Adam West Get’s His Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
April 7, 2012

It’s been 50 years in the making, but at long last, yesterday actor Adam West, best known as TV’s Batman in the 1966 series of the same name got a star with his name on it dedicated to him on the famous “Hollywood Walk of Fame.”  The ceremony took place yesterday at 11:30 AM just outside of the Guinness Book Of World Records Museum on Hollywood Blvd.   Adam’s wife and children were in attendance, along with George Barris and his famous Batmobile, ‘Family Guy‘ creator Seth McFarlane and actor, radio personality, pod-caster and collector/superfan Ralph Garman.

There has been a documentary being made over the past several years about the journey to get Mr. West a star on the Walk of Fame.  Ralph even hosted an ‘Evening with Adam West’ career retrospective that has become a podcast to help raise money for the star because celebrities have to pay for the stars themselves to the tune of $30,000.

Below is the video of Mr. West’s speech at the ceremony.

Congratulations Mr. West from all of us at AFi.

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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