It’s actually happening! Allow me to introduce you to my new baby, Cool & Collected, the magazine!
Faithful readers will know that this is an idea that has been brewing for a while now, and I may not have been too vocal about it lately here on the site, but rest assured, the magazine production has been in full swing. With the help of many incredible people, the first issue is almost complete and I have opened up a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing and distribution costs. I wanted to give a big thank you to a few of my friends who have made this issue possible through their volunteer efforts:
- Howie Decker of Under Scoop Fire
- M. Carrigan of the Surfing Pizza
- John Sholtz of the Batcave Toy Room
- Rich Delligatti of the Nerd Nook
- Cody Mix of the Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang
- Todd Sheffer and Hakes Americana & Collectibles
- Kevin Johnson
- …and more!
I’ve spoken to many more of you about contributing articles, and we’re still on! There are more pages to fill! So, don’t give up on me yet if you still want to be a part of this (you know who you are!). And for everyone else who offered to lend a hand, I am very willing to accept it, just get in touch with me somehow and we’ll make it happen.
The initial response to the magazine idea was truly overwhelming and I hoped to involve as many of you in the process as possible. I was blown away by the number of people who offered to volunteer their time, expertise, and knowledge in order to help get this project off the ground.
At this point, if you want to support this project, please consider backing the Kickstarter campaign. If you run, or know of a company that caters to collectors, there are plenty of advertising possibilities available. Every little bit will help and I can’t thank you enough for your support.
Shawn Robare says
Stacey Rader says
The layouts are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more. 🙂
Oh there’s lots more already done, and even more being developed as we speak. Stay tuned! 😀
I am somewhat new to this site, but the magazine looks awesome!
Mike Gutierrez says
I cannot wait to read the first issue. Congrats Brian and good luck.
Thanks Mike! Fingers crossed that this Kickstarter campaign works!
Rich (NerdNook) says
Can’t wait to see the finished magazine! Looks incredible!
Thanks to your help! I haven’t even shown the best page spread yet. 😉
Backed! Here’s to a speedy goal-meeting!
Garage Sale of Awesome says
Awesome! I am very excited about this. The only magazines I read are back issues of Nintendo Power, so this will be a nice change. I’m hoping one of your stretch goals will be to ship to Canada! ( I wanted to pledge to the next level higher, but it would let me due to the shipping restrictions)
The design and layout look stellar! Can’t wait.
International shipping was a headache I just didn’t want to get into at this point, but I’m sure we can figure something out later.
Thanks for your support!
The Trash Man says
There’s no way I wasn’t going to back this endeavor. Very excited to see such a stellar group of individuals contributing. Can’t wait!
Backed… I’m from the uk, but i’ll spring for the shipping dude…
Best of luck and fingers crossed… Maybe i can do you a transatlantic right up some time!
Though obviously i would employ a spelling and grammar check on any submitted article… Doh!
Thanks Cliff! Hit me up when you come stateside!
Backed! Looks great man. I saw some of my Retro Con pictures in there. It would be really cool to see a toy mag in publication again.
Your photos were a HUGE help! Thanks Kevin!
The Goodwill Geek says
Michael Lewandowski says
Congrats and good luck !!
MIss M says
This is so amazing Brian! I am so happy for you. Oh my goodness! I am going to help get the word out and find more people to back it! This is so exciting! Move over Soap Opera Digest, I think I have found my new favorite magazine!
Ha! Thanks Miss M!
John (Batcave Toy Room) says
I’m as excited as a cadet on his first orbit. Almost a third funded on the first day! Way to go Brian!
Thanks John. We had a great push yesterday. Now it gets interesting. 😉
sent you an e-mail. let me know what u think. Thanks Brian!
Got it. Thanks Chris!