October 24, 2006

Nightmares of Love Craft have arrived and are distributing as you read this!

Here is a look at the packaging of SOTA’s
upcoming Cthulhu figure. Although SOTA is already sold out, Love Craft
will be distributed through the normal channels (online retailers,
comic book stores, specialty toys stores, Spencer Gifts,ect).
The Black Cthulhu (previously the Tower Record exclusive) is being
distributed through Diamond Comics so look for it at comic book stores
and specialty toy stores or any where Diamond distributes. There is
also an exclusive Cthulhu available through Source Comics and Games.
They will be selling it out of their store in Minnesota as well as on
the convention circuit.

Also included are packaged pics of Pumpkin Head. This should be distributing next week (beginning 10/30).


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.

Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.




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