First iPhone App for Action Figure Collectors
March 22, 2010

Photos and values from 35,000 action figure database available anytime, anywhere

ATLANTA — March 17, 2010 — Collector-ActionFigures ( today announced immediate availability the first iPhone application for action figure collectors. With the new “Action Figure Collector” application, sharing your collection, looking up detailed information, and taking pictures of your action figure collection has never been easier.

By sync’ing their iPhone with their Collector-ActionFigures account, collectors will be able to load all of their figures, including great high-res photos, into their iPhones. Now, collectors can have their entire collection and wanted list with them all the time.

All figure information is available instantly, including series, year, manufacturer, UPC, manufacturer number, and height. Additionally, collectors can zoom in and pan high-resolution photos to see details of the front at back of packaged and loose figures.

A real time-saving innovation in Action Figure Collector is the way it radically simplifies and speeds up the dreaded process of taking pictures of figures. Collectors simply find the figure they want to photograph on their iPhone. Click the camera icon in the Action Figure Collector app and take a picture of their action figure. This picture is automatically uploaded wirelessly to the collector’s account, updating their Collection and the Marketplace. Instead of hassling with digital cameras, sync cables, renaming files and uploading files, Action Figure Collector makes the process seamless and take literally seconds.


A powerful search feature is also available in Action Figure Collector. For example, from the iPhone, a collector can search for “Darth Maul.” Within a few seconds, all 49 “Darth Maul” action figures in the vast 35,000 figure DASH Universe are listed. Colored icons indicate which items are in the collector’s Collection, Wanted List, or for sale in the DASH Marketplace. By drilling down on any figure, collectors can see the full detailed information for each figure as well as view the full screen, high-resolution front and back photos of each figure. The world’s best interactive action figure encyclopedia is now in your pocket!

“We innovate for collectors, and the Action Figure Collector iPhone app demonstrates what a valuable resource Collector-ActionFigures is for collectors,” said Bill Jones, CEO of CollectorDASH. “We are especially excited about how quickly and easily the app makes taking pictures of figures. By fusing the collection database on the phone, with a great camera and good wireless connection, what used to be a daunting task taking many minutes of work is now literally accomplished in 10 seconds.”

The Action Figure Collector app is available now from the Apple iTunes App Store. It is priced at $9.99 and is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch devices.


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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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