Chicago Toy And Game Fair 2013, the pics!

Back the weekened before Thanksgiving, the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTag) rocked the city with a weekend of toys, games, gift ideas, innovation, invention, and creativity.  This year was no exception with a bigger feeling to it, and some of the best brands I’ve come to know and enjoy seeing year after year.  Razor,Continue reading “Chicago Toy And Game Fair 2013, the pics!”

Game day: Justplay! Sports and Rec Festival – Complete with Dart Tag!

https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf Helped the Tacticool Tag and Gaming Society of Chicagoland (TTAGS) run some capture the flag minigames at the Justplay! Sports and Rec Festival in Carol Stream, IL!  We had giveaways, awards, and a great number of people, hopefully getting them interested in the hobby and showing a new way to play.  Also, that youContinue reading “Game day: Justplay! Sports and Rec Festival – Complete with Dart Tag!”

Sales Update – Where to find the Vapor Atlas 250 and gel ammo! Toys R Us Online!

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12261094&CAWELAID=1156719981 – 1000 ROUNDS OF GEL AMMO http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12261091&CAWELAID=1156719983 – 500 ROUNDS OF GEL AMMO http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12261093&CAWELAID=1156719984 – VAPOR ATLAS 250  And the previous review of the Vapor Atlas 250 – http://foamfromabove.blogspot.com/2011/08/razor-steps-into-ring-their-new-toy.html   Also, remember the Vapor Delta 500?  Coming soon! – http://foamfromabove.blogspot.com/2012/02/pre-toy-fair-review-vapor-delta-500-us.html

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Humans Vs Zombies!

RANDOM FUN EVENTS MILWAUKEE held a one-day, three-round Humans Vs. Zombies game based off the rule set for Humans Vs Zombies.  It was fan-tastic.  Even better, Razor’s Vapor Blaster folks were nice enough to let us take some giveaways with us!  Yes, we usually have Nerf with us but we needed to test these outContinue reading “University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Humans Vs Zombies!”

OP/ED: Hey, marketing/PR/design toy people, just a thought –

After another Toy Fair, it got me thinking.  I’ve listened/read to many a pitch about this or that product, and it always boils down to a few target markets in the toy business, parents and kids.  Either the advertising/initiatives/campaigns are geared to the fantasy roleplay of a child’s imagination that gets them to bug theirContinue reading “OP/ED: Hey, marketing/PR/design toy people, just a thought –”

New York Toy Fair – stuff – more albums! Vapor Delta 500, Marshmallow shooters, Spy Gear, Prime Time Toys

Some links to galleries of toys at Toy Fair 2012. Razor’s Vapor line (Atlas and Delta so far) http://www.vaporblaster.com/ https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf Marshmallow shooters –  Marshmallowville.com!  http://www.marshmallowville.com/ https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf  Wild Planet – i.e. Spy Gear, and some shots of their new “Test Tube Aliens” line!  (Loved their Night Vision binocular setup last year)  Take me home!  I canContinue reading “New York Toy Fair – stuff – more albums! Vapor Delta 500, Marshmallow shooters, Spy Gear, Prime Time Toys”

Vapor Blaster Day – Thanks Razor! w/the Chicagoland Dart Tag Society

So, wonder what it’s like getting pelted with a LOT of water pellet ammo?  Here you go: Thanks again to Razor for the supplies and giving the Chicagoland Dart Tag Society a chance to run these blasters through their paces!  While foam toys remain the focus, it would be ignorant to not expand one’s horizons.Continue reading “Vapor Blaster Day – Thanks Razor! w/the Chicagoland Dart Tag Society”

Vapor Day – the gallery!

This was a heck of an event – Razor, makers of the new Vapor line of blasters, provided a bunch of blasters and ammo my way to hold an event with the CLDTS, a local group of folks of all ages who like to get together and play dart tag with other toy blasters.  TheContinue reading “Vapor Day – the gallery!”