Prayers for “Sgt. Craig Windrix”
February 5, 2014

Many of you may recall the story we brought you back in July from Comic Con explaining NECA’s Aliens wave 2 Sgt. Windrix figure.   Below is the video interview about the figure.


Ever since learning the story I have been following the updates and progress of Craig’s treatment.  Unfortunately, his condition has taken a turn for the worse this week and his family thinks his time is short.   We just ask that whichever way your spiritual compass points that you send prayers, good vibes, thoughts of healing, extra mojo, whatever you believe… his way in Tulsa, Oklahoma while this remarkable young man continues to fight for his life.

NECA also has started a # campaign on Twitter to show the Windrix family their support.   The second wave of NECA’s Aliens figures are in stores now if you would like to participate.

If you’re on twitter watch the hashtag ‪#‎windrix‬ our fans & fellow collectors are posting pics of their Craig Windrix figures and sending their best to the family in this difficult time. 5000 Miles Of Craig


“Whoaaa…Yes!” Followed by that laugh. That’s what Craig would say if he could see the cool diorama shots people are making with his figure. If you are on Twitter, check out @NECA_TOYS. Lots of well wishes coming in from all over. Thanks again Randy!

My prayers certainly go out to Craig and his family.   Never give up.  Never Surrender!


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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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