25.10.10

End Of Blog Transmission ... For Now


(Above: Oct 21-2010}

Less than a week after my first stroke, i find myself mired in thoughts about this humble blog you read, fearing the lack of updates and web-silence, besides the flurry of activity on my facebook, and Vinyl Hearts (when news of my stroke first broke), and I've been told my twitter (which i could not literally check). After near 5 years of blogging, and given my current stubborn incapacitation (it took me 45 minutes to type all these incl spellchecks ;p), I am disheartened to say I will discontinue updating this blog, indefinitely.

One fine day I WILL be back, but that time is not charted nor planned. I will need to recover first, in body and mind, to be able to share my life and passion with toys with you all again. Anything less would and will be an affront to my earlier efforts, your gracious support and time spent in reading daily. And thank you for all your efforts, love and well-wishes. I really hope to see you guys later, if not sooner.

Have A Happy Toy-Day :)


[Above: Oct 23, 2010 / All text typed with one-finger + one-eye]

66 comments:

Cj Howker said...

i cant say i know you or vice versa, but I have followed this blog as my main resource for finding out what is going on in the world of toys, nerdyness and just al l round badassery!

thank you for all the time you have dedicated to us all but the main priority now is that you take this time to recuperate. All the best to you and your family... and Im sure im not the only one who will be eagerly awaiting good news on your return.

peace out

Brixpix Graphix said...

From the day back in 2006 when I discovered your blog, I knew I was hooked. I found like minded people interested in creating and collecting a whole new genre of art. Thanks to Andy, I am now a member of this microcosm called toys. Tons of well wishes and gratitude for all you've done for me, and for everyone in the toy community!

solya-i-asha said...

Thank you for everything! Rather get well! Solya and Asha

Kevin Nam said...

me too. i've also been following this blog and you've given me much inspiration daily for every post you've put. i hope that you can recover and get back to daily life again! you've been awesome and i hope that everything goes well for you.

Chowie said...

Hey Bro...Still remember me? At Stgcc last year, I got you to personally sign 2 of your Yokas, 1 for myself & 1 to sell?? Until now I still believe no one is more dedicated to the toy cause compared to you & you are always someone I look up to. Take care brother, recuperate & I know in my heart you will live long & prosper.

Mycle said...

Yes your BLOG has been a wealth of information for me as well. I will miss the late night tweets while pressing F5 as i am waiting for the next toy drop. It was nice having you to keep us in the states entertain during those late hours. We all hope you kick this stroke in the ass and get back to to your old Andy self. God Bless and stay strong. We will see you soon.

cav said...

I was wondering why the blog wasnt being updated :( Im so disheartened to hear that!! I hope you get will soon Andy!!

Toygodd said...

Andy, take care of yourself first! The blog and your readers will be here when you are healthy. Please drop us a line now and than to tell us how you're doing. You won't be far from our thoughts. Every long journey starts with a small step. Keep a watch for the tunnel's end!

Radio Garage said...

Be well, god bless you!

Cris R said...

Get well soon man, I'm sure you'll be back faster than either of us expect :) Thanks for all the time and effort you've put in over the last 5 years!

Argonautresins said...

Your health is more important than anything else so you take care man. Thank you very much for everything and we will be here if and when you come back. God Speed buddy!!!

chunky B said...

Andy, I am floored, I hope you are okay and make a speedy recovery. I wish the best for you and your family and don't worry about your readers, we will always be around take care of yourself first.

Birdie said...

Likewise, I've been a loyal follower for a year now. Get well man!

墮天使-祥 said...

Take care. Thank for your effort.

Meat said...

It's times like these that I wish I was of an active member of this blog. I have to admit I'm sad to see the blog go on hiatus but it's for the best.

I'm sure all the fans of this blog agree that the 'net is going to be a few more notches towards the boring side but we'll be patiently awaiting your return.

I wish you a speedy recovery and my heart is with you through this.

adrien said...

