Showing posts with label Toycon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Toycon. Show all posts

TOYCON 2023: Celebrating Twenty Years Of Play

From its humble beginnings to becoming the annual spectacle in the Philippine events landscape  that everyone looks forward to, the Philippine TOYCON is recognized as the biggest pop culture  convention in the country. This year, TOYCON PH celebrates its milestone 20 years as a  destination event, also making it one of the longest-running pop culture events in the Asian region.  

With each iteration, the Philippine TOYCON has gotten bigger and better, establishing itself as a  cultural juggernaut and one of the most anticipated events of the year, as thousands of con-goers  take part in a weekend of fun, nostalgia, and fabulous finds! 

With this year’s TOYCON happening from July 7-9 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, this  year’s edition promises to raise the bar again for pop-culture events as it returns back to form as  the collectors’ mecca and an ultimate destination for pop-culture fan engagement. TOYCON this  year will feature almost a hundred toy exclusives from partner exhibitors, with top toy brands like  Funko, Lego, Bandai, Hot Toys, Pop Mart, JoyToy and many others. We will be featuring the top  toy designers in the country, from the region and from the US. World-renowned toy designers  like Quiccs, Wetworks, Creon Chknhead, Arman Kendrick and more, add to the hype with their  limited edition TOYCON releases 

TOYCON PH 2022 – The Big Show Returns For A Grand Homecoming

For long-time TOYCON fans, it’s no secret that Voltes V holds a special place in this convention’s heart. This iconic robot has never missed a spot among the collage of colorful characters on our poster since the very start, and on special milestone years it has even become the central symbol of our show, with the huge Voltes V statue in 2016 when we first moved the convention to the SMX in Pasay, the fleet of Voltes V ships gracing our 2017 merchandise, and TOYCON’s launch of the Tamashii Nations Super Electromagnetic Machine VOLTES V, Bandai Spirits DLX Soul of Chogokin in 2020. 

It’s been too long since the community of pop culture fans and collectors have come together since the pandemic struck. For many, this long drought without any gathering to celebrate our common love for all things creative, innovative and collectible has gone on way too long. And so with the effects of CoVid winding down, we just cannot wait to see you all, our fans and loyal community, finally come home. 

A Celebration Of TOYCON's 18th Year In The Asian Pop Culture Scene

The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, better known as TOYCON PH, is celebrating 18 years of serving pop culture enjoyment to its fans both local and international. It is, simply put, the longest-running and premiere pop culture event in Asia.  

Early this year, TOYCON PH presented a fresh visual identity, through a new logo, to cater to the growing millennial crowd, and also attract visitors from all over the world with a global perspective to promote the Philippines as the leading pop culture playground in Asia, that showcases Filipino creativity, innovativeness and talent through toys, games, entertainment and digital content.

TOYCON PH – Where Asia Comes to Play!

TOYCON’s new tagline indicates the direction of where it is going. 

More Exciting Things at TOYCON Philippines and POP LIFE FANXPERIENCE 2017

ToyCon is just a few days away and we are excited on what will be happening on the most anticipated pop culture event of the year, TOYCON is now beyond toys and collecting geeky stuff, bringing together in one roof  pop-culture fanboys, cosplayers, gamers and comic book nerds. But this year, TOYCON heads off for uncharted waters and borrowing from a certain famous space TV show, “Boldly goes to where no CON has gone before.”

The Philippine TOYCON, now on its 16th year, began an exciting partnership with Pop Life Entertainment, a leading international creative house and brand development company, last year to create the ultimate Fan experience for the Filipino pop-culture fans.

ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience 2016 was the biggest celebration of all things associated with pop-culture such as toys, games, movies, cosplay, anime and collectibles. FanXperience made ToyCon the staging-ground of the "ultimate fan experience” for the local fan base who got to get up close and personal for the first time with international celebrities like Kristian Nairn from Game of Thrones and Dean Cain from the Adventures of Superman.

TOYCON Philippines 2015: The Country’s biggest pop-culture event celebrates its 14th Year with Battlefields of Play

Those of us who grew up in the pre-social media era or even the pre-electronic gaming age remember a time when “Play” was associated with the outdoors.  We fondly remember halcyon days of setting up toy soldiers in the hilly terrain of our own backyard or lining up our Star Wars action figures to go into battle with our He-Man toys in the wonderland of our childhood bedroom. 

Those were the days, when our imagination knew no limits and the fantasy characters of comics, cartoons and movies were our genuine playmates; ready to defend and protect us, by the Power of Greyskull or by the all-encompassing Force, forging into battle with the evil hordes of Cobra, the Legion of Doom or armies of Decepticons.

We never knew it, but our childhood was fraught with glory in our Battlefields of Play.  And this is what we celebrate once again, as a clarion call sounds to dust off our toys and wage war once again with glee and joy in our hearts.  

Authentic "Rurouni Kenshin" Costume On Display At This Year's TOYCON

As a prelude to the much anticipated opening of the “Rurouni Kenshin” sequels “Kyoto Inferno” and “The Legend Ends” in the Philippines, Warner Bros. has flown in three authentic costumes from the film which will be publicly displayed at the 13th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2014 (ToyCon) at SM Megatrade Hall, this weekend June 20 to 22.

TOYCON 2014: The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention

The Philippine TOYCON: The Biggest Pop Culture Event in the Philippines celebrates its 13th year.

