WARPO TOYS, AND INFAMOUS ARTIST SKINNER, TEAM UP ON CUSTOM PAINTS FOR LEGENDS OF CTHULHU ACTION FIGURES
April 8, 2015
Exclusive to C2E2, Attendees Will Have the Chance to Win these Ultra-Rare Customs

CHICAGO, IL (April 8, 2015): Warpo, creators of the acclaimed Legends of Cthulhu retro action figure line, announce today that renown artist Skinner has created four custom, one-of-a-kind figures, which will be available to win exclusively at the C2E2 convention, taking place in Chicago, April 24 – 26, 2015.

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Attendees of C2E2 are invited to stop by the Warpo booth #669 to play a game of Cthulhu Dice for a chance to win one of four custom Legends of Cthulhu figures, hand-painted and inspired by the sofubi style, by artist Skinner. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to meet the Warpo team, and purchase Legends of Cthulhu premiums, including a never-before offered secret accessory, the “Irem Idol”.

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The Legends of Cthulhu retro action figure line is the first product offering from indie toy company Warpo, released in January 2015 to rave reviews from toy collectors, toy press, and the industry. The figures are available at ThinkGeek, BigBadToyStore, comic book stores, and in toy and hobby shops nationwide.

About Warpo
Founded in 2013 by avid collectors and toy industry veterans Bryan Katzel, Eric LeFeber and Tommy Baldwin, Warpo is Making Yesterday’s Toys, high-quality collectible toys with a a distinct retro look and feel. Taking an artisanal approach of “method manufacturing”, Warpo’s debut product line, Legends of Cthulhu launched with a Kickstarter in June 2014, and the company’s future releases include action figures, plush, playsets, and more. For more information, visit warpo.com.

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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