THE “MARCH MAULING” CONTINUES AT FANTASTIC EXCLUSIVE.COM!
March 24, 2009
 The Semi-Final brackets for the Four Horsemens’ “March Mauling” are now up and awaiting your vote at FANtastic Exclusive, and we’re down to the “Fatal Four” as chosen by action figure fans worldwide.
 
 The voting was fast and vicious this time around, lasting only a week, and the four victors mercilessly pummeled their competitors by a considerable amount. After more than 1,500 votes, the four characters chosen to compete in the next set of brackets are the Wolfbat, the Vampire Lady, the Raven and the Ministry of Hunters.
 
 The Four Horsemen had this to say, “With some of the characters, the public already knew to which properties they belonged, but when it came to the new characters added this year, we purposely kept which properties they were from a secret just to see how action figure fans would vote simply based on the characters themselves.”
 
 “You can’t imagine how astounded we are that all of the characters that made it into the “Fatal Four” are from our property, Gothitropolis. That kind of popularity seems to give legitimacy to the strength of Gothitropolis as a property.”
 
 If you haven’t voted in FANtastic Exclusive yet, you’ve still got a chance to help to decide which two characters are going to survive and make it into the championship round beginning next Monday, and which two characters are going to be left broken and bloody on the Horsemens’ studio floor.
 
 FANtastic Exclusive. Pray that you make it out alive…

 

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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