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 8-June 10, 2018 at the SMX CONVENTION CENTER HALLS 1-4, SM MALL OF ASIA, Manila, Philippines

Saturday, May 27, 2006

ToyCon PH Update

Exhibitors Booth
We still have 15 booths available for rent. Those who are still planning to have a booth this year's ToyCon, better reserve now. we might ran out of space this coming June 2006.

Booth rental is Php 6,000 good for two days

for payment, just proceed to :
Vtoyz Hobby Center at Blue Lane, 3rd level Shoppesville
and look for Mr. Vic Yap or Tina for your exhibitors' application form.
Or you may contact us at 0917-8248176 or 0917-9802643.

table booth size is 2 X 6 feet.

ToyCon PH contests
The Search for the convention Booth Babes is now added as one of the official contest for booth exhibitors, we will post the contest rules soon, just visit our website or be updated on our Toycon PH Yahoogroups

Die Cast Car contest
We added the 1/18 scale for the Customized and Dress up die cast car contest

for list of all contest rules just visit this link

Fan Film and Battle of the Tribute Band Contest
Our new and official dropping point of entries will be soon in COMIC ALLEY, SM MEGAMALL A, basement.

for inquiries and questions re: Fan Film and Band Contest

Guest Band Performers
Featuring : SOLACE, The Late Isabel, Do ahou and Anime rock bands

We are formulating a new rules and set up for the Live auctions for collectibles,
only exhibitors can participate in the live auctions, selling off their collectibles.
while everyone can join the bidding and trading from the live auction.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Art Asylum President and Founder Digger Mesch
guests at this year's Philippine TOYCON O6!!!

"Digger (right) and Anthony Montgomery(left) who plays Travis Mayweather on Enterprise checking out the prototypes of Star Trek Enterprise Action Figure."

He, along with Art Asylum illustrator, Yuri Timg, will be conducting a major talent search and portfolio review during the 2 days of the convention. Straight from the guys, here's what they're looking for:

" We want artists for our new company we're starting called "full on entertainment". We are looking for comic book artist and illustrators that can draw really good and know about american style comics, illustrations and video game art. Can be American style or manga style (preferrably) but we are open to new looks. No Hong Kong style comic art. They can use any medium,( acrylic, oils, photoshop, illustrator etc)
Need to be innovative, creative, idealistic, imaginative, and able to work with others as well as being able to follow directions! (this is the tricky one).

We are also looking for sculptors for the stuff we are doing.
More sculptors then 2d artists."

So what are you waiting for?! This could be the chance of a lifetime! Get out that drawing board and those sculpting tools and start working! We'll see you at the Philippine Toycon 2006!! "

Affliction: President
Artist. Businessman. Visionary. He plays by few rules and has one goal-give you the best action figures on the planet. Digger started the Art Asylum six years ago. After working as a design house for other companies, sculpting award-winning figures in virtual anonymity, Digger brought the Asylum into the spotlight in 2001, creating figures based on movies and rappers and shock rockers. He also released his invention N' The Box, the Jack in the Box for the new Millennium.

Digger spends half of his time in Hong Kong at Art Asylum East, tooling around the mountains of mainland China on his motorcycle, overseeing production of the figures and coming up with variants on the fly that collectors love.


About Art Asylum
Manhattan, New York based Art Asylum was founded by Digger and Donna Soldano in 1996 as a creative, design studio providing premier work service to the toy industry. In 2001, the company partnered with Adam Unger and the founders of Play Along Toys, Inc., to launch a successful boy’s action toy company that created products for major brands like Star Trek, Tony Hawk, Bruce Lee, Kiss and built the MiniMates toy brand that continues on to this day. In 2005, after Play Along’s successful sale to Jakks Pacific (JAKK) the company continued it’s progress and has moved on as a fully integrated toy manufacture. In 2006, Art Asylum will be launching with several new licenses including Speed Racer, Madballs from American Greetings, Battlestar Galactica, Clive Barker’s Jump Tribe and Advanced Play System’s Arc Tiles.
Visit for more information.

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related links: VIP Chat with Digger of Art Asylum presents Digger
Design Interact features Art Asylum

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Superman Returns official movie poster

one month to go!!! and Superman is back !!!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Create your own CITY Pinoy Superhero

This is not the Philippine Idol of Superheroes, This is a super hero creation contest for all ages.
Marking the year 2006 the age of supeheroes. and Thanks to Kal El's return to the big screen.

Join the Character Creation Contest " Create Your own CITY Pinoy Superhero".

for the contest rules you can read it here

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

ToyCon 2006 Magazine Ad


Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Customized Figures Contest rules now online!

the rules and contest mechanics with different categories are now uploaded
you can view the rules here <click here>

contest open for
Action figures
die cast cars
scale models

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Cosplay contest rules are online!

a short message to inform you all that the cosplay contest rules are now fresh and online!

for info about the contest

you can email us at