Miniature beer and liquor bottle collection

The author was invited by a friend who lives within Barangay Talipapa in Novaliches, Quezon City.


miniature liquor , beer, vodka and soft drink bottle collection

Both husband and wife tandem are collectors and sellers of some vintage stuffs. Some of their haul are from Japan , United States, South Korea, Taiwan and some Southeast Asian countries.


some of the miniature bottles does not have any content

They gladly showed me some of their miniature liquor, beer and soft drink  bottle collection. They have more than 30 miniature bottles. Some were still unopened and in almost mint condition.


a few still have corkscrew 

Some of their visitors sometimes would randomly open their miniature liquor bottle collection and drink the content out of it.  They would put padlock to secure their collection.

It took them several years to gradually built-up their collection and They were able to collect some miniature soft drink bottles from coca-cola.

According to the husband and wife tandem which collects miniature bottles, It is not easy to maintain a collection. Some over eager visitors would take them home as souvenirs. But they will still try to maintain their collection as long as they are happy and people visiting their house appreciates them.


1st Philippine Coca-Cola Collectors Fair

1st Philippine Coca-Cola Collectors Fair will be held at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City on September 8, 2018.

1st Philippine Coca-Collectors CLub Fair.jpg

There will be a lot of exciting coke collectibles on display and meet fellow coke enthusiasts not only in the Philippines but foreign coke collectors.

This is FREE to the general public.

Coca -Cola Billions of Reasons to Believe

This summer, Los Angeles will welcome 7,000 inspirational athletes from 177 different countries to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the World Games is the largest sports and humanitarian event on the globe.

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To celebrate, The Coca-Cola Company, Founding Partner of Special Olympics, has assembled a star-studded team to record a unified song for the World Games, titled “Reach Up.” The new song debuts today and will be performed during the World Games. ESPN is the official broadcaster of the World Games and will have a three-hour live telecast of the Opening Ceremony beginning at 9 p.m. ET featuring Robin Roberts, co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak and Kevin Negandhi.

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Pinoy Coke Fanatics Eyeball and Field Trip in Santa Rosa , Laguna

Santa Rosa, Laguna province-Philippines

It was a sunday mid-morning 10:30 am when i rode a bus  from EDSA Makati going to San Pedro – Laguna province ( Pacita complex) Php 55.00  then i took another jeepney ride Php 11.00 passing  Biñan then Balibago .The eyeball is our Christmas party too.

group photo

The jeepney driver only passed the main highway and i  have to walked for a few meters . I bought some local pizza along the way before i took a tricycle ride to  Villa Esmeralda Subdivision  ( Php 70.00 Special Fare ) which is located near Enchanted Kingdom.

L-R Ms. Roselily Z. Buduan , Mr. Nico Bazarte and Mr. Fernando “Nanding” Enriquez of Tagcauayan , Quezon province

I arrived shortly after 1:00PM , where almost all of the participants have eaten their lunch.  Some of the early birds arrived in the morning , while one member had to travel all the way from Quezon province just to attend this important eyeball and Christmas party.

Everybody brought different kinds kinds of foods, from pancit bihon, pancit bato ( flat noodles with quail eggs and pork liver ) , barbecues, sugpo , fresh mangoes, watermelon , cassava cake, pata tim,  sliced pineapples, dinguan , yema, pastillas , coke candies , ice cream and a whole array of different home cooked meals. The event would not be complete without a bottle of Coke products like Coca-Cola , Royal and Sprite 1.5 liter . The group like to spread the happiness to everybody .

 raffle committee and members

Then , all the attendees name were gathered.  The committee have a short raffle of coke collectible items, mostly donated by fellow coke collectors from different parts of the world. . There are all sorts of items being traded, swap, sold during the meeting. Since i was a little bit LATE for the swap meet, i just got a sneak view on what items the members took home.  There are also regional coke managers who brought some FREEBIES !!!!

coke items for  SALE

Mr. Dranreb Recio – collector of coke

Mr. Danreb Recio is an avid coke collectible collector since 2009 . He had been collecting coke items for about 4 years . He specializes on coke glasses  and mugs.

After the first round of raffle, there are still a lot of items to be given away. Hence there was another set of raffle to all that were present .

I got 1 coke glass,1 plastic tumbler, coke posters, 1 cherry flavored-coke in can from  the United States and I was very lucky to won a coke speaker during the second round of the raffle. The gracious host also gave away 1 pair of Coke postcards from BelgiumMr. Nico Bazarte gave me 3 coke trading card packs   ( I decided not to open them and keep them as MINT condition ) .  Maraming salamat sa lahat na nakadaupang palad ko . Thanks.

Coke Polar Bear collection of Mr. Fred Dimal

 The tour did not end in one house, the group decided to visit another coke collector from nearby Laguna Bel Air Subdivision, a few kilometers away from Villa Esmeralda .

