Legends Action Figures Closing Down
November 8, 2013

We were sad to hear the news this week that Canadian retailer Legends Action Figures will be closing their doors and their web-store later this month.   Steve and the Legends team are great folks and were one of the original sponsors of AFi when we launched.    It’s a blow to the community to loose another reputable dealer.   We wish Steve and the rest of the Legends crew much success in their next endeavors.

Below is the message that was posted on the website and Facebook page:

 

ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END….
Dear customers,it is with a heavy heart that I bring you the sad news that Legends Action Figures, Inc. will be closing it’s doors.
It was not an easy decision for me to make, but it seems like the right one for now. I’ve been battling with a health condition for a little while that makes it hard for me to concentrate on my work and let’s face it, we aren’t in the best economic times right now. After 16 years of operation, it is now time to move on to other things. Throughout those years, I have had the chance to meet a lot of great people from all parts of the world, some of which became good friends. I consider myself lucky that I had the opportunity to always be surrounded by great co-workers: Henri, Linda, José, André, Dominic, Simon, Chung and the best right-hand man a guy could ask for, my main man The Fred.

I also want to send my sincere apologies to you, who relied on us with pre-orders that we will now unfortunately not be able to fulfill. We are currently in the process of refunding everyone who has already paid or left deposits for their pre-orders, if you haven’t been contacted yet, you will be shortly. Just bare with us while we are working at that (we have a lot to do).

The last day of operation of our physical store will be Saturday November 16 from 10 to 5.
Feel free to drop by and come say hi, who knows,..you might even find a few deals to be made.

Steve Bonanno
Owner Legends Action Figures, Inc.

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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