Coming Soon: “Lego Live NYC” @ Pier 36 – Be There To Create!

Hey there my friends, I realize that I’m pretty late to the table with this event announcement but since there are still tickets available and we’ve got some lead time here we go……

The Press Release:
LEGO® LIVE will debut a unique blend of imagination, creativity and play for the first time in the United States with a major family event February 16-18, 2018 in New York City. This new official LEGO event will transform Pier 36 in Manhattan into a brick-built family adventure filled with playful activities, performances and more for both kids and kids at heart. Tickets are now on sale at

A must-attend event for any LEGO fan, LEGO LIVE NYC will include a range of interactive themed play zones, each offering a distinct experience – from classic building challenges to using coding and robotic technology to program a multifunctional model. Fans will also be able to meet LEGO Master Builders at the Master Lab Help Desk, where builders can get one-on-one advice and show off their creations. Show guests can explore the latest LEGO building sets, compete in exciting building challenges, and take photos with LEGO models based on beloved characters from iconic films and LEGO properties such as Star Wars™ and NINJAGO®. Among the many experiences, families will find:

* LEGO® Life: Maximize your show experience via the LEGO Life app, a safe, social network for kids who love to build. The app will offer details on show activities and insider tips, and the LEGO Life team will host exclusive opportunities to build, capture and share unique LEGO creations made at the show with the broader community of LEGO fans in the app.

* Meet the Masters on the Main Stage: Meet a LEGO Master Builder and learn building tips and tricks in live demonstrations, competitions and Q&A sessions.
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Hasbro Reveals New “My Little Pony Equestria Girls” Friendship Power Assortment

We’ve just learned that the folks over at Hasbro have revealed the “MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIENDSHIP POWER” Assortment in advance of this year Toy Fair. Check out the details on this line and when they will become available and I’ll close out with a couple of thoughts.

About The Collection:
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIENDSHIP POWER Assortment: The EQUESTRIA GIRLS “pony up” when they tap into their individual strengths and join together to harness friendship’s power! This assortment includes SUNSET SHIMMER, RAINBOW DASH and TWLIGHT SPARKLE figures. Press the button on their torso for lights and sounds! Each 11-inch tall doll has 5 points of articulation, styled hair and colorful Cutie Mark-inspired fashions. See how magical the power of friendship can be! Each sold separately. LR44 batteries included. Available at most major retailers and on (linked below). (Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Piercing Ken Thoughts: I think that they look terrific and I just love the vibrant colors along with their sizes and manner of articulation. Since so many of my friends have younger kids that LOVE the “My Little Pony” stuff, I can see where some of my Christmas Club money will be going in the coming months. As these get closer to their release date, I’ll check on and add the respective purchasing codes for those who are a little out of the way to get them easily. Hey we’re here to help after all. What do you folks with the little ones think of these? Let me know in the comments section below. By the way, it’s my pleasure to share with you that The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken will be in attendance at this years Toy Fair and its our eighth straight year exploring the trade show as a member of the press. Stay tuned to our Official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the highlights as we see them. Until next time.

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Happy National Hot Sauce Day 2018

You’ll have to forgive me for the late wish on this most auspicious of celebrations since I didn’t actually even know it existed until just a little while earlier this morning. With that said, I wanted to wish you all a very “Happy National Hot Sauce Day”. Isn’t it funny how everything seems to have a holiday of its own nowadays? I don’t mind this one since its more playful than anything else and helps support those concoctions that help set aflame the most fiery of palates. In honor of the occasion I’ve lined up some of my favorite flavors of hot sauce. All of the ones in the photo right below are the High River Sauces stuff. Some of these are hotter than the others but there is such flavor to them all which is a bonus.

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BookCon Expands Adult Fiction Programming w Stellar Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller Authors

Hey there my dear readers, I am back once more with another Press Release about the ReedPOP event known as “BookCon”. I figured that with our covering the event on this website nowadays that sharing the notices about the upcoming convention was a good idea as well. There is a lot to digest here so grab a fresh cup of coffee and make sure the reading glasses are on if you need them. Here we go.

The Press Release:
ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today unveiled an impressive lineup of bestselling Sci-Fi and Mystery & Thriller Authors joining BookCon 2018 as it continues to broaden the reach of the #1 consumer book event in the U.S. The lineup, which includes David Baldacci, Sandra Brown and Brad Meltzer among others, will give Fans unbelievable insight into these authors’ creative visions while celebrating the fiction they create through a variety of Panels, Autograph Signings, Workshops and Meet & Greets. BookCon 2018 will take place on June 2 and 3, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York City.

ReedPOP has tapped leading publisher Hachette Book Group to introduce a renowned roster of Mystery & Thriller authors including David Baldacci (End Game, The Fix), Sandra Brown (Seeing Red, Sting), Walter Mosley (Down the River Unto the Sea, Charcoal Joe) and Brad Meltzer (The Escape Artist, The House of Secrets). These luminaries of the mystery world will be joined by moderator Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me and writer for HBO’s The Deuce, to discuss the keys to writing a truly thrilling thriller, transforming their characters from page to screen, what it’s like to spend so much time thinking about murder, and much more. Additional Mystery & Thriller authors will sit on two separate Panels that focus on up-and-coming authors and female writers.

Additionally, Science Fiction & Fantasy lovers will have the opportunity to attend Panels and Autograph Signings with popular authors Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky, The City in the Middle of the Night), Seth Dickinson (The Traitor Baru Cormorant), S.L. Huang (Zero Sum Game), and V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic series).
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On Shelves: Hasbro’s “Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny” Adventure Figures

I’m a little late to the table about these Hasbro Toys “Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny” Adventure Figures since they were apparently discussed at the 2017 NY Comic Con. In my defense, I really don’t manage to hit any of the panels based on all the running around the overall convention that I am doing and the taking of about a thousand photos. If you doubt me just hit the PiercingMetal Instagram because its dizzying ;p – With that said, I am getting you all into gear as 2018 manifest and share a bunch of the images I downloaded from the folks at Amazon. These “Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny” Adventure Figures are going to bring your little ones playtime into far reaching galaxies for sure. Dig in.

I believe this is the first series of these figures and love how they are referred to as “Adventure Figures” as opposed to the “Action Figures” title that I am so very used to. Since I have shared both the packaged and out of the package images below, I don’t think I need to line out every figure. I’m fairly certain that readers of the website will recognize them immediately.

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