The new buzzboard for NYTF News – AFi Toy Talk!
February 5, 2012

Introducing the new place for all the latest news and buzz surrounding NYTF 2012 – Toy Talk!  Why did we do this?  The mighty Toyotter explains…

So what is this “Toy Talk”, and why would we create it when we have a perfectly good forum on AFi already?

Basically, all of us here at AFi were saddened by the recent demise of Raving Toy Maniac’s shift from an open threaded, quick-hit “bulletin board” style Buzz forum that we all enjoyed. So, for the weeks surrounding Toy Fair 2012, we decided to provide that same type of open experience for everyone to gather and quickly discuss the news, in an easy to use and view format.

The beauty of RTM’s Buzz was that you could just glance at the board all at once and see what news was happening immediately. We felt such a destination is still needed during convention times, and if this trial run is a success, we’ll bring it back for other events.

As I sidenote, as one of the two people who created that original forum (EGM being the other), a part of me is very sad knowing the last vestige of the site that was spun off from the original USENET group Rec.Toys.Misc (get it?) is now gone forever.

Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
Current designer, future artist, eternal manchild, Ryan "The Superfly" Prast uses his toynerd acumen to delve deep into the profound nuances of life. With a penchant for tiny plastic men and nostalgia of times past, he also enjoys panelology, obscure cultural references, tomfoolery and/or shenanigans, conspiracy theories, and watching his Cubs flush another season down the toilet. And he always keeps his fork when there’s pie.
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