TOYPOCALYPSE 3: EXTRATOYRRESTRIAL
February 4, 2013

 It’s that time of the year again when throngs of toy fans, toy creators and toy buyers worldwide converge onNew York City for the International Toy Fair. For the third year in a row during this time, the art gallery TT Underground and Beerlao will be hosting the Four Horsemen as they bring you Toypocalypse 3: ExtraTOYrrestrial!!

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 This is the Four Horsemen’s third annual gallery show featuring their work past, present and future, and this year Toypocalypse revolves around their newest licensed property – The Power Lords! The Power Lords was a toy line from the 80’s that seemed to be a bit ahead of it’s time, but it has a very loyal fan base that have been hoping for it’s return. With the launch of the Power Lords website (http://www.PowerLordsReturn.com), it was announced that theFour Horsemen now have the license to create new Power Lords toys and other merchandise, and this show will reveal early prototypes of some of the upcoming Power Lords characters!

 Wayne BarloweSPECIAL GUEST!!:  The original designer of the Power Lords toys back in the 80’s and world renowned artist and sought after Hollywood creature designer Wayne Barlowe will be the special guest at Toypocalypse 3: ExtraTOYrrestrial on the opening night of the show! There will be original artwork created by Mr. Barlowe as designs for the original Power Lords line, as well as a print of one of those pieces being sold at the show, which Mr. Barlowe will gladly sign for you!

 Also at Toypocalyse 3: ExtraTOYrrestrial… Original artwork and 3D customs done by Power Lords fans in a Power Lords artwork and customs show! A display of classic Power Lords toys, original design artwork and other obscure merchandise generously donated and loaned to the Four Horsemen specifically for this show! The reveal of some new prototypes of upcoming characters and projects from other various Four Horsemen properties and licenses! 2ups, paint-masters and other prototypes from some of Four Horsemenproperties and Mattel action figure lines! Fantastic finger foods, delicious drinks and an amazing DJ will be onhand to rock the party on opening night only!

TOYPOCALYPSE 3: EXTRATOYRRESTRIAL: A SHOW CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE POWER LORDS!

TT Underground Gallery:  91 2nd Ave.  New York, New York (beneath Toy Tokyo)

Free general admission. No invitation necessary.

SATURDAY, Feb. 9th – OPENING PARTY: 7pm to 10pm

SUNDAY Feb. 10th through WEDNESDAY Feb. 13th: regular gallery hours

Please be sure to swing by for a bit on Saturday night to say hello!

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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