Hello again my friends and welcome back to the continued overview of the Toy Insider’s 2021 “Holiday Of Play”. It was great to see so many of the faces that we’ve missed over the past few events based on the pandemic because while Zoom and WhatsApp video chat is nice, it doesn’t replace that one on one connection. I’m going to get right back into it from where I left off HERE and if you wanted to spend a little extra time on the website and see that the virtual happening was like just click HERE. Here are some more of the Aphmau “MeeMeows” plushies. As someone who loves cats this were of great appeal to me.
The folks at FGTEEV had a lot of stuff to peruse and all of it is a bunch of fun. They are the ones behind the Ryan’s World line of products and a lot of these items you will see are blind bags and boxes. That means you don’t know what you get so it can make collecting more fun or more annoying depending on which side you sit on. I don’t really like blind boxes but can see the appeal just the same.
The Compound Kings had a cool display set up, and this squishy stuff is a great stress relief in addition to being fun for the kiddos. They are a part of the We Cool Toys company.
Spinmaster had a giant Batman Figure that when it was opened becomes a Batcave playset. This is for the line of 3.75″ action figures that the company makes. As a lifelong Batman fan I’d love to get my hands on a bunch of these. I tend to prefer the smaller figures these days as you can fit more into a case.
We love what’s coming out from Bandai America like these Gundam Universe action figures. I’ve talked about them before over on PiercingMetal since this is the level of geek that my readers enjoy.
Bandai also has a series of Anime Heroes to collect and that means you can get figures from “One Piece” and more. If they only would make a Tokyo Ghoul…
Then there is the famed Tamagotchi. This toy has come a long way from its original incarnation and since they have an R2D2 one you know I am a fan and must have one.
I fell in love with the Loyal Subjects line of figures and now they’ve release more articulated figures called Bst Axn, which I assume is pronounced “Best Action”. This is a quick visual but some close ups will follow.
I don’t think that I need to paint you a sign saying that I must have the KISS set of figures. This Spaceman issue looks a lot like the legendary Ace Frehley and I wish they had brought their Gene Simmons along as well but they didn’t.
The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne has a cool figure as well and I will be following this line of figures over on the other site as soon as I learn more information.
Two of the famed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were here and very close rememblance to the original cartoon series.
They also offer several diorama figurines which are not articulated but still will make any office or home office space or bookcase shelf pop a little more than it would otherwise.
Sunny Days Entertainment had set up a display for their Honey Bee Acres playsets and figures. These were so cute and will appeal to fans of cute little animals and playsets.
They also had something called “Pom Pops” and “Unicorn Poo”. Very silly but fun looking stuff for sure.
There was a fun setup by the people of Koosh, and I am happy to report that I didn’t make a single target.
Though I know its super popular, I have not yet watched a minute of “Schitt’s Creek” and friends tell me that I am missing out. I have sooooo many programs on the DVR that I need to filter through but maybe one day I will attack this one.
The people from VTech were first met at one of the Toy Insider happenings that I attended. I don’t always get to talk about them since I don’t have any relatives of the proper age to see how they like stuff but wow always awesome products.
This Marble Rush playset might be for ages 4+ but it sure looks like something that we older folks can enjoy and build to release some of the pandemic stress.
We are astounded at the popularity and still rising reach of the Baby Shark franchise. Our friends at WowWee had some of that to showcase along with some interesting dumpling characters.
The main floor was so crowded with exhibitors and attendees that they had to set up their STEM 10 table upstairs on the landing. These are the top 10 products for science, technology, engineering and math as determined by The Toy Insider experts.
And that my friends will bring us to the end of this little adventure. It was so good to see all the faces in person once again and see the smiling eyes. The regular smiles had to keep a face covering on because pandemic still but I am fine with that. My friend in media has been a Covid Compliance Officer for some months and I will be taking the course for my own certification in the coming days so I can help keep productions like this one safe. I hope you all enjoyed the narrative and will be looking more into some of the companies that we talked to during the event. I’m going to work out some time and do one of those unboxing videos for the YouTube Channel so please stay tuned for that and please keep safe out in this wild world. Thanks again to the folks at The Toy Insider for inviting me. You sure know how to hold an event. See you next time.