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



EVENT DETAILS / HIGHLIGHTS / LIVE AUCTION / COSPLAY / TICKET PHP 100

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises - Exclusive Nokia Trailer Debut [HD]



Nokia just released an exclusive trailer for The Dark Knight Rises movie, we see a 20% story line brewing from this trailer and still the debate continues about the character of John Blake played by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Watch the trailer and tell us if you are excited already for the big movie launch this July 19.

Contest Winners - 11th Philippine ToyCon 2012


DAY 1 Contest
The Dark Knight Rises Fan Art Contest
1st Place - Bleau Aquino
2nd Place - Manuel Kang

Toy Clicks
1st Place - Gideon Dulay
2nd Place - Ryder Aquino

Customized Mecha Figure Contest
1st Place - Carlos Crisostomo
2nd Place - Vincent de Joya

Customized Action Figure 3 1/2" - 9"
1st Place - Gerry Garcia
2nd Place - Emman Cruz

Customized Action Figure 10"-20"
1st Place - Eric Ejercito
2nd Place - Randolf Grimaldo

Cosplay Contest (Single category)
Anime Category - David D' Angelo as Master Pogi
TV-Movie Category - Don Robert as General Grievious
AMPED Special Award -Jaycell Vasquez as Melfi
Toy Category - RB Cheng as Geno Breaker
Gaming Category - Krizdel Ingreso as Demon Hunter
Comic Category - Jerry Borbe as Iron Patriot
Chibi Category - Misaki Ashley as Lady Sylvania


DAY 2 contest
Toy Diorama
1st Place - Neville Ong-iko
2nd Place - Mark Joseph Dinulos

Sculpture Figure Contest
winner - Raph Victor Tungol

Toy Design
winner - John Eugene Avila

Scale Model Vehicle
winner- Emil Pineda

Doll Dress-Up Contest
winner- Ma. Felicitas Castro

Cosplay Click
winner - Jeffrey Quillope

Group Cosplay
winner- Team Suna

Philippine Game Girl
winner - Krizdel Ingreso as Demon Hunter

Booth Babe
winner - Jia Gold Bustamante (ABS CBN Multimedia AMPED FEST Booth)

Fan Film Contest
winner - Adrian Arcega (Batman: Dire Straits)





               


(thanks to Ryder Aquino, Manila Bloggers Network and Cosplay Network Philippines for the photos)

Attention to all contest winners: Pls email us at toyconph@gmail.com a photo and info about your entry, we will the photo of your entries here in our website. thank you and congratulations!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

DC Comics and The Dark Knight Rises in SM Megamall Event Center on June 16-17

Here's a news and event update from our sponsor Pacific Licensing Studio :


DC Comics and The Dark Knight Rises in SM Megamall Event Center on June 16-17 
This coming Father’s Day, tag along your dad and celebrate his special day with DC comics Super Hero characters. 
On June 15-17, 2012 the much awaited Toy Convention of the year is happening at the Megatrade Halls 1,2 and 3 in SM Megamall. Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Pacific Licensing Studio are co-sponsors of the event where it will feature the latest products and merchandise of the highly anticipated film “The Dark Knight Rises” to be released on July 19, 2012 in theaters and IMAX. 
Alongside the ToyCon event at SM Megamall, on June 16 and 17, 2012, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Pacific Licensing Studio will also have the “DC Comics and The Dark Knight Rises” on ground event at SM Megamall, Event Center in Mandaluyong City
There is also an in store promotion of the DC Comics and Dark Knight Rises merchandise at all SM Department Stores from June 1- July 31, 2012. For every single receipt purchase of Php 500 worth of DC Comics and Dark Knight Rises merchandise, customers will get a chance to win 1 of 2000 pcs movie pass for The Dark Knight Rises movie and an entry pass to the DC Comics/The Dark Knight Rises Event at SM Megamall Event Center on June 16 and 17, 2012. 
DC Comics and The Dark Knight Rises” event, will allow DC Comics fans to enjoy a whole day of activities with their favorite DC Comics characters. Choose from a wide range of DC Comics merchandise for you and the whole family, available at all SM Department Stores natonwide and at the 11th Toy Convention at the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls.

