A few short weeks ago, the PiercingMetal website once again had the honor of attending the Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite” event. This is a special toy industry showcase that finds many exhibitors from some amazing companies showcasing their latest and greatest offerings. One of the big exhibitors was the Pokemon Center and in this space you could see all of the cool upcoming Pokemon awesome. If you played the game with one of their reps you would get a prize package and the video below is my reveal of said goodie bag. It would be great if you clicked “Watch on YouTube” and then give the Channel a subscribe.
As I’ve previously posted, the Media Command HQ for PiercingMetal was in attendance at the always awesome Toy Insider “Sweet Suite” which took place over at the Chelsea Piers. For those who are new to our posts about this happening, the event is one that gathers dozens and dozens of great Toy Companies and then invites Toy Industry Influencers and select Media. Though I’ve been told I’m quite convincing, I fall under the media side which is fine by me. One of the cooler spaces at this years “Sweet Suite” was The Pokemon Center.
The Pokemon Center was a really awesome space and the section they were in overlooked the harbor so you could get some nice Brooklyn visuals if you wanted to do that as well. Now I should admit that Pokemon is not in my own personal geek area but I know tons of people who love it and are in our readership so I’m going to take you down the booth. I won’t be saying much here though.
It was that time of the year again for the always amazing “Sweet Suite” event that comes care of the fine folks at the Toy Insider. According to my notes, I’ve been attending Toy Insider happenings since 2016 and I look forward to it each and every time. This year I’ve decided to post the coverage a little differently since while some things are best served up here on PiercingMetal, there are also a number of amazing products that I can feature over on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken”. Let’s start off with some visuals from the Playmates Toys booth.
I’ll begin with what they had from their “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” line. Some of you might have already seen a couple of these items from “The Play Date” event where I did a product overview video with them but some items are new for the season. I love the smaller figures and plan on getting myself a set soon. I still have the original action figures from long, long ago in a box somewhere.
Since 2016, the PiercingMetal website has been attending the Toy Insider’s annual “Sweet Suite” event which for the last two years had moved into the virtual space based on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Those events were interesting but now with the world getting more pace with what amounted to “normal” once again, they would be returning to an in-person “Sweet Suite” and it would be back right where we last left it at the Chelsea Piers.
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.