Pop Culture Shock Collectibles Special Announcement
May 24, 2017
Message from Jerry Macaluso:

“As PCS nears it’s 10th Anniversary, I would like to thank all of our fans and customers for your unwavering support, as without you we wouldn’t be the Company we are today.

PCS started in my garage as a side project that allowed me to sculpt and produce small runs of my favorite Street Fighter characters.  It was never intended to become a ‘real’ company, but because of the great demand and support for our collectibles, we have grown into just that.  That brings me to the meat of this press release.

As many people know, I am first and foremost a designer and sculptor, so my passion lies in the art, not the business side of PCS. Therefore, effective immediately, I will be stepping down from the business side of PCS to focus on what I do best, acting as Creative Director. 

I am very pleased to introduce to our collector base and the industry in general, Anthony Adams and Mark Martin.  Anthony will be the new CEO/CFO and Head of Licensing.  Mark will be the new VP of Sales, Distribution and Customer Service.  Anthony and Mark bring a combined 30+ years of business, customer service and sale experience.  Please see below a message from the new CEO.”

Message from Anthony Adams:

“I am very honored to be a part of this great Company.  I look forward to handling the business side of PCS with Mark to help free up Jerry to focus on all the art of PCS.  It amazed me the amount of work Jerry was juggling.  Just envision a one person band playing every instrument at once, but instead of instruments its sculpting tools, accounting, customer service, etc.  More than one person can handle. 

Mark and I have a lot in store for PCS.  There is a lot of work that we need to do that we will attack in phases.  This includes more transparency to our great customers, better customer service, quicker delivery and a new website to name a few.  We still have a lot of work to do around customer service and the rest of the business so please bear with us as these changes won’t happen overnight.

Lastly, I am proud to announce our new Facebook PCS Collectors Group as a first step towards more transparency and more interaction with our fans.  This new page will have exclusive previews, videos (check out the new exclusive “Making of 1/3 Chun Li” video) and allow us to interact directly with our fans.  Mark and I look forward to working with Jerry and to this great journey ahead.”

 

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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