Last June 14-16, 2013, the much awaited event of all toy collectors and hobbyists: Toycon PH was held again at Megatrade Halls 1 and 2 in partnership with HERO TV.
It was my first time to attend this con since I was busy during college with my acads, and everytime I’d be invited by my friends– schoolwork just piled up.
But this time, its a different scenario 😀
Since I wanted to hoard a lot of toys at this con, I briefed myself with the event… the schedule, what to expect, what should I buy, how much should I allot for my toys (cause I might overspend. Well you know… This is Toycon afterall!) what to do when I’m in the event area– I’m not geeking out am I? But its better to be prepared than to get caught off guard.
and so for Day 1, I went there around 6:30PM with my officemates and we scoured the place before buying anything. Price check and look around before buying anything! That’s step one. The place was damn big and your eyes will totally wander with every booth… left, right, my eyes can’t even keep up.
We tried our best to scour the event hall for toys we are targeting for. It was a tricky task since some toys (from a favorite anime, or some cute plushies) would be displayed in a booth and you’d think of buying it. And after an hour of looking around, we decided to split up and buy our targeted toys and figs.
Sarah and I spotted Threadless booth, under Filbars and they were selling this awesome Doctor Who shirts featuring Disney Princesses: Belle and Cinderella entering the Tardis and a crossover of east and west with Superman perched on a Gundam’s shoulder.
“Come Away With Me” shirt from Threadless
“Iconic Friends” shirt from Threadless
Really cool right? Well enough of the wall of text. I’ll just supply you with images from Day 2 (didn’t have much shots in Day 1 since we wanted to look for available toys there– and was saving all the fun for Day 2 with boyfie).
Day 1 hauls :3 – Inori nendoroid from Wasabi Toys, Poring Keychain and Cat keychain
Day 2 Photos:
We went as early as possible to avoid the cosplayers crowding in the event area and toy booths and around lunch we managed to get out of the hall just in time they were entering the hall. There are few good ones but I didn’t really go there for cosplayer hunting so I snapped just a few pics.
Real-life Figurines from Mark OSR’s display
World class cosplayer, Jia Gold Bustamante
Free Coca-cola mismo for all con-goers! 😀
Master Pogi at 99.5 Play FM booth 😀
My hauls for Day 2:
Inori with her new sister, Asuna :p
Blackest Night Blue Lantern Flash, Good Smile Company Sword Art Online Asuna nendoroid, cat plushie, Pasig2 comics with Taga-Ilog’s autograph, Black cat ears and paws, Comodo era Ragnarok Online Poring plushie, Stitch keychain, plus an old issue of Shonen Jump (not included in the photo)
Overall it was a good experience. Looking forward for the December version of Toycon! 😀