Now that I have presented both the Opening Ceremony and the winners of the “Toy Of The Year Awards” along with the Press Conference by Alicia Keys, the time has come to get to exploring the larger event with camera and pen (err Smartphone) in hand. I might have mentioned this in one of my older coverage overviews, but the way that they set up Toy Fair is that the section almost adjacent to the Press space are the newer vendors to the show. It’s great in my humble opinion and of course a bit of a mixed bag to observe and document, but I like to get the overview started with this region. First up are the folks from Super Sprowtz, and this is a nutrition based program for kids with superheroes that are actually vegetables. It’s got some charm and hopefully it gets the young ones to eat their greens.
Some stuff from PE Foam Profiles, these are great for the backyard and those summer activities with the young ones in your lives. Bands, you guys can likely find some use in this stuff as well for stage props.
Now this is interesting, one of the quirkiest of the first time exhibitors came via “Slapstache” and this smiling lass was doing her best to slap a moustache on your interest level. Very cute and it did make me chuckle since the ironic moustache is in nowadays. I should have taken a photograph with one of the staches but I didn’t think of it until I got to editing these images. Sorry. Love the stache balloons too 🙂
I thought this little character was cute, and its name is Doraemon. This is a Japanese Manga series about a robotic cat (I looked it up for you) and its super charming. I know a lot of people into the Anime stuff and this is right up their alley. Perhaps this exhibit at Toy Fair will find the technical feline coming over to this side of the ocean. One can hope.
Here’s a few more images from the new presenters area that I snapped. I’ll try to give another look as the convention progresses provided I get done with my agenda items.
As Pete and I headed into the main expo room of the Javits we ran into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. They kindly paused from their patrol to let e snag a photograph.
The first stop we made would be the NECA booth because they have a lot of great stuff that is right in our readers wheelhouse based on the films and super hero properties they have. As we walked into the booth we noticed these little characters climbing up and down strings. They are called “Scalers” and you can check them out in these next photos.
Fans of “The Simpsons” will likely enjoy these favorite guest star figurines. I loved the James Brown one and only hope we get future editions featuring The Ramones or Metallica. Those would be fun to own.
OMG this Iron Maiden Eddie “Powerslave” Mask!!!! Want to wear this at Metal shows? Then watch NECA’s website for when this is available for you to snag one. It comes just in time for that particular albums own thirtieth anniversary. Can you believe it? I know that I can. Nice work guys.
I have to say that I loved “Pacific Rim” and saw it several times once I got myself a copy of the Blu-ray disc. That said, take a look at the still awesome figures that NECA released for the film. There are Kaiju and Jaegers to choose from and you know that you want both.
Okay so we have arrived at the end of this chapter. I hope you liked it because I am not done yet and will even be continuing along with the rest of the NECA finds in the next installment. You’ve read these posts before so you know how we roll here on PiercingMetal and that its broken down into numerous chapters for easiest mental digestion. That said, please do click on the websites below until I return with the next installment for you to enjoy. This is especially important with this chapter since many of the featured folks are those first time exhibitors and I am sure that they appreciate the Net Love that you are putting out there.
Toy Fair: http://www.toyfairny.com
Super Sprowtz: http://supersprowtz.com/