Poster of the event
Father Cortina Sports Center , San Juan City , Metro Manila
Xavier School Toy Fair entrance registration table
Xavier High School batch 1986 which is celebrating their 25th silver jubilee this year in cooperation with Big Banner Tarpaulin, Kia Motors, Jollibee, De Lionghi Coffee Machines, Playkit Philippines, Rebisco, Suncrest Food Incorporated opened this toy and hobby fair to the general public.
Suncrest booth gave away samples of cupcakes , biscuits and candies
The event also highlighted the special participation of Die-cast toy Collectors of the Philippines and Die-cast Car collectors of the Philippines members by scheduling their swap meet at the event. The 2 -day fair is open to the public for an entrance fee of Php 50.00 . The proceeds of the event will be donated to Xavier High School scholarship projects.
miniature Eiffel tower
There was also an on the spot raffle of toys and other freebies to a lucky visitor during the event. The organizers also set-up games, eyeball meet, class reunion and even toy exhibit from collectors .
Mr. Alvin Vy one of the organizer of the event said: “We had a toy drive together with one of the country’s leading fast-food restaurant, These toys will be donated to some orphanages and public schools. Last year we donated 3 boxes of educational toys in Urdaneta, Pangasinan “.There are over 25 commercial exhibitors; several play area for the kids and adults.
Another highlight of the event is a swapping corner where enterprising members of Die- cast Collectors of the Philippines or simply known as DCPH and Die- cast Car Collectors of the Philippines would swap or sell their collections.
swapping corner with enterprising members
Mr. Raj Zulueta
Mr. Raj Zulueta started to collect Marvel comics for more than 20 years and gradually shifted to die-cast toys. Now he had a hobby shop called Collectibles Unlimited located within Eton Cybepod in Ortigas across Robinson Galleria.
Anime manga and DC comics for sale
He is also quite active in toy trading and usually participates in several swap meet of the club.
For those interested in swapping or buying toys, you may contact him thru his cell phone (0915-698-36-97)
Shell Ferrari model cars
Pilipinas Shell launched its unique premium promotion that allows loyal motorists to own their very own Ferrari model car.
Shell has developed a set of six limited-edition models of Ferrari race and road cars from the past 60 years. These include the Enzo, the F430, the 575 Superamerica, the 360 Spider, the F50, and the Ferrari F2001 F1 race car. This particular set with plastic casing is being sold at Php 1,800.00 per set.
model racing cars which is sold at Php 450.00
Mr. Thyrone Rodriguez with his angry bird customized die-cast toys
Mr. Thyrone E. Rodriguez a Mechanical Engineering Manager by profession and a graduate of Adamson University proudly showed his collections of Disney cars, movie themed cars and a certified Yoyo collector. He does die cast customization where popular angry bird game characters were painted on miniature die-cast toys.
(0922-8497663) Email: email@example.com
Play Room Entertainment, which sells educational and highly specialized toys from children to young adults.
They categorized their products into Learning Games, Catch the Match, Gopher II, Number Chase, M is for Mouse, Papa Bear, Pick a Paint, Right Turn, Left Turn, Time after Time.
Memory Games like Hear n Seek, Hop to It, Monkey Memory, Sherlock.
Dice Games like Catz, Ratz n’ Batz, Chekov, Think Twice, Zippy
Strategy Card Games like Baker Dozen, Bull in a China Shop, Collide –O, David and Goliath, Limits, in Limbo, Strategem, Space Shuffle, Top Dogs
Strategy Board Games like Cosmic Cows, Cowabanga, Dead Man’s Treasures, King of the Beasts, Mother Sheep, Poison, Sitting Ducks Gallery, Unspeakable Words
Other Board Games which includes Golden Deuce, Little Italy, Killer Bunnies, Portabello Market
Contact Person: Mr. Alem Ang
Contact Information: (0917-811-2017/ 0922-89925)
Mr. Freddie S. Tan
Neutral Grounds are one of the country’s wholesale distributors of strategy war toys and strategy games. They also organized the strategy war games during the toy fair.
strategy war games is popular among the visitors
Contact Person: Mr. Freddie S. Tan
Address: 2nd Floor Madison Square Ortigas, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan 1503 Philippines
Website: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.neutralgrounds.net
Branches in Metro Manila
Level 3, Glorietta 4, Makati City
Sports, Hobbies & Fitness Area, Alabang Town Center
3F, V-Mall Ortigas Avenue, San Juan
Level 2 , Trinoma , Quezon City
Level 4, SM Megamall B , Mandaluyong City
Digital Zone, Eaton Corinthian Cyberpod Mall , EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue , Quezon City
Children enjoyed assembling robot figurines
Model kits provide collectors with the parts to make snap-assembly action figures, including stickers to enhance the characters. A trading card with vital statistics is also included with the kit and can be collected and stored in plastic sheet protectors.
Gundam toys on display
Gundam is an anime series centered around giant robots, or mecha, controlled by a human operator. The show made its first appearance in 1979 and is arguably the most popular example of mecha in the West. The Gundam franchise includes several animated series, films, video games, clothing and action figures, to name a few categories.
Trump Tower Manila booth
Trump Tower is one of the latest project of Mr. Donald Trump in the Philippines , The tower is located in the City of Makati or “Modern Makati” is the undisputed financial, commercial, and social center of the Philippines. Makati is the hub of urban energy and vigor, where a multitude of exhilarating dining establishments, five-star hotels, the hottest nightspots and the country’s most popular shopping malls are located.
airplane and tanks model on display
Hot Wheels are die-cast model vehicles manufactured by Mattel and were introduced in 1967. Originally the cars and trucks were manufactured to approximately 1:64 scale and designed to be used on associated Hot Wheels track sets.
hot wheels ferrari model being sold at Php 100 each ( mint) condition
Hot Wheel Vehicles are authorized by the car makers General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler Motors. Other car manufacturers like Ferrari , Mazda and Toyota have licensed Hot Wheels to make a scale model of their cars.
hot wheels on sale a Php 50 per pack ( mint ) condition
These warrior figurine action toys previously sold at Php 300.00 per piece ( Mint condition) , now it is being sold for Php 50.00 per piece during the Xavier toy fair.
King of Rock -Elvis Presley figurine toy
DC Universe action figure toys
Coca-Cola model toy cars
t-shirt with comic characters for sale
Xavier High School t-shirts for sale
The aim of the toy exhibit is not only for fun and profit but also to raise funds for the scholarship project to well-deserving students of the community.
It is also the appropriate venue for collectors to meet other fellow collectors with the same passion and hobby. The author also saw some friends and met new acquaintance during the meet-up .
The author salute the Xavier organizers, members of the Die-cast Toy Collectors of the Philippines and Die-cast Car Collectors of the Philippines for their openness and friendly attitude. This group also arranges a monthly swapping exchange .
According to one of the Xavier organizers , they might do this project on a yearly basis .
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