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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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nyc hot sauce expo, 4th annual nyc hot sauce expo, nyc hot sauce expo photos

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Exploring Toy Fair 2016: Gund

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We are surely cooking with gas as the fantastic finds from the 2016 Toy Fair continue. I am so very glad to have started using this blog for additional visuals and now we’re going to peruse the Gund booth for a few moments.

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Gund has been making high quality plush stuffed animals for decades now and you might recall their slogan of “Gotta Get A Gund”. I love passing by this company’s booth because one year they had Grumpy Cat in attendance and another year were showcasing the new Ugly Doll KISS plush dolls. While choosing to expand my visiting of this convention I still keep my geek side close to my heart so focused on anything featuring the properties that I like the most. That finds me beginning with their dolls dressed as popular DC Comics superheroes. This is Griffin and Malone dressed as Superman and Batman respectively.

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They had a Flash and Robin (who I later learned was named Hardwin) and a Wonder Woman named Anya who is coming up in a couple of photos.

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