Last June 20 to 22 at Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong, toy enthusiast, toy collector’s and cosplayer’s gather in another big event in his 13th year. The 13th philippine Toy Convention (ToyCon) 2014.
I came in this event on Day 2 at 11 am, but the crowd is starting to become big, as the collectors, exhibitor’s and vendor’s are excited on the second day.
1. Batman’s 75th Anniversary
Also this year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman. I really had no idea that Batman is 75 now years old. ToyCon 2014 was flooded with what might be the largest collection of Batman toys in this 3 day exhibit.
Below are some photos of Batman Action Figure on display at ToyCon 2014.
2. Original Clothes from the Samurai X: Rurouni Kenshin movie
The clothes that were used in the first movie of Rurouni Kenshin were also on display, all the way from Japan. The second part of Rurouni Kenshin the movie will be shown around 3rd quarter of 2014..
On day two, Ryza Cenon heats up the night for UNO Magazine with an autograph signing featuring herself on the cover photo of the UNO Swimsuit Collection.
A special gift from the beautiful Miss Ryza Cenon, a magazine with her autograph specially for me!
On day 3 the gorgeous Roxee B. arrived for UNO Magazine to do an autograph signing. She was on the cover of UNO Magazine for the June-July 2014 issue.
And yes for the second time, I got lucky to have my copy signed by Roxee B!
On the other side of the Megatrade hall, you will find the booth of Alodia Gosengfiao where she has a meet and greet experience for her fans. Her booth was so packed that it had to be surrounded by fans and event marshals just to secure the area and make sure everyone is ok! Unfortunately I only got this one clear photo of Alodia because there were just too many people around her booth wanting to see the cosplay goddess.
4. Sale, sale, sale!
On the Day 3 of ToyCon a lot of toy stores gave collectors a special treat, putting some of the limited edition items on sale. One of the stores with the biggest number of collectibles items is JAE Collection store.
As you see on the picture, this is limited edition Spider-Woman action figure being sold by JAE collections store at only 20,000PHP.
The limited edition Avenger’s action figure set of 4 at the price of 65,000PHP! That’s a huge amount of money! At that price you can buy and own a brand new motorcycle.
Bigboys Collection Store also did a sale on a number of items. They started collecting as a hobby but now, they are selling collectible items too.
We are also have our own, local collectible toys, such as this limited edition Eraserheads figures. It was really amazing that not just superheroes and other action figures can be found here, but also our famous local bands! You can buy Eraserheads collectibles at only 2,500PHP for the set of 4!
5. Meet the comics artists!
There are also a booth where you can find filipino comic artist, these are group of 5 from a university join together for this event. They can draw on the spot, or they can make a customized superhero with you face on it.
This guy is doing a on the spot drawing of catwoman. he is very creative even without copying.
6. The toys!
What else do you expect to find at ToyCon but toys! Here are some of the photos of toys in 2014 ToyCon.
This is my ToyCon 2014 experience, I really enjoyed this event! I love toys and I recall my childhood when I was so addicted to toys. It was a really awesome and memorable weekend. Hoping to see you again next year. More power to ToyCon philippines.