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 10-11-12, 2016 at the SMX CONVENTION CENTER HALLS 1-4, SM MALL OF ASIA, Manila, Philippines

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Operation: Burnt Lair - toy diorama by TS118 Strong

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Our big boys and girls of Toy Soldier 1:18 STRONG did a large set up of toy diorama compose of 1:18 scale action figures and including GI JOE figures and army vehicles. If you missed the entire toy diorama at ToyCon 2011, then check out the photos and links of their group page to see more toy action. Did you know that the TS 118 did a large diorama of GI JOE using that carpark area of Greenbelt park in Makati City?

More photos below

Add this in your collection - new Coca Cola CAN GLASSES


We're going to cross post something from our partner blog, watch out for the main details to be posted starting tomorrow June 30.

Emma Watson Says Farewell to Hermione in "Deathly Hallows - Part 2"


She first played Hermione in the “Harry Potter” film series at age nine. Eleven years and eight movies later, with the final one, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” showing in July, Emma Watson is ready to close that chapter in her life. Or is she? Find out in the following interview.

Rosie Hunington-Whiteley a model turn to actress in Transformers 3 (Showing today)

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Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has revealed how she took a highly challenging, physically demanding role in Michael Bay’s eagerly anticipated third instalment of the Transformers franchise, Dark of the Moon, and loved every minute of it – despite picking up plenty of knocks and bruises.

“I love being physical and I loved doing the action stuff - that for me was when I felt the most present and I really enjoyed that side of it because it was so exciting,” she says.

Shia LaBeouf’s third and final turn as the enterprising and heroic Sam Witwicky in “Transformers 3” (Showing today)

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Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has revealed that the third instalment of the hugely popular franchise will be the most spectacular yet.

Directed by Michael Bay, Dark of the Moon will complete the trilogy with some ‘insane action,’ all in state of the art 3D, says the star, who returns to play Sam Witwicky and is joined by newcomer, Victoria’s Secrets model Rosie Huntington-Whitely and a stellar cast.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Grand Raffle Prize Winner

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Mr. Victor
prize: Ps3 and Rockband Beatles set

Contest Winners List (Custom Toys, Clicks, Diorama, and etc)

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TOY DESIGN
Chi Sadana

TOY CLICK PHOTO
1st : Michael Ian Serrano
2nd: Jeffrey Quilope

CUSTOMIZED ACTION FIGURES
9" scale - 1st: Gerry Garcia (Goblin Queen)
2nd: Dr. Anton Datu (Kefka God of Magic)
10"-20" scale - 1st: Michael John Garcia (Star Wars)
2nd: Neville Ong-Uco (Predator)

CUSTOMIZED MECHA
1st: Frederico Guevarra
2nd: Angelo Guibone

GREEN LANTERN CUSTOM FIGURE
Lloyd Hondo

GREEN LANTERN TOY CLICK PHOTO
Ryan Chu

GREEN LANTERN FAN ART
Joey Mariano

SCALE MODEL STATIC FIGURE
Gregg Yan (Remember 1989 Philippine Army Scout Ranger)

TOY DIORAMA
Adonis de Leon (Turn A Gundam)

TOYCON'S CHOICE
Bleau Aquino (Batcave 2.0)

DRESSED UP DOLL
1st: Erika Jean Garbin
2nd: Cholo Ayuyao

SCALE MODEL STATIC VEHICLE
Emil Pineda

COSPLAY CLICK PHOTO CONTEST
Ryder Aquino ( Joker Break)

GREEN LANTERN COSPLAY CLICK
Mae Ignacio

FAN FILM
Mario Sandico (Yotsuba the Explorer)

BOOTH BABE 2011
Gaby dela Merced


(If you are one of the winners, pls submit to us a photo of your winning entry via email at toyconph@gmail.com , thank you and congratulations! )

Check the photos of the winning entries below

Cosplay Contest Winners List ( 10th Philippine ToyCon 2011)

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BEST COSPLAYER - Comics
Cykah Malagad
Cosplayer #116 - Red Skull (from Captain America comics)

BEST COSPLAYER - Video Games
Jan Erick Torres
Coisplayer #62 - from Dissidia Final Fantasy

BEST COSPLAYER - TV/Movie
Pablo Bairan
Cosplayer #123 - Optimus Prime (from Transformers Revenge of the Fallen)

BEST GREEN LANTERN COSPLAYER
Ivan Valerio
Cosplayer #37

BEST CHIBI COSPLAYER
Belldandy Chi Grimarez
Cosplayer #46 - Hit Girl (from Kick Ass)

BEST ANIME COSPLAYER
Jonah Balabad
Cosplayer #59 - Wing Gundam (from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)

BEST GROUP COSPLAY:
Group 5 - Project 8 Red Revolution

PHILIPPINE GAME GIRL 2011
Jasmine Mae Huang as Amy from Grand Chase Chaos

ASIA COSPLAY MEET PHILIPPINES
Team Tenshi no Maou from Blazblu game

(If you are one of the winners, pls submit to us a photo of your winning entry via email at toyconph@gmail.com , thank you and congratulations! )

See Photos below of all winners

Day 2 Photo coverage of 10th Philippine ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Nation)

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Cosplay action are continued for the 2nd day of the 10th Philippine ToyCon 2011. See the group cosplay, Philippine Game Girl and more Cosplay Nation scenes.

