Spotted some of the new #Funko #disneyafternoon #actionfigures at @hottopic
December 7, 2017

Spotted some of the new at @hottopic

Spotted some of the new #Funko #disneyafternoon #actionfigures at @hottopic

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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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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5 Comments »

  • Eric says:

    I am growing more and more disenchanted by Funko and thier pandering to nostalgia. And I’m as nostalgic as one can be. The Funko/Super7 ReAction concept began as a great idea: resurrect an action figure line that was never produced. It was a home-run for obvious reasons. But the idea of creating figures for properties that never had one was a prime one, but they’ve wasted it on the “vintage-kenner” motif (as in all subsequent ReAction lines)…why not really play with the “what if” premise? Super7, to its credit, did that with their Kenner-style He-Man figures. But why not cross-pollinate? Create Star Wars figs as if done by Mattel (burly muscle-men with wacky features)? Terminator figures as if done by LJN (“Kyle Reese with battle-shotgun action!”)…and so on. TMNT done by late-80’s Kenner, or G.I.Joe style…so many fun combos. Just sayin…

    • Scott says:

      I just find it kinda weird you’ve posted that on an article about the only Funko toyline I’ve ever actually wanted. 😛 Damn if only the toystores near me had Darkwing, Scrooge and Chip n Dale instead of masses and masses of those goddamn ugly Pop figures.

      • Andrew says:

        I get that not everyone is going to like them, but I’m grateful we’re getting figures from Funko that no one other company even seems interested in touching, even though there’s demand for them. Their loss is definitely Funko’s gain.

      • Eric says:

        Sorry man, dont meant to dump on Tail Spain necessarily. I’m always in support of figures from all things! But didn’t Playmates or Hasbro make TailSpin figs back in the day? Same for DarkWing Duck, no?

  • Andrew says:

    Nice, I need to run by my store this weekend and see if they’ve got any of these in stock.

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