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Scenes From Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2023: Kidult Collector Awesome

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The holiday season was drawing ever so closer to being right on top of us and that means it was once again time for the Toy Insider’s awesome holiday happening known as the “Holiday Of Play”. Now according to my media memory, I’ve been attending both this and their summertime “Sweet Suite” event since about 2016 and over the years have parsed the content between this and my lifestyle website “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken”. While that sites content can be found by clicking HERE, this post lays its focus on the kinds of things the more grown up collector leans on. Give or take of course, so let’s explore these awesome items starting with our friends at Playmates Toys.

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Playmates Toys has two really big licenses at the moment with their long-standing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures and playsets and the Miraculous Ladybug stuff. Last time, I posted the Ladybug things over on “The Chronicles” but with so much happening over there I just put them all together here. They didn’t have any of the Star Trek stuff that I saw at other events but maybe next time.

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Checking Out Playmates Toys and Bandai @ Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite” 2023

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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.

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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.

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Scenes From The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2022 @ Current

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Though it might still be September, the holiday season will surely be upon us faster than we might expect and that’s what makes the Toy Insider’s annual “Holiday Of Play” event the perfect place to get an idea about what you will be able to purchase for your loved ones during those festive months. For the last couple of years, the “Holiday Of Play” has been held over at Current, an event space down on Chelsea Piers. It’s a bit smaller than where the “Sweet Suite” happens but that is because there are less exhibitors and attendees that participate. As you reached the door, the clever signage drew you in. “Get Ready to Sleigh”. Well since you insist….let’s.

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The way I was going to do this segment from the adventure was to keep a succinct focus on the kinds of things I write about when I do the Toy Fair. Remember that there wasn’t one this year and while it will make its grand return next year it will be held in September instead of in February. I’m going to start with the folks at Bandai who had a lot of their Anime and “Stranger Things” products on display.

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I was an immediate fan of The Loyal Subjects where I learned that they were releasing an Ozzy Osbourne action figure and the Hottest Band in The World, KISS!!!! Last year they had their Space Man on display but at this years “Holiday Of Play” they were showing off a boxed set that had a lot of the “Dynasty” vibe to it. All four members of the band were inside and yes I had to get myself one of these. Take a look.

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They also have a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and were promoting a special package of action figure and comic book special edition in a boxed set. Leonardo from The Turtles was on point to showcase this and to meet with the fans that were in attendance.

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I’m always excited to see what Playmates Toys is releasing and they’ve got a line of “Star Trek” action figures now which combine a few different eras of the franchise. Right off the bat I am interested in that Enterprise for my own collection but as a longtime fan of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line of figures I will for sure be looking into snagging a set. I was also very impressed with the newness for the Miraculous Ladybug stuff. This is a charming character and is just gaining popularity.

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I really loved these “Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron” from Jazwares. They are nicely built and remind me a little of the Eaglemoss Collections batch of “Star Trek” starships. Hopefully Jazwares will be adding some of the larger crafts used by the Galactic Empire since I will surely be interested in those.

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That’s going to bring me to the end of PiercingMetal’s adventure at the “Holiday Of Play” based on my only sharing the stuff that’s normally featured here on the website. As you might expect, I’ve done a few more posts over on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” since a majority of products were aimed at a younger demographic. You can head over to that website anytime you like and before I leave, many thanks again to the folks at the Toy Insider for having PiercingMetal and Piercing Ken on point to share some images and editorial opinion. See you next time around.

Official Links:
Toy Insider: http://www.thetoyinsider.com
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Bandai Namco: http://www.bandai.com
Jazwares: http://www.jazwares.com
The Loyal Subjects: http://www.theloyalsubjects.com
Playmates Toys: http://www.playmatestoys.com/us/

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