The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention or TOYCON is a highly-anticipated annual event which celebrates the diversity of collecting as a hobby

which is highlighted by the launch of upcoming blockbuster movies, the latest games and gadgets, awesome advances in animation, comics, anime and manga

and the sensation of the latest releases in toys and collectibles. It is a gathering of collectors, cosplay enthusiasts, gamers, artists and musicians

all bonded by a common passion. It is simply put the biggest pop culture event in the country.

See you this June 30-July 2, 2017 at the SMX CONVENTION CENTER HALLS 1-4, SM MALL OF ASIA, Manila, Philippines

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Collectibes Christmas Fair 2006 at the Christmas Gifts Expo



Collectibles Christmas Fair 2006
December 22-23, 2006
Megatrade Hall 3
5th Level The Summit Mega B, SM Megamall
EDSA cor. Julia Vargas, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila

event starts at 10:00AM to 9:00PM

From the organizers of the Annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention brings you a grand collectibles sale and bargains happening this December 22-23, 2006. Great items like Anime, Comics, Toys, Cards, Games, Dolls, Action Figures, Cars, Collectible items and Memorabilias will be put in display for sale by people from various hobby shop and collectors.

For booth inquiries just proceed to:
Vtoyz Hobby Shop
Stall no.80 Blue Lane, Shoppesville, Greenhills.
look for Vic Yap or Tina

Megatrade Hall Office
Conference Center
5th Level SM Megamall Building B
look for Joan Virina

or you may contact us at 0917 9802643

or email us at toyconph-owner@yahoogroups.com

Visit http://www.toyconph.tk or http://toycon.blogspot.com



Anime Cosplay Catwalk Show



December 23, 2006
Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall Bldg B.

Lights! Camera! Catwalk! - The Anime Cosplay Catwalk Show
Anyone can participate wearing and portraying your favorite Anime Character.
Be an Anime character for just a day. Suit up your costume, colored hair, big props, and some
anime attitude. The Anime Cosplay Catwalk Show is the perfect cosplay year ender gathering of the year. Exhibiting every cosplayer's favorite anime costume at the catwalk on stage, giving a last look on the Filipino's finest cosplayer that bring massive entertainment and joy every fan convention of 2006.

registration starts at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
catwalk show starts at 6:00 pm

Assembly at the Conference Center of Megatrade Hall

more details will be posted in http://www.toyconph.tk

Entrance is free


http://www.christmasgiftsexpo.com/

Good News for the last minute shopping and convenience this Yuletide Season!
Christmas Gifts Expo 2006 is all set to run this December 20 to 24 and 26 to 30 at the SM Megatrade Halls 2 and 3, 5th Level the Summit, Mega B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Christmas Gifts Expo 2006 will feature interesting and bargain finds from fashion accessories, garments, apparels, gifts and novelties, food and beverages, furniture native and indigenous products from the different regions of the country.

Special events for the family set Christmas Gifts Expo 2006 as among special bazaars this year. For an educational and fun filled treat. you may catch the wonderful performances of the best ventriloquist in the country, Mr. Ony Carcamo on Dec 20 at 6pm; Dec.24 at 3pm and Dec.26 at 3pm. Mothers need not worry about their kids while they are going loco over shopping. There's a great line up of special events that kids may watch and participate in at the Christmas Gifts Expo 2006.

Meanwhile, toys hobbyists and collectors as well as kids may also catch the Collectibles Christmas Fair 2006 at the Christmas Gifts Expo 2006 happening this December 22-23, 2006. Grab the chance of bringing home great collectible items like Anime, Comics, Toys, Cards, Games, Dolls, Action Figures, Car, Collectible items and Memorabilia at a great deal.

Christmas Gifts Expo 2006 is also a heaven for HSBC Red MasterCard Holders! Every P500 single-receipt purchase using your Red MasterCard gives you a chance to win the latest issue of Marie Claire Magazine or HSBC tote bag.

Shop 'til you drop. Learn. BE entertained. Bring home prizes. These could only happen at one great venue, The Christmas Gifts Expo 2006.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Fudge Magazine Dec 2006 -Jan 2007 issue


grab the latest copy of Fudge Magazine Dec-Jan issue
featuring dual covers of Kamikaze and UP Dharma Down.

featuring inside a coverage of the 4th Manila Comics Creation Seminar and article about Glass House Graphics Inc.

and also inside, a comic artist interview with Marius Funtilar aka AnonymousX or Luci.

Find out what will be the fate of the humans and alien war in a blow by blow duke out suntukan at bugbugan in Gerry Alanguilan's HUMANIS REX.

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thanks to Fudge Magazine for the article feature of the Comic Seminar
thanks also to Ronald Guanzon for the photo coverage

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Next Attraction for Philippine Toy Con 2007



June 16-17, 2007
The 6th Annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2007
SM Megamall, Megatrade Hall

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Hero TV "Hataw! Hanep! Hero 2″

Hero TV "Hataw! Hanep! Hero 2″
H3 Grand Event
November 18-19, 2006

Ticket Price:
100 php (good for 1 day)
~Hero TV card holder's will recieve 20% discount
bringing it down to 80 php ^^

Where to buy:
Call 09062611079 look for the VOICEMASTER and get
20 percent discount! Makati Area Only!

Jolibee Cash and Carry Makati

Pls. Call first!

