Shark City Ozark Product Swim Into Big Bad Toy Store
February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 Ozark, Missouri – Our friends at Shark City Ozark, known for their screen accurate replicas of Bruce the mechanical shark, have officially launched their 2012 line up. Available for the first time at Big Bad Toy Store, each piece is designed, created, and manufactured by hand right here in the USA. following up on last year’s hugely successful Bruce NTT maquette, their spring line up includes the 18″ shark replica, 25″ Ultimate Bruce Collection shark (piece #1 of 4), massive 1/6 scale end battle scenes Bruce bust, 25″ mako shark, and the gigantic Killer Shark, which measures over 37 inches long!

“We are incredibly proud and honored to be  partnered with Big Bad Toy Store to offer our full range of products to collectors everywhere.  We couldn’t ask for a better partner than BBTS. Their reputation for delivering reliable, quality customer service is second to none.” – Mike V. Schultz, founder and President, Shark City Ozark.
About Shark City Ozark – Shark City Ozark is a family run business led by world-renowned sculptor Mike Schultz. Every year a limited number of their replicas are made available to fans around the world. Each piece is fabricated and painted by hand old-world style, by the entire family with incredible attention to quality and detail. For more information and pictures, please visit us at
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.
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