Do you follow toy blogs? Have some favorites? Rely on some for up-to-date release information? If you've ever maintained a blog of your own, you know that it can take serious perseverance and a lot of time to get it right and to stay on top of things. Bloggers don't always know what their readers are thinking in response to what they do. During the past year some of my favorite blogs (on a variety of topics) have dried up because the blogger ended up feeling like the effort was just too much. It's understandable when that happens, but it's disappointing if you're a follower and a fan. Consider taking a moment to express appreciation directly to your favorites if they have a contact method, or maybe just express some appreciative thoughts here. Some of my favorites are Kirlkand's Toybot Studios, Andy's amazing Kaiju Korner, August's Ragone's The Good, The Bad and the Godzilla, and Daniel's Robot Loves Monster. We've already lost one notoriously popular blog in the past year (hint: "all other toy blogs suck!") and if I'm reading the winds correctly, we'll probably lose another great one soon. I visit many more than I've mentioned here. Some haven't been updated in awhile. So I feel compelled to say THANK YOU to everyone who maintains toy collector and related blogs of interest. I know it can seem thankless sometimes, but your hard work is appreciated!