2nd Xavier School Toy and Hobbies Convention 2011

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 .

tarpaulin poster

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.

Contact Information:

(0922-8497663) Email: scythel908@yahoo.com

educational toys

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)

Website: http://www.playrooment.com/

Email: ang.alem@gmail.com

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

Phone: 496-4112

Faxphone: 632-725-7137

Mobile:  +63917-817-9509

Website: gamemaster@neutralgrounds.net  / www.neutralgrounds.net

Branches in Metro Manila

Level 3, Glorietta 4, Makati City

Phone: 8195800

 Sports, Hobbies & Fitness Area,  Alabang Town Center
Phone: 8502033

 3F, V-Mall Ortigas Avenue, San Juan
Phone: 7278583

Level 2 , Trinoma , Quezon City

 Phone: 9165078

 Level 4, SM Megamall B , Mandaluyong City
Phone: 4250275

 Digital Zone, Eaton Corinthian Cyberpod Mall , EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue , Quezon City
Phone: 6348982

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.

Website: http://trumptowermanila.com/

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

Warrior figurine

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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