I am also keeping an eye on toy company JAKKS Pacific (JAKK), which has had a horrendous year. The  stock has fallen 40% and the operating results have been dreadful. Just a couple years back, this company had a buyout offer from Oaktree Capital for $20 a share, which it rejected. The stock, now at just over  $6, trades below book value. The consensus sees a return to profitability by next year.

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Happy harvesting and happy dumpster diving!

At the time of publication, the author was long Premier Exhibitions.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Jonathan Heller, CFA,CFP® is president of KEJ Financial Advisors, his fee-only financial planning company. Jon spent 17 years at Bloomberg Financial Markets in various roles, from 1989 until 2005. He ran Bloomberg's Equity Fundamental Research Department from 1994 until 1998, when he assumed responsibility for Bloomberg's Equity Data Research Department. In 2001, he joined Bloomberg's Publishing group as senior markets editor and writer for Bloomberg Personal Finance Magazine, and an associate editor and contributor for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. In 2005, he joined SEI Investments as director of investment communications within SEI's Investment Management Unit.

Jon is also the founder of the Cheap Stocks Web site, a site dedicated to deep-value investing. He has an undergraduate degree from Grove City College and an MBA from Rider University, where he has also served on the adjunct faculty; he is also a CFA charter holder.

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