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Announcing... Animal Toy Blog
« on: August 21, 2019, 01:36:49 PM »
It had to happen eventually, I suppose! Today we launched the Animal Toy Blog, which is being run by @bmathison1972 and myself, with support from Authors @SBell @Ravonium (Badger) and Beetle guy.

http://www.animaltoyforum.com/blog/

It is a sister site to the Dinosaur Toy Blog, in the same way the Animal Toy Forum is a sister to this forum. The holy trinity of DTB, DTF, ATF, has become the holy quaternity!

It still needs to be fleshed out a little but the first reviews are already posted, and we're also accepting guest reviews and suggestions for regular reviewers. Discussion is here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=2494.0

« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 10:49:37 AM by dinotoyforum »



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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 02:49:51 PM »
I actually have a number of extant animal figures I bought for my son that I could review!
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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 02:57:23 PM »
I actually have a number of extent animal figures I bought for my son that I could review!

You'd be most welcome! It would be nice change for you to be on the contributing end of a guest geview, rather than the receiving end!  :))


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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 03:57:48 PM »
I don't really collect animal toys but I have enough of them that I could contribute a nice assortment of reviews.

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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 05:47:00 PM »
I actually have a number of extent animal figures I bought for my son that I could review!

You'd be most welcome! It would be nice change for you to be on the contributing end of a guest geview, rather than the receiving end!  :))

Itís especially nice in that, since Iím only posting reviews to the DTB once a month, I finally have more writing to do! Iím going to begin with three of the Southlands Replicas toys, but I wonít be able to start writing until next week, as Iím currently on vacation in the Maritimes.
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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 09:03:51 PM »
Enjoy the summer holidays suspsy.
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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 07:03:13 AM »
This is good news! I think the ATB will fill a much needed gap. Good luck!

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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 11:38:21 AM »
I've been expanding my extant animal collection a lot lately, it's actually quite a bit bigger than my dinosaur toy collection. Yet so far I have never used the animal toy forum. With the addition of a blog, maybe now it's the time to look into it! I don't know if I'm very good at writing reviews though, I've never written any before.

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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 02:26:13 PM »
This is good news! I think the ATB will fill a much needed gap. Good luck!

I hope this means you'll contribute :-D (assuming you have extant critters too!)

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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 11:05:38 PM »
I've been expanding my extant animal collection a lot lately, it's actually quite a bit bigger than my dinosaur toy collection. Yet so far I have never used the animal toy forum. With the addition of a blog, maybe now it's the time to look into it! I don't know if I'm very good at writing reviews though, I've never written any before.

Yes, join us! :)


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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2019, 02:23:04 AM »
I have a couple Safari Ltd figures (turkey, bald eagle, elk, muskox, and the older bison), and one of the older Schleich wolf models. Assuming none of these have been claimed yet, I would like to contribute with reviewing some of them, if not at least one of them. I will certainly be following this blog, since I do enjoy extant animal figures as well.
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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2019, 04:16:59 AM »
I have a couple Safari Ltd figures (turkey, bald eagle, elk, muskox, and the older bison), and one of the older Schleich wolf models. Assuming none of these have been claimed yet, I would like to contribute with reviewing some of them, if not at least one of them. I will certainly be following this blog, since I do enjoy extant animal figures as well.

yes, please contribute! We have just begun so no one has showed interest in any of the figures you've mentioned.

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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2019, 12:42:36 PM »
I have a couple Safari Ltd figures (turkey, bald eagle, elk, muskox, and the older bison), and one of the older Schleich wolf models. Assuming none of these have been claimed yet, I would like to contribute with reviewing some of them, if not at least one of them. I will certainly be following this blog, since I do enjoy extant animal figures as well.

yes, please contribute! We have just begun so no one has showed interest in any of the figures you've mentioned.

Indeed, it's a free for all! :))


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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2019, 01:40:49 PM »
The Animal Toy Blog is really taking shape quickly!



Thanks to all the authors and guests who have contributed so far!


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Re: Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2019, 03:20:53 PM »
I still have one more Southlands Replicas toy to contribute, and then a bunch of sea creatures from CollectA and Safari.  :) 
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Re: Announcing... Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2019, 07:11:27 PM »
Over 40 animal  toy reviews already and the blog is barely a month old! http://animaltoyforum.com/blog/


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Re: Announcing... Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2019, 08:32:58 PM »
Lots of sharks and hyenas on that first few pages.
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All the dinosaurs are running wild
Someone let T. Rex out of his pen
I'm afraid those things'll harm me
'Cause they sure don't act like Barney
And they think that I'm their dinner, not their friend
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Re: Announcing... Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2019, 08:39:50 PM »
Lots of sharks and hyenas on that first few pages.

You can blame Suspsy and I for the shark reviews, blame Sbell for the hyenas. Although let the record show, I wrote the FIRST hyena review on the ATB.  >:D

EDIT: You should be happy there aren't any horse reviews yet.
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Re: Announcing... Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2019, 09:00:22 PM »
I still have one more shark review that hasnít been posted yet!
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Re: Announcing... Animal Toy Blog
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2019, 10:00:55 PM »
I still have one more shark review that hasnít been posted yet!

I have several but I guess I should hold off on the shark reviews in the interest of blog diversity.   :P
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