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Do you use virtualtoychest.com? Read this!!!

Postby thegrandtoywizard » Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:55 pm

I'm a new poster here, but I needed to reach the people that care about this site. I spoke with site owner Mike this afternoon, and the site is down due to technical issues right now. However, Mike's not is a rush to get the site back up, as he doesn't realize just how valuable his site is to the toy collecting community.

I personally use his site like a toy bible, and it has often helped me ID toys that no one has ever heard of. I refer to the site when I help other people ID stuff, and I find it to be an extremely valuable resource.

If you have ever used http://www.virtualtoychest.com, please post your testimonials here. What toy did it help you identify? Let's show Mike how much we appreciate the great resource he's provided us over the years!
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Postby Captain Coder » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:37 pm

Hey toywizard... I remember visiting the site way back. It was a great source of information for many of the older toy lines. I'm sure it had only grown and grown since I saw it last. I'd hate for it too disappear and all that toy knowledge be lost.

If Mike isn't up to running it any more, or doesn't want to mess with the technical stuff, I'd be happy to merge all information into the Galleries here. You might mention it to him and see what he thinks. I'd be happy to work something out with him. I don't have his contact info.
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Postby thegrandtoywizard » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:00 pm

Captain Coder - Thanks for your offer, I will definitely mention it to Mike. Alse, here's a link for you of what the site looked like recently. It's an archived copy in the wayback machine.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060408103314/http://virtualtoychest.com/

I will be compiling all the responses from here and sending them to Mike. Hopefully we'll be able to encourage him to not only bring the site back, but to keep it going for many years to come.
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:08 pm

Mike should give The Cap here all the info so we can add it all to our galleries since you make it sound like Mike can't invest too much time into his site anymore (it must be a difficult task to maintain a website! and costly too?). He'll get full credit for all the info of course 8)

Listen to me talk like I own this place :mrgreen:
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Postby thegrandtoywizard » Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:57 pm

Just a quick update on http://www.virtualtoychest.com:

Mike is working on getting the site back online, and he has put up a wiki so that the toy collecting community can help edit pages and post their own pictures.

I want to thank everyone here for their support of Mike and virtualtoychest.com during this past week. All the great comments and kind words played a huge role in encouraging Mike to get the site back up. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
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