12 Fun Things to Do at the Toy Convention 2019

Toy Convention 2019 is one of the most attended event in this part of Asia. It never fails to capture anyone’s interest, hobbies and those young at heart.

SMX Convention Center

Anatoy Body Structure

There were more than 300 stalls inside the convention with hundreds of exhibitor, food stalls, movie premiere, meet and greet, toy exhibit, performances, cosplayers, sellers among others.

staff, secretariat and organizer

DLSU-College of Saint Benilde

There is a long list of schedule in which the visiting public, pop culture fanatics can do fun things and participate at the toy convention.

12 Fun Things to Do at the Toy Convention 2019

Mr. Pol Medina

12.) Meet and Greet Famous, Budding Comic Artists– One of the most visited comic book artist at the Toy Convention 2019 is the booth of Mr. Pol Medina creator of the famous Pugad Baboy series among others. There were also international comic illustrators, artists and self published comics.

Mr. Raymund Bermudez

Mr. Raymund Lee

11.) Krem Top booth – ideal partner for coffee and coffee shake. The company provided small cup with free sip of their instant coffee with kreme top for those visiting their booth.

promodizers and sales staff of Alaska Corporation

Krem Top had in-house promo at the convention where 1 pack of krem top includes 1 free mug, plastic coaster holder and key chain for just Php 152.00

10.) Collectors Hive – an online community for collectors. Those who visited their booth had a chance to win some free toys, stickers and key chains.

9.) Manila Bulletin – The booth gave away some copies of their Going Places magazine, CrossTrain.Ph and planner.

davies paint

captain barbel

8.) Photo Booth– One cannot miss the fun for selfies and groupies. There were also on the spot raffles, contest and special freebies to lucky visitor.

7.) World Cosplay Summit’s Philippine leg finals was held. This contest brings together some of the best cosplayers in the country to compete for a chance to represent the Philippines in the World Cosplay Summit 2019 in Japan. One can have a fun time having their photos taken together with their favorite cosplayers.



batman imperial- 22 feet tall

6.) Life-size statues and Batman statue– having large life-size statues and large batman will surely pop-up one’s adrenaline.

Congressman Alan Peter Cayetano and wife spotted at the convention

5.) Celebrity Spotting– There were many local, international celebrities spotted at the convention. One can also have their photo opportunities and autograph taken for special ticket holders.

40% discount on Marvel Legends toys

4.) Bargain Sales – Several toy sellers, dealers, toy company at the convention. Some are giving away discounts ranging from 10% to as much as 50% discount on their toys or items for sale.

Art initiative

vintage die cast toy cars

Ravelo Komiks booth

There were t-shirts, customized items and toy convention memorabilias for sale.

Jollibee Funko toy booth

A special online campaign promo for Jollibee which issued a limited number of Funko toy.

games of thrones funko character figurine toys for just Php 1,400 each or Php 3,600 ( 3 toys)

Twirlie, Mr. Yum and Hetty

Ms. Fanny Kao from Taiwan

Ms. Fanny Kao is from Taiwan ( Republic of China) and make beautifully crafted toy figurines. She also created a limited edition Lonely Linus. This is her first time to participate at the toy convention in the Philippines. She also had a collaboration with Mr. Daniel Yu.

Mr. Daniel Yu from Singapore

Mr. Daniel Yu is an artist, sculptor, toy creator. He has been creating his toys inspired from Chinese mythical creatures, ghost, lunar cleric and lunar creeps for the past 6 years. This is his first time attending the toy convention in the country.

Rusho Toys

Pinoy Lug exhibit at the ground floor

3.) Toy Exhibits – There are more than 80 toy groups and thousands of toys on display at the 2nd floor of SMX Convention Center.

 Voltes V collector

The Clay Gough by G.A.GO

A visit to toy convention is incomplete without visiting these exhibits.

Mr. Mark Deutsch and Ms. Johanna Deutsch

2.) Happy Garaje – The booth had an interesting postcards, book marks and toy maker from Cebu . The husband and wife tandem is known for their wonderful works of art and nice toy figurine. The postcards were sold for just Php 50.00

Philippine Garrison team

1.) Philippine Garrison – The group had partnered with Make a Wish foundation and they have a photo booth where one can donate money for the causes of the foundation.

record crowd

Note : Special “Thanks” to Mr. Azrael Coladilla and Toy Convention 2019 organizers


Anniversary of Grow and Show from July 13 to 21, 2019

Grow and Show will be celebrating the anniversary this coming July 13 to 21, 2019 a period of 9 day event. The show is in cooperation with Ninoy Aquino Parks and Biodiversity Wildlife Management Bureau and Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( DENR) in Quezon City.

There will be free lectures with raffle, There will be having a Plant Bingo Bonanza, bazaar with 50 plus concessionaires plus an international seller! a table top plant competition which is open to all who wants to participate.

Please note that there is a minimal entrance fee of Php 30 for the general public and Php 15 for students, senior citizens that goes to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.

