So as I’ve previously discussed here on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken”, I was once again among the toy industry masses and learning about all of the new awesome products from some amazing companies thanks to the Toy Insider’s annual “Sweet Suite”. The event was held over at Chelsea Piers and in addition to photos and some social media, I did several videos for the YouTube Channel. While these clips are resident on the Channel, I’ve culled them together for our website readers as well.
I just love the innovations from VTech, and these Switch N Go creations are really awesome.
I’m hoping that you have been enjoying the posts from this years Toy Fair that I have been loading up here on the Chronicles of PiercingKen over the last few days. As I mentioned at the beginning of those narratives, our readers are going to get to enjoy even more from the Toy Fair thanks to this site since I will featuring posts from the companies that don’t fit all that well on the PiercingMetal.com site. This years event was super special because it was going to introduce a new side event that consumers could participate in and bring along the little ones – They called it “Play Fair” and I’m using this post to showcase the highlights. This was the first consumer accessible event connected to Toy Fair that had taken please because remember that Toy Fair is an Industry Only event and not open to the general public. Here we go.
The Play Fair event would run on the Saturday and Sunday on the same days as Toy Fair but was held way on the other side of the Javits Center in the area where we often find Artist Alley taking place during the NY Comic Con. The press attendees were welcome to explore Play Fair at their leisure but on the first day would have an unencumbered hour to browse and meet the vendors that were present. With a laundry list of appointments between Skeleton Pete and myself, we opted for the preview hour. As you can see the space was guarded by a giant Lego Incredible Hulk.
Here’s the space where the masses would soon assemble and everyone was rushing to get ready. It was beyond cold today with temperatures at around 5 degrees but with the wind it was even worse. Hopefully they get the folks lined up outside in the venue quick.