Toy Convention 2015 : Asia’s Biggest Pop Culture and Toy Event

TOYCON Philippines 2015: The Country’s biggest pop-culture event celebrates its 14th Year with its theme ”  Battlefields of Play” .
The annual toy convention is iconic and is  considered by many industry’s experts and visitor’s as  Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections .
Organizers are expecting that at least 20,000 to 50,000 visitors from all walks of life and ages will troop to the 3- day event.  The progress for this annual convention is phenomenal with several related activities such as cosplays, toy auction and new toy launching.
a 2-day Media launching was recently hosted by Newport Mall last May 30 and 31, 2015 which attracted record crowds and invited guests.
Those of us who grew up in the pre-social media era or even the pre-electronic gaming age remember a time when “Play” was associated with the outdoors.  We fondly remember halcyon days of setting up toy soldiers in the hilly terrain of our own backyard or lining up our Star Wars action figures to go into battle with our He-Man toys in the wonderland of our childhood bedroom.
Those were the days, when our imagination knew no limits and the fantasy characters of comics, cartoons and movies were our genuine playmates; ready to defend and protect us, by the Power of Greyskull or by the all-encompassing Force, forging into battle with the evil hordes of Cobra, the Legion of Doom or armies of Decepticons.
This year’s TOYCON highlights the World of DC Comics with its colorful characters upholding justice with a grand exhibit from Pacific Licensing.  Also get a chance to own cool licensed DC Hoodies from the Authority Hoodie.
Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service launches in the Philippines, as IFLIX explodes into the pop-culture landscape of the country during the Philippine ToyCon, with unlimited access to its line-up of the most awesome and iconic movies and TV series.  With trial memberships now open, everyone is free to explore and enjoy the vast range of content on iflix.com.
Walt Disney Pictures brings in the wonder of Star Wars with its new line of merchandise from the original film saga and the new Star Wars Rebels series.  And also, get into the world of the smallest superhero with Marvel’s Antman interactive exhibit.
Also catch future and fantasy fever as Universal Pictures’ Terminator: Genisys and Jurassic World launches in ToyCon with an eye-popping display of the movie’s cinematic artwork and line of collectors’ toys.
Other movie highlights are the upcoming live-action Attack on Titan from Pioneer Films and Doraemon: Stand By Me the Movie in 3D.  Catch Doraemon and friends live at the ToyCon stage!
The TOYCON also gives you its biggest battlefield of toys with exhibits from the local toy clubs:Pinoy Lego users Group exhibit, Planet Krypton, Funko Funatic Philippines, the Coca-Cola Collectibles exhibit, One Sixth Republic and Pinoy Sixth Scale collectors exhibit and the awesome Toycon Gallery exhibit area which showcases the best of the local toy group community.
The TOYCON also features the biggest in Cosplay with the TOYCON’s own Cosplay Universe unleashing a barrage of individual and group cosplayers led by Asia’s Cosplay queen, Alodia Gosiengfiao.   Also catch the Star Wars 501st Philippine Outpost parade its new troopers and droids from a galaxy far, far away.
Revel in opening night festivities with a series of ToyCon Pop Quiz competitions and get your fill of local and foreign comic book artists in the Artist Alley set up by Flipgeeks and Komikon.
And off course, TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest dealer floor of all pop culture merchandise in terms of apparel, collectibles and memorabilia, graphic novels and comics, cosplay paraphernalia, and toys, toys, TOYS!
So let loose the child in you once again by getting ready for war in new battlefields of play!
The Philippine TOYCON 2015 will then be held on June 19-21, 2015 at the Halls 1, 2 and 3, SM Megatrade SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.  Toy convention opens from 10:00AM to 9:00PM
 Media Partners includes ABS-CBN channel 2 , HERO, 99.5 Play FM, 103.5 K-Lite, Malaya Business Insight, MTV Pinoy and FHM.
Event Partners includes  Anime Alliance, FlipGeeks, Komikon, Resorts World,Resorts World Manila and Medium 3.
This is co-presented by the Asian Comics, Toys and Hobbies- Collective, Inc., IFLIX, and World of DC. It’s sponsored by MaxiCollector, Authority Hoodie, Pacific Licensing, Toy Empire, Walt Disney Studios, Toy Kingdom, Warner Brother Pictures, Warner TV and Toonami.
Also supported by Great Toys Online, Bruder Toys, the Gaming Library, OISHI, PLDT Home DSL and PLDT Home Telpad, Sphero, Big Boys Toy store, Transfer It, Lynelle House of Fashion, Kramer Toy Warden.com, Universal Pictures and Pioneer Films.
For those who are attending the event ,Tickets are now on sale at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) til June 18.
For more information on schedule of activities and event details please visit:
Tickets are also available at the event gate on June 19-21, 2015
Note: For those who wanted to avoid long queues during the 3-day exposition, Try to buy tickets before visiting the site.

