Peoples have spoken! From 2000 til 2006, I held an award contest for
best pop culture collectibles as voted on by the readers - that's you.
In 2007, I started a new industry awards contest, where the nominations
and voting is done by a panel of judges from the industry - companies, media, artists,
retailers and collectors.
Called the Poppies, it
was a hit...but folks missed not getting to vote too, and have their
opinions heard. So in 2008, I brought back the People's Picks, and gave
readers the chance to vote on the same set of nominees as the Poppies
judges, allowing comparisons to be made. Now it's time for the results
of the 2012
I've also done my own set of bests
and worsts of the year for
comparison, but I'll be talking a lot in this article about how the
readers voted versus the Poppies judges - where they are the same,
where they are different, and perhaps why I think that might be.
links back to past year's picks for comparisons: