SDCC Preview Night! Part 1
July 25, 2007


Our man SDComics is on the ground and running around at Preview Night currently.   He’s calling us with updates and we’ll have pictures later tonight.  But for now this is what he has seen and read about:


DC Direct

Nothing is on display quite yet at the time of his call, but their schedule flier DC Direct mentions some cool new items.   I don’t have descriptions yet of what they will look like but here’s the news.

13" Figure  Green Arrow – April 2008

Smallville Series II – May 08 – Clark Kent, Green Arrow, Arthur (Aquaman), Impulse, Cyborg, Bizzaro

New Teen Titans II – May 08 – Jericho, Tera, Deathstroke, Robin 



Indiana Jones – No figures were on display, but they had what looked to be a 2-up of the Ark of the Covenant.    Coooooooool!

Marvel- The 6" Fantastic Four wave is on display – Dr. Doom, Namor (in Speedos), Mole Man, etc.

They don’t appear to be showing the 2 Hulk waves yet.  We may see them after the Hasbro Marvel Panel.

ML Wave III – The same figures that were shown at NYCC are on display. 


That’s the news for now.  Keep checking back for more updates and pictures.

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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