October 25, 2006
October 25, 2006 (SEATTLE) - WizKids Inc., creator of the award-winning Tsuro(tm) 
board game, announced today the launch of two new board games:
Oshi(tm) and Pirates: Quest for Davy Jones' Gold(tm).

"We are excited to increase WizKids' board game lineup with these great new titles,"
said Joe Hauck, executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Product Development
at WizKids. "Each game represents the simple elegance that has made not only Tsuro,
but also our other games, such hits." Oshi (MSRP USD24.95), which means "push,"
is inspired by a Japanese myth in which the goddess
Amaterasu gifted the first Japanese emperor with her ancient wisdom in the form of
a game. It is a strategy game for two that can be played in 15-20 minutes. Oshi is
available in game stores everywhere.

Pirates: Quest for Davy Jones' Gold (MSRP USD24.95) turns the nautical action of the
Vanguard-award winning Pirates constructible strategy game(tm) into an exciting
board game for two or more players.
Nothing less than the souls of good pirates everywhere are at stake as players take
to sail, avoid sea monsters and hunt for the treasure of Davy Jones himself!
Pirates: Quest for Davy Jones' Gold is available in game stores everywhere.
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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