Saturday, February 16, 2008

Greetings From New York!

Hi Playmofans! I'm writing to you from the lobby of my hotel in New York City. I'm here for Toy Fair 2008, which means I should be able to snag a few good toy scoops to share with you here, on, and on Galactic Hunter.

My meetings haven't started yet, but I have visited the giant FAO Schwarz and the Times Square Toys "R" Us. Why do you care?

The new Playmobil figure 2-packs (the knights, mermaids, pirates, and Romans) were all there and in very limited supply at Toys "R" Us. I snagged the last pack of Mermaids, and it was about $4.50 before tax. I didn't see any of the new divers which seem to be hitting as of yet, so I'll be keeping my eye out for those elsewhere. Most of the selection at Toys "R" Us was stuff you've seen before, so I won't spend too much time there.

FAO had a huge Playmobil section with lots of neat stuff. I took a bunch of photos and saw that they had the entire Water Zoo theme available, as well as the dinosaurs and some other newish sets. The guy in the department was sure to let me know he expected the circus to be in stock very, very soon, which was surprising. Either way, it was neat, and I'll post my exploits there later.

More as I have it! We just started so odds are there arne't too many (or any) of you reading just yet, but I will update as best I can as news becomes available over the coming week.

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Blogger PLAYMOFAN said...

Hey Adam,
Does Playmobil even present at toy fair? I was just curious, obviously its for the retailers, I would hope they would have a presence there. Anyways, really enjoying the playmoblog, keep up the great work.

a fan

February 19, 2008 11:51 AM  
Blogger Adam16bit said...

Yes, they do-- I just had a meeting with them today. I'll post on it shortly. Thanks for reading Jon, and congrats on being the first comment!

February 19, 2008 4:57 PM  

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