Visit www.pinoyvoices.com/pinoyvoices for more info!HATAW HANEP HERO 2


Location:
World Trade Center Metro Manila
WTCMM Building, Gil Puyat Ave. Extension cor.
Diosdado Macapagal Blvd.
Pasay City

Some of H3's Line-up

~SHOWCASE OF ANIME BANDS
~HERO TV ANIME 101 QUIZ BEE
~INDIVIDUAL & GROUP COSPLAY
~MIRMO DE PON & YAKITATE! DANCE CONTEST
~DEAR BOYS BASKETBALL
~ANIME SINGING CONTEST
~SUPER YOYO CONTEST
~ON-THE SPOT DRAWING CONTEST
~DRAW-A-HERO CONTEST
~CAPTAIN KUPPA WALLCLIMBING CONTEST
~BAKI BOXING CHALLANGE
~INUYASHA DUBBING CONTEST
~HERO ONLINE BATTLE
~AJIKKO COOKING DEMONSTRATION
~BALLOON TWISTING
~FACE PAINTING
~IKEBANA DEMONSTRATION
~ORIGAMI DEMOSTRATION
AND MORE ……

Please refer to this thread for the List of Contest
http://herotvonline.tv/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1466

For Individual and Group Cosplay please refer to
this thread
http://herotvonline.tv/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1467

So what are you waiting for invite your
barkada,boyfriend,girlfriend,classmate ,family or
mas astig buong barangay ^^ at makisalo at
makisaya sa pinaka MALAKING ANIME EVENT sa ating
BANSA,
And get tons of FreeB's and priZes

And get a chance to take home your very own N70 phones
PSPs, Canon Digicams and more ^^

Wag magalala dahil this time lahat ay X2,X2,X2,X2 ^^
Mas malaki at mas masaya, dito lang yan sa ~
Hero TV "Hataw! Hanep! Hero 2″
H3 Grand Event

Don't be left out and be part of our growing Anime
Community

please pass!

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Gerry Alanguilan's ELMER booksigning at Druids Keep

from: http://alanguilan.com/sanpablo/2006/10/druids-keep-elmer-and-wasted-art.html


DRUID'S KEEP 2nd Year Anniversary
ELMER SIGNING

3rd Floor Gateway Mall
Magallanes
November 4, 2006
2pm to 6pm


I'll be at Druid's Keep this Saturday for Druid's Keep's 2nd Year Anniversay. I'll be around to sign copies of Elmer #2. For those who want to go, Druid's is in the small mall in Magallanes where Rustan's is. Go behind that building and you'll see stairs and an elevator. Druid's is on the 3rd floor. The owner is Mr. Felix Cua. Nice guy! When you visit, he will most likely be the one behind the counter. Very knowledgable abut comics and is willing to order anything you like.
- Gerry Alanguilan

Elmer comics is available at these selected stores

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Enchanted Kingdom : Spooky Halloween Gathering


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Wizards and witches, monsters and elves, pirates and fairies! The gates of Enchanted Kingdom unlocks to let you in on loads of October Treats! On October 21, at 5:00 pm, rock on with today's hottest bands like Barbie Almalbis, Orange and Lemons, Sandwich, Urbandub, Pupil, Sponge Cola, Spaceflower Show, and Spoon, as Enchanted Kingdom and NU 107, the Home of Nu Rock bring you "Ticket-to-Ride Party Monsters on the Loose!"

Here's more! On October 28, wear your spookiest Halloween costume to get a free Carousel Special ticket that will entitle you to unlimited rides on the Grand Carousel, Boulderville Express, and Bumbling Boulders. Your Carousel Special tickets can also be upgraded to an Enchanted Kingdom Day Pass by simply paying P450 at the Park Relations Office of Enchanted Kingdom.


That's not all! If you're singled out as the best in Halloween costume, you can win cash prizes of up to P10,000! More gifts and prizes are in store like a three-day and two-night accommodation in Willy's Beach Club Resort in Boracay, and an overnight accommodation in Manila Pavilion, Discovery Suites Ortigas, Puerto del Sol, and Fort Ilocandia.


Tricks and treats are sure to give you thrills like face painting and balloon twisting, monster character shows, in-park contests, Halloween tales, and magic shows.

Finally, cap the night staring at the enchanting display of fireworks in the sky for Enchanted Kingdom's Spooktakular Fireworks Show.


So come on and troop down to Enchanted Kingdom to catch all these October Treats and let the magic stay with you!

http://www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph/

Monster JAM




The whole day festivity to be held at the SM Storyland will revolve around the theme of “Monster Jam” and will have the kids discover the facts and fun about all sorts of monsters, whether they are the fantastic beasts of myths and legends, the intriguing creatures in real life eye-witness accounts, the amazing creations of movie magic, or the lovable, friendly bunch of beloved children’s shows.

The SM Storyland will be decorated with lifesize sculptures or standees of famous monsters, and the personnel and staff will be in costume or make-up as a recognizable movie monster (Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, etc.) Balloons, papercrafts and lighted projections, along with a fog machine effect will also add to the ambience of a monster theme park.

The activity area will be composed of interactive booths that will showcase these different types of monsters and allow the kids to see different exhibits and join in various games and activities.

      1. Monsters of Myth – This booth will exhibit the different mythological creatures of different cultures and legends like the Minotaur, the Sea Serpent, dragons, griffins, orcs, goblins and others. The booth will serve as a reading booth where various books and other reading material can be browsed through or bought. Story-telling sessions will be conducted all throughout the day and if possible classic monster movies like Clash of the Titans, DragonSlayer, Sinbad, etc. can be screened.

      1. Strange World – This booth will exhibit the true to life accounts of legendary monsters like Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti, the Chupacabra, Moth Man and other such legends. This will be the arts and science learning booth where kids can find out about geography through the localities of these monsters, scientific experiments in the verification of these monsters’ existence (sonar equipment, computer tracking, forensics, etc.) It can be an arts and crafts booth where they can paint plaster casts of their own footprints, monsters statues, and other Halloween themed sculptures.

      1. Reel Monsters – This booth will exhibit monsters made famous by their respective movies. These include King Kong, Godzilla, The Mummy, The Wolfman, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc. This booth will be highlighted by the face-painting and body tattoo art activities. Monster movies will also be screened in this booth.


