What is Happening in Springfield, IL.?!?!
March 6, 2015

Just received this from an anonymous source in Springfield, Illinois. They said to stay tuned, it gets even stranger…



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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  • Jas says:

    WeiRd…too bad Hasb… Still has the license …yes its theirs but they have killed the line off soooooo bad !!! Sad sad sad ..

  • Ozzie says:

    We are all waiting for a 6 inch classic GI JOE figure line based on the 80s animated series. Duke, Cobra Commander, Destro, Zartan, Lady Jaye ,Serpentor etc…… Come on Hasbro its not rocket science just do it or lend the license to a company that will do it right… FUNKO LEGACY? We want a six inch line. Life is short you have the license… Just make them already….PLEASE!!!

    • Mako says:

      You’re right, its not rocket science. People stopped buying Joe at 3.75 scale. The chances of them buying a larger scale complete with a higher price-point and literally NO hope for vehicles doesn’t look that great.

      Hence, the Has concentrates on stuff people are buying.

  • demoncat_4 says:

    that was weird one would almost think the con is where word will come that a 6inch line is a reality at last .

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