Monday, February 12, 2007
Toy Fair sounds a lot more fun than it is...
Every year Toy Fair ends up being a dissapointment, and this year wasn't much of an exception. Not only is everybody suspicious of everyone stealing their ideas, but you'd be hard-pressed to find many new or exciting things. Typically, these toy manufacturers take something that was already popular and then they add lights or a beeping noise and call it "new and improved." This year they added lights and noise to the Rubik's Cube and called it Rubik's Revolution. I didn't actually play with it, so perhaps it really is revolutionary and cool.
I was happy to see our buddies from Pass the Pigs, (which is one of my top five favorite games in the world). They distribute the classic Rubik's Cube too, and to demonstrate it thay had a guy who could solve it in mere minutes while blindfolded. That was pretty impressive. They also had "the real" Mr. Moneybags from Monopoly at their booth. If you look at the picture above, you'll see a polaroid of the two of us. I also played a new fun game by the makers of Apples to Apples, but that one won't be out until summer. The Toy Fair clip should be up soon, though it's been tough to get work done here with all the construction going on in the apartment upstairs. The noise is deafening and has been pretty consistent for the past few hours. I think I'm going crazy.