Get ready for this year's iteration of the country's biggest and grandest pop-culture event as TOYCON 2014 celebrates their 13th anniversary on June 20 - 22 at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall.
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. Started since 2002, it's now on its 13th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It's biggest pop culture event in the country putting a record of about 25,000 attendees annually.
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics Batman, a display and art gallery area which features a life-size batpod of the Dark Knight Detective will be on display at the event. A kids play area and new batman merchandise are also included in the list of activities.
Samurai X fanatics are in for a good run. Warner Brothers will preview the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film trilogy Parts II (The Great Kyoto Fire) and III (The Legend Ends) as well as a display of the original costumes from the movie.
Love cosplay? Let Alodia Gosiengfiao adore you with her performance, on and off her booth on the second day as well as Ashley Gosiengfiao's lively tunes alongside her band, Midnight Meetings on the third day. Not only that, there will be the standard individual on Saturday and the group cosplay competition on Sunday. But the biggest cosplay event this year is the Philippine finals of World Cosplay Summit. Who will be the pair to represent our country this August in Nagoya, Japan? We definitely can't wait!
TOYCON would not be complete with the usual gaming line-up. Level-Up, War Gaming, Cherry Credits and Uplink will be providing free play of their latest games. New for this year are some of the country's independent gaming developers showcasing their games to the public.Lastly, Occulus Rift demonstrations and gaming tournaments courtesy of Hive.Ph, Reimaru Files, & Back2Gaming will be there to fulfill your gaming appetite.
Last but not the least, enjoy the biggest and largest exhibitor hall for anything geek and nerdy. From coca-cola collectibles to die cast figurines, anime figmas and gundams, comics and graphic novels, novelty merchandise and apparel, there will always be something that will unleash the eccentric collector in you.
So come in and join the fun! Tickets will be 130php (at the entrance) and 180php from SM Tickets (130 plus additional 50php service charge). Gate opens at 10am at the Megatrade Halls 1-3 at 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, Transfer It, Otaku Asia, War Gaming, Uplink, Level-Up, Cubizone, Canon, Level-Up, Cherry Credits, CIIT, Loctite, Walt Disney Studios, gaming Library and Resorts World Manila. With media partners, ABS-CBN, Flip Geeks, Reimaru Files, WheninManila.com, Chalk Magazine, UNO Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer.net and 99.5 PLAY FM. Also supported by Anime Alliance and World Cosplay Summit.