Friday, July 29, 2022

The Toy Insider's Sweet Suite 2022 Was a Sweet Success!

For the first time since 2019, Sweet Suite was in person and it was so much fun. 



It was July 2019, The Toy Insider hosted Sweet Suite 2019 -- their 10th year in celebrating the biggest night of play. Press, YouTubelebrities, influencers, and no-name bloggers (ahem, me) walked the show floor of Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers without realizing that the fun that summer would be the last in person event for three years. The pandemic wiped away in-person events faster than the Tik Tok #WipeItDown challenge. Finally, The Toy Insider's Sweet Suite 2022 welcomed hundreds of press, influencers, no-name YouTubers (ahem, me) once again in person July 13, 2022. In between the gap of in-person events, The Toy Insider created an amazing virtual show floor that was a great placeholder, but it was not the same energy that Sweet Suite in person has. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

LEGO NEWS! LEGO ATARI 2600 COMING THIS SUMMER!



I can still smell it. I can still feel it. The woodgrain plastic. The toggles. The ATARI 2600 had a weight to it. A look like no other. 


I was born in 1982, and the ATARI was already 10 years old when I entered the world, but it was indeed my first ever gaming system. I lived in a family that handed down toys, and this was one system that my sisters and I inherited. We played PONG and FREEWAY. We played CENTIPEDE. We played Q*BERT. The joysticks and even the round controller was just a little wobbly from overuse. The ATARI 2600 was a staple, along with our VIC-20 personal gaming computer, we were like Queens of the gaming age. Then came Nintendo and that rocked our worlds some more, but there was always ATARI, and now ATARI will be immortalized in LEGO form.



Check out the '80s set up complete with a new wave poster, Indiana Jones style poster, mini TV, mini ATARI, microfigure, stereo, even a VHS tape!

Here's the front view of it!





They should have included ET for his 40th! 

I am seriously floored by this news. LEGO announced this morning that the LEGO ICONS ATARI 2600 will coming August 1. 

Is it worth it? 


Yes, totally! This is the perfect LEGO build, especially for nostalgic gamers — it even comes with a memorable 80s living room set up, cartridges, and joy sticks. 

At 2,532 pieces this iconic piece of gaming history will be yours for the cost of $239.99. Good thing I have some LEGO VIP Points saved up! It will be available in stores and online at LEGO.com on August 1, 2022.

What do you think of this new set? 🕹


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Monday, July 11, 2022

Share Your Stories with Schleich! Exclusive In-Store FAO Schwarz Event + More Contest!




Are you a die-hard Schleich® collector? Do you have a love for storytelling? Do you have a smart phone with a camera? Then the latest Schleich contest is for you!

The schleich® concept shop at FAO Schwarz NYC flagship store needs a new story and we need your help!



Are you a die-hard Schleich® collector? Do you have a love for storytelling? Do you have a smart phone with a camera? Then the latest Schleich contest is for you!

The schleich® concept shop at FAO Schwarz NYC flagship store needs a new story and we need your help!

The new Schleich® contest is so easy to enter, and it's totally free. If you're in the NYC area, head over to the FAO Schwarz Flagship Store on July 13 from 11 AM to 2 PM,  head over to the Schleich® concept shop, and get expert storytelling advice from Schleich's Chief Storytelling Officer, Marcello! There will be plenty of Schleich® toys on hand for inspiration, then snap a photo, and share it here

If you cannot attend the FAO Schwarz event in person, then no sweat, you can do this all at home from July 5 through July 31, 2022! Just follow the same steps from the comforts of your own home, and submit your entry here





One winner have their winning photo reimagined by renowned photographer, Mitchel Wu and it will be displayed at FAO Schwarz in NYC! The winning storyteller will also win a trip for two to New York City for the unveiling at NYC. How cool is that?

So, in the words of Marcello, Schleich® CSO, "What are you waiting for?!" 



By the way, Marcello is my son! We are so proud of him! Schleich inspires the magic of storytelling with their realistic figurines giving children the power to create their toy landscape. 

What story will you tell with Schleich? Good luck to all of the entrants!















If you cannot attend the FAO Schwarz event in person, then no sweat, you can do this all at home from July 5 through July 31, 2022! Just follow the same steps from the comforts of your own home, and submit your entry here





One winner have their winning photo reimagined by renowned photographer, Mitchel Wu and it will be displayed at FAO Schwarz in NYC! The winning storyteller will also win a trip for two to New York City for the unveiling at NYC. How cool is that?

So, in the words of Marcello, Schleich® CSO, "What are you waiting for?!" 



By the way, Marcello is my son! We are so proud of him! Schleich inspires the magic of storytelling with their realistic figurines giving children the power to create their toy landscape. 

What story will you tell with Schleich? Good luck to all of the entrants!














