Zydeco Studios to feature “The Guild” and New Sci-Fi Floppets at San Diego Comic-Con 2012
July 6, 2012

Greg Aronowitz On-Site to Autograph Floppets

Greg Aronowitz and Zydeco Studios, creators of Floppets, have come together to create licensed Floppets for the web-based series “The Guild,” which will be exhibited at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.  Roddenberry Entertainment will also be introducing its Star Trek line of the fun new product manufactured by Aronowitz and Zydeco Studios.

Over the past twenty five years, Greg Aronowitz has honed his skills as a special effects artist and design specialist by contributing to over three hundred films and television projects.  Greg produces product for major franchise licenses such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Terminator, Spiderman and Marvel Comics and Walt Disney.

Greg Aronowitz and Zydeco Studios will be exhibiting their licensed line of Floppets based on characters in the web series “The Guild,” created and written by Felicia Day.  “The Guild,” an independent sitcom web series about a group of online gamers, was the winner of the YouTube, Yahoo and SXSW Best Web Series Awards for 2008 and for the first season alone collected over 80 million hits web-wide.  Characters in the Floppets line include: Codex, Zaboo, Vork, Bladezz, Tinkerballa and Clara.

Roddenberry Entertainment will also be debuting its collectable line of classic Star Trek Floppets manufactured by Aronowitz and Zydeco Studios.  The clever collection will include the Star Trek Original Series logo, the Enterprise, the Enterprise-D, a Klingon, the Bird of Prey, an Original Series Phaser, a Klingon Warrior, an Orion Slave Girl, the Command Insignia, the IDIC Vulcan Symbol, and a special top secret design!

Floppets are a clever, cute and customizable collection of characters you can attach to anything!  By using their multipurpose connector and velcro tether, fans can wear these collections on fingers, bags, clothing, or other personal accessories.  Floppets are flexible, versatile and provide a way for fans to express their individuality and to show off their favorite characters!

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Booth # 2543 (part of Roddenberry booth)

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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