What's bigger than dinosaurs? Giant robots. What's bigger than giant robots? Godzilla. What's bigger than Godzilla? Freakin' outer space! Where a bunch of aliens are busy guarding the galaxy.

There's nothing that can compare with bigness. But sometimes, even the thought of "bigness" is an understatement when you find something that can contain all these things and add in a huge dose of fun and thrills. Prepare for the biggest one yet! It's time for TOYCON 2014!!

The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, or TOYCON as it's more widely-known, is Asia's biggest and longest running convention for collectibles, toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections. The convention has been ongoing since 2002 so it is now on its 13th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country.

This year's TOYCON will highlight the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics caped Crusader, Batman with a huge Batman display area, a life size Batpod, a kids' activity area and a gallery of art and collectibles of the Dark Knight Detective.

Also catch the Samurai X fever as Warner Brothers previews the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film trilogy Parts II and III with a display of original costumes from the sensational Japanese hit movie.

Get ready to be blown into space with Marvel's latest epic movie, The Guardians of the Galaxy with awesome displays, sneak peeks at the movie's behind-the-scenes, special fan activities, and the Marvel roster of superstar artists.

The TOYCON also gives you the biggest gathering of toy collections with the following prominent toy exhibits -- The G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary exhibit, Philippine Lego users Group exhibit, the Coca-Cola Collectibles exhibit, One Sixth Republic and Pinoy Sixth Scale collectors exhibit and the awesome Toycon Gallery exhibit area which showcases the best of the local toy group community.

The TOYCON also features the biggest in Cosplay with the Philippine Finals of the World Cosplay Summit happening at the event and TOYCON's own Cosplay Universe unleashes a barrage of individual and group cosplayers led by Asia's Cosplay queen, Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Gaming takes center stage also at the TOYCON with the biggest game companies, like Level-Up, War Gaming, Cherry Credits and Uplink releasing their top games.

And off course, TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest exhibitor floor of all pop culture merchandise in terms of apparel, collectibles and memorabilia, graphic novels and comics, cosplay paraphernalia, and toys, toys, TOYS!

The Philippine TOYCON 2014 will be held on June 20-22, 2014 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1, 2 and 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

This is co-presented by Collectibles Unlimited and the SM Megatrade Halls, and sponsored by Maxi Collector, Toy Kingdom, Toy Empire, Warner Brothers Pictures and Pacific Licensing. With special thanks to Big Boys Toy Store, Great Toys, Arigatoys, Authority Hoodie, Otaku Asia, War Gaming, Uplink, Level-Up, Cubizone, Canon, Level-Up, Cherry Credits, CIIT, Loctite, and Resorts World Manila. With media partners, ABS-CBN, Flip Geeks, Reimaru Files, WheninManila.com, Chalk Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star and 99.5 PLAY FM. Also supported by Anime Alliance and World Cosplay Summit.

Tickets are now on sale at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com)

For more information on schedule of activities and event details please visit:

13th Philippine TOYCON
June 20-21-22, 2014
Megatrade Halls 1-2-3, SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
10am-9pm
Ticket price: PHP 130 per day

Buy your tickets in advance via SM Tickets.

For press and media coverage
email us at toyconph@gmail.com

Get Ready For December 2012 TOYCON!


The 7th Christmas Toy Fair with the 2nd Philippine Die cast and Custom Car Show or more commonly known as TOYCON will be on Dec. 14-15-16, 2012 at the SM Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall.


Here are some details of 7th Christmas Toyfair and 2nd Philippine Diecast and custom car show.

Entrance is only P60, tickets can be bought at the gate during event days. 3 day pass is not available.

Christmas Cosplay parade will be on Dec 15 (Saturday), Registration starts at 10am, Assembly at 1pm, parade will start at 2pm at Atrium ground floor. Special prize will be given to the best Christmas
cosplay theme character.

EVENTOLOGY: TOYCON 2012 Happening Next Week!


June makes the start of school but also means another exciting year for Toy colletors, exhibitors and pop culture geeks as TOYCON (Philippine Toys, Hobbies, and Colectibles Convention) will happen next week!

And for this year, it will be a big year for the Dark Knight Batman as it paves the way for the most awaited movie THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. But that is just the tip of the iceberg as it also brings exhibitions of other comic book films such as The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman, and G. I. Joe Retaliation.


"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!

A Shining, shimmering Christmas at THE 6TH CHRISTMAS TOYFAIR and the 1st PHILIPPINE DIE-CAST AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW

Deck the halls with the most awesome array of toys, rare items and collectibles and get a peek at the world of collecting die-cast cars and vehicles, as Collectibles Unlimited, the SM Megatrade Halls and Die Cast Philippines (DCPH) brings you the 6TH CHRISTMAS TOYFAIR and the 1st PHILIPPINE DIE-CAST AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW.

The Toyfair features a huge exhibitors’ floor of around a hundred of the country’s top toy merchants selling the most sought-after toy lines from Hasbro, Mattel, Sideshow, Hot Toys, McFarlane and NECA, and pop-culture collectibles from movie, sci-fi and anime properties.  

The main event is highlighted by a Christmas toy drive for the benefit of cancer-stricken kids of the National Children’s Hospital.  There will also be a Christmas Cosplay Parade around the SM Megamall and in the event venue.  There will also be a collectibles auction and other segments featuring the country’s toy collecting clubs like Pinoy Toy Kolektor, Toy Soldier 1:18, Flip Geeks and more.

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