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.
The first thing I saw when I walked into the expo room was a massive “Etch a Sketch” setup. This is a time-honored brand IMHO and I am stoked to see its resurgence in popularity.
There were even cookies shaped like the famous toy.
My badge even included a working miniature Etch A Sketch. That was a fantastic idea my friends. Fantastic.
Our friends at Hasbro had a lot of cool stuff. I grew up with the Play-Doh product and it still holds a special place in my heart. In today’s world its nice to have a small container of it to squeeze when its too annoying out there.
They also had some cool games to sample and I remembered “Perfection”. I gave it a go and was “this close” to finishing the puzzle before it exploded on me. I should have captured that on video for the channel but oops.
Readers of my Metal narratives will not be surprised at my liking the skull quite a bit.
Look at the stuff you can do with K’Nex. Incredible.
That’s all I will be showcasing with this post but don’t worry I have plenty of other stuff to share with you from this years event so please stay tuned for that. In the meantime you should check out our OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM for some side images from the event AND click through on the website links below so you can learn more about these awesome companies. See you next time.
Toy Insider: http://www.thetoyinsider.com
Etch A Sketch: http://etchasketch.com/
Moose Toys: https://www.moosetoys.com/
Spin Master: https://www.spinmaster.com/