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“Fiery Fun” @ The 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo (4/24/2016): Part 2

Well hello again my friends and welcome back to the second chapter in my incendiary documentation of the 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo. I’m going to pick up where I left off with yesterday’s presentation and continue along until our photos run out. Here we go.

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“Fiery Fun” @ The 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo (4/24/2016): Part 1

Yes my friends it was that time of year again for the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and if you can believe it, we are now at the 4th Annual Expo. It was once again being held at the spacious Brooklyn Expo Center which I love as an event space since its in my way back in history neighborhood of Greenpoint and is not too far from the waterfront which offers attendees a magnificent view of Manhattan. I’ll share some images of that in a post that will follow the Expo coverage. With this year’s convention I’ve decided to offer it up here on The Chronicles because truth be told its more in line with our other adventures for this site. Some of the longer time readers might remember that I covered the first three events over on PiercingMetal.com and those interested in the historical side of the event need only click HERE to see the gamut.

Poster - Hot Sauce Expo - 2016

My Foodie Media Mission begins with my running into Purple Pam who is a Rock singer from NYC. She fronts a kickass group called The Flesh Eaters and I’ll try to get some music reviewed on the other site. Here we find Pam pitching her own brand of hot sauce and it sure did have a kick.

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Etymotic’s ER-20XS High-Fidelity Earplugs

Some time ago I did one of those Public Service Announcements about wearing earplugs if you go to a lot of loud events like concerts and sporting things which was posted HERE. A couple of months ago I was investigating some options for our media enterprise and resultant of said perusing received a pair of Etymotic Research’s High Fidelity earplugs for my use. I’ve penned a few thoughts about them below the image. These are the actual earplugs I have been using but don’t you worry they are clean. I promise.

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For many months I had been using the Flents earplugs that were discussed in that other narrative but these Etymotic ones are of a different caliber and of course a higher price as well. As opposed to being soft foamy types, these are ribbed sectors on a harder piece of plastic and there is even a small grip to the end which allows for easier placement and removal. There is a cord included with the pair but I had to remove this since it got all tangled up in my camera strap and caused them to be pulled out right at a critical point in a recent Megadeth concert. Trust me my friends that is NOT the place you suddenly want to have your eardrums exposed. Like most Metal shows they are pumping at a solid 120db and I know this for a fact since I’ve been using a handy little app on my Galaxy Note 4. You readers should download that as well to see what you are exposing yourself too. So back to the earplugs – They are on the comfortable side which is important to me and while they are protecting me from the larger audio sonics I didn’t feel as though the show itself was being compromised which is also rather important since I am attending these shows for the sake of music reporting.

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Exploring Toy Fair 2016: Safari Ltd. & Tonner Doll Company

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Welcome back to another group of visuals from the 2016 Toy Fair.  With this installment I am putting two find companies together and shall showcase both the Safari Ltd. stuff with that of the Tonner Doll Company.  Let’s take a look at Safari Ltd. first.

Logo - Safari Ltd

I’ve really enjoyed the items that we find at the Safari Ltd. area when we begin exploring their stuff.  You’ve probably seen a lot of these fine plastic animals for sale at museum gift shops when you make your way out of an exhibit.  Here are some of the popular creations that have been given a remastering treatment since their original debut.

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safari ltd, toy fair 2016

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Exploring Toy Fair 2016: Tokidoki

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Continuing with the discoveries at the 2016 Toy Fair, its time to get a glance at the Tokidoki Booth.  They always have some awesome stuff.

Logo - Tokidoki

I didn’t take as many photos of the booth this year but focused on the latest additions to their popular lines.  Tokidoki is big on the “Blind Box” stuff and you never know which one you are going to get until you open it.  Personally speaking this drives me crazy as a collector but this is the new generation of buying and trading ones trinkets.  These are the “Moofia” ones.

tokidoki, toy fair 2016

tokidoki, toy fair 2016

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