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2021 Toy Of The Year Winners Are Announced

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The TOTY Award Winners were recently announced in a first-ever virtual ceremony with the in-person event being impossible to hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. After a brief commentary by Toy Association President Steve Pasierb, the nominations were replayed and the winners announced. For ease of seeing who was up for what and who would eventually win the coveted award, I’ve left the original full list of nominations for your perusal. Now without any further adieu, here are the 2021 TOTY Winners…

ACTION FIGURE TOY OF THE YEAR:
Alter Nation Action Figure Assortment (Panda Mony Toy Brands)
Anime Heroes (Bandai America)
Batman 4 Inch Action Figures (Spin Master)
WINNER – Fisher-Price #ThankYouHeroes Line (Mattel)
Heroes of Goo Jit Zu (Moose Toys)
The Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) (McFarlane Toys)
Treasure X (Moose Toys)

COLLECTIBLE OF THE YEAR:
Blume Petal Pets (Skyrocket)
Charaction CUBE (Bandai America)
Hairdorables Hair Art Series (Just Play)
HEXBUG JUNKBOTS Large Dumpster (HEXBUG)
WINNER – LEGO Super Mario Character Packs (LEGO)
L.O.L. Surprise! Remix Hair Flip (MGA Entertainment)
Space Invaders Micro Player (My Arcade)
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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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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 10th Annual “Sweet Suite” @ Chelsea Piers (Part One)

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Greetings my friends, and welcome to some overview from an event that I have come to look forward to each and every year for the last few years. I’m talking about non other than The Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite”, which is a toy industry expert curated happening that showcases some amazing companies and their upcoming awesome. With The Toy Insider launching a very geek-centric outlet called “The Pop Insider”, I decided to post more of the collector stuff over on PiercingMetal which you can observer by clicking HERE.

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Exploring Toy Fair 2016: Playmobil

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In keeping with the presentations from the 2016 Toy Fair, I wanted to share a quick group of images that I saw in the Playmobil booth. There aren’t a lot of them but I think you will enjoy them.

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I noticed this larger than life NY Rangers figurine as I walked by their booth and sadly they were not taking any additional appointments for the day and the rest of my time was pretty locked up just the same. Fortunately, I was able to quickly zoom in and snap some photographs of the hockey figurines along with the giant Ranger. I didn’t sway from my focus and see if anything else was perfect for this post since everyone in the booth was taking care of business at this time. Next year I will make an appointment but that being said aren’t these hockey figures cool?

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