Back of the Box - 09/28/2014

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September's wrapping up - it's one month down, two to go for Toybox's time with the Recruit program. Let's catch up with this week's look back at all things pop culture.


It was a quieter week for the sub-site, but still an overwhelmingly good one - we hit 415k US People! I still can't believe just how well Toybox has done. I didn't expect to hit my 300k target in the first month, let alone be over 100k over that target! Once again, I have to thank you all for your incredible support. There's a new month kicking off next week, and the goal clock resets. Let's hope a bit of September's success rubs off on October.

In might have been a quiet week, but that didn't stop us from seeing a bunch of fun stuff. We looked at wacky Japanese adaptations of western properties, griped about what it's like watching US TV in the UK, and finally told Star Wars to leave the Jedi alone for a long while. There were action figures amazing and, err... less than amazing, fantastic cosplay and even burgers made to taste like humans. This was the week that was!

The Best of The Best

A veritable handful of Toybox's features and biggest stories of the week.

And The Best of The Rest

Not every Toybox story gets to grace the front pages of io9. Here's a few things you might have missed.

The only way to get it all though? Keep your eyes on Toybox.

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