February 18, 2010 10:49 by kelly
Adam, Dan, and I headed up the NJ Turnpike for an exciting trip to New York City to visit the New York Toy Fair being held in the Javits Center in Manhattan. This was Serious Shops' third year (and best yet!) visiting NYTF.
NYTF is a fantastic place to meet up with some of our current vendors, find new products and toymakers, and even catch an early glimpse of the next big thing in the toy world. Of course bringing home toy samples for the kids (and ourselves, of course) is a major plus!
The highlight this year had to be getting my photo taken with Robert Pattinson - you know, Edward Cullen from Twilight?
Okay, it was just a cardboard cutout, but cool, nonetheless, right?!
We visited the amazing Lego display:
Best item of the show had to be the prototype of the soon-to-be released Rubik’s Slide puzzle on which we’ve spent the last few days mastering the easy level.
I’m sure it will be a big hit this holiday season! Great brain teaser!
We collected catalogs, tested out puzzles, watched a skateboard demo, shook plenty of hands, walked what felt like miles of aisles, ate super-expensive mediocre food, saw some really unique toys, puzzles, & games, and overall had a really fun, productive time!
Next up: choosing which products to add to our line-up this year. Stay tuned for new additions like Heye and EuroGraphics jigsaw puzzles! I’m already looking forward to next year.