A new year brings a new round of voting in the Four Horsemen’s ongoing action figure fan based project: FANtastic Exclusive2008.This time it’s going to be a somewhat simplified two-parter.
Scarabus, the fan-voted winning character from the Four Horsemen’s Gothitropolis property is going to be a six inch scaled figure (meaning that he’ll actually be roughly 7 inches or so at the top of his head – he’s a big fella’), again, as voted for by action figure fandom.
The new round of voting has just begun and now the Four Horsemen need fans to decide just how much articulation Scarabus should have, and whether his cape should be plastic or cloth.
This is a simplified, two-part voting round which will only last about a week or so, so be sure to get in there and place your votes while you can. Also, be sure to visit the FANtastic Forums message boards and let your voice be heard.
"FANtastic Exclusive 2008. 7 inches of pure evil."
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,
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.