Mr. Fred Dimal is an artist and photographer  before he went into collecting coke items . He started his passion for coke collecting in 2009 .  He proudly showed us the limited commemorative Coke Book ( 100 years ) in special box. We decided to visit the house of another coke collector a few blocks away.

Mr. Joey Bulatao’s house

Mr. Joey Bulatao

 Mr. Joey Bulatao – a former coke employee . Our group was amaze with the size of his house which stands on a 900- square meter lot.

276 pieces of coke bottles transformed into chandelier

Due of his architectural and interior design skills . His house looked like it had several floors . He had 2 unique chandelier made from several hundreds of pieces of coke bottles .

coke bar lounge

The coke bottles were salvage from ship wreck in Bantayan island , Cebu province in 1990’s .  Most of the coke bottles were made at the San Francisco bottling plant from 1942 and 1944 .

It was intended to be  given to the American forces which liberated the island .  The Japanese  bombarded the ship until all the supplies eventually got lost .

coke glasses , mugs, bottles, tumblers, toy truck

He started his passion for collecting coke items  in 1993 and even had built a separate room ( basement ) for his coke collections. His 20-year coke collecting passion led him to join the Pinoy Coke Fanatics . Kuya Joey gave us some coke items .

wooden coke cases with empty bottles

We then went to another coke collector a few kilometers away , the husband and wife collector started collecting coke items in 2006.  Due to time constraints and  some renovations , I opted not to feature them here.  Their large coke collections are an eye to behold. I would like to ” Thank” them for their warm hospitality and for the coke bottle opener that they gave to the visitors.

We hitch ride with  Mr. NorManila until we reached Cubao area .  Mommy Roselily , Mr.  Dwayne Miranda and I  rode a public bus going to NORTH Avenue terminal station where  we rode an Asian Utility Vehicle  on our way home.  It was such a wonderful experience  to spread Happiness to ALL !

Top 10 Philippine Toy Convention 2013 Attractions

SM Mega Trade Hall 1,2,3 – SM Megamall , Mandaluyong City -Philippines

long line of crowd at the entrance of Toy Convention 2013

Toy conventions plays a huge part of the Philippine pop culture . There are  things that happen at conventions such as announcements, promo items only available at the convention , product samplings , toy exhibits,  celebrities, raffle, freebies and parties, just to name a few.

 Philippine Toy Convention 2013 limited edition baller

Philippine toy convention is the highlight of the year – In fact this event is labeled as one of the most attended toy convention in this part of Southeast Asia ! , If you know where to go and what to look for. Take a look at some of the top things to see and do at the 12th annual Philippine Toy Convention.

Philippine toy collectors during the open forum

1.) Toy Collectors and their Exhibits

One of the reasons to visit toy convention is to see fellow toy collectors and their collections.  In a public forum hosted by the organizers of the convention.  Toy fanciers shared their knowledge about their toys and how they started to built their collection.

King of Philippine Comedy -Dolphy and King of Philippine Movie – Fernando Poe Jr. life sized bust

While  some collectors  started their own collection from the”  gifts ”  given to them by their parents , relatives, friends or god parents .  I met some  toy collectors who are third or fourth generation of collectors .  Their collection are mostly built-up from the collection of their father  , grandfather  or even great grand father.

hoards of people looking for toys and other stuffs

2.) Toy Sale

Buying rare and limited collectible toy series can be the highlight of any person visiting a toy convention . I have seen a lot of rare toy collectibles at the toy convention but i had to limit my purchase  .

Nao –  The first humanoid robot  in the Philippines

 NAO is an autonomous, programmable, humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics, that with its over 1500 units distributed worldwide is the world’s most used humanoid robot. The toy was launched in 2011 and was formally introduced to the Philippine market last year .

Spin Go motorcycles

Traders and Dealers  will definitely  source them from different parts of the world .  From vintage tin soldiers, to hot-wheels die cast toy cars, to limited Juan dela Cruz merchandize items , Life-sized action figures  , custom made life sized statutes  and a whole lot more stuffs.

Ariga Toys Collectibles

Agriga Toys  was created by 3 guys who appreciate Japanese Culture, whether it be anime, the figures, and the like!

Contact Person : Mr. Gladwin Tan

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You can source them in the toy convention . Not to mention building your own network of  contacts, new circle of friends and people with the same passion over their collection and other collectible stuffs.   Get shopping!

Mr. Ramon Berris  member of various stamp clubs and collecting  societies

While roaming around the convention site, I was amaze to see some fellow collectors also buying some stuffs.

3.) COMIC Book characters becomes ALIVE ! – There are always fun products that go with comic books. Action figures, movies, toys, statues and just about anything you can think of, and some stuff you haven’t, will be at comic book conventions. This is a great way to find some one of a kind items that will be perfect for your collection.

spider man cosplayer

4.) FREEBIES !  a visit to the annual toy convention will surprise anyone. Freebies items from soft drink , oreo cookies , candies ,  magazines, posters , complimentary tickets, environmental -bags, toys , t-shirts , button pins, key chains,  children’s vitamin  to a whole lot more !

