June 25, 2008

Underground Toys are proud to be representing the BBC Doctor Who and Torchwood toy lines as well as promoting many other toys at the world’s largest gathering of entertainment fans – the San Diego Comic Con (July 24 – 27).

Here is some great news for fans of the Doctor Who shows .

We will be offering exclusive 5" action figures at the BBC Shop at booth 3635 and they will also be available at The Underground Toys booth no 3949. The exclusives are a) Time Crash Twin Pack – 5th and 10th Doctor and b) 9th Doctor exclusive variant. Each figure has been specially commissioned in limited numbers for SDCC and each is individually numbered. All figures are expected to sell out quickly.

The 9th Doctor features the green shirt worn by the Doctor in the Fathers Day episode of Series 1, while the 10th Doctor features the darker shirt and tie, and the 5th Doctor features the later style Edwardian cricketers outfit together with the iconic celery stick, as worn in the one off, specially written episode, Time Crash.

Doctor Who and Torchwood guests at San Diego Comic Con include Russell T Davis and John Barrowman.

For Doctor Who and Torchwood merchandise, news, stars and fun, visit Underground Toys booth no 3949!

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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