Here's a teaser of the booth and activity set up for June 16-17 DC Comics and The Dark Knight Rises Event in SM Megamall Event Center and Toycon 2012











Toycon 2012 Artists' Alley Line Up ( organized by Komikon)

Catch the following Filipino artists at Toycon this weekend, June 16-17, 2012 at the Megatrade Hall:

Heubert Khan Michael (Vampirella)
Gilbert Monsanto (Bayan Knights)
Lui AntonioElmer Damaso (Hero Factoty / former Culture Crash)
Wilson Tortosa 

Melvin Calingo (former Culture Crash)
Joanah Calingo (Cresci Prophecies)
Freely Abrigo (Kulas / Kapitan Tog)
Tepai Pascual (Mark 9 verse 27 / Maktan 1521)
Mel Casipit (Mukat)
Rommel Estanislao (Lipad / Tupang Itim / Bruho Barbero)
Ruben Nacion (BENNAC Cartoons)

Ariel Atienza (KOMIKON / West Side / Class)
Lyndon Gregorio (KOMIKON / Beerkada)
Jon Zamar (KOMIKON / Digmaang Salinlahi)
Sherry Zamar (KOMIKON)


Retailers day today in 11th ToyCon 2012 (June 15)


June 15, 2012 - Today is the start of ToyCon's retailers day! For the 1st time we're having our own 1 day exclusive event for buy and selling of collectibles and pop culture items.

Gate will open at 10am today til 9pm. We have 180 booths and merchants that will sell comics, anime, toys, action figures, collectible items and merchandise. Tickets are available at the event gate only, priced at P100 per day.

The retailers day will also continue on June 16 and 17 and will run together with our sponsors booth, toy gallery exhibits, The Dark Knight costume display, Stage contest, Cosplay, band performance and etc.

kita kits!
www.toyconph.com

11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012
June 15-17, 2012
10am-9pm
Megatrade Halls 1-2-3, 5th level bldg B of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Manila, Philippines

Some of the Things to see this Toycon 2012:

1.Warner Bros. will display for the first time in the Phil. the original Batman the Dark Knight Rises costume at their booth.

2.Solar-UIP will highlight the biggest GI joe play set ever displayed in cooperation with TS 118 in celebration of the 30th annniversary of the 3.75 figures.

3.Bigger Toycon Gallery with alm
ost 30 Toy Groups showcasing some of their collection.

4.Angry Woebots guests courtesy of Vinyl on Vinyl .

5.Meet your renowned local Comic book artists thru the courtesy of Komikon

6.For the Gaming group we have ASMPEDFEST by ABS-CBN Interactive group and Dragon Nest by Cherry Credits.

7.Chance to win a very limited edition Bane comics from Pacific licensing.

8.For our Cosplay friends do come and visit the Cosplay Universe with various interactive photo booths and meet and greet our Cosplay Goddess Alodia.And a very renowned surprise guest celebrity .

9.On Sun. afternoon Kamikaze band will be playing on stage.

10.Of course who would miss the biggest no. of toys,comics,apparels ,collectibles and pop culture booths ever gathered in one roof.

11.And many many more including the chance to win a Nintendo Wii courtsey of Toy Kingdom.
Hope to see you at the Toycon 11.

ToyCon 2012 sneak peek

1st Philippine Sculpting/Statue Figure Contest

We're opening the custom made Statue Figure Contest for the 1st time here in our Event.  Statue builders, sculptors and designer can submit their entry as one person or as a team.

Here are the mechanics:
1. Limit size of statue figures is up to 18 inches only. Base and platform are included. Statue Figures should be comics, movie, anime, pop culture characters.
2. Statue can be made of any materials (resin, metal, plastic, recycled materials and etc.)
3. Statue figure should be in its final design (with colors, label and etc.)
4. The design should be original and not copied or from an existing cast
5. Old and new sculpt figures are accepted as entry. We accept ready made original sculpted figures.
6. One entry per person / per group
7. Submit your entry on June 17, 2012 from 10am-3pm
8. One winner will be awarded for the grand prize

Criteria for Judging
Style and Originality - 30%
Details -  30%
Craftmanship - 30%
Wow Factor -  10%

Prize: TBA

Criteria might subject to change, we're working the final criteria with our team and judges.
Feel free to inquire with us about this contest.

email : toyconph@gmail.com


Monday, June 11, 2012

You can now buy advance tickets in SM Tickets from June 9-14 only

Dear Toycon Friends,Its Official staring today until June 14 you can now purchase Toycon tickets at any SM ticket outlet nationwide.You can also log on to www.smtickets.com for further information.

