The Boys of GoW are Back in Town
January 27, 2009
Gears of War 2-packDelta Squad is back and better than ever

Delta Squad is back and better than ever. NECA releases all new Gears of War action figures. Our series 2 finishes off with a “Marcus vs Locust” 2-pack. Recreating a scene of actual game-play, Marcus chainsaws his way through a Locust drone, resulting in some terrific gore. Series 3 kicks off with an all new 12” Marcus Fenix with light-up armor. Marcus also features a COG pistol and Lancer. His head sculpt has been redesigned to reflect his appearance in the Gears of War 2 video game. Flipping a switch on his back causes his armor to light up blue just like in the game. Also coming down the pike is the all new series 3 7” Assortment. This assortment features an all new Marcus as he appeared in the Gears of War 2 video game, an all new COG Soldier, two new Locust drones, and a new Theron Palace Guard. All figures (with the Theron Guard exception) now have the ability to peg an extra weapon to their backs. Be on the lookout for these and much more Gears of War figures coming from NECA.

 

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, 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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