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Scenes From The Toy Insider’s 2020 “Holiday Of Play @ Home”

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Back in July we participated in the first ever Toy Insider “Sweet Suite at Home” which in a nutshell was a virtual version of their always awesome in-person happening.  My overview of that can be found HERE in case you missed it.  Now it was time to do their holiday event known as the “Holiday Of Play” which as expected was also going to be a virtual event.  Since that other coverage worked I was going to repeat the process so into the web we go…

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Here are the presenting exhibitors and I was going to try and say “hello” or visit as many of the virtual booths as possible.   Now I should mention that some companies are present to ask questions while some have videos ready for you to watch with the means of sending messages to get more information post event.

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Scenes From The Toy Insider’s 2020 “Sweet Suite @ Home”

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Readers of my adventures here on “The Chronicles” know full well that one of the special events that I love to attend each and every summer is The Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite”. This affair is a wonderful one and brings together scores of amazing companies and their reps to showcase the “must have” toys and games. If you’re new to these narrative, let me tell you that the folks at The Toy Insider really know their stuff and I was happy to have met them at the annual Toy Fair several years ago. Of course the lay of the land right now is that physical events are pretty much impossible and the need to go virtual is a necessity. Such was the case for this soiree and I’ve culled together some visuals in a fun little overview that begins with a login…..Let’s go.

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Now that we’ve successfully logged in, its time to look around the show floor and as you can see its quite impressive. I felt like I was a character in a video game because as you can see the overall vibe you see once “inside the matrix” gives you that sense.

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“Rapture” Live (Single) by Disco Biscuits

Artist: Disco Biscuits
Title: “Rapture” Live (Single)
Label: Disco Biscuits
Release Date: 12/27/2019
Genre: Trance Fusion/Electronic
Rating: 3.75/5

Truth be told, I’ve never really listened to much from the Electronic, Trance/Fusion Jam band known as the Disco Biscuits but when the news came that they had covered a classic by Blondie with “Rapture”, I decided to give a listen and share my thoughts with the readership. The track comes care of the group’s own label imprint and was recorded live at Red Rocks and remixed by the Party Pupils. The lineup for the track stands at Jon Gutwillig, Marc Brownstein, Allen Aucoin and Aron Magner.
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Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2019: Part 3

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Well hello again my friends, its nice to see you here once again. As eluded to in my previous installment, I teased that I might have a few more photos from the 2019 Toy Insider “Holiday Of Play” and well….I did. If you’re new to the program of posts that I do here and are only just joining us you might want to click HERE first since it will open all the previous chapters up in a handy window that allows you to start from the beginning. I’ll just pick up from where I left off and continue with a little discourse as needed. Let’s go.

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Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2019: Part 2

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Hello again my friends and welcome back to my overview of the annual Toy Insider “Holiday Of Play”. We were hunkered down in the Current Event Space at Chelsea Piers and enjoying the picks that their team had cited are the best of the best. If you missed the summary from yesterday just click HERE to open it up in a new tab. I’ll pick up where we left off as one of our friends from Just Play Products shows off one of the giveaways that there were doing throughout the course of the affair.

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The Toy Insider folks had a long table with what seemed to be all of the hot picks for you to peruse in one place.

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