Our First Two Pre-Toy Fair Galleries are LIVE! #NYTF
February 13, 2016

New York Toy Fair officially starts in about 3 hours (or 1 hour if you count the Lego pre-Toy Fair event that starts at 7am… which we will be at so keep watching here for updates!) but we already have 2 galleries up of new toys for you to look at while you wait for the big show to start.

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Last week Mezco Toys held a special Pre-Toy Fair Press Event where the unveiled an amazing array of new awesomeness. You can see all of that in THIS gallery.

And last night we were one of the few toy press outlets invited to a special pre-Play Fair event put on by Warner Brothers Consumer Products where we got to see the latest in mass market DC Entertainment toys.   You can see that gallery here.

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Keep checking back on AFi as we will have new galleries, news, highlights and cool stuff we see at Toy Fair all weekend long!

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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