Toy Fair 2014: The Blaster Labs Wrap-Up (and One More Surprise)March 4, 2014
We covered everything in foam, water and IR blasting that Toy Fair NYC had to offer—and we’re just getting started!
It’s now been two weeks since the Blaster Labs team blitzed the American International Toy Fair on February 16, 2014 in New York City. We thought it an appropriate time, then, to take a look back at a few of the highlights from the show, and to thank a few of the people that made it so memorable (including a special bonus for fans of Nerf and Blaster Labs!).
If you’re just joining us, or perhaps didn’t catch everything we posted, here’s a quick highlight of some of our most memorable experiences:
- World’s first hands-on time with new Tek Recon Predator.
- First detailed images of all-new Rebelle product line.
- A glimpse of the Demolisher with a 25-round drum.
- An unexpected laser tag system from Think Geek.
- Incredible 300-foot distance claim from a $15 wrist-rocket by Zing.
- Wicked reloading demonstrations for the new Zombie Strike Slingfire.
- First close-up video of new Nerf-branded Combat Creatures Attacknid.
- A surprisingly engaging hands-on experience with the Thunderbow.
- VMD’s Cannon Commando outgunning the Attacknid.
Of course, none of the above would have been possible without a lot of different pieces coming together at the right time. With that in mind, we would like to thank the companies and organizations who so kindly invited us to be part of their events. We formed some great new relationships, further developed some existing connections, and got to spend valuable hands-on time with the products we love to cover. You guys didn’t disappoint, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
Second, we’d like to thank the other blogs and websites that linked backed to us for coverage of Toy Fair 2014, particularly those across the pond and from other locations that helped get the word out. We appreciated your support leading up to and all through the event, and hope to continue providing strong coverage of these types of shows in the future.
Lastly, and most importantly, we want to thank and welcome all those who visited our site over the last few weeks. Whether you came to see what new products were being introduced, to get a taste of how things looked and felt through our photos and videos, or to read through our descriptions and dissect all the nuances of products coming their way later this year, your presence was felt and appreciated. We hope you found content that was interesting and engaging, and we hope to keep you coming back for more.
…we’re giving you a chance to win one of several products seen at the Hasbro event during Toy Fair!
And as a way to express our appreciation and gratitude for your support and enthusiasm of our Nerf coverage during Toy Fair NYC, we’re giving you a chance to win one of several products seen at the Hasbro event during Toy Fair! Details will be coming shortly, so stay tuned to see how you might win!
Thank you again for joining us during our Toy Fair 2014 coverage. We’ll have far more to report in the coming weeks and months, as we continue our non-stop reporting on the latest and greatest in foam, laser tag, and water warfare!