Disney XD Exciting Adventure and FUN on Cignal Television – Watch IT. LIVE It !

SM Megamall Activity Center, Mandaluyong City -Philippines

spider-man delighted the crowd

Everyone likes Walt Disney and Disney’s cartoon characters. Since childhood , we experience it by watching them on FREE television , DVD’s movies , Internet and in CABLE Television.

Cignal Cable station sales representatives

Cignal Television , one of the leading Direct -to Home ( DTH) pay television provider in the country , bring Disney XD first in High Definition ( HD) in the country .

Spider-man  power web spider cycle action figures on sale

 You can choose from plans ranging from Php490 to Php1590.  It is comparable to the ones being offered by other cable networks with fewer channel line-ups and sometimes there are cable companies that are only confined to a certain locality . We are a subscriber of the Php1590 plan and the signal is very clear and even at par with the other cable networks.

popular shows to be included in the line-up

Popular channels such as HBO, Starworld, Star Movies, Star World ,  NBA Premium  even Disney are included in the affordable Plan 630 (total monthly cost is Php780 including the monthly cable box maintenance fee).

all smiles from Walt Disney -Philippines staffs

Marvel’s web-slinging superhero the Ultimate Spider-Man took a break from fighting crime and swung by the SM Megamall Event Center to meet and greet his fans! There are also Marvel Super Heroes action figure that were on sale during the event.

Mr. Stanley Sy  emcee during the event , the Filipino-Chinese  correspondent for The Daily Bugle and NBA.com

Cignal TV and Disney kicked off their exciting collaboration by conducting a massive 12-leg nationwide mall tour which started last June where limited edition Disney XD  premium items were given to the first 100 new Cignal subscribers in each mall.

bloggers , freelance writers and their families were invited to the event

As an added treat, one lucky family was flown in to Singapore for a special meet and greet with the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy last July. The children were given a  red hand foam with the signature hand gesture of spiderman.

three children were randomly picked from the invited guests and joined the on the spot games

The three-day event held at the SM Mega-mall Event Center from August 22 to 24 also featured pre-show games and trivia for the fans and giveaways of exclusive Disney premium items to those who subscribed to Cignal TV Post-Paid Plan 490 and up.

smiling children which won tumblers

Cignal is the Philippine’s premier DTH satellite provider. Launched in 2009, Cignal broadcasts to households and commercial venues nationwide using DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) technology. Cignal transmits 96 channels to date, which includes free-to-air, SD, and HD.

  The company also offers on-demand service through its pay-per-view channel, and a varied mix of 10 audio channels. Cignal is owned and operated by Cignal TV Inc., a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, the media partner of the PLDT Group of Companies.

SM Megamall Activity Center is a beehive of people attending the very successful event

There are also a lot of interesting collectible items for sale during the event. The event is not just for the kids but also for the kids at heart .  The event extended past 5:00pm with a lot of fun-filled activities for the entire family.

I would like to ” Thank ” the organizers and Ms. Eleanor Leyco for the invitation extended to the author.

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