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by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2015
LegionofDansLogo When a project starts with an email with the subject line “I’ve got a cockamamie idea…” you know it has to be good! SECRET ORIGINS This podcast was an idea that came to me late last year.   I’ve been in the action figure journalism biz for a long time, and there are a lot…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 12, 2015
DCArrowDiggle1 DC COLLECTIBLES UNVEILS 2015 LINE-UP INCLUDING NEW ACTION FIGURES FROM HIT TV SERIES “ARROW” & “THE FLASH” AND AN ALL-NEW DC COMICS “ICONS” ACTION FIGURE LINE AHEAD OF NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR First-Ever Batmobile Scaled for 6’’ Action Figures Inspired by Batman: The Animated Series Set to Debut in 2015   Burbank, Calif. –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2015
CAimage Captain Action Vinyl Collectable Figure to debut at C2E2   New Albany, OH (February 11, 2015) – The Toy Revolutionaries at CKRTLAB Toys reimagine Captain Action, the original super-hero action figure in a bold new way! CKRTLAB and Captain Action Enterprises are proud to announce the launch of the first-ever Captain Action vinyl figure. The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2015
This weekend kicks off Toy Fair 2015 so since I have an action figure website and Jason has a toy company it only makes sense that we spend a good chunk of this episode talking about toys and the toy industry.  We have quite a bit of “behind-the-scenes” toy talk in this episode so we…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2015
WheToynTrain3 Earlier this week thieves broke into the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling, WV.    Glass cases were smashed, speciffic items were taken.  It appears that the robbers knew just what they were after in the break in.  In addition to the Kruger Street museum being a valuable asset in the preservation of toy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 4, 2015
AAOUTitanIM1 Out and about at my local Target and Toys R Us stores and I’m starting to see a lot of Hasbro Avengers 2 Age of Ultron product:   3.75″ toy line 2″ toy line 12″ Titans figures   Role Play

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2015
McFTWDConstSetChart1 The following news on the McFarlane Toys ‘The Walking Dead” construction sets was posted today over on Todd McFarlane’s official Facebook page: The Walking Dead building sets are coming to THOUSANDS of MORE STORES!!!!! Beginning now…!!!!! When we first launched our THE WALKING DEAD building sets last fall exclusively at Toys ”R” Us…. they couldn’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2015
BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES/THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES ROXY ROCKET The fan-favorite line of 6” action figures from the Emmy Award-winning animated series continues with Roxy Rocket! For the first time ever you can own Roxy and her famed rocket in this deluxe figure pack. Figure comes with show specific accessories, display base and rocket with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 10, 2014
4HMRavensShipping2 This official update from the Four Horsemen about their Gothitropolis Ravens Action Figure Kickstarter was posted today on their social media pages: We shipped out 200 Gothitropolis: Ravens Kickstarter orders yesterday via FedEx SmartPost, and we should be able to ship out another 300 or so orders today. We’re expecting to have all of the Kickstarter…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 3, 2014
MattelTent14pic1 It’s that time of year again! Once a year, at Mattel’s  headquarters in El Segundo, they hold their annual holiday tent sale.  This sale typically runs from Halloween until just before Christmas around the corner from their main building in an adjacent parking lot.   The sale is primarily made up of bulk overstock toy of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 2, 2014
Author Philip Reed sent us the information on his current action figure book that is wrapping up on Kickstarter in a little over a week. Philip describes the project as “Scattered thoughts on the action figure marketing of the eighties.”  His new book   Each Sold Separately, Action Figure Marketing of the 80s  is a 48-page…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 24, 2014
FunkoGPKAnnounce1 Just announced over on Funko’s official Facebook page: We are excited to team up with Garbage Pail Kids to produce a line of GPK toys, figures and vinyl collectibles to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids in 2015! I expect we will see a full press conference/announcement coming soon.

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2014
A new kickstarter campaign launched today started by my friend and former Mattel and Spin Master brand manager Jim Murphy called the INVICTA CHALLENGE.  Several of the rewards and stretch goals feature action figures designed and sculpted by the Four Horsemen Design Studio.   Check out all the details about the campaign below:   INVICTA Challenge…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 11, 2014
DconLogo2 This past weekend in Pasadena, fans flocked to D-Con, AKA DesignerCon 2014.  Despite it occurring in my “back yard” each year, this is the first year I have been able to attend.   It’s a terrific show, with great programming, great vendors and a great energy.  The show is gaining popularity and has doubled in size…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 6, 2014
FMFEagleFrceHeader    You might have heard the rumblings, you might have seen a teaser, you might have made the wish in your heart, but the rumors are true!   Mego’s 1980’s era military action figure line “Eagle Force” is poised to make a comeback in 2015! We caught up with the Fresh Monkey himself, Bill Murphy to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 5, 2014
EELogo2 How to Get the Right Gift at the Right Price Toy and Collectibles Experts Handpick Exceptional Holiday Deals at Entertainment Earth LOS ANGELES, CA: November 5, 2014 – For many people, finding just the right gift for every person on their holiday list can be traumatic. Acquiring those perfect gifts at an acceptable price can…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 5, 2014
ScreenHunter_01 Nov. 05 08.31 Gifts that harken back to times past and make adults remember the little kid that’s still inside are lining the shelves at Target stores and Target.com this season thanks to a new, exclusive Limited Time Only toy collection.   Target’s Limited Time Only collection of 12 toys will be a hit with kids and collectors,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 29, 2014
dcon-logo1 Check out the new commercial for Designer Con 2014 and check out the show November 8th & 9th at the Pasadena Convention Center for two days and over 300 vendors and 70,000 square feet of toys, art, apparel, and much more!

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 24, 2014
Sorry this episode is a little later than expected. I’ve been a bit busy trying to rally 40,000 collectors to make their voice heard by Toys R Us over this Breaking Dad toy controversy. It’s taken up a lot of my week, but it’s been well worth it as we have quadruple the signatures that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 21, 2014
TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-05G GOLD MEGATRON This always popular reissue comes with Megatron’s standard chrome being replaced by a gold plating. He is expected to come with his flail, sword, gun and more, and we have him listed at $199.99. 2014 STAR WARS 6″ BLACK SERIES 04 – CASE, SET, SINGLES Hasbro’s new 6″ Star Wars…

 

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