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Changes to Plastic and Plush

Beginning on Thursday December 1st 2011, Plastic and Plush is going to be undergoing some significant changes.

I have realized, running Plastic and Plush since December 2005 and Toytoons.com starting in mid-2004, that producing an up-to-the-minute toy news blog - in addition to an 8 hour a day job and being a father to a toddler (with another soon on the way) - can be physically and mentally draining. For those who don't know, it's only me running the show here.

There are several forces at play here. I just don't have enough time in the day to post everything I would like to. And there are about 20 other sites that drop the same press releases that I receive. So, you're basically going to see a lot of the same stuff at most sites.

This takes time away from writing real articles and informative reporting. I want to get back to interviewing...to giving opinions...and to bring the focus of Plastic and Plush back to our reviews. I'm looking for informative substance rather than blurbs. Quality over Quantity. And to bring my voice back to the site.

I am currently in the process of preparing a weekly schedule. You'll still see news about all of the upcoming toy releases and art shows...they will just be grouped into weekly posts. Each week, I will be focusing on a different artist (if you're interested, shoot me an email) with exclusive content, interviews, etc. And there will be set days for posting reviews.

Thanks again for reading the site, and please feel free to post any opinions or suggestions...or shoot me an email.

-Brian

Comments

Smack6102
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Very Cool Brian. I agree with what you are doing. Looking forward to seeing it all happen. Even Spider-Man cant handle everything :)

HCH
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out of all the sites.. this is the ONLY one that i got to for news … so whatever you got to do.. I’m right behind you ^___^

slovak34
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Thanks! I think there will be some interesting features.

Tom
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Hi mate, i had no idea you were running such a strong site as a one man show!

I follow here and toysrevil, and its nice when you see a more individual [yet still professional and respectful] stance.

you could do sub-catagorys in your weekly post (plush,vinyl,mainstream, custom etc) – or maybe shout outs to those who haven’t made your ‘headines’, and just share the bare urls/links to their site news bulletin?

You’ll find what works for you :)

Celso Garcia
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Thanks for share your words. Well keep visiting plasticandplush everyday. Best wishes!

Laura
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Your blog is my favorite! If you’re going to be posting less news, what are a few of the “20 other sites” I can read to get plush news? Keep up the great work! :)

slovak34
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I don’t know if I will be posting less…there will just be some posts that are condensed. I started doing that with all of the shows for a specific week.

I’ll still be posting a lot of plush news. :)

Laura
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Oh phew! Thanks for clearing that up! I’m looking forward to the new content. :D

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