Hasbro “Collectors” dot com? More like HAS-NO!
January 9, 2008

Really HasbroCollectors.com?   Seriously?

So just before the holidays I placed a fairly large order of Star Wars figures and a few Marvel Legends I was missing because I had two codes that when used together gave me about 25% off my full order.

I got the majority of the order in one box, about 10 figures.  Because my order was over $50 I was to receive a $10 gift card for the site.   It showed up two days later with one more figure, the A Wing pilot.  He came in a much smaller box, about the size of a carded Star Wars figure.  I say ABOUT the size of of a carded Star Wars figure because the box is really about a half inch SMALLER than a carded Star Wars figure.  But that didn’t stop them from jamming it in there anyway.

Now I’m not a big MOC guy, especially when it comes to Star Wars, but doesn’t it seem a bit silly in 2007 that you would bend up cards while you had the word "collector" in the name?   Why would you even have that size of boxes on hand?   Dumb.  



Again, it doesn’t make that much difference to me.  I’ve already opened him.  But there are people in this hobby, and most of you probably know one or two that it would be a BIG deal if they got something like this in the mail. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense to me that a group created to cater to collectors would do something like that. 

File under "S" for silly. 



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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