July 23, 2007

So… I blame IronCow.   Yep.  This is Matt’s fault.    Of course, I have really enjoyed watching the first 2 seasons of the new Dr. Who series on the Sci Fi Network and BBC America.  And, yes I was looking forward to the new season starting back on July 6th.  Yeah, I watched a bit of Dr. Who on PBS as a younger man.  

I saw what Underground Toys was showing at ToyFair.   I knew eventually all of this stuff was going to be imported to the US.  But up until now I could justify not owning any of it becasue of import prices and the difficulty of tracking it all down.   I knew that it was all starting to creep over to the states… and then there was that picture that Matt kept posting on several boards of his Who shelf


Then, after a pre-Comic Con lunch there were some links from Bill aka FreshMonkey. 

Here are a couple of links I have found to be useful for Dr who stuff. 

Good site for Dr who toy news and pics 


also this is a good place to pick up figures cheaper. 


And a fun Dr who board 




And now suddenly, several minutes on line and a couple of hundred dollars later I’ve gone from ZERO Doctor Who figures… to over THIRTY Doctor Who figures.  

 And now I have a list of stuff that I’m still missing like the Auton 2-pack,the Harkness with Empty Child, the Empress and the Tardis playset that I need to find at Comic Con or on line.

I’m in.   Time to clear off a shelf for the good Doctor. 



**Update- And now, after comic con I find myself with another 10-ish figures including the Comic Con Exclusive damaged Cyberman and Assualt Dalek, Micky Smith,  Dalek Thay, two Auton 2-packs,  The 10th Doctor in his blue suit and Mutant Reveal Dalek.


Now I just need a lead on a Captain Jack/Empty Child 2-pack, Dr. Constantine, Gelth Zombie and Chip!!!

Also, let me know when Dalek Sec Hybrid,  Novice Hame, and the Satan Pit set hit the states!

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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