On June 15-17 Toycon tickets will be sold ONLY at the event venue at the SM Megamall Halls 1 & 2 ticket booths.5th Flr.,Bldg. B

visit https://smtickets.com/event/view/781

Ticket price: Php 100

Program schedule now updated for ToyCon 2012

I like to inform everyone that the program schedule is now posted. Visit the page here at http://www.toyconph.com/p/program.html

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"HERO UP AT THE 11TH PHILIPPINE TOYCON 2012"



It’s official. People can’t get enough of superheroes. Just looking at how much money the Avengers movie has raked in at the box-office, you know without a doubt that we are in a new age of superhero love. All the caped crusaders, cosmic characters and crime fighters we grew up with have taken on new faces and forms, and they are everywhere! In movies, on TV, in video games, theme parks and countless merchandising; the best and the brightest of our childhood memories have been ushered into a new age of Hollywood, and, baby, nothings ever going to be the same again!

And as usual it’s the fans that generate the excitement and the hype that make all this greatness possible. You see them, gleeful in the movie theaters, staying after the closing credits, knowing that the wonders of a secret extra scene come soon after. You see them converging at comic book stores talking about who would be best cast as General Zod in the new Superman movie. You bump into them at mall hallways dressed in full regalia as their favorite superhero character not in just run-of-the-mill store bought costumes, but in fully functional Iron man armor. Yes, you know them --- because you are one of them!

And they all know that the one event to look forward to, the one they anticipate the whole year round is just around the corner. It is the Philippines own mecca of all things pop culture and awesome. And this year, on its 11th year, it promises to be the biggest pop-culture event of all time! It’s June once again, and the Philippine TOYCON 2012 is ready to rumble!!

The Philippine TOYCON has been the benchmark of all fan gatherings for the past 10 years, exceeding attendance records each year and highlighting the best of all things pop-culture including movies, anime, comics, gaming and of course pop-culture collectibles and memorabilia.
Waiting in the wings of greatness is the final installment of the Batman saga, with Christopher Nolan’s ultimate chapter in the Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Brothers launches excitement for the movie with an exhibit of original movie props and costumes and DC Comics launches its new line of Dark Knight-related merchandise, apparel and toys. Other movies like The Bourne Legacy, Flight of the Guardians and The Hobbit will also be featured. Also in anticipation of the upcoming GI Joe: Retaliation movie and the 30th anniversary of GI Joe action figures, members of the Philippine Toy Soldiers 118 will put together the biggest GI Joe action figure diorama playset in the Megatrade hall 2.

ABS CBN Interactive also brings on the biggest gaming event of the year, Amped Fest 2012. Amped Fest in ToyCon 2012 will serve as the venue for the launch of the most awaited Relic of Mystra and Version 4 releases of online gaming flagship brands, Shaiya and WarRock. The new gaming roster for 2012 as well as an Android and java mobile gaming portal will also be unveiled. GM Barbie Lee and a host of other models will also cosplay favourite Amped characters. Kapamilya (ABS-CBN Channel 2) celebrities will also make special appearances for the Kapamilya gamers. Amped Fest will also serve both the culmination of Netopia Cafe Wars and the opening of JBlaze Cup 2012, where winners are sent to Korea to compete with other international online gaming champions.

The convention also brings together the best assembly of local and international artists to exhibit much anticipated work. Seattle-based Hawaiian designer Arron “Angry Woebots” Martin shows off his brand of pop graffiti and design in an exhibit of his world famous panda art which has graced museum walls, skateboards, vinyl figures and books. Friends from Komikon will also bring in the best of our very own roster of artists: Heubert Khan Michael, Lui Antonio, Gilbert Monsanto, Lyndon Gregorio, Ariel Atienza, Lei Muncal, Jon Zamar & Sherry Zamar. The artist panel will be on hand to sign comics, do sketches and fan art and sample the best local indie and mainstream titles.

The biggest crowd drawer for the convention is cosplay, and this year all costumed heroes revolve around the Cosplay Universe. The Philippine Toycon features a huge space where cosplay fans can enjoy photo-ops in six huge themed exhibit spaces: The Anime Planet, Superhero Stars, Movie Nebula, Toy Supernova, Gaming Galaxy and Kids Constellation, all of which make up the Cosplay Universe. Aside from being photo backdrops, the Cosplay Universe will also be the biggest Cosplay competition in the country which will feature celebrity guest judges from the international Cosplay circuit and where contestants vie for big prizes in six cosplay categories.

The TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest gallery of toy collections from all over the Philippines which will highlight the best and latest action figure releases and the most amazing customized toys, statues, dolls and high end collectibles. The TOYCON Gallery will be held inside the Megatrade function rooms which will serve as the museum of the event.

The event’s main draw is the huge dealers’ floor where anything and everything pop-culture can be found and purchased at bargain prices. Almost 180 booths will be open to sell pop apparel, cosplay accessories, superhero merchandise, fantasy and sci-fi collectibles, comics, cards, and of course, all sorts of toys overflowing from action figures, transformers, diecast cars, robots and high-end statues and 1/6 scale Hot Toys.

Get ready for loads of prizes to be given away on various competitions, games and contests. There will also be hourly raffles and exclusive giveaways for lucky TOYCON attendees. Aside from those, the convention will feature surprise guest celebrities from ABS-CBN, band performances, live auctions, film-showings and panel discussions from the best toy collectors from the local toy groups and customizers.

The 11th Philippine TOYCON 2012 opens its gate on Friday, June 15, with a special Retailers Day were collectors can already start buying their favorite toy collection pieces, and continues on through Father’s Day weekend on June 16 and 17 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Megatrade Halls 1 to 3, 5th level of the SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The 11th Philippine TOYCON is presented by Collectibles Unlimited and co-presented by the Megatrade Hall, SMART, DC Comics, HERO and AMPed. Major sponsors are Maxi Collector, Toy Kingdom, ABS-CBN Licensing and Publishing, Warner Brothers, and Solar-UIP. Minor sponsors are Comic Odyssey, Sugar Free and Blue, CIIT, Buhawi Studios, Big Boys Toystore, Great Toys, Psicom and Freshgear. Media partners are ABS-CBN, Studio 23, 99.5 RT, Magic 89.9, 88db.com, WheninManila.com and Flipgeeks. Event partners are Anime Alliance, Komikon and Larc En Ciel Fan Club Philippines.

11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012
June 15-16-17,2012
10:00am - 9:00 pm
SM Megatrade Hall 1-2-3, and Conference Room

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www.twitter.com/officialtoycon

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entrance fee: P100/day

joining in contest: no registration fee
cosplay mechanics and forms are now available in our website

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scale Model Contest 2012

9th Philippine ToyCon 2010  (25)

9th Philippine ToyCon 2010  (95)

1. Scale Models 1/35 Scale Armor

2. Scale Models 1/35 Scale Figure

3. Scale Models 1/24 Scale Cars or Automobiles

4. Scale Models 1/48 Scale Air Craft

**one entry only per category


Rules and Regulations:
1. All Entry/Entries should be submitted between 10am-4pm on June 17, 2012 at the ToyCon venue, Megamall Megatradehall 2.

Judging will start at 4pm and announcement of winners will start at 5pm or 6pm

2. All Entries will be reviewed by the committee. Hence the committee have the right to reject any unfit entry/entries.

3. Indecent Materials or topic are prohibited.

4. To open a certain category these should be at least 3 entries.

5. There will be one winner per category

6. Organizers has the right for press releases/ picture taking of any entries.
to all participants, please print and fill this form below and bring it together with your entry

--------------------FORM--------------------------------------

Collectibles Unlimited
presents
Scale Model Contest 2012 Competition at the
The 11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012
June 15-17, 2012 Megatrade Hall 1-2-3, SM Megamall

http://www.toyconph.com
toyconph@gmail.com

Entry No. ________________(to be filled by the committee)

Category:_________________________

Full Name:__________________________________________________

Age: ___________ Gender: ______________

Contact No.__________________________________________________

Email:__________________________________________________

for questions and inquiries of the contest, you can email us at toyconph@gmail.com

--------------------FORM--------------------------------------

6th Philippine Game Girl contest (For June 17)

2011 winner - Jasmine Mae Huang as Amy from Grand Chase Chaos

1. Female cosplayers are only allowed to join ( no age limit)
2. Costume should be a video game or online game character.
3. Registration will start at 10:00am - 3:00pm of June 17, 2012
4. Catwalk will start at after the group cosplay category at around 5PM

For other mechanics, pls read the individual cosplay category

Also, Fill up this form  and submit it to us onsite to apply your entry for Philippine Game Girl Contest

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING and AWARDS

Craftsmanship = 30%
Accuracy = 30%
Stage Performance = 20%
Gaming knowledge = 15%
Audience Impact = 5%