SECOND ANNUAL @PLAYFAIRNY , A PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF PLAY AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES, RETURNS TO NEW YORK, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4th – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th
October 10, 2017

 

 

WHAT: Play Fair, a public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together under one roof for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to families, fans and media.  A joint venture between the Toy Association and LeftField Media and presented by Spin Master and Toys “R” Us, Play Fair is nearly double in size in 2017, providing greater ways for children, parents, teenagers and fans to play! Families and fans will be delighted with hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, awe-inspiring displays, talent appearances, dozens of toy and entertainment brands, and never-before-seen exclusives. Attendees also receive a first look at the nominees for The Toy Association’s 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.

 

At Play Fair attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow from more than 40 exhibitors including ALEX Brands, Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Just Play, K’nex, LEGO, Midtown Comics, Moose Toys, Nickelodeon, Spin Master, The New York Doll Company, Toys “R” Us, VTech, Kvellix, Inc. (NUTSO) and WowWee. See firsthand which toys, games, and entertainment will be the biggest hits this season, just in time for Black Friday.

 

WHEN: Play Fair 2017

Saturday, November 4th – Sunday, November 5th

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 

WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Center, Halls 1A and 1B

655 West 34th Street, NYC

 

**PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES**

  • Interactive Exhibits – Enter the worlds of your favorite toys and games with hands-on exhibits fostering team-work, discovery, and play.
  • Photo Ops – Take pictures with your favorite characters! You’ll be able to snap selfies with larger-than-life heroes and sinister villains.
  • Demo Areas – Test out toys and games and compete in competitions against your family, friends, and other attendees.
  • Museum Quality Displays – Glimpse vintage toys, rare variants, and mock-ups of upcoming toys to learn about the past, present, and future of some of America’s favorite toys and games.
  • Toy Unboxing – Be the first to see some of the biggest toys of the holidays.
  • Interview opportunities with representatives from more than 40 family entertainment & play companies, executives, and industry experts from The Toy Association.
  • Celebrity Guests – Meet Mommy Tubers, Toy Bloggers, Toy Designers, and more!
  • Show Exclusives – Score limited edition toys only available at Play Fair!  You’ll want to set aside some space in your toy chest or shelf for exclusives you won’t find anywhere else.
  • And a Race Around NYC – Take your Play Fair badge to dozens of shops, museums, restaurants, and landmarks to get discounts, goodies, and freebies all weekend long.

 

Everything at play Fair begins with a ticket. Play fair offers four sessions across November 4th & 5th with tickets to each session available now. To purchase, visit www.PlayFairNY.com/tickets.

Daniel Pickett

Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com.

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com,
Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.

 

 

 

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