      1. Monster Buddies – This booth will exhibit the cute and lovable monsters like Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and characters from Disney like Monsters Inc, the Beast, and Pokemon. The booth will be highlighted by carnival games and slot machines that will let kids win stuffed toys of their favorite monster buddies. This can also be the photo ops booth where kids can have their picture taken with monster mascots and where sponsors may sell their licensed monster products.

      1. Make Me a Monster – This booth will have kids join an all day art workshop where they can design monster costumes, masks, wigs and accessories for Halloween. They can also join in a Create-Your-Own Monster Art Contest where they can win prizes and have their entries exhibited during the day.


For the day’s program, there will be intermittent entertainment numbers done at the main stage by special guest performers, Storyland clubbie members, kiddie mascots, celebrity storytellers and games conducted by sponsor companies. The main highlight of the program will be a Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt which will have the kids win a grand prize by locating all the clues in a list given to them to have them locate a hidden treasure somewhere in Storyland. Throughout the Scavenger Hunt they will have to identify certain monsters and go on some of the rides to complete the tasks to find the treasure.

Throughout the program, there will be game portions that kids can pre-register to join. They may win instant prizes in winning the following:

      1. Build a Monster - Find or draw a picture of a Frankenstein type monster's body or head. Cut the body into pieces and lay out. What you want to do is blindfold each player, spin him or her around three times (like Pin The Nose on the Pumpkin) and have them pin a body part to your monster. They will build a very funny looking monster. Make enough body parts so each child has one to put up. When they are all done, take a look at your creation! It will probably look very funny and everyone will have a good laugh!
      2. Mummy Wrap - Divide the kids into smaller groups, four kids per group is usually good: one for the mummy, three to wrap.

      The object is for each group to wrap their mummy faster than the other groups but doing a good job. You can have a winner for the best mummy or a race for the fastest mummy wrapped, or no winner at all.

      To organize it a bit, try letting each group draw jobs, one child might pick the mummy slip of paper, one gets wrapper, etc. You can also break this down further to give each child a job like wrapping arms and legs, one wraps the torso, etc. Keep the eyes, mouth and nose uncovered, don't throw the toilet paper around the room. This game works better with older, more behaved kids.

      1. Pass The Monster Head – Pick teams of about six to eight people and have them stand in a line. You can go boy-girl or random. Each team gets a mini Monster head that the first person places under their chin. The mini monster head is passed down the line, person to person by holding it under their chin and passing it this way, no hands allowed! The person holding the mini monster head can stand in front of the next person for easier passing. All teams start at the same time, first team to get their pumpkin to the end of the row and back again to the starting person is the winner.

      1. Famous Monsters Trivia – This will be a basic trivia contest conducted as a “Family Feud” type format making competing team contestants answer particular trivia questions about famous monsters.

"MASKS AND MOVIE MAGIC"

http://newworlds.ph/

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Hard Rock Café Halloween Masquerade Party
presented by Hard Rock Café Makati and Home Radio,
in cooperation with Star Wars Philippines
31 October 2006, 6pm COSTUME CONTEST CRITERIA:
Mask creativity and Innovativeness - 50%
Presentation, eloquence, over-all effect - 35%
Attire - 10%
Audience impact - 5%

MASK AND COSTUME GUIDELINES:
Mask designs should be INSPIRED by a character from a Hollywood movie. Any kind of mask may be used as a template, but should strictly follow these guidelines:
- Masks must be at least 75% custom-made.
- Masks may either be held up with a stick (like Victorian-style masks), or tied around the head. No other method for wearing the masks may be used.
- Masks must cover the face or part of the face ONLY. It must not cover the ears. Wigs, helmets, and other head coverings are prohibited.
- Make sure your attire matches your mask and reflects that character you are portraying.
- No scary, gory, messy, lewd or vulgar costumes.

The organizers reserve the right to refuse to admit people who do not follow the guidelines above from joining the contest.

PRIZES:
Grand Prize - PhP10,000 + gift pack
1st runner-up - PhP3,000 + gift pack
2nd runner-up - PhP2,000 + gift pack

For inquiries, please e-mail: fanforce_philippines(at)yahoo.com
Home Radio Hard Rock Café Makati

Star Wars Philippines

A Heroes' Convention



October 29
1pm - 5pm
Rockwell Tent


A Superhero's Halloween Event

This Halloween, Rockwell invites its young superheroes to participate in A Heroes' Convention, at the Rockwell Tent this Halloween! A variety of fun activities and superhero games await the passport bearers, so hurry and get yours soon!

Tickets available for P350 (inclusive of 1 child and 1 adult) starting October 13 at the Customer Care Desk, Power Plant Mall.

For more information, call 898-1702.

http://www.powerplantmall.com/

Chuang Yi's Manga Bazaar

http://www.chuangyi.com.sg/events.html

events in Singapore!

If you haven't already heard the news, we're in the midst of planning a warehouse bazaar this year end! With hard to find collections, massive discounts and lots more in store, this is one event you do not want to miss out on!

Date:
1st December (Friday) - 10th December (Sunday)

Time:
10am- 6pm

Location :
Alexandra Distripark

Shuttle bus services will be provided from 11am - 5pm *from harbour front MRT.




The Third Annual Animation, Role-playing, Comics & Hobbies Convention.

Hi, y'all!

On behalf of the Alternate Hobbies Club of the Sacred Heart School of the
Society of Jesus (SHS-J), the Sugbu League of Independent Comic-book Kickasses!
(SLICK!) wishes to invite everyone to attend the club's 2006 Animation,
Role-playing, Comics & Hobbies Convention (ARCHCon) on October 28, from 9am to
5:30pm.

