15 years ago today, while my baby had a nap, I started a blog making fun of leisure suits out of old Sears catalogs, I thought it would amuse me for a couple of years tops, I would have no idea at that moment and I say this without hyperbole, how it would change my life.
This blog has plunged me into taking risks and pushing myself out of my introverted comfort zone every day, I’ve published books, hosted podcasts, made YouTube videos, produced my own line of action figures, and now am publishing a quarterly magazine. None of that would have been possible were it not for that one lazy Saturday afternoon when there was nothing good on TV.
I kept this going because it’s always been a bright spot in my day and that’s mostly because of the people I encounter, the internet can be a harsh place and I’ve met a few jerks but this site has always shown me the good in people and I’m so grateful for it in my life.
So thank you, internet, for being so cool and sticking with me, making funnier comments than me, and for sticking around.
I’m going to do a bunch of fun stuff all this weekend to celebrate including a contest, so please stay tuned. I’m not sure how you tune a computer…
PS Thanks to my good friend Robyn Adams @secretfanbase for this wicked artwork.
AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.