NECA SDCC13 Interview – The Mystery of Sgt. Windrix
July 22, 2013

Randy told me this story of this mysterious figure in the second wave of their “Aliens” line on Preview Night of SDCC 2013.   It was so moving what NECA is doing for one of their own, that I wanted to help get the word out.

All of us at Action Figure Insider will keep Craig and all of the Windrix family all of our prayers, good thoughts and wishes to beat this thing.  Keep fighting Sgt. Windrix!  We’re all pulling for you!

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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  • demoncat4 says:

    what a touching way to honor a friend. plus love that craigs own brother got to add his own touch to the figure. plus fox for being so cool to get all the red tape so this figure could be a reality hope it sells out as a way to also show support for craig and his family

  • Loren Helgeson says:

    At first, I was thinking “who the hell is Sgt. Windrix.” Knowing the story, I’ll definitely pick this figure up. Very cool of NECA to do this.

  • Jarda says:

    Yesterday I´ve heard the story.. Today I´ve ordered figure….

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