ARCHCon aims to provide an opportunity for hobbyists to engage in their hobbies
together and to stir up interest in such hobbies. The first convention was held
in Ayala Center two years ago; the second at SM. This year's event includes the
following:

1. Hobbies Exhibition— Hobbies-related goods will be presented by sponsors.
2. Tournaments— Hobbyist tournaments will be held, like Magic: The Gathering,
Pokemon, VS Cards and Mageknights. Cash and trophies will be awarded.
3. Comics Exhibition— Local comics will be presented by creators.
4. Costume Contests— Cosplays— two age categories, two cash prizes per category
(for Male and for Female) —will be held.
5. Animes Exhibition— Current popular (and potentially popular) animes and
anime music videos will be shown.
6. PlayStation 2 Games— Fighting video console games, where everyone will take
turns challenging each other, will be provided.
7. Drawing Contests— Competitions in pencilling characters from comic-books or
animes will be held.
8. Raffle— Door prizes will be given.

There will be a small entrance fee (amount will not be stated here), which will
be used for charitable causes.

SLICK! will join the event, selling its comics at a discount (amount will...aw,
you guessed it).

Posters announcing the event and its details will be distributed to schools in
Metro Cebu soon.

SHS-J is located at Gen. Maxilom Ave. in Metro Cebu.

// From: Trixie Sante posted AT Otakuzine@yahoogroups.com

Thursday, October 5, 2006

5th ToyCon Cosplay winners

check out FUDGE Magazine's October issue. Pupil and Barbie Almalbis cover.
5th ToyCon's cosplay winner photos are in there!!
the October Issue comes out with a FREE Juicy Fruit's ROCKOUSTIC MANIA Audio CD

and also check out Gerry's comics of Humanis Rex.

Price: P100 , now available

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Booth Exhibitors @ 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar

The 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar

Looking for Booth Table exhibitors
Recommended for comic, manga, anime, toys seller and merchants

available : 2 table booths
size : 6X2 feet
Booth rental fee : P2,000 (good for 2 days) (with 5 gate pass)
event : 10AM-8PM
audience : 500 people a day
seminar entrance fee: P1,000

for those who are interested you can contact the organizer, Azrael Coladilla at 09275340309 and azrael@gmail.com


event floor layout
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4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar on October 14-15

Calling all comics readers and enthusiast! Do you want to learn how to draw, color, edit and write like your favorite comics creator? Then grab this opportunity to become a comics creator yourself. Join the 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar an learn from the best local and international comic artists of Glass House Graphics like David Campiti, Jeffrey Huet, Jonathan Lau, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Harvey Tolibao, Wilson Tortosa, Tina Francisco, Jinky Coronado and others.

Many young Filipinos have tried creating their own comics yet some of them have very few readers. In this seminar, speakers will teach you not only how to draw the right way but also how to market your comics creations. Turn your comics from ordinary to marvelously extra-ordinary.

The Manila Comics Creation Seminar has been running even before comic-based movies and television shows became popular again. For three years, they've helped young comics creators further their knowledge and skills. This two-day seminar includes modules in anatomy, layout and story telling, perspective, manga styles, coloring, inking, penciling, and selling your comics to editors and publishers. History of comics and the do's and donts in this field plus many other topics will also be discussed.

The seminar will also have a forum discussion with guest artists who will share their experiences and give inspirational lectures for the young and upcoming comics creators. There will be comic booth selling of new and back issue copies of favorite popular titles, sponsors' booth exhibiting their comic related items, live modeling and drawing activity, raffle draws, comics-based film showings like Stan Lee's Who wants to be a Super Hero, comic art sharing and many other exciting activities for the two-day seminar.

The comics seminar will give recognition to the talents and artistry of two known comics creators who gave a significant contribution to the international comics industry. Nick Manabat and Alfredo Alcala Legacy Art Exhibit will stand at the event for two days.

Mr. David Campiti , international writer (Superman, Jade Warriors, Angel Heat, Exposure, etc . ), editor, publisher and global talent agent, will spearhead the instructional art convention and will conduct
a one-on-one portfolio review, and talent search. Campiti will choose lucky participants to join in their international team of professional comics artists. Glasshouse Graphics Inc., represents an impressive pool of talents of over 100 worldwide, led by Brazilian artists Mike Deodato ( penciler of Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman etc., ) and Luke Ross ( penciler of Uncanny X-Men, Lost in Space, etc .); and Filipino artists in the name of Wilson Tortosa ( penciler of Battle of the Planets, Tomb Raider, etc. ), Carlo Pagulayan ( penciler of Elektra, Emma Frost, Hulk, Fantastic Four etc .) and a many more artists known for their exceptional talents in the field of Arts and Comic Book illustration.

The 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar 2006 is Co-Presented by PSICOM Publishing, DC for Kids, DC Superheroes. It is sponsored by Neo Comics Fables, Neo Comics Epics, Enchanted Kingdom, Tales of the Enchanted Kingdom comics, Buy and Sell, Collectibles Unlimited, Comic Alley, Vtoyz Hobbyshop, FEU MatSoc. Media Partners are HERO TV, URGE Magazine, Fudge Magazine, FHM. Online Partners include PinoyExchange.com, Yehey.com, WeAreAnime, and BigSkyMedia.net.

The 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar is set on October 14-15, 2006, 10AM-8PM at 5th Floor, Bldg. B, SM Megamall Megatrade Hall, Conference Center Function Room B. The seminar fee for two days is priced at Php 1,000 inclusive of meals, drawing materials, raffle giveaways, and a one on one portfolio review with the comic artists. For reservations and ticket purchase, contact Azrael Coladilla at 0927-5340309, email azrael@gmail.com or call our office at 365-2974 and look for Michelle Calanog. You can also buy your ticket in advance in Comic Alley Megamall, Lower ground, Bldg B. and Vtoyz Hobbyshop, #80 Blue Lane, 3rd floor Shoppesville, Greenhills.

More information can be found at the event website http://www.glasshousegraphics.com/seminar .

