Saturday, May 21, 2011


Dad and I came across this post that Action Figure Empire did a ways back and did what we could to help spread the word. This week we finally wrapped up the custom action figure projects that we had worked on for Eli and they are now heading his way.



Today I want to turn this blog's attention to the story of a young Star Wars action figure collector named Eli. Eli is madly passionate about all things Star Wars and Star Wars toys. He's an outgoing little guy with a great big smile and he's also into arts and crafts, and World War 2. Eli is has been diagnosed with a rare life-threatening disease called Severe Aplastic Anemia, a disease of the bone marrow. Severe Aplastic Anemia also affects the immune system making it difficult for those who have it to be out in public. You can imagine how this makes it hard to get out and do things, visit with people, or even shop for Star Wars toys. We here at Action Figure Empire call for your support for young Eli, a fan, and a collector who needs all the support he can get right now. We ask that you donate one or more, Star Wars toys of any kind to Eli. You can Include a message of your own to Eli if you wish as well. Eli will be delighted to receive your generous donations. Please send them to:

Action Figure Empire
114 Oak Street Apt. D
Maybrook, NY 12543

From there we at AFE will then forward your generous donations to Eli. AFE is proud to create and participate in the official Toys for Eli Toy Drive. Please take a moment to contribute to Eli's Star Wars action figure collection. Every donation you give helps!

We give the Official Action Figure Empire Salute to Eli and his family.

Thank you for reading this and thank you so much for your donations!

May The Force Be With You All!


Dad made this Aurra Sing in her assassin wardrobe and sent it in the original cardback to protect her antenna from getting bent.

Dad was originally going to make him a fan fiction custom, but decided Eli may enjoy a character he knows better.

Here's is a custom Mandolorian that I made for Eli. It was my first attempt at painting an action figure.

Hope you like him Eli. Hopefully when you get home we can have a play date.

A great photo of Eli on the front page of IMPERIAL SHIPYARDS with all his toys that were sent by other contributors .

To see the Facebook page click below:!/theforceisstrongwitheli