Back of the Box - 11/16/2014

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Half way done with Toybox's third and final month on the Recruit program. Let's have a catchup with how we're doing this week, shall we?


Well, the first astronomical hit from last month has now slipped out of Quantcast's monthly tracking, so despite an overall above average week for Toybox, there was quite a knock to the average monthly US people - a slump down to 717k. It was fully expected, and is still absurdly successful, but I expect the number to drop even further within the next week when the second huge view spike leaves tracking. I'm pretty certain that the site has done well enough that even without the spike's inclusion Toybox should remain comfortably over the 300k average once more though, so it's all fine and dandy even if it's lower figures.

It was a bit of an angry week for Toybox programming - we asked what happened to big ticket Epic Fantasy at the Movies, and gnashed our teeth at hamfisted attempts to make outlandish heroes 'ultra real'. But it wasn't all ranting: we looked at some wonderfully weird and inventive fan theories, rejoiced at Carol Danver's first action figure as Captain Marvel, took at look at the original stars of Big Hero 6, and marvelled at one Physicist's take on the ineffectiveness of Bard's Black Arrow. Here's the week that was on Toybox.

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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