20 Toy and Memorabilia Hauls at the Toy Convention 2019

A visit to the recent Toy Convention 2019, One cannot resists buying die-cast toy cars, stickers, toy figurine, posters, pins, manga, comics and other items which are collectibles.  Some of these items remind us of our childhood days.

20 Toys and Memorabilia Hauls at the Toy Convention 2019

20.) Disney and Funko Pop figurines– One of the most popular creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products. Among the items includes Jollibee, Darna and Spider man.

19.) K pop, Jpop and Chinese artists– Several merchandise bearing popular Korean pop, Japanese pop and Chinese pop artists can be bought at the event.

18.) Go Bots– These are popular cars initially manufactured by Tonka which can transform into robots. The incomplete set of about 50 sets sells for only Php 40,000!

17.) Kewpie dollsis a brand of dolls and figurines that were conceived as comic strip characters by cartoonist Rose O’Neill. At the recent Retrocon 2019, these toys were popular items sold.

16.) Hot Wheel die cast toys– One of the most popular toys for sale at the convention. Some mint condition sells an average of between Php 120 to Php 250.

15.) Cartoon Power Bank – Solid Business  takes  prides itself as the leading provider of office and banking equipment in the Philippines. The company is located at 303, 3rd floor Singson building, Plaza Moraga at the foot of Jones bridge in Manila.

14.) Tin Plates Creative metal tin design having different themes. Most of the desired collectibles came from licensed products.

13.) Posters– One of the most popular items sold at the convention. Collectors would categorized this into different categories, one of the most popular ones are movie posters.

12.) PEZ Toys– The name PEZ is an abbreviation of PfeffErminZ (German for peppermint). It is the brand name of an Austrian candy  which was first manufactured in 1927 and associated manual candy dispensers.Toy character head dispensers were introduced in 1955, after the candy was introduced in the United States.

Pez Toys for sale at Php 300

Colorful cartoon characters, anime characters. There is a local collecting community which specializes in these items.

11.) Mickey and Minnie Mouse – Popular Disney character toys in which several merchandise items are made. One of the most popular are stuffed toys.

10.) Coca-Cola die-cast toys– The soft drink brand is popular worldwide and some of the popular items made are die-cast toys, trucks, polar bear and commemorative bottles. There are several local collecting clubs which specialize this kind of theme.

9.) Bruder Trucks–  The are available in reputable department stores, toy shops and everywhere where toys can be bought. This includes agriculture machinery, emergency, commercial ones.

8.) Captain Barbell, Darna and Lastikman– Mars Ravelo’s booth- creator of these iconic Filipino fictional heroes had several items from t-shirt, pins, mugs, ID holder and tumbler for sale.

7.) Ballpen– This is one of the most affordable items at the toy convention.

6.) Viewmaster– This is the trademark name of a line of special-format stereoscopes . This was first introduced in the 1939 but the popularity of these became apparent in the 1960’s to the mid-1990’s.

5.) Comics– Local and international comic were popular items for sale and MUST buy at the convention. There were several comic book authors and illustrators that are present during the event.

4.) Pepsi can and products – Pepsi is an international beverage company. The company seldom manufacture collectible items even during the height of its popularity. Some collectors would hunt for these trademarks.

3.) Stickers– This come in many different kinds from collectible Voltes V stickers, anime , cartoon and self made ones. Buying stickers at the convention is very popular and affordable.

2.) Pins– Another very popular collectible items.

1.) Jollibee and other popular figurines- One of the most popular sold items. There are several FB group which specializes in these thematic toy collection.

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

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Best Food Forward Bazaar 2013

NBC Tent,  Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila- Philippines

poster of the event

Now on its 3rd year, Best Food Forward bazaar attracts food gourmet, foodies, buyers and sellers of different food  products.

NBC tent

Best Food Forward Bazaar

The 2 -day event attracts a lot of people from all walks of life.  I  saw  food expert  Ms. Nancy Reyes- Lumen , food bloggers and  celebrities . The entrance fee is just Php 75.00,  While  some promo stubs only sells the entrance tickets at Php 50.00 .

imported biscuits from Malaysia

There are about 100 food bazaar stalls which extends up to the open tent area outside. There are a lot of activities from food tasting , cooking demonstration , innovative desserts , celebrity chef appearances .

Lardy Boys

I have seen , the young couple Mr. Timothy and Darlene Lim say their cacao hails from Mindanao, mostly from Davao. When I was given a sample of their cocoa drink- It was wonderful ! Not too sweet and there is no bitter after taste.

