New in the AFi Archive- DC Direct's Cyborg Superman
March 20, 2010

Catching up a bit on some older figures we have the Cyborg Superman from DC Direct’s Green Lantern wave 3. This is the second version of the Cyborg Superman that DC Direct has released.   The first version was in his original "Reign of the Supermen" deco.   This version is in his Sinestro Corps uniform from the popular "Sinestro War" story line.

Interestingly enough when I was at the DC Comics offices two years ago for Toy Fair, Georg Brewer showed me the prototype for this figure and he was painted in the "Reign" style with green rings on his hand.   Once the "Sinestro Wars" storyline took off he was redecoed in time for the solicitation of this wave.

You can see all the images of the Wave III Cyborg Superman in the AFi Archive entry, here.

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, 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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