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Scenes From The Toy Insider’s 2021 “Sweet Suite @ Home”

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Greetings my friends, its time to lend some overview opinion to our friends over at the Toy Insider. By now I am certain that you know about them since we’ve been hitting their events for about six years but based on the COVID-19 Pandemic, their amazing “Sweet Suite” will once again be done in the virtual sense. I’m going to present the same kind of exploration as I did with the 2020 “Sweet Suite” and its companion “Holiday of Play @ Home” so let’s examine the exhibitors that are present today.

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The way I did this those past times was screen grab the exhibitor room and then offered up some opinion on it all and now without any further adieu here is the virtual “Main Floor”. This presentation was more fun that I initially expected and it was like being inside a video game.

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Unboxing The “Holiday Of Play at Home” 2020 Swag Box

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It wasn’t so long ago when we covered the annual “Holiday Of Play” event that our friends over at The Toy Insider/Pop Insider host. Much like this year’s “Sweet Suite”, the event was also done in a virtual space and a refresher of the adventure can be found HERE. Much like the Sweet Suite, when the event is over you are given a box of goodies and I am once again unboxing the swag in the video you will find below. Enjoy.

Now let’s dissect the content in photos as well for good measure. It begins with a box 🙂

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Scenes From The Toy Insider’s 2020 “Holiday Of Play @ Home”

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Back in July we participated in the first ever Toy Insider “Sweet Suite at Home” which in a nutshell was a virtual version of their always awesome in-person happening.  My overview of that can be found HERE in case you missed it.  Now it was time to do their holiday event known as the “Holiday Of Play” which as expected was also going to be a virtual event.  Since that other coverage worked I was going to repeat the process so into the web we go…

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Here are the presenting exhibitors and I was going to try and say “hello” or visit as many of the virtual booths as possible.   Now I should mention that some companies are present to ask questions while some have videos ready for you to watch with the means of sending messages to get more information post event.

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Playmonster Swings Into Action With The Orangutan Project Partnership

By now most of you know that we hit a lot of the major Toy Events in NYC with the Toy Fair, Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite” and “Holiday Of Play” and “TTPM (which stands for Toys, Tots, Pets and More) and while we lend focus to the output of the companies being showcased at these awesome happenings, we don’t always get to laud some of the other cool things that they are getting involved in. Recently, I was speaking to one of my most trusted toy reps and was alerted to this cool initiative by Playmonster and The Orangutan Project. Check out the full scoop down below and I’ll return with some closing editorial.

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The Press Release:
PlayMonster has joined forces with The Orangutan Project to raise awareness for the protection and conservation of orangutans and their habitat. Coinciding with National Orangutan Day on Aug.19, 2019, PlayMonster has committed to a year-long Green Partnership and plans to support The Orangutan Project with initiatives across North America.

As the creators of the fun-filled kids’ game Orangutwang™, PlayMonster wanted to show that not only is it Big on Fun, but it is also big on helping one of the world’s most intelligent, yet highly endangered, mammals alongside The Orangutan Project.
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Exploring The 10th Annual “Sweet Suite” @ Chelsea Piers (Part One)

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Greetings my friends, and welcome to some overview from an event that I have come to look forward to each and every year for the last few years. I’m talking about non other than The Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite”, which is a toy industry expert curated happening that showcases some amazing companies and their upcoming awesome. With The Toy Insider launching a very geek-centric outlet called “The Pop Insider”, I decided to post more of the collector stuff over on PiercingMetal which you can observer by clicking HERE.

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