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“The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” Went To Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” @ Home

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Greetings Legions, its time for another one of those signpost narratives because I am here to tell you about another awesome virtual adventure that was documented over on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” website. Over the summer, you might have remembered my sharing the news that the annual Toy Insider “Sweet Suite” event had gone virtual based on the inability to properly host in-person events due to the virus. It was fun and I made the best of it and as expected, their annual holiday event would follow suit based on these same considerations. That being said the first-ever “Holiday Of Play @ Home” would be presented and this event is on a smaller scale than the summer event based on it being succinctly focused on their holiday lists.
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Exploring The Toy Insiders “Sweet Suite @ Home”

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Site readers who focus more on the Pop Culture narratives know just how much we love going to conventions, trade shows and special events that speak to these topics. For the past several years I’ve been attending an event called the “Sweet Suite” and this is an affair put together by Toy Industry experts over at The Toy Insider. The event is usually held down on Chelsea Piers and its an amazing afternoon but due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, this year they are going virtual.

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Scenes From New York Comic Con 2019: Day Two (Part Two)

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Hello there my friends and let’s start off the day right by revisiting my adventures at the 2019 New York Comic Con. As most of you know, we spread this out across numerous days and individual chapters to let you absorb it all the more easily. This is Part Two of Day Two and if you’re only just joining us you’re going to want to click HERE first and see all of the content that’s been posted before this installment. This is a fun chapter and starts with the band Skillet who were making an appearance at a SyFy network interview series that ran across the convention. The group just did an exciting show in NYC with the band Alter Bridge and have released their own original graphic novel “Eden” on Z2 Comics. I’ll add a purchase link down below at the end.

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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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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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