2010 G.I. Joe Convention Silent Auction Update
May 10, 2010

Congratulations to Dan Pinegar, winner of Hasbro’s silent auction at the 2010 G.I. Joe Convention.  Mr. Pinegar’s winning bid of $1333.33 for the convention poster signed by the Hasbro G.I. Joe team will benefit the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI.  
In total, about $7,300 was raised as a result of the poster auction as well as all of the items auctioned at the Saturday night dinner that included a limited edition G.I. Joe glass; breakfast with Richard Woodhouse; sketches from G.I. Joe designers and signage from the Hasbro tours.
The funds raised by these auctions will specifically be used for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Healing Art Program to provide entertainment and interactive arts experiences for patients.  The staff at the hospital will now be able to expand these offerings beyond once a month thanks to this donation.
Hasbro and the G.I. Joe team would like to extend their thanks to everyone who bid on all of the items.  The Hasbro Children’s Hospital is very special to Hasbro and the Rhode Island community and we’re thrilled that the G.I. Joe brand’s fans helped us make this wonderful donation

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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