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

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fanboys and Collectors will rise at the 1st Philippine Hobby and Collectibles Flea Market Event

Hey everyone!
Check out this new event coming this November 14, 2009

black market ex 1st philippine flea for hobbyist collectors gamers toy-comics enthusiats
The Black Market EX
, a Pre-Christmas flea market for hobbyists, gamers, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts will open its doors to the public on November 14, 2009 at Makati’s newest lifestyle center, the .A.Venue Events Hall

The flea market aims to feature over 80 toy, hobby, gaming and collectible shops in 1,500 square meters of air-conditioned space. Shoppers can expect a good mix of toys, games, comics, airsoft, DVDs and various other hobbies.

Added highlights to the Black Market EX include a gaming area for videogames, tabletop & card games, displays of collectibles, and various promos and contests.

General admission is also very affordable at Php 20 per person. So, whether you are looking to do your pre-Christmas shopping for a loved one or on a serious hobby and gaming hunt, make The Black Market EX your prime destination this November.

For inquiries / Exhibitors details /Sponsorship
please contact/call 09209531923, email :

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About the Venue

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7829 Makati Avenue, Makati City

“Antel Brings Back the Glory of Makati Avenue”
The country’s first integrated entertainment mall and events venue under one complex that will soon be the most happening place in town. A lifestyle concept and design that breaks the mold of mall architecture inspired by both the east and the west mentality to a subtle and elegant modern Asian look, complemented with lush landscaping.

The Antel Venue Hall is envisioned to play host to high-end events, concerts and trade shows, both local and international alike…

The ground floor will be fully integrated with rows of dining pleasures, culinary delights, upscale bars with different entertainments and themed lifestyle services that will be open from sunset to sunrise. Feel the pulse of the city’s exhilarating nightlife.

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Monday, June 8, 2009


It seems in these days of economic crisis and dwindling resources, trivial stuff like toys, hobbies and games would be the furthest thing from people’s minds. But apparently, hobbyists and collectors remain unfazed by this downturn and instead stay steady in anticipation for the next big thing in the pop culture landscape to turn collectible. They don’t have much long to wait, as the biggest event in pop culture, sci-fi/fantasy and mass media touches down in June with an explosive impact!

The 8th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2009 hits hard with the most anticipated gathering of toy distributors, gamers, pop memorabilia collectors and cosplay enthusiasts this side of the planet. This year’s TOYCON will take place on June 13 and 14, at the SM Megatrade Hall 2 and 3 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Highlight for the event this year will be the launch of summer movie blockbusters, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the much awaited GI JOE: Rise of Cobra. Transformers and GI Joe fans will revel in these two famous toy properties with a collectors’ exhibit and movie merchandising displays from the movie’s distributor, Solar-UIP films.

Another exciting highlight for the event is the presence of MINDstyle, an international design company that focuses on delivering unique and original works to a very exclusive market by way of quality limited collectibles. They pioneered the vinyl toy design world with such artists as Michael Lau, Kathie Olivas, Brant Peters, Ron English and Buff Monster. MINDstyle will bring in two internationally renowned toy designers: Tim Tsui, one of the hottest Hong Kong figure artist illustrators. He has exhibited his works word wide designing everything from sneakers to toys to comics. And TobyHK, MINDstyle’s creative director whose works range from graphics, illustrations, web designs, characters or vinyl figures.

TOYCON will host the Philippine leg of MINDstyle and Disney’s Stitch Experiment 626 Project Custom Art Tour, a fresh look at the beloved Disney character through the eyes of some of today’s brightest artists in the vinyl toy design field. The tour will feature hand-customized, one-of-a kind versions of a special DIY blank Stitch created expressly for the Philippine TOYCON.

Another amazing exhibit to watch out for will be ABS-CBN’s Isang Lakas lifesize statues of Mars Ravelo’s creations like Lastikman, Kapitan Boom,Varga, TinyTony, Dragonna, and Flash Bomba.

TOYCON wouldn’t be complete without the annual Live Action Figure Cosplay competition, the biggest gathering of all, sci-fi/fantasy, comics and anime-inspired costume players in the Philippines. And of course the main draw for collectors is the huge retailer floor where they can hunt for the rarest and latest, most sought-after collectors’ pieces ranging from action figures, dolls, diecast cars and robots, comics and cards, artwork and pop memorabilia from all over the world.

The 8th Philippine TOYCON is sure to be the pinnacle of this year’s pop culture conventions. It will certainly have everything there for young and old alike to share and enjoy.

TOYCON is organized by Collectibles Unlimited partnered with the SM Megatrade Hall and is presented by Globe Broadband, Solar Entertainment and HERO TV. Also brought to you by Royal Tru Orange, Maxi Collector, Comic Odyssey, E-Games, ABS-CBN Interactive, MINDstyle, Toy Kingdom, Theaterworks, LG Mobile and WACOM. In cooperation with SugarFree N Blue, Wimax , Hobbymaster, Warner Brothers,Tribu, Club Astoria, Psicom and Creative Voices with media partners, ABS-CBN, Jack TV ,SciFi Channel, Fudge Magazine, Magic 89.9, NU 107, 105.1 Crossover and the official music channel, MTV.

The 8th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention
June 13-14, 2009
Megatrade Hall 2-3 and Conference Center A and B
SM Megamall, 5th Level Bldg. B