Tim Bruckner Announces Retirement From Commercial Sculpting
July 22, 2013

I knew this was coming but was denying it in my mind… but today on his official Facebook page, master sculptor Tim Bruckner announced his retirement from commercial sculpting with the following statement:

After Forty-four years as a commercial sculptor, I’m retiring from commercial work having recently completed my last piece for DC Entertainment. I’ll be concentrating on Personal and Commission work. My sincere thanks to all those who supported and encouraged me over the years. I’ve had the honor of working with some of the very best Art Directors and Product Managers in the business and have learned a great deal from their insights, vision and patience. I’ll be accepting commission work through September. Thanks again. To all those who have purchased work done by me, you were always my most important client.


We here at AFi will certainly be sad to no longer see Tim interpreting our favorite characters, but can’t wait to see the pieces he produces with no boundaries but his own imagination.     Best of luck Tim!

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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1 Comment »

  • demoncat4 says:

    sad to see tim finaly call it a day bringing marvel and dc to plastic life. but all things must end. and at least tim will still be using his talents on what he wants to create but sad the toy industry will no longer get to use the talents of tim.

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