Power-Con 2013 Day 1 Pictures
September 15, 2013

Power-Con 2013 is in full swing.   Fans of Masters of the Universe, ThunderCats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have gathered in Torrance, Ca to celebrate all iterations of their favorite properties.  I was there for half the day yesterday checking out the festivities.   The 4 Horsemen Power Lords exclusives sold out in under 30 minutes of the doors opening and the Spy Monkey exclusive was going fast!


Check out ALL our day one galleries here.

We’ll be back there today to cover the Mattel MOTUC panel and reveals and checking out all day two has to offer.  And if you are attending Power-Con 2013 today make sure you swing by and see the panel I’m moderating today where we will be talking all about the original MOTU line and what it was like making toys back in the 80’s:

Masters of the Toy Universe – Panel Room 2
Hear all about the original billion dollar franchise, Mattel’s Masters of the Universe.
Featuring: Martin Arriola, Mike Barbato, Derek Gable, Eddy Mosqueda, David Wolfram
Moderator: Daniel Pickett

A big THANK YOU to everyone that stopped me at the con yesterday and told me they were readers of AFi!   I really appreciate that.   You guys are why we are doing what we’re going!   Enjoy the rest of your con today!

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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