The American International Toy Fair is scheduled to throw open its doors this weekend and we will be attending the Show on Sunday. Frankly, the Show is a but pale glimmer compared to previous years, with few pertinent manufacturers exhibiting and little to crow about in terms of new items. Many manufacturers either cannot afford to exhibit or have nothing to display, so it doesn’t make sense for them to spend precious resources away from home where they can just as easily do business on the web or through a phone call. Still, we hold out hope, because new manufacturers occasionally do pop up making the day trip worthwhile. If anything of note does cross our path, we will certainly share the information with everyone concerned.