Lecture Series

There will be lecture on July 20 – 10:00 am to 11:00 Mr. Lino Rom- Cactus and Succulent Growing in the Metro

11:00 am to 12:00 nn – Ms. Doreen Dofitas and Mr. Marco Llagas – Know the Dofitas hybrids and learn how to Groom and Stage them.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Mr. Walley Suarez- Amorphophallus: The Beautiful Monstrosities of the Aroid World.

For more information and how to join the monthly bazaar, Please try to call or send sms to Ms. Angel Marin ( Secretariat) 0917-798-1317.

The trade show will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Large 22 Foot Imperial Batman at the upcoming Toy Convention 2019

Batman and DC fans will be very happy that a giant 22-foot Imperial Palace Batman is a DC collaboration with Pop Life and China’s Imperial Palace Archives. This will be a  spectacular sight inside Hall 3 of the SMX convention center and will be a fitting tribute to the Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary.

This is one of the attraction at the upcoming Toy Convention 2019 from June 28 to 30, 2019 at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

Do not forget to buy your tickets to avoid the hassle of long lines during the event.

ILDEX Exhibition 2019 to be hosted by the Philippines

International livestock, dairy , meat processing and aquaculture exposition (ILDEX 2019) Forum from June  Thu. 27 to June 29, 2019 at Corregidor Room B, Century Park Hotel, Manila, the Philippines.
In a report by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the livestock and poultry sectors present ‚a glimmer of light in local agriculture that is projected to continuously grow in the next decade‛. The report also noted the consistent growth of the livestock and poultry industry, which has contributed positively to the economy even with less support from the government than
other agricultural commodities.
There is a clear indication that the Philippine government would like to reform the livestock sector and there is growing domestic demand.
This event aims to be a platform of expertise sharing knowledge on sustainable management in the pig and poultry business.
International speakers from global companies will present their views in three different categories including breeding, feed, and farm management. Chris Jackson, Export Manager at UKTAG Technology for Agriculture and Genetics will present ‘Optimum profitability in pig breeding depends on an extended genetic base and artificial insemination’ and the Buhler Group will share information on the topic ‘Proper feed mill equipment in pig farms can improve feed quality and operational efficiency’. Last but not least, Big Dutchman Philippines will share their strategy to encourage pig farmers to engage in the sustainable management of
waste. ILDEX Forum expects to welcome livestock industry leaders as well as investors to also expand their business opportunities.
ILDEX Forum, Philippines will be held on Thursday 27  June 2019 at Corregidor Room B, Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines
from 16.30 to 18.35 hrs.
Registration is available at REGISTRATION LINK by 14 June 2019 on a first come, first served basis.
Ms.Panadda Kongma, Head of Competence at the Center Livestock of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific said ‚This essentially shows the readiness of the Philippine government to support and make a fresh start for the country’s livestock industry, which definitely creates great opportunities for the inclusion of technologies in improving the productivity of the livestock industry.
Businesses can enjoy a new beginning in the Philippine livestock industry. The global and regional joint Livestock venture is also a
promising means to inspire and earn domestic trust at the early stage‛.
About ILDEX Exhibitions
ILDEX Indonesia 2019: 18-20 September 2019 at ICE, Jakarta
ILDEX Vietnam 2020: 18-20 March 2020 at SECC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam .
Livestock trade shows calendar:
ILDEX Indonesia 2019: 18-20 September 2019 at ICE, Jakarta (www.ildexindonesia.com)
PP&DFA 2020: 13-15 January 2020 at AVANI Riverside Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (http://www.positiveaction.info/ppdfa2020)
VIV health & nutrition 2020: 15-16 January 2020 at BITEC, Thailand (http://vivhealthandnutrition.nl/)
ILDEX Vietnam 2020: 18-20 March 2020 at SECC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (www.ildexvietnam.com)
VIV Asia 2021, 10-12 March 2021 at Bangkok, Thailand (www.vivasia.nl)

Exciting Creatures Featured at Reptile X Event

Exciting creatures which included Madagascar hissing cockroaches, albino python, sulcata tortoises, crickets, rabbits, white mice, guinea pigs, coral snakes, cockatoo, siamese fighting fishes were some of the creatures showcase at the 4th Reptile X exhibit at the Ayala MallCloverleaf in Balintawak, Quezon City.


crispy crawlies

Angora English rabbit breed

Majestic Wings member

There were over 50 booths selling from wide array of items, from pet supplies , insect snacks, terrarium, carnivorous plants, agriculture magazine among others.

pacman toads

t-shirts for sale

tortoise and snakes

albino python

white mice

different kinds of snakes

Madagascar hissing cockroaches

Madagascar hissing cockroach use to sell between Php 250 to Php 300 a pair. However we were able to spot Php 100 a pair of these cockroaches at the event.

Venus flytrap


The big crowd was attributed to many factors, the accessibility of the venue, no entrance fee, free talks, good publicity and increasing awareness on how to take care of these reptiles, insects and small mammals.


There were also on the spot contests and raffle draw winners during the entire duration of the exhibition.

Pre-event link to Reptile X 2019

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