Grand Ballroom C, D and E , Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel, Ortigas , Quezon City -Philippines.
It was a cloudy afternoon with sporadic rainfall on July 31, 2012 when the author arrived at around past 2:00 pm at the trade show organized by Warner Brother Consumer Products ( WBCP) , Pacific Licensing Studio (PLS ) and MCT Event Management.
Warner Brother cartoon characters greets visitors to the trade show
WBCP highlighted its current portfolio led by Man of Steel ( Philippine release : June 2013) and the two other films based on The Hobbit , The Hobbit : An Expected Journey (Philippine release: December 2012 ) .
popular tandem of Tom and Jerry merchandise items
Animated properties featuring Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo , Tom and Jerry and the Thunder Cats , along with many DC Comics favorite characters . Also featured are such classic properties as The Wizard of OZ and the television series , including Gossip Girl and The Big Bang Theory .
Baby Looney Tune product display ( products include children’s disposable diaper , bath soaps, powder among others
Tweety merchandise items ranging from children’s dress, bags , school supplies and stuffed toys.
The whole ballroom was filled with wide array of consumer products ranging from children’s t-shirts, stuffed toys, mouse pad, toys , shampoo , lotions, school supplies, pencils , erasers , tooth brushes , phone cards, yogurt , chocolate milk , credit cards ( from Indonesia ), tumblers, stickers , car freshener , USB , helmet and other items, some of which are highly collectible .
DC comic character car freshener
In the late 1990’s Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT ) had license agreement with Pacific Licensing Company that released several phone cards with Warner Brother cartoon characters in the local market , some of the PLDT phone cards are now regarded as collectible items.
an assortment of kartu kredit and bank books from Indonesia and Malaysia
Ms. Carol Tan was instrumental with forging a key strategic financial partner in 2003 , PT Bank Central Asia Tbk Indonesia to launch a co-branded BCA/Mastercard credit card featuring the classic Looney Tunes, which was the first of its kind in South East Asia.
Thunder Cats figurine toys and sword
The original series started in a comic strip in 1984 and due to the success. It was launch by Pacific Animation Corporation. The first season was aired in 1985 with 65 episodes , followed by a television movie entitled Thunder Cats- HO ! in 1986. While season 2, 3 and 4 followed a different format with twenty episode per season. Starting with five- part story . The original series was distributed by Rankin-Bass Corporation then parent company of Telepictures Corporation which later merged with Lorimar Productions in 1986.
Thunder Cats merchandise which includes toy figurines, school supplies, scooter bikes , t-shirts , caps and children’s bag
In 1989 Lorimar- Telepictures , then folded and was purchased by Warner Brothers hence forth had acquired the rights to air and market the series.
Batman merchandise items
There is almost every item that is suitable from babies (several months old-to 1 year -old) , toddlers ( 2 to 5 years -old) , children ( 6 to 9 years-old ) , teenagers ( 10 to 14 years-old ) young adults ( 15 to 17 years-old ) to adults .
stuff toys and tetra juice and milk packs from Thailand
There are a whole lot of items manufactured from different parts of Asia like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore , China, Vietnam and from the Philippines.
In fact, according to one of Pacific Licensing executive, The Philippines ranks third in Southeast Asia ( in terms of product license ), after Indonesia and Thailand . This is mainly to majority of the Filipinos who grew -up watching Warner Brothers , DC and its long history of pop- culture .
DC Superman merchandise
participants during the presentation
A Question and Answer portion serves as an ice breaker for those participants present. The emcee tried another trivia question ” Who was the actor who played in the the 1966 to 1968 television series Batman ?” . I confidently answered ” Mr. Adam West” He then asked me if i was already born back then ? Hehehe , I told the crowd that i used to watch the re-runs in cable television station.
Then, a video program was presented to the participants and upcoming movie releases , television shows and merchandise items for sale or for licensing . I have met some retail mall executives, industry players , fellow bloggers and newspaper editors.
Warner Brother Consumer Products award ” Best Partnership in Softlines ” ( Philippines 2012) to Springtime Creation Corporation
Warner Brother Consumer Products award ” Best Promotional / FMCG Program ” ( Philippines 2012) Jollibee Food Corporation
Warner Brother Consumer Products award ” Best Partnership in Hardlines ” ( Philippines 2012)
Three Philippine companies were awarded by Pacific Licensing Company during the event.
I also met my cousin and several friends during the trade show. I was not aware that my cousin had been franchising Warner Brother characters , DC characters thru Pacific Licensing and have been supplying school bags in some malls .
The participants were treated to a hearty late afternoon canape catered by the Crowne Plaza Galleria staffs .
With its tentpole films , a strong slate of animation programming and the sheer strength of its powerful portfolio of properties , WBCP offers unmatched business opportunities for retailers, product licensees and promotional partners on a world wide scale!
Special Thanks to Pacific Licensing , MCT Event Management thru Mr. Emer S. Dela Cruz for their accommodation to the Warner Brother /DC trade show
Pacific Licensing Studio ( Philippines )
Address: Unit 1006 Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Visit the links for more information:
Pacific Licensing Studio : http://www.pacificlicensing.com/
Warner Brother : http://www.warnerbros.com/
MCT Event Management : http://mcteventsmanagement.com/