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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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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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the toy insider, holiday of play 2017
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Exploring The Toy Insiders 2017 “Holiday Of Play”: Part 3

Hello again my friends and as promised, I am back with more observations from The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” for 2017. Folks who’ve seen the preceding chapters know how we do this, but the newbies to our presentation might not be aware that a few dozen images are shared within each post for a tighter focus and if you are just joining us then you will want to click HERE first to enjoy those earlier chapters. Now let’s continue along from where I left off yesterday which was looking at the set up items listed as “The Top 20”.

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the toy insider, holiday of play 2017
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Sights and Scenes From The Toy Insider “Sweet Suite” 2017: Part 1

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

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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.

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Checking Out “Sweet Suite” 2016; Chapter 3

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.

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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.

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sweet suite 2016, sweet suite, toy insider
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