ToyFare editor Justin Aclin, whom I interviewed just last month, has stepped down from his position as senior editor (which is below Zach Oat’s “Editor” position, apparently) and moved on.
On Wizard’s message boards, Justin wrote:
Since you’re all my special Internet friends, I just wanted to let everybody know the good news: Monday the 28th is my last day as Senior Editor of ToyFare.
Why is this good news, you ask? A few reasons:
1) I’ve been at ToyFare for nearly 6 years now, which is about 20% of my entire life, and while I’m going to miss these guys like crazy, I’m really exciting about the next step my career is taking.
2) Zach, Jon, Adam and whoever they get to replace me will still be bringing you the same ToyFare you know and love month after month.
3) This isn’t the end for me and ToyFare, either. I’m still going to be contributing to Twisted ToyFare, and I’ll still be hanging around the WUMB from time to time, bugging you about how you liked the latest TTT installment.
So there you have it. I’m going to miss having being on here as one of my career duties, but all told I’m pretty psyched.
Thank you guys for making the last two years of my ToyFare experience very gratifying, by letting us know that people out there are reading and digging the magazine. Keep it up!
I’ve read ToyFare for years now, and I’ve always enjoyed the antics of Justin and his fellow editors in the “Monkeyhouse” section. Judging from the number of bylines Justin has in the magazine and on the website, he put a lot of hard work (and love) into his role. He will be missed.
Paul of Toy Bender also posted his comments on Justin’s departure here.