“IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE” TOYS FOR TOTS  ONLINE CAMPAIGN SET TO LAUNCH @toysfortotspc
November 19, 2015

J.C. Lee donates copies of her ebook to support annual toy drive

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Announced today, the “It’s All About Love” Toys For Tots online campaign at www.toysfortotsdrive.com to raise monetary contributions to support the annual toy drive has launched.

 

As a thank you gift, those donating $10.00 will receive a digital copy of J.C. Lee’s (Stan’s daughter) ebook “It’s All About Love – The Lee Family,” a family photo album featuring never before seen  personal photographs.

“We’re excited to participate in this wonderful campaign to support our Toys for Tots program,” said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.  “While we receive many new, unwrapped toys for deserving youngsters, monetary contributions supplement our efforts and help support our program. It also helps us provide additional gifts for those ‘hard to buy for’ teens and pre-teens.  We are very grateful to J.C. and Stan Lee for their generosity and support of our 2015 campaign,” he added.

 

Since its founding in 1947, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program has collected over 494 million toys fulfilling the Christmas dreams of over 230 million less fortunate children. It has been supported by numerous celebrities including First Lady Michelle Obama.

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“100% of the net proceeds raised from the online campaign will be used to support the Toys For Tots program,” said Alain Nguyen, “It’s All About Love” campaign chairman. “We would like to raise $1 million and are reaching out to the comic book community and general public for their participation.”

“Contributing online is simple and easy and a great way to assist the Marine Corps Reserve in helping families give their children a memorable holiday,” Grein said.

ABOUT TOYS FOR TOTS

The mission of Toys for Tots is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the Christmas holiday season. By providing less fortunate children with a shiny new toy, we deliver a message of hope that will help them  become responsible, productive, and caring citizens. National corporate partners/sponsors include Hasbro, Toys “R” Us, Babies R Us, Build-A-Bear, The UPS Store, The Disney Company and Macy’s.

 

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.

Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.

 

 

 

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