It is a sad day for action figure collectors as we witness the end of the preeminent action figure collecting magazine, ToyFare. It was announced this past Monday that the magazine, along with its sister publication, Wizard, which acted as the hub of comic book news for over 20 years, will be ceasing publication immediately.
According to a press release from Jerry Milani at Wizard World PR (as seen at Newsarama.com):
Wizard Entertainment is ceasing publication of the print magazines Wizard and ToyFare. Wizard World, Inc. will begin production of the online publication "Wizard World" beginning in February. We feel this will allow us to reach an even wider audience in a format that is increasingly popular and more readily accessible.
So, no more ToyFare on the newsstand, about which many people may not be too saddened. But this is one action figure collector that greatly looked forward to his monthly issue, jam-packed with pictures and news. And it appears that the online version of the magazine, encompassing all of Wizard's sub-genres will be launched soon, along with the continuation of the Wizard World conventions, but I'm still bummed about the end of the actual physical magazine. Maybe I'm just old-school that way.
Thanks to Topless Robot for the tip.