Sunday, June 26, 2022

Toy Reveal! Disney Doorables 2022 More Sets Added with Pre-Order Shopping Links

Disney Doorables fans are going to be very, very happy with what Just Play Products has in store for this year. From new themed Collector Peeks, Series 8 scented exclusives, Let’s Go vacation themed Doorables, and more, there will be plenty to add to your, I’m sure, adorable collection! 




Here are the latest links that I found on Amazon, and I also have a Series 8 pre-order link. If it’s not active yet, just keep checking! As always, if you’re unsure about buying, check out my unboxing videos right when the new Disney Doorables drop—I already pre-ordered! You can find me on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tik Tok, and of course, here on my blog!


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Disney Doorables Coming Out Summer 2022






Disney Doorables Series 8 - Amazon ASIN # b09napbdh3
Keep searching, the preorder link should be live soon! Series 8 will include multi peeks, and newly redesigned mini peeks featuring peel and reveal surprises!




Disney Doorables Movie Moments -- Look for this series at Walmart! We have an Andy's Room Movie Moment from Toy Story, which will be a hit! Walmart


Disney Doorables Movie Moments is a new series, and looks like it will be continuing in the future. Each Movie Moments box includes two exclusive Disney Doorables figures and a display scene. I am not sure if the film will coincide with the character, or if this is pretend play. 

Here are also some images that I found on Reddit about the new Movie Moment series! Pretty cool!





Disney Doorables Pixar Fest — $16.99, Amazon - Release Date July 11, 2022



Disney Doorables Snow White Collection Peek — $16.99, Amazon Release Date July 11, 2022 -- The mystery Doorable looks like it is Prince Florian!



Disney Doorables Stitch Collection Peek — $16.99, Amazon Release Date July 11, 2022



Could the mystery be Jumba?






Disney Doorables Coming Out Fall 2022


Collect cards to complete the map!



Disney Doorables Let’s Go Around the World Peek - $12.99, Amazon September 8, 2022 — There are 40 to collect, so these look like series 9 to me, but we will see! 







Disney Doorables Let’s Go Road Trip Vehicle - $19.99, Amazon Release date October 18, 2022 — This set includes two vehicles and corresponding Doorable. There is also a mystery vehicle that looks like Tinkerbell. This is such a cute series, and I love how Just Play is expanding the imaginative play! 




Disney Doorables Olaf Presents — $21.99, Amazon Release Date November 1, 2022




SERIES 5 CASE SHOWN

Disney Doorables Storage Case with three exclusive Doorables — this is not new, but it’s very useful and holds a ton of Doorables. Check out my unboxing video on a series four case. These cases hold 40+ characters when placed inside with the inserts. You can remove the inserts and free up some more space. You can also display that nicely using these removable adhesive dots that I found on Amazon, so you can create a nice collector aesthetic. 


The price varies on Amazon, but you can snag it for as low as $16 sometimes. Just Play's cases are truly the best!

Disney Doorables Sets Holiday 2022




Perfect for the holidays is the holiday themed Disney Doorables Collection Peek that includes eight figures, and it is Mickey's Christmas Carol themed. I am so stoked for this series because this is my all-time favorite Christmas movie to watch. I would guess the eight characters included are Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck),  Jacob Marley (Goofy- most likely in chains and as a ghost), Bob Cratchit (Mickey Mouse), Ghost of Christmas Past (Jiminy Cricket), Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete), Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant), Tiny Tim (Morty Mouse), Mrs. Cratchit (Minnie Mouse), and possibly Isabelle (Daisy Duck) as the additional mystery figure. 


What are you grabbing to add to your Disney Doorables collection? Let me know in the comments below!



























Monday, June 6, 2022

Paw Patrol Rescue Knights DVD + Rescue Knights Toy Reveal

The Paw Patrol are it again, but this time the pups are set during the Middle Ages, and this thematic overlay features the pups saving Barkinburg from dragons, and a disgruntled ex-Knight, Claw!








Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment will release PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights on DVD on June 7, 2022! You can find the DVD through online retailers like Amazon, and in store at Best Buy, Walmart, and Target

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

LEGO CON 2022! LEGO CON is BACK, BIGGER, and BETTER!

LEGO CON is back and bigger than last year!




Last year’s LEGO CON was such a great success that the LEGO Group is bringing it back with more LEGO reveals and fun surprises for LEGO fans around the world!


Expect to learn about new LEGO reveals and content from LEGO Brickheadz, LEGO Friends, LEGO® Marvel®, LEGO® Minecraft®, LEGO Minifigures, LEGO Ninjago®, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Super Mario™ and more!  Fans will enjoy magical Harry Potter themed builds at Warner Bros. Studios London with a special guest from the films. Pixar fans will delight in a creative masterclass with Pixar Lightyear director, Angus Maclane. Minecraft builders will love the collaboration with special guest, Agnes Larson from Mojang Studios and a LEGO builder and Minecraft Creator. Don’t forget to tune in to the LIVE LEGO Master build challenge with special guest hosts and contestants! 

