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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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Make it Epic PH: Hot Wheels Toy Exhibit at SM Block Atrium

SM North , Block Atrium -Quezon City , Philippines

Toy Kingdom in partnership with SM opened a toy exhibit for children and toy collectors . The exhibit is dubbed ” Make it Epic PH ” . Most of the exhibtors are members of the Diecast Car Toys Collectors of the Philippines and some other toy car collecting groups.

poster

There are several hundreds of die cast toy cars exhibits , some of them are still in pristine or mint condition .

exhibition area

collection of several die-cast toy cars on display 

Ghost busters Ecto 1 and Ecto 2

Local retailer are selling this version at Php 1,099.75

Aside from the die cast toy car exhibition. The guest are treated to a play center where children can bring their die cast toys and play .

 

There is also a selling area within the exhibition area. One can buy the latest 2016 Hot wheel collectible series. 

The exhibit will be until this September 11, 2016 .

There is also an in-house promo where one can , Get 3 die-cast cars for the price of 2 when you buy at any Toy Kingdom (Official) stores until September 30, 2016.

 

New Photo Release of Ghostbuster 3 Casts in Uniforms

 

Ghostbusters 2016 casts:  Melissa Mc Carthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon with Ecto 2

Film director Paul Feig in his Twitter account showed the photos of the casts in uniforms . The all female cast would be quite different compared to the first 2 Ghostbusters movies. The filming location includes Old Everett High School in Massachusetts, United States of America . Production Companies – Pascal Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment ( SPE ) . The film is distributed by Columbia Pictures .

According to Mr. Dan Aykroyd , “Ghostbusters 3″ is an exciting movie because of the dynamics of the three female lead stars. Although the three actresses have very distinct voices, they will come together to ensure that fans would have a blast while watching the movie.”

Toy and Film collectors around the world are still waiting for the collectible merchandise releases like character toy, die cast cars , movie posters among others .

original Ectomobile -1 car in 1984 film ( screen grabs)

For die-cast toy collectors -The original Ecto-1 is a 1959 Cadillac professional car with all the ghost busting equipments in the first 2 films .

2016 Ghostbuster Ecto -1

While in the new film , the car looks like Cadillac Superior Hearse 1983-1984 – which is less bulky and more fitting. The commercial chassis had a wheelbase of 144.5 inches, and was a whopping 242 inches long.  This hearse is one of only 450 Cadillac hearses produced by Superior Coach Company in 1983. Ghostbuster 3 film is showing in UK in15 July 2016  and July 22 -USA and Norway , July 27- Belgium , July 29 -Turkey As of the press time , local film distributor in the Philippines still had no release date .

Website Link : IMDB.com

Screen Rant : http://screenrant.com/ghostbusters-reboot-new-car-costume-images/

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.

Superman-Man of Steel :Defender of the Earth exhibit and movie launching

SM Mall of Asia- Atrium , Pasay City-Philippines

poster of Superman exhibit : Defender of  the Earth

Pacific Licensing Studio in partnership with SM Mall of Asia, Toy Convention organizers, Nestle -PhilippinesWarner Brothers Consumer Products  and Superman enthusiasts  from all over the country launches  an exhibit and media launching at the atrium area of SM Mall of Asia.

SM Mall of Asia atrium

The atrium area is jam-packed with participants , hobbyists , students , franchise owners , bloggers and media personalities

Superman T-shirt for sale

One of the most in demand  merchandize  are the T-shirts. People from all walks of life would collect limited edition of Superman t-shirts  .

Superman Axis Watch

Axis Watch -Philippines in line with the special occasion,  released a limited  300 pieces Superman edition.  The watch is being sold at a discounted special rate of Php 7,290 while the regular price is said to fetch at around Php 12,000

More than 100 pieces had already been reserved and bought by collectors and enthusiasts  .

Axis Watch : http://www.axiswatches.com/

Superman  toy figurines , comics and cards

Pacific Licensing Studio : http://www.pacificlicensing.com/

Superman toy exhibit

This superman toy and comic exhibit from the personal collection of Mr. Jeffrey Quillope , Mae / Tochi Pimping and Mr. Jeffrey Velasquez

Warner Brother Consumer and Pacific Licensing executives

Mr. Show Suzuki

Superman

Mr. Azrael Coladilla

Mr. Coladilla invited everyone to join the upcoming Toy Convention to be held at SM Megatrade Hall from June 14 , 15 and 16, 2013.

Website: http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/

Philippine All Stars

The Philippine hip-hop dance group. They won the 2006 and 2008. They performed during the launch

There are games, on the spot raffle, fashion show and photo opportunities.  and the organizers gave away four limited edition Superman Axis watches and a DeVant LCD Television via on the spot raffle.

The organizers gave away four limited edition Superman Axis watches and a DeVant LCD TV. T – See more at: http://www.nognoginthecity.com/2013/06/12/planet-krypton-explodes/#sthash.tjplhUme.dpuf
The organizers gave away four limited edition Superman Axis watches and a DeVant LCD TV. T – See more at: http://www.nognoginthecity.com/2013/06/12/planet-krypton-explodes/#sthash.tjplhUme.dpuf

Mr. IC Mendoza

Mr. IC Mendoza covered the event for TV channel 5

group picture of Superman impersonator/ cosplayer  with GMA channel 7 reporter and crews

group picture of Pacific Licensing Company, Warner Brother Consumer and SM executives.

Superman exhibit at SM Mall of Asia -atrium will run until June 16, 2013 . Try to catch the Superman movie on June 12, 2013 nationwide !