Friday 9 September 2016

Introducing...The E14 Toybox!

About a week ago, at the time of recording, I put up a poll on the Emotionally14 Twitter page (which you can follow @emotionally14) asking if there were too many shows on the Emotionally14 YouTube channel. It might surprise you to know that we have a significant number!

  • The Crazy Train, our flagship podcast
  • The E14 Gamecast, our gaming-centric podcast
  • Emotionally14 Plays, our place for video game play on YouTube
  • Man-Baby Power Hour, a show about Heroclix unboxing where I look for particular figures in a brick
  • Blind Bag Battle, an unboxing show which pits two gladiators in a one-on-one contest using Heroclix Gravity feeds
  • Rob Unboxes A Zbox, a show where I...unbox a Zbox.

We've also had one-off videos which don't fit in any of those categories, and highlight videos from the podcasts which also add up to the point where we already have 9 distinct playlists on the channel, and that's assuming it stays at 9!

To me, that feels like a lot to maintain, so I can only imagine how difficult it is for you, the fine viewing public, to find what you're looking for on the Emotionally14 YouTube channel.

I have, therefore, come up with a solution which I think will make life easier. Over the coming videos, several of the Emotionally14 YouTube projects will be brought together under a more common banner...Presenting...The E14 Toybox.

The E14 Toybox

The E14 Toybox will incorporate anything where we're acquiring or enthusing about fun stuff, and at its core will combine the Man-Baby Power Hour, Blind Bag Battle and Rob Unboxes a Zbox. It's also got room to house other videos. For instance, if we'd had the Toybox back when we uploaded our very first video, opening LEGO minifigures, they could have gone in there.

The Toybox will also (hopefully) provide more frequent video updates, rather than the more sporadic stuff we've done in regards to these three video series. Ideally I'd like to put something up weekly, although I realise that's not always doable so I'm not saying definitely yes or no at this point.

So, the good news is that:

  • For those of you who thought there were too many shows to keep up with, you've got a more focused set of videos in fewer playlists.
  • For those of you who thought there wasn't enough stuff on the YouTube channel, we should hopefully be able to provide more frequent videos.
  • For those of you who thought the number of shows was about right, none of the content formats are going anywhere. There will still be unboxing of subscription boxes, there will still be unboxing of Heroclix and there will still be Blind Bag Battles!

So hopefully, everybody wins!

Look out for the first E14 Toybox video, which should most likely be the August Zbox (delivered a little later than hoped mainly due to this ongoing rethink of the video series) and let us know what you think of the change in the comments below, or by tweeting us @emotionally14 - you can also tweet me @RobWadeVision! Whether you love the name or not, rest assured that Emotionally14 is still keen to remain the home of content For the Permanently Teenaged.


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