Just want to say thank you for this blog and all the work you put into it. I was visiting it daily to get my toy fix.
I wish you a quick recovery and hope you get well soon to see this blog live again.

Ivan said...

I started collecting toys a few years ago and slowly getting to know more friends that also into toys collecting. Untill someone intro me about your blog which I have been keep tracking of all the new toys you post each time. I love toys so much and couldnt really find out all the resources about the new toys that are launching. It has been in one of the must see site each time if I will to on my com as I think toysrevil are the only sources I can find with all the new toys post. I have seen you at some toys conventions places before but dare not go out to say a hi. I am so sorry to hear about your stroke and know how is it like as I have relatives having that too. You take care and recover soon and have to watch out more for food that goes into your body now. Though you may not know me at all but I will always know about your toysrevil. Ivan

CINE31 said...

Can only say: get well soon!
Greetings from Portugal!

David M. / Cine31

Stephan said...

All the best Tre! Please take it easy and take care!

Justin Gammon said...

I hate to see the blog on hiatus, but I agree and understand your health, life and happiness are priority #1.

Stay well.

CH2=CHCl said...

Animo Andy.
Good luck man.

DEL730 said...

Oh wow. Thank you for the past years of enjoyable material on this blog. This is actually one of the first and only blogs that I follow and not because I lack the time to follow anything else. I pray for your safe recovery and eagerly await the time when you will grace us with your genuine insight and knowledge. May god be with you and your health and recovery will be in my thoughts.

DEL730
aka Steve del Castillo

Tazio said...

Thank you for all that you have given us, the fans, over these past years. In return, your fans give you all of our love, support, prayers, and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Tazio said...

Andy, after all that you have given us, the fans, you're fans send you all of our love, prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery. See you soon!

Kidchuckle said...

woah get better soon!

jojo said...

my prayers are with you!

plasticfetish said...

I've enjoyed your blog. It looks great, and it's fun to read. I'll miss your posts.

Get well.

TriclopsRobotboy said...

We can't thank you enough Andy for your amazing Blog and all round support over the years. You absolutely do right to take time out for yourself after everything you have done for everyone else in the toy community. Don't feel any pressure to hurry back duder, your recovery is paramount :)
Rob and I wish you all the best man, our thoughts are with you and your family.

Love and best wishes

Triclops

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Hope you get well soon- hang in there, we await your return

Serial said...

Hey Andy I did not know about this I´m sorry to hear about your stroke.

I hope you get better soon and share your love for the toys with us as only you know.

Cheers get well!

Stanley said...

Can't say I am not shocked at the news of your stroke when I checked into your site first thing after returning home from a kidney transplant myself.

You have always been an inspiration to me. Just wanted you to know that.

Be strong and get well soon, bro.

From a fellow Singaporean

Wicked Willow said...

Thank you for the wonderful blog. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

omcfarlane said...

Tre—

I have long enjoyed your blog as it stands as the best in terms of vinyl/toy coverage. Thanks to your dedication, I have not only learned about great new creations and brands, but have acquired many pieces that I love. The blogosphere will be a much more quite place without your updates, but I wish you only the best in a full and speedy recovery!

CH2=CHCl said...

Animo Andy.
Good luck from SST.

Lauren said...

Take your time, Andy. We'll be here for you! You've always been there for us, and you didn't even know us. You got me back into toys...and I can never repay you for that. It's too great a debt.

EDAYE said...

You will rejoin us soon Andy! Stay focused on your health and you will be back to strength. I thoroughly appreciate your blog and continue to follow through the years. Prayers with you for a speedy recovery..

Jake Leibham said...

Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful resource for so long! I wish you the very best and can not wait to hear some positive news about your health and the state of TOYSREVIL. Thanks again! Get well soon!

Kidchuckle said...

I hope you're doing better.
Get well soon!

adrian said...