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Comics Odyssey Opening, Comic Book Signing

Comics Odyssey Opening
Comic Book Signing
October 7, 2006
12-3pm
3rd Level, Expansion Mall
Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas


click the link to view a large version of the poster

Comics Odyssey will be opening a new branch in Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas on October 7, Saturday, and several Filipino comic book artists will be making an in-store appearance to help launch the store and do a signing!

The following artists will be coming:

Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers, Ultimate Wolverine, Superman Birthright)
Gerry Alanguilan (Superman Birthright, Wasted, Elmer, Humanis Rex!)
Edgar Tadeo (Silver Surfer, Wolverine)
Wilson Tortosa (Tomb Raider, Battle of the Planets)
Carlo Pagulayan (Hulk, Fantastic Four)
Jeff Huet (Hulk, Fantastic Four)

Comics Odyssey Opening, Comic Book Signing

Comics Odyssey Opening
Comic Book Signing
October 7, 2006
12-3pm
3rd Level, Expansion Mall
Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas


click the link to view a large version of the poster

Comics Odyssey will be opening a new branch in Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas on October 7, Saturday, and several Filipino comic book artists will be making an in-store appearance to help launch the store and do a signing!

The following artists will be coming:

Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers, Ultimate Wolverine, Superman Birthright)
Gerry Alanguilan (Superman Birthright, Wasted, Elmer, Humanis Rex!)
Edgar Tadeo (Silver Surfer, Wolverine)
Wilson Tortosa (Tomb Raider, Battle of the Planets)
Carlo Pagulayan (Hulk, Fantastic Four)
Jeff Huet (Hulk, Fantastic Four)

Monday, September 25, 2006

Toy R Us Phlippines "The Collectors Meet"

pics and info from http://toykolektorph.proboards91.com

Toy R Us Phlippines
Sept 23-30 2006

The Collectors Meet

Die cast and Action Figures Exibit

on Sept 30, 2006

Swap and meet
Star Wars Parade, Car racing event and some Raffles

Venue: West wing 4th level Robinson Galleria near Paeng Bowling

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Thursday, September 7, 2006

5th ToyCon features at O-ZINE OVERLOAD Magazine Premier Issue

check and buy the premiere issue of O-Zine OVERLOAD, a magazine that focuses on gaming, technology and anime. The 5th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2006 is feature with lots of photos and coverage of the event.

also check out VTOYZ hobbyshop feature inside.


Published by PSICOM

Thursday, August 24, 2006

L'Arc~CON:PIECES of Yesterday ~an LPFC Anniversary Special~

L'Arc~CON:PIECES of Yesterday ~an LPFC
Anniversary Special~


September 16, 2006, UP Ang Bahay ng Alumni
12:00-10:00 pm
program officially starts 2:00 pm

L'Arc~en~Ciel Philippine Fan Club

presents



Activities are as follows:
· Exhibition Booth - An exhibition of the Organizer's Pride Collection of original L'Arc~en~Ciel stuff and merchandise (albums, singles, dvds, posters, magazines, etc.)

· Music/Listening, Karaoke and Film Showing Booth - Several music listening area will be provided for all the fans. Also a karaoke area wherein fans can sing Laruku karaoke tunes. Plus, a chance to view rare videos and the "latest" from the band.

· Bazaar - Different anime-, manga-, Laruku-, and other Japanese-related goods from different stores will be up for grab for all fans during the event at a very reasonable price.

· Organization/Institutions Booth - School organizations, clubs or institutions considered as an Affiliate for the event is encouraged to promote and exhibit their respective organizations.

· Fan Art Competition - A showcase of Filipino artists through original fan art and designs of L'Arc~en~Ciel and it's members.

· Cosplay Competition - Participants shall portray a certain character of their choice. There will be two (2) categories for the cosplay competition and are as follows:
o Laruku Idol Cosplay Competition - individual cosplayer shall portray any from the L'Arc~en~Ciel band members.

o Anime/Movie Laruku-related Cosplay Group Competition - group cosplayers to portray any from the L'Arc~en~Ciel-inspired anime and movie themes.

· Wall Graffiti and Commemoration Area - An area for Laruku fans to display their sincerest appreciation for the band. This section shall serve as our project for LPFC's Scrapbook activity.

· Auctions - Original pre-owned or new items of any Laruku or J-related items.

· Games - Fun-filled games to keep the camaraderie among Laruku fans.

· Laruku Concert - Five (5) hours of non-stop Japanese Music as the ten (10) performing Filipino J-Coverer bands play L'Arc~en~Ciel music.

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COSPLAY GUIDELINES
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1. The L'Arc~CON cosplaying contest is open to all event attendees.

2. The L'Arc~CON is divided to two (2) categories namely:
a. Laruku - Idol Individual Cosplay Competition - In this category, a cosplayer is required to portray ONE L'Arc~en~Ciel member
b. Group Cosplay Competition - In this category, there is a group of 4-15 cosplayers who will portray any of the anime or movie that is any way related to L'Arc~en~Ciel.

3. The L'Arc~CON cosplay event is a First - Come, First - Served basis.

4. The registration starts from 12:00 to 2:45 pm only at the Filcosplay Booth. The cosplayers will then receive their corresponding numbers. The call time for all the cosplay participants is 3:45 and they shall proceed at the Filcosplay Booth* (near the stage area).

5. All individual cosplayers are required to submit one (1) sample picture of their choice for cosplay for pre-judging purposes. For the group cosplayers, they are given five (5) minutes to perform their skit. If the group desires to have background music, they are asked to submit the needed materials with the proper label during their registration.

6. Total number of the cosplay participants:
a. A maximum of one hundred (100) participants only for the individual category
b. A maximum of eight (8) groups only for the group category

7. After the quota has been completed, the registration is automatically closed. However, those cosplayers who were unable to join the contest still have a chance. The organizer will pick one (1) lucky Special Award winner from their crowd.

