As a creative who’s been covering the American International Toy Fair since 2011, I must admit that it’s been a blast to expand the event narratives right here on The Chronicles Of PiercingKen. I decided to do that in addition to what goes up on PiercingMetal.com but this is about another event entirely for you see back back in 2016, I was fortunate enough to meet the kind folks at The Toy Insider
It was great to add this happening to my series of toy related narratives and while last years event was on a luxury yacht, this years showcase was down in the Chelsea Piers which according to Skeleton Pete has happened there a few times before. Giving this an overlook as we walked in to set up, it felt like this would be a better way to absorb the items being showcased since it was all on one level. With the yacht, you were on three floors and there was a chance to miss something by accident. One never wants to miss anything at an event like this when it comes to toys.
Continue reading Sights and Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2017: Part 1
Last summer, I attended my very first “Sweet Suite” event which is an interesting gathering of companies, Internet influencers and the media. I posted several narratives with lots of images that can be reviewed via THIS LINK. The poster above was a part of a reminder email that I received the day before yesterday to make sure that I had it on my calendar and knew all the specs and what was to be expected in terms of finds this year. My plan for this years event is to come back with even more pictures to generate even more posts for your viewing pleasure. With the holidays coming steadily for us, it will be great ammunition if you like shopping early. I’ll close up now with a reminder to keep an eye on our Official Instagram as well for any of the side moments that are snapped and shared immediately to that social network. All of the coverage for the 2017 Sweet Suite will be posted on “The Chronicles”. Thank you for your kind attention.
Toy Insider: http://www.toyinsider.com
Over the summer I attended my first-ever “Sweet Suite” which is an event that is set up by the fine folks at Toy Insider. I had met them at this years American International Toy Fair thanks to our good friend in media Mr. Skeleton Pete. Shortly after the event, this massive box arrived and I figured it would be fun to do one of those “unboxing” posts, even though I know this stuff is better suited for a YouTube.com channel. I opted to use the Chronicles of Piercing Ken for this post based on the event and the contents of said box being more suited to my folks with kids readership so here we go.
Okay so before I begin I will stress that this is NOT all of the stuff that was in the box. It was massive as you can see and packed to the brim. No complaints on that at all so here we go with something adorable called “Twozies”. They come care of the makers of Shopkins.
Continue reading Unboxing The Sweet Suite Schwag Box
Hey there once again my readers, you’ve safely arrived at the fourth and final chapter of my “Sweet Suite” 2016 event coverage. This super cool event was only a few hours in length and a part of the larger Blogger Bash that was happening on the Cornucopia Majesty yacht on Pier 81. As I’ve mentioned before, its all done under the guidance of the Toy Insider people and it was my first time attending. To see the previous chapters please click on THIS LINK before continuing as it will bring you up to speed. I’m going to continue along with where I left off in the previous chapter with the Playmates Toys offerings and their wonderful “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” license.
This looked cute and its called “Splashlings”. The premise is “an ocean full of friends”. That sounds nice doesn’t it? Let’s look.
Continue reading Checking Out “Sweet Suite” 2016; Chapter 4
Welcome back to my continued presentations from the “Sweet Suite” 2016 event that was recently held as a part of the Blogger Bash on the Cornucopia Majesty yacht on Pier 81. The whole thing is under the mindful eyes of the Toy Insider people and if you’d like to see the previous chapters please click on THIS LINK before continuing as it will bring you up to speed. I’m up to Chapter Three of the bunch and will continue where I left off with the images. There were a lot of awesome properties to examine and I’ll chime in as necessary.
Is it just me or does this “Animal Jam” character remind you of Paul Stanley of KISS. Sure the star is on the wrong side but isn’t that a clever thing that they did here? I think so.
Continue reading Checking Out “Sweet Suite” 2016; Chapter 3