Take good care.
Thanks for all the updates.
Get well soon.

santaniel said...

this is so sad.. i love your blog... it is great!
you are great. please be careful, i wish you good luck and get well soon!
thanks for your blog from Russia

Exenio said...

Get well man :-S

Billie said...

Our love and prayers as always, Andy.
Keep on fighting and get well soon!

Billie & Rahmat
Malaysia.

Sleepless Tom said...

hey andy thanks for all the joy, memories and inspiration you've brought over the years with this blog. It may not be much, but we just wanted to let you know in so many ways, you've really made a difference in our lives by living your passion and dreams on the blog. God bless for a speedy recovery, our prayers and thoughts are with you, and we eagerly await your blockbuster return. YOu'll always rock.

cubeecraft said...

Get well soon and best wishes!

itstartedwithaclick said...

Get well soon! For sure many will miss you!

Ben said...

Get well soon mate.

josh said...

toysrevil will never leave my speed dial. thankyou for dedicating so much of your time to entertain and inform us all. I wish you a safe and speedy recovery. much love. KID9

krakit said...

Thank you, Andy, for letting us know of your
plans to return one day to your rockin' blog.
It's encouraging to read the posts about your
recovery on Vinyl Hearts and to see that your
family is there to help in so many ways. You
and your family are in my prayers.

James said...

i discovered this blog a few years ago and always came to check your news. i was shocked to read about your stroke and wish you all the best and a fast recovery.

XxmadmanxX said...

Love you man! I wish you all the best of luck and hope you get well soon.

Cara said...

best wishes on your road to recovery, will await your return as one of the best toy bloggers out there...come back soon. BTW, you look fantastic with your new haircut...so impressed with your progress and your positive progress!!! keep it up!

Sickman said...

I'm Roberto from Italy. I'm only an occasional visitor of your website but I would like to wish you a good recovery and good luck for the future.

Best regards.

missing_tear said...

Damn dude, I love your blog! Thanks for all your hard work over the years. God be with you and get well soon!

Dave said...

Good luck man and feel better soon! I've been a huge fan of your blog for so long now and if you ever decide to write again I know I won't be the only one waiting :)

NuMiNuMS said...

get well soon Andy, have a good rest!!!

and don't forget to come back asap stronger and faster, the toy community won't be the same without you :)))

cheers from paris!

BigMaow said...

Andy, so sorry to hear of this news. Like many others I was totally floored by the news. I wish you a speedy recovery.
May you get well soon.
Regards
Anton

andrewcambalik said...

Avid reader of your site. I wish you a very swift recovery. - Andy C

Warren-x said...

speedy and safe recovery to you. i've also been a long time reader of your blog. appreciate all the work you've put on it :) live a health life ok dude :) from a fan from brunei.

Tom Dougherty said...

Much love from a stranger here. Get better soon, and please keep us in the loop when you can. I know we'd all like to have regular reports on your progress.

campdonuts said...

Hey Andy! I gave you the tip about Jon Schiller's plagiarism over the summer. I'm deeply sorry to hear to hear what has happened. I wish you the best and that you get well soon!
-Sean/SDonuts

unit-1978 said...

Andy thank you for everything youve done with this blog from news and photos and your thoughts. Its been great :) Take care of yourself and hope you get well soon.

Anne Marie said...

I always felt like designer toys were the next thing we'd find in art museums. Your blog definitely helped me keep believing that, keeping me up to date on all the wonderful toys out there.

Thank you, and I hope you get better fast!! ^_^

felix ip said...

Andy, love your blog, thankssss. Get well soon and wait for your return. Take good care.

Letty said...

I wish you a speedy recovery! I love this blog and all that you have shown us. I look forward to the future and what you will show us.

skull-fire said...

get well soon buddy! keep on rock n rolling hope u continue writing mate! love your blog! cheers frm malaysia!

(✖﹏✖) said...

Best of luck and thanks for all the time you've put into your blog!

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