I have been quieter than usual the last couple of weeks on the site and I wanted to explain what has been going on and talk a little bit about the future of the site as well. First off, my personal life has been really busy the past couple of weeks. I started looking for a new job a few months ago and ended up interviewing in Chicago this past weekend. For me anyway, interviews take quite a bit of my free time because I want to make sure that I’m prepared and do my best. There have been a few small news articles I might have posted if I had more time but unfortunately, I just wasn’t able to do that. The good news is that I accepted a new position in Chicago and will be moving there from Ohio in the coming weeks.
While I’m really excited to live in a new and bigger city, I don’t know how it will affect toy hunting and this hobby for me. To be honest, I haven’t been doing a lot of toy hunting for the past couple of months because there has been almost nothing to buy. Every time I do check for World of Nintendo figures, I don’t see anything new which is why reviews have really slowed down on the site. I hope that living in a new area will help get me excited for toy hunting again but I suppose the opposite result is also a possibility.
To a certain extent, I have become less excited about Nintendo figures lately because of the slow release schedule and many of the new figures that have been announced for Amiibo just don’t excite me. If I could find the latest World of Nintendo figures locally, that would really help but my local Meijer’s pegs are full of the previous wave of figures and have been for a couple of months. Since I haven’t been buying almost any figures, I have found myself trying to find other ways to spend my disposable income which has meant a return to collecting cards (which that and video games are the two things I’ve collected for the longest amount of time). I would be happy to jump back into buying Amiibo and World of Nintendo figures if something comes out that excites me again.
The reason I share this is that I don’t know what the future of this site is. I have no intentions of ever taking it down and I will pay for the .com address for many years to come because I want all of the content to be available to new collectors. At the same time, I also do not update it with the frequency that I used to. A big part of that is just a lack of things to talk about. Other than updating old articles, there isn’t a lot for me to cover at the moment. Unfortunately, if I can’t buy new figures in the coming months, I don’t know what new content I can create for the website.
I’ve been amazed at all of your support and for the viewership on the site. Even in recent months, the amount of viewers and page views the site gets is really incredible and makes me proud. I am hesitant to make this site inactive or to stop updating it because I’m so proud and want to keep it going. With that said, if this hobby continues to dwindle, I will certainly have to consider it. I wanted to share all of this information with you so you know why the site is quiet over the next couple of weeks. Once I start to really focus on moving in a couple of weeks, I’ll have to stop updating for a bit but I also plan to do some thinking about the future of the site and what I want to do with it. I will let you know whatever I decide. Thank you for your support in the meantime!