SkullyBoom dips into PRO AUDIO
March 25, 2010

Until recently, professional audio speakers have been confined to the generic aesthetic of a black box.  This year we came up with an idea a tad outside “the box”.  The SB-250 (also nicknamed “Biggy Skulls”) is a jumbo sized version of the SB1 portable speaker which releases the first week of April. In its current form, the SB250 is driven with a Dayton Audio PMA250 plate amp. 

The amp’s mixer features 2 MIC inputs and a Line-in port for playing off of iPods or other generic music devices.   The amp also has a speaker out for simple daisy-chaining of multiple units when things need to get really crazy.  The subwoofer is a 12” Eminence coupled with a tweeter providing full range dynamic sound that knocks. The shell of the speaker is made of hand laid fiberglass. 

To pay homage to the Do-it-yourself toy that this speaker was designed after, DLi$h has provided a custom acrylic paint job resembling teal/pink stitched panels covering a layer of robotic mayhem. Currently the speaker is in a state of evolution; however it will be used for promotional purposes to help support the launch of the SB1 portable speaker.

“At this point it’s hard to say where this product could go.  We are already working on the second iteration with a storage compartment, a retractable luggage tote, and wheels, but at this point, all we know is that it’s awesome and we’re having fun with it.  With this large of project, we’re offering some of our customers a lot of customizing freedom, and this is just proof that we know how to make no-nonsense audio.”

The SB250 is available on a made-to-order basis with lead times of around one month.


ice cream cone pictured for scale purposes only. sold separately



– 250 Watts driven to an Eminence 12” full range loudspeaker (enough power to cause organs to shift)

– Hand laid fiberglass shell inspired from the DIY Skully vinyl toy

– 2 MIC inputs and one line-in for iPod/MP3/CD/Laptop/Turntable/Mixer compatibility

– On board mixer for each input

– Built in bass/treble adjustment knobs

– Custom features made-to-order

– Two feet tall/50 lb. weight

-Runs direct off standard 110V A/C



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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