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Looking Inside The “Holiday Of Play” Goodie Bag

As documented here on the website and the Official Instagram, I was recently a member of the media in attendance at the Toy Insider’s annual “Holiday Of Play” event.  At the close of the fun-filled affair, everyone got a hefty goodie bag and with unboxings or unveilings of “what’s in the box” sort of clips and narratives being hot – I decided to show you all what we went home with right here on The Chronicles.  This year, the tote bag was in white and had the corporate branding and slogan across it.  In addition to being available to attendees they were also used to dole out the takeaways.  Let’s open this baby up.

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The Magnaflex product is the first ever magnetic building strips.  It seems like a fun concept for younger kids and comes care of the folks at Wowee.

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Checking Out “Sweet Suite” 2016; Chapter 2

Greetings my friends and welcome back to my continued documentation of the 2016 “Sweet Suite” event which was being held on the Cornucopia Majesty yacht as a part of the Blogger Bash conference.  This was my first time at this convention and my first chapter of this series can be examined on THIS LINK.  Please hit that before you continue along so you have a sense of fluidity.  Based on the age groups involved in so much of these product lines we’ve stockpiled our coverage here as opposed to posting on PIERCINGMETAL.com – In our previous chapter we had left off with the Hexbug folks so let’s continue along with them now shall we.

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Checking Out “Sweet Suite” 2016; Chapter 1

Hello there my kind readers. So as some of you might know, I’ve been attending the American International Toy Fair convention for the past six years and generally all of that coverage has gone over to the PiercingMetal.com website where I would focus on the superhero and monster movie geek stuff.  However, with that said I decided a couple of years ago to share additional event coverage on The Chronicles for the vendors and companies that didn’t fit within the context of my Metal and Pop Culture site.  Folks who are interested can click on THIS LINK to open a tag of said content.  All of this leads me to this event being discussed in the narrative before you which focuses on a brand new convention to my eyes called the “Sweet Suite”.

The “Sweet Suite” is considered to be THE BIGGEST NIGHT OF PLAY and comes care of the fine folks at Toy Insider.  This is connected to their “Blogger Bash” event which I shall discuss in a later post.  “Sweet Suite” was all about toys for a traditionally younger audience and instead of in your typical hotel or convention center would be on this beautiful boat called the Cornucopia Majesty.  I was excited because I had not been on a boat since a couple of years ago excursion with friends on the Circle Line and while this was going to be docked it was still cool.

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My media badge sported the PiercingMetal branding since I’m more known for that outlet than The Chronicles, but perhaps in time that will change and this one will be as loud a voice as my Music Media one.  Only time will answer that one.  As you can see the badge says “Blogger Bash” and I guess this is because the “Sweet Suite” is only a smaller portion of this two day conference.

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