We were so “toyed” out by the end of our travels through Toy Fair that we almost didn’t notice that there were flying fish above our heads. We are looking forward to testing these from the William Mark Co.
Watch our Video. The demo courtesy of Mark Forti, the founder of the company! Hats off to anyone willing to wear a scuba suit and fins to toy fair!
Mark of the William Mark Co. demonstrating his new flying FISH
So every year we kick off Toy Fair with a sneak preview at Mattel and Hasbro. The fair officially starts on Sunday at the Javits Center in NYC. So we’re all good…we’re catching up with the pr folks for Mattel. We were discussing how big our kids are (how did that happen?) …all is going very well. There is press event with Jeremy Piven for a new Hot Wheels launch. We are told to be quiet since there were lots of crews filming the event. We opted not to watch the event, but get straight to the toys!
So we start on our tour and then I for some unknown reason BASH into an easel with a sign on it. The sign falls. Yes, it was one of those moments that you wish you could take back…but you’re there…you just have to laugh it off. I know my brother has a photo of me –probably looking horrified and laughing. Oh well.
Tomorrow we begin Toy Fair with visits to both Mattel and Hasbro. This week our mail boxes are FULL of new toys vying for attention at this year’s fair.
This one got my attention: Ravensburger’s largest commercially available puzzle (according to the Guinness Book of World Records). Complete with 32, 256 pieces. It will measure 17′ x 6′ –so the family dining room table will be out of the question!
The puzzle features the artwork of the late Keith Haring. It weighs 42 pounds and comes with it’s own hand truck!