2007 Toy Fair: Wrap Up
I learned that I need to get to my hotel after check-in time. For the 2nd year in a row, I arrived in New York well before the 3:00 PM check-in time. To kill some time, I decided to go check out a movie. The selection was scant...either some Diane Keaton chick flick or Epic Movie. I chose the latter, but ended up leaving halfway through. It was the first time I actually walked out of a theater...but I'd rather watch paint dry than sit through that horrible film again.
Another lesson I learned was that staying directly across the street from Madison Square Garden during the Westminster Dog Show means you're going to be hearing and seeing a LOT of dogs. Don't get me wrong...I love dogs...have 4 of them! But it's tough to take those power naps with all of the howling and barking.
This year, the Urban Bazaar aisle was more bazaar than urban. Makes sense that smaller companies don't need big buyers when their runs are 100-500 pieces.
OK...that wasn't in the Urban Bazaar aisle, but I thought it was quite disturbing. I was waiting to see the chase figure that contained a removable sting ray barb. I think I would have dropped this line after Steve Irwin's untimely death.
We need more dancing Uglydolls!