SOTA Toys unleashes upon the world NOW PLAYING Series 3!
December 8, 2006

The first time, they came without warning…

The second time, they were a sign of things to come…

The third time, they have come with all-new horrors!

The third series of SOTA’s popular movie line is now hitting stores and online retailers.  This series consists of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen from DUNE, Meg Mucklebones from LEGEND and the werewolves from DOG SOLDIERS!  Each figure features multiple articulation as well as character specific accessories and a base

Along with the individual figures, SOTA Toys is proud to present our first boxed set from NOW PLAYING-MacReady in the Dog Kennel from THE THING!  This set depicts MacReady facing off for the first time against the alien shape shifter the dog kennel of Outpost 51.  A dynamic set in all its gory glory! 

Anyone who’s seen DOG SOLIDERS know that you can’t just have ONE werewolf!   So in addition to the regular released Brown werewolf, SOTA Toys has THREE more variant versions-the Grey version, the Bloody Grey version, and the Bloody Brown version.  These variant versions are SOTA Toys website exclusives, and limited editions.  Both the regular version and the variants are now available on the SOTA website:

Look for NOW PLAYING Series 3 figures and box set at retail stores and online sites right now!


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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