Round 3 voting for FANtastic Exclusive 4 begins!
April 20, 2009

Round 3 voting is up and rolling at FANtastic Exclusive!

  Now that the Raven has been crowned the FANtastic Exclusive champion for this year, it’s time for action figure fans to clock in and tell the Four Horsemen what kind of articulation the Raven should have. The Four Horsemen have listened to fan concerns about hyper-articulation vs. a solid, stable figure so now they’re asking you to tell them exactly how things should be done.

  This articulation voting round will be slightly different than past FANtastic Exclusive voting rounds. Not only do action figure fans have multiple choices for different types and styles of articulation, but a special “comments” box has also been included to truly allow FANatics to voice their opinions on the subject. Depending on the number of votes that come in, this voting round will probably only last about a week so the Four Horsemen can move quickly into other rounds of voting. So be sure to get in there and make your voice heard as soon as possible. Contrary to popular belief that the The Four Horsemen are clairvoyant, they can’t know what you want unless you tell them.

 FANtastic Exclusive. Spring Break’s over. Time to dust off your time card and get back to work on helping to create the action figure YOU want to see!


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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