Thursday, January 28, 2016


We are excited to be attending Play Fair next month, which is Toy Fair's open to public fun experience for kids of all ages.  A friend recently asked if Play Fair was just for kids.  It sounds like it from the experiences below.  But that doesn't exclude those young at heart from enjoying themselves.  Personally I am looking forward to the Batmobile, comic creators, Marvel and DC toys and exclusives at Play Fair.  Here is what Play Fair has to offer!

Play Fair experiences include:

  • Check out the new Batmobile from Warner Bros. Pictures' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theaters March 25, 2016
  • Slide down the exclusive PAW Patrol slide, snap photos with PAW Patrol costume characters Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rubble, and get an exclusive look at the newest PAW Patrol pup, Tracker, who will join the series this fall
  • Join Hasbro for the ultimate lightsaber training session! With the help of the Empire Saber Guild, get a hands-on learning experience about lightsaber forms and techniques
  • Build a LEGO car and race it down a ramp against other LEGO builders
  • Explore the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tunnels and mimic their favorite Turtle moves with Magic Mirror technology
  • Gross out with an epic booger battle, experience the slimy, gross play of Booger Balls for the first time by picking and flicking them at Booger Ball targets
  • Enjoy the interactive Thomas & Friends experience by Mattel
  • Create their own toy review videos and have chances to win Toys"R"Us gift cards
  • Test out the latest from NERF in the NERF arena
  • Test out the newest Razor rides, like Jetts™, the new sparking Heel Wheels™, and other awesome Razor rides like the Power CoreTM E90, Crazy Cart™ and RipSurf™
  • Purchase exclusive collectible toys
  • And every attendee will receive a gift bag with toys and fun goodies from event sponsors

Play Fair's live performances and appearances include:

  • Meet and take photos with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shimmer and Shine, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir, Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol, Dora, Saban's Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, and more
  • The cast of Nickelodeon's hit show Game Shakers - Cree Cicchino (Babe), Madisyn Shipman (Kenzie), Thomas Kuc (Hudson), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Triple G), and Kel Mitchell (Double G) - will host a panel on Saturday to debut their new app, Nasty Goats
  • Jon Scieszka, best-selling author behind The Stinky Cheese Man and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, will read from his Frank Einstein science book series
  • All-ages comic creators Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Abby Denson, Dave Roman, Matt Loux, and Misako Rocks! will sketch and sign their books for fans
  • Meet Toys"R"Us mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, enjoy story time and participate in fun birthday-themed activities
  • Take in episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors, We Bare Bears, and Teen Titans Go! on a massive movie screen
  • Take photos with Shopkins mascot characters, including Strawberry Kiss and Lippy Lips, and color your favorite Shopkins characters
  • LEGO Master Builder Erik Varszegi presents insider tips on creating LEGO masterpieces
  • The girls of Make it Pop will reveal their new fashion doll series on February 14. Join them on the Toys"R"Us Stage at 11:30 a.m. for an exclusive interview, live performance and a chance to meet the cast
  • YouTube personalities including DisneyCarToys, Mommy and Gracie Show, and KittiesMama will meet with fans and host toy unboxings live on the Toys"R"Us Stage

Tickets are available starting at $30 online (PlayFairNY.com/tickets) and at select retailers across NYC. Those attending with children and friends can also purchase discount family packages online. Attendees have the option to attend a variety of sessions throughout the weekend. Morning sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and afternoon sessions are open from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Consumers can also purchase a VIP Weekend Experience Pass for $145, which includes priority admission to all four sessions and a collectible exclusive Play Fair figure.

We hope to see you there!

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