As some of you may have seen, this past week, Robby at Diecast 64 announced that the magazine will be shutting down.
Robby has been a long time friend of Redline Derby and is without a doubt one of the most dedicated diecast racers around. He's always put out great content whether is was videos, photos, and through the magazine. The Diecast 64 magazine had some super high production and I can only imagine all the effort that went into making it on a regular basis.
Keeping up with content production these days is very difficult. To anyone that has tried to keep a blog, YouTube channel or other media going, it takes its toll very quickly. It takes a lot of time, and more so if you're pumping out high quality stuff.
But life happens and we're just racing toy cars so no one will ever baulk at prioritizing what's in front of you over a hobby. It's the right thing to do. It sounds like Robby will continue putting up videos as time allows but the magazine has reached its end.
So to Robby and Diecast 64...thanks. Thanks for supporting Redline Derby and thanks for creating something that diecast racers and collectors will remember.
Announcement from Robby Comeford
This is Robby, editor of Diecast 64 Magazine. First of all, thank you for supporting Diecast 64 Magazine in the past. With the passing of my father this last month and a new baby on the way in October, I took some time to reflect on my own life and the way I am spending my time. That reflecting has led me to the decision to step away from Diecast 64 Magazine. This decision to halt the publication of Diecast 64 Magazine comes with mixed emotions. I am proud of the magazine and what I tried to do for the hobby, but readership at this point is only a handful of subscriptions and I put in an intense amount of time on it each month, time that I think would be better spent focusing on being a father and husband. I’m not stepping away from the hobby by any means. It’s something we enjoy as a family and we will continue to race and look for ways that, as a family, we can share the hobby with everyone, but the intense amount of time I was spending on the Magazine was taking away from my family, so at least for now, Diecast 64 Magazine in its current form is over. For those that did have paid subscriptions I will be in touch via email to determine how to reimburse you for remaining issues that you have already paid for. Thank you to everyone that helped and made this adventure possible. It has been awesome. And it may be an adventure I can embark on again in the future, but for now this is the right decision for me and my family. I hope you will continue to support Diecast 64 in its other forms including the monthly races, on YouTube, and on social media. If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.