Zica Toys Female Figure Pre-Order is Live
September 26, 2012

Zica Toys is most famous for their Mego-esque 8″ Buck Rogers figures based on the 80’s TV show.   Myself and other reviewers heap tons of praise on the original male Zica buck body as the “best in it’s class” for all of the new 8″ retro revival figures.  It not held together with rubber bands and functions more like a cross between a super-articulated 6″ figure and a scaled down 1/6th scale figure.

Now they have shifted their focus and are working on a line of action figures geared toward the customizing market. They call this first offering “Humanoid 8.0” and are getting the ball rolling with their first female figure, Yvonne.   Yvonne features multiple points of articulation, three sets of hands, three chest plates of different sizes, and rooted hair.

Looking ahead their plans would be to expand the line with the addition of a male figure and a wide range of custom accessories, including clothing and heads.  Zica’s mission is to expand the current 1/9 scale market to go beyond just offering the retro style figures and expand into what’s being done in the high end 1/6 scale market.  This is step one of their plan.
Zica is currently running a pre-order promotion that runs until 11/01/2012. During that time the Yvonne figure will sell for $20.00 plus S&H.  When the promotion is over the price will go up to the standard SRP of $25.99 plus S&H.

US customers can order them directly through my website, www.zicatoys.com, and International customers can contact Zica via email (info@zicatoys.com) to place an order through PayPal.

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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