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Day 2 Photo coverage of 10th Philippine ToyCon 2011

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Here are some scenes from our day 2 at the Hall 1 and Hall 2 of the 10th Philippine ToyCon 2011.
All about the Stage activities, panel talks, toys, comics and gaming booths, exhibits, cosplay, contest entries 
and live band performers.
View more photos below 

Day 1 Photo coverage of 10th Philippine ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Nation )


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Here are some of the scenes from our Cosplay Nation at 10th Philippine ToyCon 2011
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Day 1 Photo coverage of 10th Philippine ToyCon 2011

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Our day 1 photos are now uploaded here in our website, Feel free to grab your photos
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ToyCon 2011 - coverage from Spot.ph

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(SPOT.ph) SM Megamall's Megatrade Hall was packed with comic book, anime and gaming addicts last week as fans came in full force and full costume to celebrate the 10th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention also known as Toy Con 2011.
Visit Spot.ph for the full news and photos

(Thanks to Raymond Sison of CSCentral, Jose Astilla and Manila Bloggers Network for the photos)

Sightseeing at Toycon 2011 - FHM coverage

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Last June 18 and June 19, the Megatrade Hall in Megamall was transformed into some paradise for...geeks.

In spite of the heavy rains, the place was flooded with everything from toys to costumes and everything in between as Toycon took place.

The event, if what we saw were any indication, is indeed the biggest of its kind in the country.
Read full news here

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Inviting everyone to join Global Smurfs Day this June 25 in SM Mall of Asia


GLOBAL SMURFS DAY: JUNE 25, 2011

Celebrate the Birthday of Peyo, the Creator of the Smurfs,
with Smurfy Events Around the World and Attempt to Break
the Guinness World Records™ Title for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Smurfs
within a 24-hour period (multiple venues) (more news below)

"Green Lantern" Opens at No. 1 in PHL, Grosses P85.66-M in 5 Days


MANILA, June 21 – Warner Bros.' “Green Lantern” illuminated the Philippine box-office with a record-breaking No. 1 opening and a nationwide gross of P85.66-million for the five-day June 16 to 20 weekend. This was announced today by Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc., the film's local distributor. (more news below)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ToyCon: ‘It’s not a toy mom, it’s a collector’s item’ - The Express Tribune


MANILA: Toys — just the mere mention of the word lightens up one’s face as one reminisces excitedly about one’s childhood. Now imagine a whole floor dedicated to toys. For the child hidden in all of us, the thought evokes visions of a paradise of innocence, fun and play-acting, and that is exactly what has been pulling over 20,000 visitors each year to the Philippines ToyCon exhibits — arguably the largest toy exhibition in all of Asia. This year, the exhibition was held from June 18 to June 19.

The hallways of the SM Mega Mall were flooded with people of all ages dressed in costumes of their favourite characters. Dark and macabre; fun and flirty; comic-book and film-inspired, each character was a unique representation of how pop culture transcends into real life.

read the full news here at http://tribune.com.pk/story/193446/toycon-its-not-a-toy-mom-its-a-collectors-item/

Monday, June 20, 2011

ToyCon 2011 video coverage by reimarufiles.com



Thanks to reimarufiles.com for the video and blog coverage

"Toy convention draws kids, hobbyists" - ABS CBN NEWS coverage


"MANILA, Philippines - Kids of all ages trooped to SM Megamall this weekend for the 10th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2011, more popularly known as Toy Con 2011.

Toys of all kinds (and all sizes), from cars and action figures to robots, puzzles and collectible cards, are exhibited in Megatrade Halls 1, 2, and 3 at the 5th level of the mall, attracting crowds.

Among the exhibitors in the Toy Con is ABS-CBN Licensing, which is selling educational Kapamilya-inspired toys, and ABS-CBN Multimedia, which has its Amped gaming booth. Studio 23 is also participating."

Read the full news here

"Toy collecting: Smart investment or waste of money?" - ANC Dateline Philippines coverage



"Thousands gathered at the Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall over the weekend for this year's Philippine ToyCon.

Here, hundreds of toys were on sale for boys and girls. ABS-CBN Multimedia also showcased its online games for the youth.

Organizer Vic Yap said collecting toys is an investment and should not be treated as a waste of money.

He added that they are pushing for the growth of the country's toy industry."

WATCH THE VIDEO NEWS HERE

Saturday, June 18, 2011

10th Philippine Toy Con 2011

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Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Here are some photos taken by various photographers and convention visitors from
2010 Philippine ToyCon. Thanks so much for covering the event and posting it online.

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Official Event Poster


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Live performers at ToyCon 2011

Here are our line up of live performance for our event

tentative schedule

Sat
Asterysk - 12nn
Yoyo Nation - 2pm
Luismetalkid - 2pm
Novus Luna - 4pm
Meidolls - 5pm

Sun
Moonlight Avery - 12nn
Evening Tea Time - 2PM
Himitsu Heiki - 4pm




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