Star Wars Black Wave 3 Reveal
July 20, 2013


He was not mentioned in the panel yesterday, but Hasbro just found the Obi Wan figure in one if their shipping cases this morning so they put him out as a tease for wave 3 of the 6″ Star Wars Black line.

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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  • JAS says:

    Hmmm…still on the fence with this 6 inch line…at $24.99 CDN. RETAIL it’s not going to be hard to pass on some of these figure’s….Not sure who HASBRo thinks has the moola to spend on this line ,but it would of been nice to see the retail price lower!!
    Annnd yes I realize HASBro does not control the retailer’s final price ,but their wholesale price is also high…

    LASTLY,the EBUTT SCALPERS getting 200.00 plus for FETT suck……plus many that have decent price’s WILL NOT SHIP outside of the ol MIGHTY U.S. of Eh!!!… bummer

  • PDCougar says:

    Unless Hasbro is going to find a way to allow us non-San Diego attendees the opportunity to buy the Boba Fett figure with the Carbonite Han Solo (i.e. different packaging) … without having to fork over the $140-plus they’re going or on eBay from the SDCC scalpers right now … there’s no way I’m going to even consider attempting to collect a new line if Hasbro isn’t going to provide a way for us fans to “collect ’em all.”

    Kick off a new collectors line, but have the first figure only be available at SDCC …. what’s the positive marketing strategy in that for your customers, Hasbro?

  • Clutch says:

    Great news for Prequel fans. I’ll save my money for whenever Old Ben shows up.

    Regarding exclusives, this was the year that broke the camel’s back for me. Weren’t Hasbro and Mattel going to keep scalpers from raiding their joints on Preview Night? Fett with Carbonite Han was the only one I was hoping to get off HTS but it’s cool if I just get a regular Fett now. The exclusives were pricier enough as they were when announced and none of them looked like they were worth the bother.

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