re going to split the entries into multiple categories, which we will announce in the near future, and instead of only giving one Sir Valgard figure away, there will be a few lucky winners getting them! This will take longer than we’d originally planned to get things done, so we’re going to try to make the final winning announcement by next Friday, January 4th.

Good luck to all of those who participated!! Your odds just got a little better.


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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