Eddy Goldfarb to be Honored at Toy and Game Inventors of the Year Awards
June 28, 2010

Eddy Goldfarb to be Honored at Toy and Game Inventors of the Year Awards Dinner November 19th in Chicago.

Eddy Goldfarb has almost 800 products licensed worldwide, some of which include Yakkity Yak Teeth, Battling Tops, Kerplunk, Shark Attack!, Stompers, Quiz Whiz, Numbers Up, Giant Bubble Guns, Milky the Cow and Baby Beans. Not only do you recognize these names from your childhood, many are still on the store shelves today! Mr. Goldfarb and Marvin Glass invented the business of toy and game inventing as we know it today.

Mr. Goldfarb invented his first toy at sea in World War II. He was a high tech crewmember of a US Navy Submarine operating in the South Pacific and invented a system of detecting enemy projectiles “underneath the radar”.

The TAGI Awards Dinner will be held at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. An exclusive viewing of the Jim Henson Retrospective Exhibit will be part of the Awards’s Dinner. Other Awards that evening will include Toy Inventor of the Year, Game Inventor of the Year, Young Inventor of the Year, Rising Star Inventor of the Year and In Memoriam. Hasbro is the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Other sponsors include the Toy Industry Association, Strong Museum, Global Toy News and others.


More information about the Toy and Game Inventor of the Year Awards and sponsorships can be found at www.tagieawards.com 


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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