No, your eyes do not deceive you! Review Round-Up is back! Well… sorta. As much as I’d love to bring this feature back full-time, I’m not as made of time and insomnia as I was once! I will endeavor to bring it back as a bi-weekly feature here at IAT.
It’s been about three months since I last posted a Round-Up and I decided that I really missed it. For one, this gives me an excuse to hit up all the other great toy sites out there. It really gives me a feel for what’s popular (the Star Wars Black Reviews seem endless!) and what’s not (Classic Batman is out there, but I only found a smattering of reviews) too. The second reason is just because there are some really hardworking toy bloggers out there who could use just a little more exposure so they can take off and get credit for all the time & love they put into the site. Review Round-Up humbly tries to serve that end.
This Round-Up features the reviews from the first half of August. I trimmed the site list down to just 18 (some were dropped to inactivity, some because they’re bigger sites than 18, and some I might have just plumb forgot in the last few months! Oops! As always, hit me up with an e-mail if you know of a site that should be included). While the list is of sites may be down to 18, that group still managed to crank out 128 reviews so far this month! Wow! My “Review of the Week” tag is a split decision! The title will be shared by part one of Preternia’s Terminus Hexatron review and Xenos-Zone’s intensive look at SDCC Metroplex. Yeah, I might just have big robots on the brain tonight!
Finally, be sure to check out that mountain of Star Wars Black 6″ reviews. I think something might have hit home with my fellow bloggers!
Reviews are categorized by major brands, independent releases such as Onell or Spy Monkey are listed under the same “7th Market” heading we use for our own reviews, and smaller brands are grouped together under Miscellaneous. As always, offsite reviews do not necessarily reflect the views of IAT or its staff.
Do you know of (or run) a toy site that you think I’d enjoy? Let me know!