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.
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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I’m going to begin our presentation of Toy Fair 2017 visuals with the time-honored brand of Crayola. I’m pretty sure that everyone reading this website has owned a box or ten of their wonderful crayons and now with most of us being parents or older siblings and such to younger ones, the developments from this company are to be admired. Here we go.
I love the Crayola appointment because they have everything at stations and you get walked around to each and every one of them and get a demonstration of the latest product. This first item is called the “Magic Scene Creator” and it looked pretty interesting. Not only do you color on the screen but you can add these little character plastic pieces. Neat right?
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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.
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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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It’s clear that Crayola is one of the most iconic brands in the history of creative play from their being the creator of the famous wax crayons that I am pretty sure every single one of us owned as a child. I have fond memories of the original small box of “9” and if you were a lucky duck you might have gotten that big “64” box with colors you could only imagine existing. Do you remember that it even had a sharpener on the box? I do. During Toy Fair, Skeleton Pete and I explored the offerings that were happening in the Crayola pavilion and I am presenting them to you below.
As with many of the Toy Fair attending vendors, the press outlets must set up an appointment to explore the offerings so one of their team can provide insight on the product line and field any questions that you might have about what you were seeing. As we entered we were treated to this delicious cupcake and a cookie. Yes I ate them both because wandering the Javits Center in this fashion is draining and exhausting.
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