8. All cosplayers must enter through the BACK ENTRANCE. The entrance fee for all the cosplayers is PHP 80.00. If they are accompanied by a family or a friend, their family or friend should enter from the MAIN ENTRANCE and pay for the corresponding ticket fee.

9. The lounging area for the cosplayers is provided by the organizers located at the back of the stage area. This is where they can place their costumes or props. All of the cosplayers are requested to label their belongings. Make sure that wallets, cell phones or other important things are in safe place. The organizers will not be held responsible for anything lost of their property.

10. If a cosplayer or any member of the cosplaying group commits any violations, the organizers have the rights to disqualify them.

11. The organizers, sponsors and/or the authorized press media may take picture and/or videos, which will be exclusively a property of the organizers, sponsors and/or press media and may be used for further publications or promotions.

12. There are no exceptions from the guidelines mentioned. The organizers' decision is FINAL.

*for follow-up

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CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
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30% - audience participation
20% - initial impression
40% - costume and resemblance of their model of choice
10% - over all impact

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AWARDS
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Best Hyde
Best Tetsu
Best Ken
Best Yuki
Special Award - Best Sakura [if there's any]

Best Group Cosplayer
Special Award - Organizer's Best Bet

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PRIZES*
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1. Individual Cosplayers - each winner shall receive:
a. One (1) original audio/video courtesy of Japan Foundation, Manila
b. One (1) special edition of Plushy Doll
c. Five Hundred Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
d. One (1) special L'Arc~en~Ciel poster
e. One (1) special Thought Factory item

2. Group Cosplayer - they shall receive:
a. Cash Prize [not yet confirmed]
b. One Thousand Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
c. One (1) L'Arc~en~Ciel poster each
d. One (1) Thought Factory item each

3. Special Awards/Consolation Prizes
a. Coupon voucher/s from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
b. L'Arc~en~Ciel poster/s
c. Thought Factory item/s

* additional prizes will be announced on the event proper

*****************************************End of Cosplay Guidelines****************************************

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FANART COMPETITION GUIDELINES
+++++++++++++++++++++++
1. L'Arc~CON fanart competition is OPEN to ALL (above 15 years old).

2. Entries must be in a ¼ size WHITE CARTOLINA and can be of any medium (e.g. color pencil, pencil, watercolor, paint, etc). It can be of original fan art, or not. If not original, submit sample photo of your model.

3. Registration is on a First-Come, First-Served basis, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm only at Devian Art's* booth. Entries will be numbered accordingly. Submitted works will be up for display at Devian Art's booth.

4. Entries should be submitted together with the following information:
Real Name:
Alias Name:
Description of Work:
Medium Used:

5. All entries submitted will become the sole property of the Organizers and will be used for LPFC's scrapbook project that will be sent to Japan within the year.

6. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify a Fan Art's entry in the event that any of the aforementioned guidelines and rules is violated.

7. No exception from the above guideline is allowed. The Organizers' decision is FINAL.

*for follow-up

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CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
++++++++++++++++
30% - audience participation
20% - initial impression
40% - originality, color and creativeness
10% - overall impact

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AWARDS
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Organizer's Best Choice Award - Grand Winner
Organizer's Best Choice Award - 2 consolation prizes (2nd and 3rd placers)

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PRIZES*
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Grand Winner
- cash prize
- One Thousand Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
- One (1) Thought Factory item
- Two (2) L'Arc~en~Ciel's posters

Consolation Prizes
- One (1) Thought Factory item each
- Coupon Voucher/s from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.

* additional prizes will be announced on the event proper

*****************************************End of FanArt Guidelines****************************************

Filipino J-Coverer Bands: "Laruku Concert"
Paradoxical Review
Borazuteru
Ethereal Anthem
Euphoria
tRANCE
Himitsu Heiki
Progeny
Rtschrk
Do'Ahou
Xeven:Thvrsday

for the temporary poster:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/larukuphilfansclub/LPFC%20Promotional%20Flyers/temp-poster1.jpg

Partners:
Japan Foundation, Manila
HD5
AsiaCom
FilCosplay*
Devian Art*

Sponsors:
Lipovitan
Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
Legend of MIR II
Aqua Soft
SanMig Foods
Thought Factory

Media Sponsor:
GMA Network
... more sponsors coming up

for more updates, email us at larukuphilfansclub@yahoo.com

ticket price is P100.00
cosplayer's entrance fee is P80.00 (entrance at the back door of BnA)

pre-selling of tickets is on September 2, 2006 @ SM Megamall Foodcourt, near the Kiddie Ride (right side)
10% discount for bulk orders (15 tickets and up)

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Transformers the Movie Character Prototype Images and first look

visit TransFormers Philippines at http://transformersph.blogspot.com/ for more TF toy and movie news


Black Out

Optimus Prime, Scorponok and Starscream prototypes http://transformersph.blogspot.com/2006/08/transformers-movie-character-prototype.html

Megatron and Bumble bee movie bots
http://transformersph.blogspot.com/2006/08/first-look-at-bumble-bee-and-megatron.html

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Giant Freakin' Robots Are Coming

Giant Freakin' Robots Are Coming

Here are some cool news!!!!!

I got 3 kinds of email from the TFmovie and Paramount Pictures.
and the 2 info came the same and the other one is different, but the info are connected to each other.
wohohohoh..see you all online!!!!!


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It's here. Finally -- the word we've been waiting for. The announcement of ALL the TRANSFORMERS appearing in the film.

On Friday, 8/18, at 11am, the film's writers - Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman - will announce the charactor names via a live webchat on Yahoo.

For fans, this is our chance to interact with the writers, ask them questions via text and hear their answers live!

A live chat. With the writers. Of TRANSFORMERS. 'Nuff said.

On Friday morning, go to www.TransformersMovie.com for the link to Webcast!

