A Star Wars Jumbo and TMNT Minimates!

It’s a new week, which means it’s time for new toys to arrive at your local comic or toy shop from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD! This week, two very cool items, one from each company, one jumbo-sized and one mini-sized, are available for purchase, so read on for details, then find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com! Or order online at diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com!

Star Wars Jumbo Han Solo (Concept) 12” Figure

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Travel back to the dawn of the Star Wars saga with the newest concept Jumbo figure from Gentle Giant Ltd! Han Solo, sporting his original beard as seen in the original Ralph McQuarrie artwork, stands approximately 12 inches tall with five points of articulation, plus lightsaber and blaster accessories. Inspired by the Kenner figures of old, it comes packaged on a full-color retro-style cardback, in a resealable blister case.

https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/star-wars-han-solo-concept-jumbo-figure/

TMNT Minimates The Last Ronin Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! In the future, three of the Ninja Turtles are dead. Who has survived, and what has become of him? In this all-new Minimates box set, the Last Ronin teams up with April O’Neil and her daughter Casey Marie Jones to take on the forces of the Shredder’s son, Oroku Hiroto. Each 2-inch Minimate features multiple points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. All four come packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel flap. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

https://www.diamondselecttoys.com/the-last-ronin-minimates-box-set/

Daniel Pickett

AFi founder and Editor-In-Chief 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 Bloomberg News, 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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