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Monday, November 25, 2013

2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair - A Special Report #chitagfair



November 23, 2013 (Navy Pier, Chicago IL USA) - An annual toy and game fair was held in Navy Pier in Chicago with over 250 exhibitors showcasing their new game features and inventions. The most interesting part of this event is kids (like me, just kidding) have the chance to explore, play and test these new toys and games. 

Major sponsors from biggest toy manufacturers and distributors like Hasbro, Playsmart, The Playmakers, Oxford Games, Leap Frog, and a lot more gave their best shots to introduce their new products and gain public attention to all participants. 

According to Mary Couzin (Founder and President of Chicago Toy & Game Group), quoted from the newsletter she said:
"The Chicago Toy and Game group is passionate about play and we promote it through all kinds of events: through fashion at our PlayChic toy/game/entertainment fashion show, through our support of inventors at our Toy and Game Inventor of the Year Awards, through our Games in Education Conference and website, our Young inventor Challenge and of course, The Chicago Toy & Game Fair and more." 

Other main attraction on that event are as follows:

  • Young Inventor Challenge - wherein you can view original game creations from our smart kid inventors
  • Marusenko Sphere Contest - test your puzzle skills against other players
  • Spot it! Tournament - Test your spot skills and win special prizes


The two day event offers fun and excitement to all ages plus explore Chicago's pride - the Navy Pier.
Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. The pier was built in 1916 at a cost of $4.5 million. (Wikipedia)



Below are the photos taken on Day 1 of  Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Planet Sock Monkey™ is a limited edition, collectible soft doll line full of bold style and unconventional attitude, daring to go where no monkey has gone before.


Razor Crazy Cart - Kids patiently line up to try this. Drive this ultimate drifting machine!

Micro Scooter aka Folding Scooters

Floppets! Attach it anywhere accessory! They gave me one Petlets as a souvenir!

Laser Pegs! This is one of the ultimate light up building construction toy. Sets & Kits available.

Gooey Louie - try to pick up something on his nose LOL ;)

Neo 360 all around outdoor electronic game. Everyone is excited to play :)

Kids playing the Dino Construction Company Wrecker 

Word Winder - a word game and let you lay down the chips and form some winding line words

Busy Hall ... of family, shoppers and toy / game enthusiasts

Cuboro - build something from the cubed elements

Chuggington from the British computer animated TV and seen on Disney Junior!

Battroborg, a motion controlled robots using a wireless remote.
Play with your opponent and control your robot!

Golf for kids :)

You can check out http://www.chitagfair.com/ for more toy and game features :) 


Also don't forget to visit my blog, www.glamourmoments.net for my personal story about 2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair

This is Daomisyel, reporting from the Windy City ... Advance Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas! 

Selfie at the Navy Pier 




The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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