Coca-Cola Philippines gave away thousands of 300 ml. coke in plastic bottles  during the convention

Free ball pen courtesy of Revoltech -Philippines

Beng- Beng Chocolate Bar

Beng-Beng chocolate exhibit gave away some samples of their chocolate bars

Oreo cookie mascot together with the PR head

Oreo Philippines gave several packs of oreo cookies to the children and participants of the Toy Convention 2013. Aside from the freebies , The oreo mascot provided a photo opportunity for the people in the convention area.

4.) Convention Limited Collectibles Item –  I have been following the  Toy Convention for more than a decade .  Everyone loves to have something that no one else can get, and at conventions this is almost always the case.

limited  Philippine toy convention collectible items for sale

Many publishers, toy-makers, and the convention itself will offer things that you can only find at the convention. It might be  a limited edition foil cover comic, a toy or action figure, button pins, t-shirts , mugs  or a piece of art. These tend to go fast, so remember the tag line ” Supplies are available while they last ” .

5.) Contests , Games and Raffles – Buying an entrance ticket during the toy convention not only entitles participants entry to the galleries but also on- the spot raffles  , forum,  games, concerts  during the convention.

 Superman poster limited edition winner

6.) Cosplay– Cosplay dressing up is a lot of fun, and the attention that goes along with that is even better. If you have a great costume, chances are that you will be mobbed by people asking to take their pictures with you. It is almost like you are a part of the convention, delighting convention goers with your beautiful cos-playing skills .

Philippine Cosplay Princess  Ms. Aloida Gosiengfiao

Ms. Alodia Gosiengfiao is a cos-player, artist, model, blogger, performer, pianist, commercial artist , product endorser ,  figure collector and BJD enthusiast residing in the Philippines. She had a booth in the toy convention where fans can take pictures and autographs 

E-Boy  cos-player

E-Boy is a television fantasy sci-fi drama , The story revolves around a child robot who was given human characteristics that led him to a journey where he will learn what being human is all about. The series was aired by ABS-CBN channel 2 from January 30 2012 to April 13, 2012.

2 teenage mutant ninja turtles

Most conventions also hold a costume contest, which has some great prizes associated with it. There’s nothing like being cheered by hundreds of other comic and anime  fans for having that award winning costume.

 Super Mario cos-player

Mr. Prince Poi is a Super Mario cos-player , a Flow artist and a Fire Dancer

He joined the toy convention just for fun and to meet fellow cos-player.

Contact : (0915-2936931)

Robin and Penguin

Hero Channel , is partnering with the local organizers of the toy convention – the winner of the event will represent the country in the World Cosplay finals in Japan.

7.) Other Collectible Items– Other collectible items ranging from Coke, vintage items such as vinyl records, movie posters , car plates , coins , watches, army dog tags , banknotes , key-chains , stickers , fancy hats,   K -Pop and J-Pop merchandise also make their way to the toy convention. Sometimes  hard to find items can be bought  by visitors .

Coca-Cola collectible items like mugs, toys, school supplies, clock etc…

movie posters, car plates

Philippine Dog Tags

This stall exhibited some authentic Dog Tags from the Vietnam War , They have their store in SM North EDSA , SM Fairview and SM Megamall.

Contact: (0917-821-8247)

old vinyl record for sale

K-POP and J-Pop merchandise

8). Meet and Greet Comic Artists and Authors – Meet and greet comic book illustrators , budding young artists and have a chance to see how comic characters are created.  The organizers of Toy Convention and Komikon had a special partnership which allows comic book illustrators , authors and publishers to participate in the convention.

Mr. Freely Abrigo ( comic artist)

comic book artists and illustrators

9.) Celebrities 

You can meet  actors and actresses from your favorite films and television  shows, and even the big names of today making appearances, signing autographs, and posing for pictures.

Mike ” Pekto ” Nacua a television celebrity together with admiring fans


television interview

The Philippine Toy Convention is the place to spot big name stars . The celebrities and media PR’s are starting to get that these conventions are a great way to get the word out about their films or latest works .  Aside from celebrities , television stations have an extensive coverage of the event. Not to mention photo journalists, bloggers and social media people .

10. ) Unique Products and New Releases

PR practitioners , marketing executives and product brand specialists would always troop to toy convention . This is the target audience that should receive the most attention when you market a new product.

Consumers of this age, gender and social and economic background will be most receptive to the new idea and will, most likely, buy your product.

educational toys

local distributor of Nao robots and other educational toys

 Toy Convention 2013 organizers

Note: I would like to ” Thank” all the board member of the Toy Convention 2013 organizers and Mr. Azrael Coladilla .

long lines

Tip:  Since 2012 , The toy convention organizers had  tie-ups with SM ticket counters where visitors can buy their tickets several weeks before the actual event. This will minimized the long lines which stretches up to the second floor of SM Mega mall.

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