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Exploring Five Points Festival @ Brooklyn Expo Center: Part 1 (6/2/2018)

If you’ve been keeping up with PiercingMetal on the social networking side, you know that it’s been a busy week already as over the last few days I’ve been spending time exploring the Book Expo that was being held at the Javits Center. While some of the discoveries at that convention have made their way here, a larger part of it gets posted on our Lifestyle Blog partner website “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken. With the Book Expo completed it was time to get down to business at the still new Five Points Festival which has returned for its second year as a convention. This year it would move to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and this space is very well known to me as its the same place where I attend the NYC Hot Sauce Expo every year. The Five Points Festival is loaded with sights and designer toys galore.   Let’s take a walk.

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five points festival, five points festival 2018, photos from five points festival, photos from five points festival 2018

five points festival, five points festival 2018, photos from five points festival, photos from five points festival 2018
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Exploring Toy Fair 2016: Monogram International/QMX/Toy Tokyo

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Hello readers and welcome to another installment from the Toy Fair 2016 explorations. I’m continuing along through the companies that I visited as deeper focuses and with this chapter we are going to share three more based on the photos that were captures. I’ll start with Monogram International Inc. who have a lot of licenses that I enjoy. One of their biggest sellers are these blind boxes and blind bags that let you collect a whole range of things. Take a look at some of what I saw.

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PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con 2011: Day 2; Part 3

Congratulations. You have safely arrived at segment three of our NY Comic Con 2011 coverage, we welcome you back and we thank you for your kind attention as we aim to deliver as many of the wonderful sights to your computer screen as possible. When I left you all in part two, I was still wandering around the halls of the Anime Festival section of the event. Last year this was downstairs on the lower level and I heard rumblings that they had felt pushed off to the side. This year they were up in the attic so to speak and truly felt separated from the main event so I don’t know if this helped them much more. I will say that they appear to have more things going on this time around. Here is some lovely artwork but again as I had mentioned, no sign, no name. Sigh.

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Anime Festival Booth

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