Cast-A-Way Toys Clears Up Recent Events
April 27, 2011

April 26th Shawnee, KS-  On April 19th moulds and tooling owned by Cast-a-Way Toys were offered for sale from unauthorized agents in China and Singapore. Cast-a-Way Toys was miraculously made aware of this attempt by two separate, highly trusted and, successful toy companies here in the United States. When questioned about the attempted sale, the management company, whom Cast-a-Way Toys had previously authorized to move their moulds, admitted to this attempted sale.


The reasoning was for the recuperation of costs of mould conditioning and cost associated with production. At no time did Cast-a-Way Toys ever refuse to pay for any mould conditioning, and asked only for proof of the conditioning, in both pictures and physical samples. Furthermore, the management company claims loss over production parts completed.  Not only did Cast-a-way Toys not request or authorize production, but on two separate occasions both via electronic mail and via telephone explicitly directed that “no product be produced on their behalf”.


In addition, in an attempt to remedy this asked for samples of product to discuss its purchase, but was refused. Cast-a-Way Toys has always, and will always honor all of its agreements both contractual and verbal. The facts are that Cast-a-way Toys is just another victim of the unscrupulous business dealings of this management company, and is now working in conjunction with other victimized American toy companies to bring these criminal activities to light. If you see our products for sale other than at our website ( please inform us.


If your toy company is being offered moulds and tooling for products that we produce, including our 8 inch retro action-figure body and custom accessories, please be informed that these are stolen and no authorized sale has been arranged, and we ask that you contact us immediately.  While these unfortunate events have taken place, Cast-a-Way Toys will continue to bring you the best in 8 inch retro action-figures and new and exciting licensed products. We would also like to thank all of the American Action-figure producers who have been a great resource for us in this time of need, and made it possible for us to continue bring the best in action-figures.

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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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