February 18, 2010: A Toy Geek At Toy Fair
With one last run through the exhibit hall, the New York Toy Fair is now officially over. I've packed my bags and will soon head back home to Austin as Randy sets off on the second leg of his great adventure. The show was hugely useful for work, but my secret life as a hardcore toy geek was also enriched by spending my off-hours wandering the hall and chatting with toy designers and manufacturers. You may not know it, but when I'm not deep in games I unwind by working on my toy site -- www.battlegrip.com -- where i write about toys, art, and anything else that interests me. I've been posting a few toy-related updates over at the site, but I thought I'd steal some space here to point out the really cool non-SJGames stuff that I saw at the show.
I took many, many photos at the show and I'm slowly posting them to my personal Flickr account. If you're a toy geek you may want to jump over and take a look at shots of upcoming Iron Man 2, Marvel Universe, and Star Wars toys. There's a lot of great toys hitting shelves this year and I know that I'm excited about a few of the bigger releases (like the 19-inch Galactus action figure).
Toy Fair. The only place my toy geekness is appreciated and welcome.
-- Phil Reed
Randy's Road Trip Update
Tonight, Randy will be gaming at Jester's Playhouse in Northfield, NJ from 3-7pm. For Randy's complete itinerary, check out our Where's Randy? page.
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