Sideshow Does Toy Fair On-line
February 1, 2008

This year’s Toy Fair will be celebrated online at, from February 17th-20th! This year they are doing things a bit different, as they will not be physically attending the annual Fair in New York, which is only open to industry members and press. Thus, the online celebration is the only way to stay on top of the new announcements from Sideshow, so be sure to mark your calendars to join us for new product Pre-Orders, Previews, License Announcements, and more to be posted during those four days of fun and excitement in the world of collectibles! Follow the links to view Sideshow’s official Toy Fair 2008 Press Release, preview video, and even a tease of one of the biggest things to hit Toy Fair in years (hint: he carries a whip and hates snakes)! 

Web Event Underscores Company’s Commitment to Brick-n-Mortar Shops

Thousand Oaks, California (January, 2008)– Sideshow Collectibles will be expanding its web presence by hosting avibrant online event to parallel the annual industry toy conventionheld each February in New York. The Sideshow site will be showcasingproduct introductions and collectibles industry news, as well as videospots during the four-day event. Sideshow will not host a booth at theupcoming American International Toy Fair trade show electing to shareits product focus for 2008 only on its website.

SideshowCollectibles will highlight the importance of the collectibles industryand its commitment to its global community through events and newsFebruary 17-20, 2008, at SideshowCollectibles has been regarded for its leadership role in film,television and pop culture collectibles, and this industry-wide onlineevent will feature special announcements of new licensing alliances,product partnerships and industry information.

"Toy Fairhas a predominant focus on mass-market products, and rightfully so,"explains Greg Anzalone, Sideshow President. "Sideshow has displayed atToy Fair for six or more years, but we no longer feel the need for aphysical presence at this event. We can better serve our distribution,trade store accounts, and global partners via our website. The Sideshowsite has a much more specific focus on the collectibles industry," saidAnzalone. "Our products are low-run limited editions, crafted by someof the best artists in the world and are specifically meant for thediscerning adult collector. Our website offers the best vehicle topresent our upcoming film, television and pop culture collectibleproducts," said Anzalone.

Please, February 17-20, in celebration of thisglobal marketplace and in recognition of the shared passion that makesthe collectible trade possible.


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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