Cocoa Monster
Cocoa Monster is not only the name of this young artisan chocolate company, but also what you’ll become once you’ve sampled their products.The company just opened in 2012 , but  they have 13 variants of fine chocolates  among their bestsellers are the Dried Mango and Chocolate Truffle, Dutch-processed Cocoa powder, premium chocolate tablea and chocolate fondue. I have even encourage them to join some other food fairs in other parts of Metro Manila to widen their market.

Cocoa Monster

Their products  and packaging looks enticing for buyers and the company have a strong start for a budding company . The passion the owners have for their main ingredient, cocoa. The packaging is also world class .
Contact info: 838-8067 to 69 sales@tpfoodcorp.com

Contact : +63 922 873 6638.

Double Delights polvoron

Double Delights is already available in most SM outlets and I particularly liked their polvoron with rice crispies ( pinipig).  They can accept orders for party giveaways . Their cartoon character- inspired polvoron is a great hits among anime lovers.  They can customized popular games characters like angry birds, plants vs. zombies and among others.

Crunchy Belly by Chef Carlo

The crunchy belly aka chicharon was the spotlight from snacks to meal time viand . The product  has moved onto Crunchy Belly. With their slogan ” Sinfully Irresistible

Crunchy Belly by Carlo’s Kitchen
A regular participant  in weekend markets, Carlo’s Kitchen offers reasonably priced steaks with rice and egg, but they’ve gotten more acclaim for their deep-fried, thinly- sliced pork belly crisps. It is a once-you-pop-you-can’t-stop type of snack.  It is best accompany with beer or soft-drink.

Contact info: 0927-3062738

Kreme- Top

Alaska Milk Corporation gave away mouthwatering  food sampling from fresh sliced fruits with condensed milk, to free coffee and creamer ( Kreme Top) , to desserts and soup!

Website: http://www.alaskamilk.com

Electrolux House

This is a set-up  demonstration of a house equipt with the latest products and amenities by Electrolux . Electrolux’s range of living space products such as air cleaners and vacuum cleaners makes the living space a more comfortable place to relax, communicate and mingle around.

Website: http://www.electrolux.com.ph/

NBC tent

The food bazaar site is very festive and colorful with hundreds of balloons, buntings and smiling people.

Empire Steak

Rice Pots

Pinuso

My Pink Wasabi pastry

Unit C 1535 Joshua Street Jordan Plains Novaliches Q.C. | Contact (0947) 8658634 | mypinkwasabi@gmail.com | @mypinkwasabi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyPinkWasabi.pastries

Kewpie

This stall sell Japanese mayonnaise and dressing with FREE Kewpie dolls !

Gold Leaf Tea

The company gave some free tasting of their world class tea . The company open its doors to the public in 1999.

Website: http://www.goldleaftea.com.ph/

I am encouraging the public to visit this food bazaar, with lots of food to taste , special deals / discounts  and cooking demonstration.

Note : All photos are taken by the author and to those who are interested in using the photos for any purpose please link this site. 

I would like to “Thank” Mr. Ross del Rosario and the organizers of this food bazaar for the chance to join their event.

Couple Timothy and Darlene Lim say their cacao hails from Mindanao, mostly from Davao. Proudly Pinoy!

Cocoa Monster
Cocoa Monster is not only the name of this young artisanal chocolate company, but also what you’ll become once you’ve sampled their products. It just opened in February 2013 but already, they have 13 variants of fine chocolates (bestsellers are the Dried Mango and Chocolate Truffle), Dutch-processed Cocoa powder, premium chocolate tablea and chocolate fondue. It’s such a strong start for a budding company, and judging from the passion the owners have for their main ingredient, we’re betting that much greater things are coming. Until then, we can indulge in these.
Contact info: 838-8067 to 69, 0922-8736638, sales@tpfoodcorp.com

– See more at: http://www.spot.ph/eatdrink/53280/12-mouth-watering-finds-at-best-food-forward#sthash.l6dNYlZu.dpuf

Couple Timothy and Darlene Lim say their cacao hails from Mindanao, mostly from Davao. Proudly Pinoy!

Cocoa Monster
Cocoa Monster is not only the name of this young artisanal chocolate company, but also what you’ll become once you’ve sampled their products. It just opened in February 2013 but already, they have 13 variants of fine chocolates (bestsellers are the Dried Mango and Chocolate Truffle), Dutch-processed Cocoa powder, premium chocolate tablea and chocolate fondue. It’s such a strong start for a budding company, and judging from the passion the owners have for their main ingredient, we’re betting that much greater things are coming. Until then, we can indulge in these.
Contact info: 838-8067 to 69, 0922-8736638, sales@tpfoodcorp.com

– See more at: http://www.spot.ph/eatdrink/53280/12-mouth-watering-finds-at-best-food-forward#sthash.l6dNYlZu.dpuf