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Exploring The 10th Annual “Sweet Suite” @ Chelsea Piers

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Hello again my friends and welcome to something awesome. Now, you might recall my mentioning that I’ve been in attendance at the Toy Insider’s events for the last few years and while we ran into them all at the annual Toy Fair, the last media happening was with their 2018 “Holiday Of Play” (documented HERE in case you missed it). Now that the summer was here it was time for their biggest soiree the “Sweet Suite” which was once again being held at Chelsea Piers #60. This marks my fourth straight Sweet Suite event and while the larger group of products I see will be featured on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”, all of the Pop Culture geek stuff will be presented here. Let’s take a look shall we. First up were a whole bunch of awesome cosplayers. I believe this crew referred to themselves as “The New York Avengers” and I don’t think that I need to name the heroes and villains represented here.

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“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live Announces Additional Tickets

Earlier today, PiercingMetal was one of the fortunate members of the media in attendance for the “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live Press Review and our clip, select images and a few thoughts about it can be found by clicking HERE. Just a few moments ago, the production announced a limited amount of tickets being made available for each of the three performances that will be taking place at the Playstation Theater beginning tonight so I will waste no more time yammering and instead just share the news down below. Read carefully.

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The Press Release:
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live, (http://sailormoon-official.com/stage/superlive/us) a new live 2.5D Musical entertainment based on the wildly popular manga (comic book) at PlayStation Theater (1515 Broadway at 44th Street) has sold out its entire run. Today, the producers announced that a limited quantity of additional tickets will be put on sale at 12pm noon for all three performances: March 29 at 8PM and March 30 at 1PM and 5PM.

Directed and choreographed by TAKAHIRO (Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour) with book by Akiko Kodama (Takarazuka Revue Company), and music by HYADAIN (Momoiro Clover Z; AKB48). “Pretty GuardianSailor Moon” The Super Live had its US premiere in Washington D.C. at The Warner Theatre on March 24, along with its run in New York. With its themes of love, justice and friendship, the musical features an all-female cast; there are some male characters, played by women.
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Observing “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live Press Preview @ Playstation Theater

Maybe some of you remember that back in December of 2018, I shared the press news about the arrival of the production “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live for its first-ever NYC presentation (discussed HERE if you missed it). Those shows are here and came with a media preview event. Check it out below.

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She is the Pretty Guardian who fights for love and Justice and in the name of the Moon she will punish you if you are an evil doer. Earlier today, the cast of “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live performed a preview for Attending Press to celebrate their three sold-out shows at the Playstation Theater in Times Square, NYC. The media were encouraged to secure the clips for promotional purposes and I used the Samsung point and shoot for it. The performance is directed and choreographed by TAKAHIRO (Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour) with book by Akiko Kodama (Takarazuka Revue Company), and music by HYADAIN. Please enjoy the clip by giving it a “thumbs up” and click “Subscribe” to show some support love to the channel

Sailor Venus / Minako Aino is played by Yu Nakanishi
Sailor Jupiter / Makoto Kino is played by Kanna Matsuzaki
Sailor Mars / Rei Hino is played by Yui Hasegawa
Sailor Mercury / Ami Mizuno is played by Momoko Kaechi
Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino is played by Tomomi Kasai
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Watching King Diamond’s “Songs For The Dead Live” @ Saint Vitus Bar (2/6/2019)

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Last night, Metal Blade Records and Metal Injection hosted a screening party at the famed Saint Vitus Bar where those in attendance would be able to enjoy the brand-new King Diamond video release “Songs For The Dead Live”. The event was open to the general public and featured plenty of fans and assorted press and media entities.

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After some quick welcomes by Injection’s Frank Godla, the attendees got to meet Denise Korycki who shot, directed and produced the live release. This must have been some undertaking because the King show is not just him standing in front of you, and instead he is everywhere on this elaborate and very visual setting. Denise lined out a few of the details about such an effort and she was joined by “Abigail” herself. When she is offstage she goes by Jodi Cachia. Saint Vitus Bar is pretty dark and I just snapped this shot with my mobile to have a moment of them talking to the audience.
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Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2018

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For the last couple of years I’ve been announcing that I had attended the “Holiday Of Play” which is the fine folks over at The Toy Insider’s annual holiday event. It’s smaller in scale than their also annual “Sweet Suite” but its at this event where they outline the absolute winners in their eyes in terms of the holiday gift guides. Generally, I end up covering the event over on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” website since a lot of the stuff is for a younger audience and while I do feature a lot of “Toys & Collectibles” in our category for such things, the cutesy or cuddly dolls and accessories are better suited over there. This year it’s a little different based on The Toy Insider launching “The Pop Insider” which was discussed HERE. This website and occasional magazine will focus on many of the same things I write about so the items that fall into the regular space I keep will be shared in this post. It will be fun, I promise. Let’s go.

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