 

Interested in attending? 


Everyone can join in on the fun! Tune in to LEGO CON June 18th at 5pm London, 6pm Billund, 12pm New York, 9am Los Angeles time. To tune in to this free live event, visit LEGO.com/LEGOCON or www.youtube.com/LEGO.

 

If you can’t make it on the 18th, don’t panic! The whole show is being recorded and can be accessed afterwards at LEGO.com/LEGOCON and www.youtube.com/LEGO.    


LEGO 90th Anniversary Celebration


LEGO is also celebrating 90 years of toys and LEGO builds, so here are some LEGO sets to help you celebrate this historical milestone. 














From today till the 22nd of June/or till stocks last, LEGO.com shoppers can receive a free set. number 40567 90th Anniversary gift with all purchases of $150 or more. 

This awesome vintage set is from the late 1980s featuring cool tree house with play spaces inside. This set comes with a forest man and a forest woman, an archery target, and a barrel with 'gold' in it. That’s not all, though! Shoppers will be able to celebrate with a few more promotions as well:   
  • Additionally, they can receive 30503 Animal Free Builds – Make It Yours set with all purchased of $40 or more till the 22nd of June or till stocks last
  • Furthermore, the 30592 Mini Thunder Raider gift with purchase is available with all NINJAGO purchases over $40 or more till the 30th of June or till stocks last
  • Finally, until the 30th of June, the LEGO® VIP shoppers can collect double VIP points on 60329 LEGO City - School Day and 76909 Speed Champions - Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance & Merc sets.

Now is the time to snag those high price tag sets to take advantage of these great deals! Happy 90 years of play, LEGO!




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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Toy Reveal! Disney Doorables Scented Series 8 Full Checklist Coming 2022

Disney Doorables fans, Disney Doorables Series 8 is around the corner! Check out my lastes blog post with shopping links and more Disney Doorables news!

Here's a closer look of Disney Doorables Series 8 collector's guide, and some more series that I found throughout my internet travels.



Notice that we now will have Bing Bong from Pixar's Inside Out, the cards from Alice in Wonderland, and Baymax from Big Hero 6. 


For Disney Doorables Series 8, there a few new changes! First, some special edition Disney Doorables for Series 8 will be scented, and I am dying to get a whiff of these Doorables. Will Tiana smell like freshly cooked beignets? Will the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland smell like smoke or a mushroom? We will be finding out soon, I would say by June 1, 2022 for the US. 
Does Mei smell like Teen Spirit? Haha! I could not help myself. 




There are also a large range of classic Disney and Pixar characters in this series. You will also notiver that there are baby Disney Princesses in this series. Each one has a distinct accessory with them that is reminiscent of their character and childhood or lack thereof.

I am obsessed with this release! From Hercules to Big Hero 6 to Monsters Inc! You will also notice that Tinker Bell, and fairies from Pixie Hollow are there too!



The box is really colorful and is giving me Disney Tsum Tsum vibes - it's very pink and bubbly for the Multi Peeks, and for the Mini Peeks the over all colors are blue neutral tones. The Mini Peeks also got a really cool facelist -- no more little house, Just Play changed the packaging to be a peel and reveal surprise. I actually like this better, and the bottom part of the actual package is opaque, so you may not be able to see if you have two or three Disney Doorables inside. Keep in mind Just Play Products codes their mystery toys, so you rarely get duplicates.

Check out Baby Rapunzel! She has a baby Pascal plush with her too!




Also, check out the latest new additions that could also be released alongside or a little bit after than Disney Doorables series 8 release. 




There is a series called Disney Doorables Let's Go. There will be an Around the World Multi Peek where our Disney Doorables are going on vacation. Dumbo seems to be wearing 3D glasses, and Genie has visited France. 



Disney Doorables Movie Moments is a new series, and looks like it will be continuing in the future. Each Movie Moments box includes two exclusive Disney Doorables figures and a display scene. I am not sure if the film will coincide with the character, or if this is pretend play. 



Perfect for the holidays is the holiday themed Disney Doorables Collection Peek that includes eight figures, and it is Mickey's Christmas Carol themed. I am so stoked for this series because this is my all-time favorite Christmas movie to watch. I would guess the eight characters included are Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck),  Jacob Marley (Goofy- most likely in chains and as a ghost), Bob Cratchit (Mickey Mouse), Ghost of Christmas Past (Jiminy Cricket), Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete), Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant), Tiny Tim (Morty Mouse), Mrs. Cratchit (Minnie Mouse), and possibly Isabelle (Daisy Duck) as the additional mystery figure. 






What do you think of the new series that are slates to come out?

I pulled these images from Smyth's Toys and Reddit posts. All opinions are my own. I am a series Disney Doorables collector, and I have been collecting since the original series one. 

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