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

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Planet X Comic shop Grand Opening in Glorietta 4 (September 27) + Comics signing, sketching, meet n greet.

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We will be giving away THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of FREE COMICS
(similar to Free Comic Book Day)

The First 50 people in attendance (starting at noon) will receive a special print created for this event.

Featuring Special Guest Artists:

Edgar Tadeo(Wolverine, X-men)
Gerry Alanguilan (Superman, X-men, X-Force, Elmer)
Gilbert Monsanto (Bayan Knights, Hellcop, Tropa)
Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion, Wolverine, X-men)
Mico Suayan (Moon Knight, What if)
Stephen Segovia (Wolverine, Countdown to Mystery)
Budjette Tan (Trese)
KAJO (Trese)

***and possibly more artists to be confirmed

Artists will be signing from 1pm-5pm. Autographs will be free of charge.

Full sketches/drawings of the character of your choice will cost P500 each done on a standard comic sized cardboard (10.5 x 7)

(with the exception of Leinil who will not be able to sketch that day due to deadlines)

We are now taking advance reservations for full sketches/drawings

Simply send me an e-mail request with the artist and character of your choice.

For more info, please call 915-2744
or email us at planetxcomics@gmail.com


First come first served.

THANKS EVERYONE...SEE YOU ALL AT THE GRAND OPENING OF PLANET X - GLORIETTA!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

OTAKUS TRANSFORM!

OTAKUS TRANSFORM!
Enchanted Kingdom to Hold OtakonEK 2008

Animé’s popularity has exposed more Westerners to Japan as evidenced by “Astro Boy” and Nintendo’s multi-billion dollar “Pokémon” franchise. It has also created an increased awareness and interest in the Japanese language and its culture.

A lot of Western animators and filmmakers have emulated the visual style of anime, citing this method as their source of inspiration.


An Overview of Animé
Animé, a Japanese style of motion picture animation, dates back in the early 20th century when Japanese filmmakers toyed with the animation techniques being used in France, Russia, Germany and the United States.

Like the signature use of anamorphic lens in Chinese films, animé became an economical alternative for the underdeveloped live-action industry in Japan. Unlike in the United States, the Japanese film industry remained a small market and suffered from budgeting, location and costing restrictions. Animation allowed artists to create just about any settings and characters.

The oldest known animé was the two-minute footage of a samurai trying to test a new sword on his target, only to experience defeat. This was screened in 1917.

The success of Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was pivotal to Japanese animators. Mr. Osamu Tezuka a.k.a. the “God of Manga” simplified many of Disney’s animation techniques to minimize costs and number of frames in production.

Today, the robot genre is still one of the most common worldwide. From its mainstream acceptance in Japan in the 1980’s (“Gundam” and “Macross”), anime gained international acceptance on the 1990’s, surging even more in the 2000’s.

Animé and Its Characteristics
The characteristic designs of anime are easily-recognized with the common large eyes inspired by Betty Boop, Bambi and Mickey Mouse. Large eyes allowed characters to show clear-cut emotions.

Facial expressions on the other hand are also distinct in animé compared to western animation. The characters will perform a “fault face” to express shock or surprise. A “stress mark” or a “bulging vein” in the forehead in the form of lines is used to convey anger while upset women will suddenly have a sledge hammer from nowhere and strike someone with it. Massive sweating meant embarrassment.


A Pop Culture on the Rise
With anime came the emergence of “otakus” or people who have obsessive interests, particularly anime or manga. From this, the “otakon” or “otaku convention” was born in the early 1990’s during the Anime Boom, starting with “Anime Expo”, “Animethon”, “Otakon” and “JACON”. These conventions continue to enjoy a large number of attendances until today.

Currently, anime conventions are held regularly in cities across the United States, Asia and Europe. These multi-day events are normally held at convention centers, hotels or campuses.


OtakonEK 2008
Riding on this popularity, the country’s first and only world-class theme park is giving a new twist to the popular anime convention by holding it this time at Enchanted Kingdom. “OtakonEK 2008” promises a colorful pop festival of anime, toys, manga, movies, video games, and music amid the park’s exciting and spectacular rides and attractions.

Guaranteed to give spice to any anime convention are the cosplayers or costume players. Cosplaying originated in Japan in 1978 and is rapidly gaining popularity in the country. Aside from anime themes, fantasy and science-fiction movies have also become part of cosplaying, owing to the international success of films such as “The Matrix”, “Star Wars”, “Harry Potter” and “The Lord of the Rings”.

Many otakus like to dress up in their favorite characters and even act the part! They prefer to do their own costumes although here in the Philippines, some are commissioned. Costume competitions are regularly held during these conventions.

“OtakonEK 2008” provides a perfect venue for cosplayers as they can come to the park for FREE this September 28, 2008 provided they come in their full costume. Characters from an animation, comics, toys, gaming, TV or movies are accepted. A cosplayer may pre-register at www.toyconph.com/otakonek before September 28, 2008 or register at the park gate near the Group Sales Office on the event day itself from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. EK reserves the right to refuse free entrance to those who do not meet the criteria and to those who do not meet the park’s standards for wholesome and safe entertainment.

Who will you be on OtakonEK 2008? Unleash the “otaku” in you this September!
Be part of the excitement and come to Enchanted Kingdom where the magic stays with you!

For inquiries, you may call the Marketing Department at (632) 812-7232 or visit our website at www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph/otakonek

Or email the event organizer Azrael Coladilla at azrael@gmail.com

Help us promote... OtakonEK 2008

here's another big call for everyone!

Help me...Help us promote the big event of the year (well..after Toy Con aahhah )
OtakonEK Convention 2008 in Enchanted Kingdom

we like to ask if you can help us promote the event by adding the banners below
in your blogs. and link the banner image to its official website http://www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph

I don't have yet something to give back in return for the big favor.
but I assure you on my next gimik..I can pay you back!!!

but for now...accept my virtual hug ^___^


here are the banners








if you have posted it already...

post here your blog in the comments board.so that we can visit it.

tnx!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Toy Con head organizer Vic Yap feat. in Mel and Joey

Saturday, September 6, 2008

6th National Scale Modeling Competition

Start: Nov 24, '08
End: Nov 30, '08
Location: The Atrium, SM Megamall Building A,
IPMS Bert Anido 40th Foundation Anniversary
&
6th National Scale Modeling Competition

November 24 - 30, 2008
The Atrium, SM Megamall Building A,
Mandaluyong City

visit http://ipmsphilippines.com/v3/ for more info

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Free selling booth in all weekend of September

Free selling booth in all weekend of September

Enchanted Kingdom if offering FREE booths in all weekends of September 2008.
the booth is located near the Space Shuttle, all air conditioned store venue that can accommodate 10 booth exhibitors and sellers.

booths are open only to items for hobbies and collectibles, such as comics, anime, toys, gaming, and other related items and merchandise.

if you made it on the list, then you can start setting up tomorrow before theme park opens at 10am.

if you are interested, pls contact
Richard Burgos at email : burgosrp2003@yahoo.com
Tel. 812-7232

ENCHANTED KINGDOM
G/F The Biltmore Condominium
102 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village, Makati City


for ingress and ID pass and also instructions.

this is in line for a big upcoming event that will be observed every year.


thanks!

Azrael