See you online, everyone. Roll out.

read more: http://transformersph.blogspot.com/2006/08/giant-freakin-robots-are-coming.html

Saturday, August 12, 2006

4th Annual
Manila Comics Creation Seminar 2006



Join the biggest comic book creation seminar of the summer!

Glass House grand guru David Campiti and a host of GHG talents,
in association with Studio Sakka,

presents

4th Annual MANILA COMICS CREATION SEMINAR

2-day seminar workshop

Learn various advanced techniques and practical details for a profitable career in comic book and newspaper strip creation from comic book professional writer/agent David Campiti; artists lecturing at the Seminar will include Rainier Beredo, Jinky Coronado, Tina Francisco, Jeffrey Huet, Jonathan Lau, Carlo Pagulayan, Wilson Tortosa, and others, including some special guests.

October 14-15, 2006
10:00am-7:30pm
SM Megamall, Megatradehall, Conference Hall
Function B


Limited Capacity Only!

So hurry up and sign up now!
P1000 per ticket. Good for 2 days with free meal and drinks, free drawing supplies, limited ashcan memorabilia and lots of giveaways. Personal one-on-one portfolio review by the professionals.

For more details: Pls. call our office (02) 365-2974
or mobile number, 09198436312 and look for Michelle Calanog

Send us email of your inquiries and ticket reservation
at azrael@gmail.com or Michelle@glasshousegraphics.com

Official Website Visit www.glasshousegraphics.com

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Original DC and Marvel Comic Page Art for sale

from Gerry Alanguilan's website blog



Original Art For Sale!
Click Here for the Gallery


"I've decided to sell some of my original art, all of them I've inked over Leinil Francis Yu on various comics like Wolverine, Superman: Birthright, Silent Dragon, and Fantastic Four."

Sunday, August 6, 2006

TJ's Modding the Hasbro Interactive R2D2

TJ Dimacali informed me last month about his modified R2D2, I was excited to see his R2D2 embeded with a wireless video camera, but I failed to attend a Sci Fi convention which his Artoo made a great debut.

here TJ was featured in Philippine Star KIDS ONLY last Saturday





and also below are some notes from TJ. visit his website for more information on how to create your own lil' cute droid.

"I managed to set up my Artoo unit like this by taking into account the following considerations:

1) The wireless camera is rated to 9VDC, but runs smoothly on as little as 4.5VDC. The only drawback I can see is that the camera's transmitting range is reduced. However, even at 4.5VDC, it has been successfully tested to a range of 50 feet --which, IMHO, is more than enough for R2D2 (being a voice activated toy, it's not meant to wander far away anyway).

2)Artoo's internal circuitry has clearly marked 6VDC terminals --well above the minimal power requirements for the camera. Apparently, Artoo uses the four D cell batteries to power its drive motors and uses the four AA batteries to power its sensors.

Afer some melting and tweaking on Artoo's head to accommodate the camera, I snaked the leads into its body. Then I attached the negative and positive leads to the GND and AV terminals, respectively, on the power switch PCB (for clarification, see picture labeled 100_2538.jpg).

I had initially tried to connect the positive lead to the D+6 terminal, but this resulted in interference every time any of Artoo's motors were activated.

I surmised that the terminal marked A+6 carries +6VDC from the AA batteries, while the terminal marked D+6 carries +6VDC from the D cells. Since the D batts power the motors, this accounts for the electric interference that I encountered.

NOTE: the Artoo unit that I used was an original 2003 model. Although I doubt that anything changed in the 2005 ROTS edition, there may be some very slight changes in board layout and/or internal markings.

I plan to post more pictures and detailed disassembly instructions on a blog exclusively for others who want to try this, or who might want to perform other hacks on their Interactive Artoos.

Of course, since this is all homebrew, I can't guarantee completely successful results nor can I be held responsible for anything that might go wrong.

I was also able to fit the receiver into the case of an old SW Jedi Commtech Communicator (the one used to read the voice chips that come with the newer action figures).

But that's another story ;-) "


visit TJ Dimacali's website blog at http://interactiveartoo.blogspot.com/ for more instructions in building your own Interactive Artoo

Monday, July 31, 2006

DC SuperHeroes in Postal Mail STAMP

I really wish that here in the Philippines we could have our own local superheroes postal stamps just like in the USA



read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060719/ap_on_en_ot/super_stamps

Internet helps expansion of Toycon

from: http://technology.inq7.net/infotech/infotech/view_article.php?article_id=10004

They're colorful, made of molded plastic or die-cast metal and are put in equally colorful boxes. They could be tiny and or life-size. Some are covered in dust and some have never left their packaging boxes. Some are cheap and some are extremely expensive. Nonetheless, everyone loves them.

They are toys. And the Internet has helped in assembling enthusiasts and beginners alike virtually and in real life for a congregation of collectibles in a hobbyist's haven.

What better way to love toys than by having a big exhibit featuring them? This was most apparent in the last Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention at the SM Megamall where thousands of people, young and old, enthusiasts and casual collectors, came together to have a visual treat of the biggest exhibit of toys and collectibles in the country.

Azrael Coladilla, the organizer of Toycon, said the event has been expanding in the last few years. Even the spacious Megatrade Hall was not big enough for this year's Toycon. They're already thinking of moving the event somewhere bigger.

"We've had nearly 100 exhibitors this year compared to just 60 to 70 in the previous years," Coladilla said.

Coladilla attributed the increasing size of Toycon to the Internet where collectors find each other through newsgroups, specialty collection sites or through trading websites.
"Many started trading collectibles through their mobile phones but it was the Internet that really boosted the industry."

He also said the movie industry made collectibles even bigger, particularly movies based on comic book or cartoon characters.

This year's Toycon, as it is called, is perhaps the biggest one ever held by Collectibles Unlimited. The SM Megatrade Hall 2, the biggest space in Megamall, was packed to the walls. Aside from representative collector shops and hobby groups, there were a slew of individuals who put up their own kiosks either to show off their collections or trade these with other rare toys. One such collector's kiosk had racks of unopened boxes of limited edition Star Wars character busts, figurines, light sabers and vehicles. There were two kiosks with mostly McFarlane or Weta Workshop action figures.

