May 23, 2014

Midco Toys Exclusive Range of Action Figures to be Released on June 30th 2014 in the UK


Fans of all ages can now place pre-orders for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro action figures and guarantee getting a set. The Midco Toys eBay store, Epic Toys, is the place to go online to pre-order. Each figure is available individually for £12.99, with the set of six figures available for just £59.99 (a saving of over 20%).


Turtles Only At 03


Customers in Derby or Burton can visit either Toy Planet or Midco Toys to reserve their sets.


Midco Toys has partnered with Flair to exclusively release a special series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4” Classic Collection action figures in the UK. The range will include Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo along with Splinter and Shredder. Each figure is based on the original 1988 release, using the original Playmates moulds for totally radical authenticity. Each figure comes with their core Ninja weapons and an extra weapons rack.


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4” Classic Collection perfectly complements the mix of products sold at Midco Toys, with its dual appeal of collector-friendly nostalgia and being a hot property with children. The 4” Classic Collection will form the centrepiece in a full range of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles products, including action figures, play sets, role play, creative and electronic toys.


Media Enquiries

Please contact Graham Hancock at or on 01283 563064 for more information, images or to arrange interviews/quotes.


Information for Editors

  • For customers outside of Europe, details on ordering will be made available closer to the release date.
  • Toy Planet is based in Derby’s Westfield Centre, and is one of the launch shops from when it re-opened in 2007. It sells a wide range of toys for all ages, including specialist items not commonly stocked.


Midco Toy Planet Ltd

174 South Mall

Westfield Centre



  • Midco Toymaster is Burton-on-Trent’s only dedicated toy shop. It sells a wide range of toys for all ages, including specialist items not commonly stocked.


Midco Toymaster

169 High Street Street

Burton On Trent


DE14 1JE


  • The “Independent Toy Retailer of the Year Award” was awarded at the Toy Industry Awards 2012.
  • Midco Toys was shortlisted for the “Independent Toy Retailer of the Year Award” in 2013.
  • Midco Toys and Toy Planet were the Good Toy Guide’s “Toy Retailer of the Month” in November 2013.
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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, 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.
Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.




No Comments »

Leave a Comment