If you’re an IAT reader, chances are you enjoy our checklists. I love making them and it seems folks love looking at them as they generate a huge chunk of daily traffic here at the site. The problem, at times, is that while I love making them, updating them is another matter. 2014 has proven extraordinarily busy, challenging me to keep up the review schedule, let alone get some checklist updates in there.
With SDCC set to kick off in just a few days, the site’s checklists will need to be updated – but to keep that manageable, they also need to be updated now. For the next couple days, I’ll be devoted to making sure we’re all up-to-date before SDCC starts, so they can be immediately out-of-date when I’m done. It’s a great plan!
Some will be easy, I think I just need to add Surf’s Up Joker to the Classic Batman Checklist, stick a fork in it, and call that one “complete” – but only in the “no more are coming” sense of the word (I’d love to be wrong!). Others will be time consuming, I’m looking at you Marvel Universe! And while the last thing I should do is make another checklist when the 13 I have are behind is add another… well, don’t be surprised.
For today, we’ve given a huge update to our big He-Man checklist, which can always be easily accessed at MOTUClassics.com! On the Upcoming Releases page, we’ve got spots ready and waiting for the reveals which will hopefully go through March/April of 2015. The 2014 Page has been updated with this year’s previously released figures, and a HUGE update to the Bios Page with over 60 Bios added (I was very behind!). That Bio page doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but I think it’s a sleeper hit thanks to the searching & sorting feature. When you load the page, you can see all the current bios, but type Marzo in the search box and the list narrows to the bios that feature Marzo (did you know he’s mentioned in SIX bios!?). It’s fun for me to play with.
There are still a few things to do. That Bio page will need the character images from the file cards added (and some proofreading wouldn’t hurt). The 2013 & 2014 Pages still need a fun picture for the top of the “Card”. I’m thinking about running a contest for reader-submitted pictures to fill those spots. And, as always, any little things I missed that readers can alert me of via e-mail.