Tuesday, June 12, 2012


The official invite which also serves as an admission ticket.

This coming Father’s Day, make your Dads happy. Bring the whole family over to the SM Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall for the 11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012 or simply Toy Con 2012.  It’ll be a three-day fun-filled awesome weekend starting on June 15 until June 17. Dads will surely be feeling like little kids lost in a huge toy store as they see, drool, try to tinker, buy and simply be a part of the TOYCON 2012.  

During the TOYCON 2012 Press Conference
As a benchmark of all fan gatherings for the past 10 years, it once again highlights the best of all thing pop-culture such as movie, anime, comics, gaming and collectibles and memorabilia. Kids and kids-at-heart will be awed when they bump into their favorite superhero character like an Avenger or a member of the Justice League or any DC Comics character. You might even be one of them if you intend to join the costume contest.
Everyone's favorite fresh from the success of The Avengers Movie: Loki, Thor, Ironman/Tony Stark, Captain America, Black Widow
Warner bros. Consumer Products and Pacific Licensing Studio will also have the “DC and The Dark Knight Rises” on ground event at SM Megamall Events Center on June 16 and 17, 2012.  It will allow DC Comic fans to enjoy a whole day of activities with their favorite DC Comics characters. There will also be different cool merchandise for the entire family at the 11th Toy Con.
DC Comics Batman, Aquaman, Superman will be there too.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Interactive also launches the most awaited Relic of Mystra and Version 4 as it releases Shaiya and WarRock. The new gaming roster for 2012 will also be unveiling an Android and Java mobile gaming portals for all gamers. It will also be the culmination of Netopia CafĂ© Wars and the opening of JBlaze Cup 2012 where the winners will be sent to Korea to compete with other international champions. 

Amazing G.I. Joe Collections indeed!

The Cosplay Universe will also be present so fans can enjoy photo-opps in six themed exhibit spaces: The Anime Planet, Superhero Stars, Movie Nebula, Toy Supernova, Gaming Galaxy and Kids Constellation. There will also be a costume cosplay contest where it will feature guest celebrity judges from international Cosplay circuit and contestants vie for the six grand prizes in cosplay categories.
Of course, Dads will also enjoy the toy collections from all over the Philippines which will highlight the best and the latest action figure releases and the most customized toys, statues, dolls, and other high end collectibles.

One of the pillars of TOYCON, fellow blogger Azrael Colladilla.

Seattle-based Hawaiian designer Arron Martin also will show off his collection of Angry Woebots—a brand of pop graffiti and design in an exhibit of his world famous panda art which has graced museum walls, vinyl figures, books and skateboards.  Komikon will also bring in Filipino roster of artists: Lui Antonio, Heubert Khan, Lyndon Gregorio, Gilbert Mosanto, Ariel Atienza, Jon Zamar and Sherry Zamar.  They will sign comics, do sketches and fan art to sample the best local indie and mainstream titles.
Pop apparel, cosplay accessories, superhero merchandise, fantasy and sci-fi collectibles, action figures, tranformers, diecast cars, robots, mechanical toys, high-end statues, 1/6 scale hot toys…the list could go on…all these and many more will be there at the 11th Toy Con 2012. 

More awesome G.I. Joe memorabilia.

The author with the collectible toy she had received during the raffle.

BTW, I won a huge collectible toy during the TOYCON presscon. I’m no die-hard toy or anime fan, but after attending the TOYCON presscon held recently, I am beginning to get curious what it is about toys and cosplayers that makes the crowd go crazy. I vow to see for myself so I’ve made a decision, I will be coming to the TOYCON 2012! See you there!

The 11th Philippine TOYCON 2012 will be open to retailers on June 15, 2012 (Friday) and will be made open to the public on June 16 and 17, from 10AM to 9PM, at the 5th level of SM Megamall, Megatrade Halls 1,2,3.

For further information, visit their official site: www.toyconph.com or their Facebook account at www.facebook.com/toycon.ph

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