DC STAR WARS COLLECTING CLUB ANNOUNCES 2008 CHARITY PIN SALE
May 27, 2008

The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce their third bi-annual charity lapel pin sale. The 2008 pin features animated Boba Fett with DCSWCC’s signature Washington Monument as his rocket, in honor of the 30th anniversary of his appearance in The Star Wars Holiday Special. Third in DCSWCC’s series of high-quality cloisonné lapel pins, officially sanctioned by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered on the back. Only 1000 will ever be made.

All proceeds from the sales of this pin benefit the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Program, whose mission is to prevent burns and improve the quality of life for young burn survivors and their families in the Mid-Atlantic region. ACBC provides funding for research, annual therapeutic residential burn camps, and other year-round activities that support their physical,psychological, and social needs. For more information about ACBC, visit their website at http://acbcprogram.org.

DCSWCC has a rich history of supporting children’s charities in the Washington DC region. Their previous charity pins featured Yoda and Chewbacca, and netted almost $10,000 for DC Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Inn at NIH. To order your Boba Fett pin, visit http://store.dcswcc.org today! DCSWCC is one of the largest and most active collecting clubs in America,with about 50 members. The club meets monthly and holds special events such as socials and “Roadshow” appraisal events throughout the year.

For more information, visit the club’s website at http://www.dcswcc.org

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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