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“The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” & Toy Insider’s 2019 “Holiday Of Play”

Hey there my friends, it’s time to use our voice to direct your attention to another adventure that was done over on “The Chronicles” because I think some of you might find it of interest. Those who follow my adventures at the annual Toy Fair, might recall that I also go to a couple of the events held by the fine folks at The Toy Insider. I last featured them on PiercingMetal in a piece I did about their “Sweet Suite” event that you can peruse by clicking HERE. More about that particular adventure was relegated to “The Chronicles” based on the ages involved in the product lines. Now I am here to tell you that I just finished posting about their “Holiday Of Play” event and the whole shebang can be examined by clicking HERE.

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Unlike their “Sweet Suite” event, almost all of the product lines are aimed at a younger demographic and with more parents reading that site it made proper sense to put the narrative over there. I figured that a lot of you older Metal fans (like me) also have kids or younger members of the family circle which finds me putting together this signpost. I hope you enjoy it and consider becoming a regular reader of that side of the fence. We’d love to have you of course.

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Official Websites:
The Toy Insider: http://www.thetoyinsider.com
The Pop Insider: http://www.thepopinsider.com

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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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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“The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” Hits The 2018 “Sweet Suite”

Hey there my friends, its time for another one of those “Shameless Plug” traffic sign posts that sends you over to my lifestyle website, “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”. I’m here to tell you about my recent attendance of the Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite” which we were hitting for the third year in a row. These people know there stuff and its an honor to be among the limited members of the media that get invited. Now you know we have been documenting stuff about Toys and Comics on this website for several years now, but this event goes to “The Chronicles” since a lot of the items we see are geared towards a younger crowd. I announce the visit here based on so many of our friends having younger children or members of their family and we want them to learn about this stuff. Clicking the colorful logo below will transport you to the tag for the event and I hope that you enjoy what you see.

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As per the usual with these sort of alerts the means to comment on THIS posting has been turned off since I’d rather that readers chime in on the appropriate post over on “The Chronicles”. For additional viewpoints, images and updates from the field as we experience them, please follow “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” on the popular social networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We’d love to have you along for the ride, now back to the Metal and Geek stuff.

Official Websites:
The Toy Insider: http://www.thetoyinsider.com
The Pop Insider: http://www.thepopinsider.com

PiercingKen Attended Toy Insider’s 2017 “Holiday Of Play”

Back in July, I shared the news that I had attended The Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite” event for my Lifestyle Website, “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”. If you missed that one just click HERE to be up to date. Today I’m here to let you know that I recently attended their “Holiday Of Play” event, which I recalled being much later in the season last year. This holiday season event is a much smaller scaled one so it’s pretty cool to be asked to attend. You can explore along with my other site by clicking the logo down below.

Since this is a traffic sign or a transporter room in some sense, I’ve disabled the means to comment on this post. You can always do that on the narrative that makes the most sense on “The Chronicles”. Heck, you can even leave some thoughts on each chapter if you like. I sure don’t mind that. For additional viewpoints, images and updates from the field as we experience them, please follow “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” on the popular social networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We’d love to have you along for the ride. See you again soon.

Official Websites:
The Toy Insider: http://www.thetoyinsider.com