to the Poppies for 2012 - the only industry awards for pop
culture collectibles! Each year a panel of judges from the industry - companies, media, artists,
retailers and collectors - assemble to nominate and then vote
on the very best collectibles in 18 categories. This year there were
140 judges on the panel, and they debated and nominated and voted, then
I tallied! The results are now final, the awards complete, but I'm sure
discussion has just begun.
The Poppies have their own physical award now too - starting last year,
I've been giving out a plaque for each winner. A couple of last year's
winners did me a solid and sent back a photo of the award with the toys
- or the team. Check out this shot from Sideshow, and this one from
Mattel, to see what the plaque looks like.
I've also done my own set of bests
and worsts of the year for
comparison, and don't forget that we also have the People's Picks
awards, where readers vote on the same ballot as the Poppies
judges. I'll have a comparison of the results of those two with the
results of the Poppies as part of each award below, and in those tables there's links to see every collectible.
links back to past year's picks for comparisons: