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Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2018: Part 2

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Hello again my friends and welcome back to another chapter of my exploration of the 2018 Toy Insider “Holiday Of Play”. As I’ve mentioned before, this annual event is super duper exclusive so we are honored to participate. I’ll pick up where I left off and speak occasionally while letting the images do the talking. Let’s play.

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Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2018: Part 1

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It seems like it was only yesterday when I was compiling my images and thoughts about the 2018 “Sweet Suite” which you can give a look to by clicking HERE if you are one of our newer readers who might have missed it. It was our third such adventure and now it was time to show you what we found at their annual “Holiday Of Play” which as you might have surmised was also our third such event. Before we get underway with the adventure, I wanted to let you know that I did a quick narrative over on my PiercingMetal.com website that showcased the more Geek themed stuff that I talk about and you can peruse that by clicking HERE. It’s nice to parse out the content like I do with the annual Toy Fair for sure. Once again I would head to the Manhattan Penthouse which is a lovely space for a quasi-intimate affair. I like that I get to take a few snapshots of the city as well from this location because I do so love our Metropolis. Let’s go have some fun.

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toy insider, holiday of play, holiday of play 2018, photos from holiday of play 2018
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Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 1

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Hello my friends and welcome back to another exciting adventure here on “The Chronicles”. The summer was here in full sway and while its getting hot, the special events and happenings are even hotter. One such event that we have recently enjoyed is the “Sweet Suite” that is curated by our friends over at The Toy Insider.  Longer tenured site readers know about them already but the newbies might need a tad bit of education about them.

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The Toy Insider is a collective of industry experts that examine and share the findings about the hottest toys and games that are hitting the shelves and the “Sweet Suite” event is where they bring in the companies behind these items and put them face to face with those YouTube personalities, Social Media Influencers and members of the media (that’s us).  The event was once again held at Pier 60 down in the Chelsea Piers area and when you walked in there was this awesome Statue of Liberty greeting you.  This was made with a 3D printer to my knowledge.

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This ballroom maze was also at the entrance for those who chose to brave it.  I did but sadly there is no video of me doing it although I did shoot a clip of the whole thing from the pathway you see to the right in this image.  It was really cool.

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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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Exploring The Toy Insiders 2017 “Holiday Of Play”: Part 4


Well here I am once more and ready to serve up what will be my final chapter of my observations from The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” for 2017.  As this is the fourth chapter you new visitors to our page will want to click HERE first to enjoy the preceding chapters.   There is a little of everything in this closing installment so let’s get on down to business.

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