6 things you might have missed at ToyCon 2014


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.

Batman celebrates his 75th birthday at Toycon 2014
Batman celebrates his 75th birthday at Toycon 2014

Below are some photos of Batman Action Figure on display at ToyCon 2014.

Batmobile at ToyCon 2014
Batmobile at ToyCon 2014
Batman figure at ToyCon 2014
Batman figure at ToyCon 2014
Batwoman and Catwoman figures at ToyCon 2014
Batwoman and Catwoman figures at ToyCon 2014
Classic Batman figure at Toycon 2014
Classic Batman figure at Toycon 2014
Modern Catwoman figure at ToyCon 2014
Modern Catwoman figure 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..

Hitokiri Battousai, Rurouni Kenshin's original clothes on display at ToyCon 2014
Hitokiri Battousai, Rurouni Kenshin’s original clothes on display at ToyCon 2014
Coat of Captain Shinomori from the first Rurouni Kenshin movie
Coat of Captain Shinomori from the first Rurouni Kenshin movie
Sanosuke Sagara's fighting suit
Sanosuke Sagara’s fighting suit

3. Celebrities

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.

Ryza Cenon poses for UNO Magazine at ToyCon 2014
Ryza Cenon poses for UNO Magazine at ToyCon 2014
Ryza Cenon signs a magazine at ToyCon 2014
Ryza Cenon signs a magazine at ToyCon 2014

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.

Roxee B at ToyCon 2014
Roxee B at ToyCon 2014

And yes for the second time, I got lucky to have my copy signed by Roxee B!

Roxee B magazine signing at ToyCon 2014
Roxee B magazine signing at ToyCon 2014

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.

Alodia Gosengfiao poses with fans at ToyCon 2014
Alodia Gosengfiao poses with fans at ToyCon 2014

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.

JAE Collection store sale at ToyCon 2014
JAE Collection store sale at ToyCon 2014

As you see on the picture, this is limited edition Spider-Woman action figure being sold by JAE collections store at only 20,000PHP.

Limited edition Spider-Woman action figure (20,000PHP)
Limited edition Spider-Woman action figure (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.

Limited edition Avengers Action figure set (65,000 PHP)
Limited edition Avengers Action figure set (65,000 PHP)

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.

Bigboys Collection Store at ToyCon 2014
Bigboys Collection Store at ToyCon 2014

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!

Eraserheads collectibles at ToyCon 2014 (2,500 PHP)
Eraserheads collectibles at ToyCon 2014 (2,500 PHP)

5. Meet the comics artists!

Comic artists at ToyCon 2014
Comic artists at ToyCon 2014

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.

A comic artist drawing Catwoman on the spot at ToyCon 2014
A comic artist drawing Catwoman on the spot at ToyCon 2014
Catwoman sketch at ToyCon 2014
Catwoman sketch at ToyCon 2014

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.

Jigsaw at ToyCon 2014
Jigsaw at ToyCon 2014
Robocop at ToyCon 2014
Robocop at ToyCon 2014
Iron Man
Iron Man at ToyCon 2014
Hellboy at ToyCon 2014
Hellboy at ToyCon 2014
Michael Jordan at ToyCon 2014
Michael Jordan at ToyCon 2014
Superman and Batman at ToyCon 2014
Superman and Batman at ToyCon 2014
Darth Vader and Storm Troopers at ToyCon 2014
Darth Vader and Storm Troopers at ToyCon 2014
Venom at ToyCon 2014
Venom at ToyCon 2014
Superman and Batman at ToyCon 2014
Superman and Batman at ToyCon 2014
Maleficient at ToyCon 2014
Maleficient at ToyCon 2014
Chun-Li at ToyCon 2014
Chun-Li at ToyCon 2014
Optimus Prime at ToyCon 2014
Optimus Prime at ToyCon 2014
Batman at ToyCon 2014
Batman at ToyCon 2014
Phoenix at ToyCon 2014
Phoenix at ToyCon 2014
Star Wars at ToyCon 2014
Star Wars at ToyCon 2014
Catwoman at ToyCon 2014
Catwoman at ToyCon 2014
Chuckie at ToyCon 2014
Chuckie at ToyCon 2014
NBA All Stars at ToyCon 2014
NBA All Stars at ToyCon 2014
Chun-Li at ToyCon 2014
Chun-Li at ToyCon 2014
FIBA at ToyCon 2014
FIBA at ToyCon 2014
ToyCon 2014
ToyCon 2014
Voltes V at ToyCon 2014
Voltes V at ToyCon 2014
Ironman at ToyCon 2014
Ironman at ToyCon 2014
Ultimate Warrior at ToyCon 2014
Ultimate Warrior at ToyCon 2014
ToyCon 2014
ToyCon 2014
Sabretooth at ToyCon 2014
Sabretooth at ToyCon 2014

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.