Some shops also featured hardbound and magazine Marvel, DC and Vertigo comics, trinkets, custom-designed shirts and giveaway toys from fast food shops. There were dozens of resellers of Tamiya vehicle model kits, military action figures and mecha model kits of Voltes V, Gundam and Mazinger Z. One collector even brought in a custom-made living room table with a transparent top showing unopened boxes of two Voltron Vehicle Team toys.

Two days into ToyCon and there was no slowing down of people streaming into Megatrade Hall. In fact, the organizers had to control the entry of people to avoid overcrowding. The aisles were so packed that one would have had difficulty making his way through as people huddled. But then again, business was brisk; a representative kiosk of popular anime shop 2Rats was selling anime merchandise like hotcakes. Most of their sales came from the video copies of popular anime, which they were selling for half the price. There were also manga, Japanese comics with English translations. Not surprisingly, there were a few manga that were in Japanese.

"We have a few buyers who want the Japanese versions. Pinoy sila" was the answer of the sales lady, referring to the otakus who are so addicted to everything Japanese that they even learned the language.

It wasn't hard to miss the limited-edition busts and figurines of DC, Marvel and movie characters. Major favorites were 12-inch Superman figures, especially with the screening of "Superman Returns," as well as the Terminator/Terminatrix figures and the Alien Versus Predator figures.

Coladilla said anime is also a new staple in Toycon. Whereas anime events were frequent in the country for years, Toycon only started introducing anime cosplay recently and the number of participants was a surprise even to him.

"But that's why we included anime; it's also a genre of collectibles so it is just right to get them together with the other collectors," he said.

As for next year's Toycon, Coladilla promised that it would be bigger and better than this year. There are plans of moving out to a bigger area but that may not happen until after next year.

"We've been having Toycon in SM Megamall eversince it started and we're known for having it here. Regardless I'm sure the 6 th Toycon will be an even bigger event."



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tnx to Alex Villafania for writing this article !

ToyCon in FHM Augugst 2006 issue


August cover issue.

thanks to FHM Managing Editor Allan Hernandez for putting up our event- Toycon 2006 in their INCOMING page. including photos of toys, cosplay and the event.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

5th Toycon 2006 Net 25 feature
thanks to Net 25 for covering our event last june 2006!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Spider-man 3, Venom pic news!

we haven't seen yet the Venom character in the movie, but here's the 1st teaser photo of the movie Spider-man 3. This is the closest yet pic before Venom's appearance. I guess the costume will turn out like Spidey with add on CGI effects and right now Im thinking of the animated series of Spider-man for Venom's voice.



image below shows that they are now auctioning off artworks of Alex Ross that was used in the opening intro of Spider-man 2, you can visit http://news.sonypictures.com/sb40/c3.php?SPT/9201159/9209833/H/N/http://www.sonypictures.com/auction this link for the auction page. and I know these artworks are one cool collectible.


Peter Cullen is now the voice of Optimus Prime for the TransFormers Live Action Movie



According to the official movie site and other TF website that Peter Cullen the original voice actor and dubber of the Original Animated series TransFormers - Optimus Prime, already confirmed last San Diego Comic Con tru a phone patch that he really now an official voice cast actor for the movie and is now back as the Autobot leader, Optimus Prime for the TransFormers live action movie for the 2007 release.

to see and download the TransFormers Comic Con mini one sheet exclusives pls. visit TransFormers Philippines at http://transformersph.blogspot.com

Friday, July 21, 2006

TransFormers movie 2007 website



for those who didn't know...., check out
Transformersmovie.com for the official announcement of the movie TransFormers. And mind you all that this movie is not an animated motion picture but it is the Live Action movie of the popular transforming robot.

on the early updates, you can see the teaser trailer of the movie, you must have a FLASH 8 installed in your PC. Also download the wallpapers of the movie.


and here's a short update on whats happening

from www.themovieblog.com

Don't Worry About How The Transformers Will Look

People need to relax about how the Transformers will visually look in the movie next summer. No, I'm not talking about Bumblebee not being a VW, or Megatron not being a gun, or the fact that Optimus Prime is going to be a long nose truck instead of a flat nosed truck (which makes total sense to me after reading Bay's reasoning for that... not that I cared much before reading his article). Yes, people do need to relax about these things too... but I'm not talking about that.

The thing I'm talking about is the CGI. How will the "robots in disguise" look when transformed and doing epic city destroying battle! Many people (including me) has said in the past that much of the "success" of The Transformers will depend on this element. Well no one has to worry... because the very best company in the business is doing the visual effects and animating then... ILM (Industrial Light and Magic). Yeah, Lucas' company.

In the VFX world, there is ILM, and then there is everybody else. ILM isn't the only great VFX company out there (WETA, Rythym and Hues, ComputerCafe, Rainmaker) but they are the best of the best and they are working The Transformers.
There are going to be lots of things to be worried about on The Transformers, but how these things will look is certainly not one of them

Spider-man 3 3rd teaser poster

this is the thing that I really like, movie that releases lots of teaser poster really boost their market, and this poster really is a great idea for a comic cover too.



the web will be stickier on May 4, 2007

Turtles in Action

check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys, included in a kiddie meal of the fast food, Jollibee.
this toy will be available in limited time only,. I am a fan of these characters since highschool and now Im happy to see them again in new animation and cool toys.


Leonardo, Kick and Flip

Michaelangelo, Spin Kick



Donatello, Revolver

Raphael, Quick Draw


you can see the live toy demo here at http://www.jollibeekids.com/meal.htm

ahahaha.. i just saw the commercial. and its so cute...
the martial arts master in the ads looks like Mr. Miyagi