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Behold The 2018 Finalists For “Toy Of The Year”

Just this past weekend, The Chronicles of Piercing Ken attended the 2nd Annual Play Fair over at the Javits Center. The event ran on Saturday and Sunday but during the Friday media preview night we learned what the nominees for the 2018 “Toy Of The Year” awards were and are now sharing them with you so you can toss your views into the mix as well. I’ve lined up all of the categories and items below and the website to vote will be at the close of the piece. Let’s take a look.

Toys that include action figures and their playsets/accessories

IAmElemental’s Series 2/Wisdom Lunch Box Carrying Case with Complete Set of 7 Action Figures & Accessories(IAmElemental)
Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ BatBot Xtreme (Mattel, Inc.)
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot Figure (Hasbro, Inc.)
PJ Masks Duet Figure Packs (Just Play Products)
Star Wars Forces of Destiny Adventure Figures (Hasbro, Inc.)
Stikbot (ZING)
WWE® Superstars Action Figures (Mattel, Inc.)

Toys that compose a set; can include novelty playthings, miniature versions of existing lines, licensed collectibles, etc.

Disney Pixar Cars 3 Diecast Cars (Mattel, Inc.)
Fingerlings (WowWee USA, Inc.)
Funko’s Mystery Minis (Funko, LLC)
Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4 Pack (Spin Master Ltd.)
L.O.L. Surprise! (MGA Entertainment)
Pikmi Pop! Surprise Pack (Moose Toys)
The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures (LEGO Systems, Inc.)

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It’s Election Day My Friends; Make Your Voice Known!

While we don’t really try to get political here on The Chronicles, we do periodically like to raise awareness and spark people into action. With that being said, the NYC Mayoral Election is on today’s voter agenda and with Bill DeBlasio, Nicole Malliotakis and Bo Dietle all aiming at the prize, its very important that readers in our fair city get out to the polls today. These visuals were all snagged with my Note 4 mobile from my time doing the process. No, I did not showcase my picks to be objective and not influence your decisions.

election day, election day 2017

It’s also important to vote for the other nominees that are listed and information about them can be easily found in the voting guide. Sadly I neglected to photograph that but will do it the next time around if we are still sharing this kind of posts with the readership.

election day, election day 2017

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Sigh; DNAinfo and The Gothamist Have Gone Dark

Every now and again I feel that we need to get a little “newsy” here with The Chronicles and considering the startling developments that happened with the two online news outlets DNAinfo and The Gothamist. If you click on either of these two websites, you will see the following letter. I’ve embedded it for your perusal after the logos. Check it out.

Dear DNAinfo and Gothamist Readers:

Today, I’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue publishing DNAinfo and Gothamist. Reaching this decision wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t one I made lightly.

I started DNAinfo in 2009 at a time when few people were investing in media companies. But I believed an opportunity existed to build a successful company that would report unbiased neighborhood news and information. These were stories that weren’t getting told, and because I believe people care deeply about the things that happen where they live and work, I thought we could build a large and loyal audience that advertisers would want to reach.

A lot of what I believed would happen did, but not all of it. Today, DNAinfo and Gothamist deliver news and information each day to over half a million people’s email inboxes; we have over 2 million fans across our social channels; and each month, we have over 15 million visits to our sites by over 9 million people. But more important than large numbers of visits and fans, we’ve reported tens of thousands of stories that have informed, impacted, and inspired millions of people. And in the process, I believe we’ve left the world a better place.

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VStar Entertainment Group Debuts “Dinosaur Time Trek: Shark Edition” & “Dinosaur Time Trek: Dragon Edition,” Interactive Experiences

The Press Release:
Calling all budding paleontologists, shark lovers and dragon enthusiasts! VStar Entertainment Group, a leader in live family entertainment, today announced the debut of Dinosaur Time Trek™, two all-new interactive experiences that begin touring the U.S. in December 2017: Dinosaur Time Trek: Shark Edition and Dinosaur Time Trek: Dragon Edition. Dinosaur Time Trek: Shark Edition features dinosaurs and life-sized shark models spanning from prehistoric to present day. Present-day shark content showcased is curated by tour partner, OCEARCH, a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators. Dinosaur Time Trek: Dragon Edition features animatronic dinosaurs, and dragons from three different cultures. To start trekking, guests can visit for a list of upcoming Dinosaur Time Trek tour cities, dates, times and ticket information.

“More than ever, people are seeking immersive and experiential family entertainment, and specifically those experiences that engage the family as a whole,” said Eric Grilly, CEO, VStar Entertainment Group. Whether they’re digitally scanning fossils to discover what dinosaur bone they’ve found, solving the Race Though Time Labyrinth or using our ‘eggs-ray vision’ technology to see inside a dinosaur egg, Dinosaur Time Trek is an interactive attraction that offers memorable experiences through genuine engagement, and it provides hands-on and educational fun for the entire family.”

Upon entry to both Dinosaur Time Trek experiences, Dinosaur Time Trekkers are invited inside a Time Lab, which instantly transports them to different periods of time, from the prehistoric era to modern day to a mythological time. Throughout the experience, guests can observe and interact with giant lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, build their very own dinosaur on the “Design-a-Dino” touchscreens, visit the Time Trek Stage where they can meet baby dinosaurs or test their dino-knowledge with family and individual trivia contests.

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Today Is “Halloween ComicFest” Day For 2017

Today is “Halloween ComicFest” my fiends and much like the oft-discussed “Free Comic Book Day”, its the chance for fans of the medium to get their hands on several free comic books. This of course depends on your local retailer of the stuff and if they are even participating. I’d suggest making a phone call to the place where you snag your weekly titles to see if they will be doing anything for this event.

Piercing Ken Thoughts: Longtime visitors to the website know full well that we full enjoy the medium and do our best to support it with announcements like this one along with topical images. We know that among the issues being made available are a “Batman”, “Thor”, “DC Superhero Girls” issue and several more. There are not as many selections as during “FCBD” and all of this is while supplies last so I always suggest arriving as early as you can. Each retailer will have their own rules on how many a customer can take with them and remember much like “Free Comic Book Day”, the retailer is in face paying for these issues that you get to enjoy for free so do make sure to purchase some stuff from them as a little bit of thanks. My own shop has a myriad of items and yours should as well so consider grabbing an action figure for a franchise that you enjoy, a collected edition of a series of stories or even some comic bags and backing boards to protect the investment. If you secure any of the titles be sure to let us know down in the comments section below. A full run down of what will be available at the shops that made their orders can be found on the website linked below. Enjoy.

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