QuakeCon Vinyl Toy Exclusive Announced
July 29, 2013

Symbiote Studios to release 20th Anniversary Phobos Figure for QuakeCon  

(Seattle, WA- July 29, 2013) Vinyl collectible toy makers Symbiote Studios has announced their QuakeCon Exclusive figure to be the much loved DOOM space marine Phobos from Quake III. Phobos stands 3.5 inches tall has two accessories and is made of high quality vinyl. QuakeCon is held every year in Dallas Texas and is best known as the largest free LAN party in the world. Doom/Quake developer John Carmack helped create the event so both Quake and DOOM related products at the show are in high demand. 8K attendees are expected this year and many in that community refer to it as the “Woodstock” of competitive video gaming. QuakeCon runs from August 1-4, 2013.


Joseph Reiter Symbiote Studios CEO explains “QuakeCon is a great show. The love of the genre is everywhere and we get to meet our customers. DOOM and Quake are cult classics and our San Diego Comic Con Exclusive DOOM figure was a huge success so I am sure the release of Phobos will be well accepted.” Symbiote Studios has released two other figures at San Diego Comic Con. Both items were key characters from the 2011 Bethesda Game Studios Game of the year The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim including Astrid with the Blade of Woe and Dark Elf in Daedric Armor.

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About Symbiote Studios:

Launched in 2007, Symbiote Studios goal was to create realistic vinyl toys and resin statues. From humorous figures like Sam and Max to bad ass figures from DOOM and Elder Scrolls Skyrim they have established themselves as serious contenders in the category.

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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