Reviewing Samples Addendum > Thoughts from a Toy Company Rep

You’ll recall my Reviewing Samples series from a few months back, where I interviewed various toy reviewers about the practice of reviewing samples sent by toy companies (apologies for that terrible repetitive sentence). In the process of that series, I contacted a few toy company press reps to see if they were interested in answering […]

Poe Probes > Reviewing Samples, Part 9: Reader Responses

This is the ninth in a series of articles about the practice of toy reviewers being given free samples for review, and whether that represents a problem for readers looking for honest assessments to make purchase decisions. You can find the other articles in the series here. In addition to interviewing toy reviewers, I also […]

Reviewing Samples, Part 8: Josh Bernard of CollectionDX.com

This is the eighth in a series of articles about the practice of toy reviewers being given free samples for review, and whether that represents a problem for readers looking for honest assessments to make purchase decisions. You can find the other articles in the series here. Today’s Q&A is with Josh Bernard of CollectionDX.com. 1.) When […]

Reviewing Samples, Part 7: Q&A with GeneralsJoes.com

This is the seventh in a series of articles about the practice of toy reviewers being given free samples for review, and whether that represents a problem for readers looking for honest assessments to make purchase decisions. You can find the other articles in the series here. Today’s Q&A is with Justin of GeneralsJoes.com. 1.) […]

Poe Probes > Reviewing Samples, Part 5: Q&A with Pixel Dan

This is the fifth in a series of articles about the practice of toy reviewers being given free samples for review, and whether that represents a problem for readers looking for honest assessments to make purchase decisions. You can find the other articles in the series here. Today’s Q&A is with Pixel Dan, who’s best know for […]

Poe Probes > Reviewing Samples, Part 3: Julius Marx of AFI

This is the third in a series of articles about the practice of toy reviewers being given free samples for review, and whether that represents a problem for readers looking for honest assessments to make purchase decisions. You can find the other articles in the series here. Today’s piece was written by Julius Marx of ActionFigureInsider. For […]