November 9, 2015

Fans Can Purchase Rare Items, Get Exclusive Previews of New Products, Learn How Their Toys Are Made, Meet Designers and Artists, Plus Much More


New Jersey based licensed merchandise giants National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), are set to showcase at the inaugural New Jersey Comic Expo on November 21st and 22nd at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.


NECA will be exhibiting at the expo, as well as presenting a panel, and plan on giving attendees a great and exclusive look into what makes them leaders in the marketplace. Fans can get their hands on some rare warehouse finds, as well as out of print/production items and some highly sought after items previously exclusive to SDCC such as figures from their leading lines of Predator, Pacific Rim, Pirates of the Carribean, Harry Potter, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more.


Many of NECA’s holiday and end of the year releases will be on display in custom built dioramas that really bring them to life. Fans can get an exclusive glimpse into releases from their lines ranging from movies, television, pop culture, classic horror and video games. Attendees will also get an exclusive sneak peak into what’s on tap at NECA for 2016, along with a few teases and one big announcement about a whole new product line they are launching that has been nearly two years in the making!


In addition, NECA will be joining an incredible programming lineup at the New Jersey Comic Expo (NJCE). Representatives of virtually every department at NECA will take part in the panel will cover how a toy is actually made and the role each person plays from design, sculpting, painting, packaging, and marketing. Every single facet will be covered, they will discuss what’s new and what they are working on, questions will be taken and answered from the audience, and they will also be giving away some free toys to some lucky attendees.


“We are very excited to have this amazing new show right in our area,” said Randy Falk, Director of Product Development at NECA. “Our studio is literally 25 minutes away, so this is a perfect place to exhibit, meet fans, and interact with our customer base. Plus the lineup of comic book talent appearing at the show is truly AAA. The team at MAD Event Management has been incredibly supportive and committed to putting together a quality show that has something for all ages and is family friendly. It should be a great weekend and an amazing event for all of us.”


Find out more about NECA at necaonline.com, and follow @neca_toys on Twitter and at facebook.com/necaofficial.


Fans of all ages attending the New Jersey Comic Expo can prepare for two full days of exclusive programming with Q&A’s from the industry’s top creators, real world insight on finding success in today’s challenging comics marketplace, cosplay instruction from top artists, and plenty of fun just for kids, too! Visit www.NewJerseyComicExpo.com for full info on programming, confirmed guests, special events and more.


Purchase your tickets now for the New Jersey Comic Expo at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison, NJ on November 21st and 22nd! Advance ticket holders get early admission and kids 10 and under are FREE ALL WEEKEND!


Follow the New Jersey Comic Expo for updates as they drop:

Facebook: facebook.com/NJComicExpo

Twitter: @JerseyComicExpo

Instagram: @njcomicexpo


For exhibitor and sponsorship inquiries, please contact James Ross at jross@madeventmanagement.com




About MAD Event Management:

MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD’s capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.


For further info and press access to the New Jersey Comic Expo, please contact:

Jeremy Atkins at jeremyschuyleratkins@gmail.com

Jesse Post at JessePost@LetterBetter.net

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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