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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 !

Toy Convention 2013 Press Launching and Exhibit at Newport Mall

Newport Plaza , Newport Mall – Pasay City – Philippines

Newport Plaza, Newport Mall

Thousands of people from all walks of life troop to the main plaza within Newport Mall in Pasay City. Some of  participants came as far from Bicol , Pangasinan , Cebu and Davao .

life size statutes of action hero and villains were on display on the ground floor

life size statue of Predator

This life-sized statute of the Predator, A science fiction / horror film shown in 1987 is a crowd drawer , soliciting OH and AH’s .  I must say that base on the number of people taking picture . This is also the ” Most Photogenic ” .

LED staircase advertise the upcoming events

Superman impersonator

Mr. Joseph De Leon is a superman follower since he was a kid.  He started to impersonate Superman since November 2012 and he also collects toys , comics and other related items .

storm trooper from star wars

There was the parade of storm troopers by Philippine 501 , The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucas film.

Advocacy :

Aside from appearances in toy convention  and cosplay events . The group also  donates all proceeds to helping those who cannot help themselves, They prioritized children’s charity projects.

Website: http://pinoy501st.com/

Mr. Lyndon Gregorio with his recently published book VOCAbolero

Mr. Lyndon Gregorio-comic artist-writer for Beerkada is a well-known comic book illustrator and had published his latest work  VOCAbolero – I have bought a copy of his recent book and have it autographed during the event.

Mr. Micheal Jacinto ” Cholo” F. Manilin together with Ms. Kyla

Before the formal press conference started , There was a short program led by  emcee Mr. Cholo Manilin which  gave away  interesting ballers to the people who can answer the trivia correctly .  His first question ” What is the name of Superman’s pet dog ? ” Answer : Krypto – answered by Ms. Kyla

Mr. Manilin together with Ms. Claire

The second question : ” What is the name of the Biological Mother of Superman ? ” Answer :  ” Lara ”  answered by Ms. Claire

Mr. Cholo Manilin together with Mr. Joseph De Leon

His third trivia question ” Name at least 5  Superman Actors in Film  ” Answer : Kirk Alyn , George Reeves, Christopher ReeveBrandon Routh, Henry Cavill   – answered by  Superman impersonator – Mr. Joseph De Leon- He won a limited collector’s edition Philippine Batman comics.

Superman figurines and Bugs Bunny in a superman costume

angry birds head gear

Micheal Jordan figurines 1/6

Standing tall at almost 13 inches as it is based on Micheal Jordan’s  official height of 6’6’’, this limited edition model is from the toy maker’s “Real Masterpiece” collection – a range of accurately depicted, lifelike figurines that focuses on some of the most recognizable faces in the world. According to the exhibitor of the Micheal Jordan’s figurines , These are limited edition series with 2,000 pieces  manufactured .  400 pieces on 1/26, 400 on 1/27, 120 on 1/28, 120 on 1/29, 120 on 1/30,  120 on 1/31, 300 on 2/1, 300 on 2/2, 120 om 3/2). The price point is almost a steal as these collectibles are a great investment and will skyrocket in value because of demand and scarcity. They’re already going for triple or quadruple price in Ebay and other on-line stores ! About a thousand people lined up for the release on the first day in Hong Kong alone .

  There are between 30 to 50 Micheal Jordan figurine collectors in the Philippines !

organizers of the Toy Convention 2013

Hero channel – marketing executive Mr.  Albert Patrick Laroco and Mr. Cholo Manllillin

 Hero TV or sometimes called HERO ,  the first and only multi-genre all-Filipino dubbed anime channel in the Philippines. It was founded around 2005 under the Creatives Program Incorporated, a subsidiary of ABS- CBN channel 2. Its programming is composed primarily of Tagalog-dubbed anime aimed at young audiences.

cosplayers

Anime Face-OFF: TOYCON 2013 in partnership with HERO TV the event will be the venue for the Ultimate Hero Face-off Cosplay Battle competition, Now on its 4th year celebrates Filipino creativity through costume playing  , The TWO local winners  qualifies to participate in the World Cosplay Summit in Japan.

For those interested in joining , Please visit these sites:

http://www.myheronation.com/

http://www.animealliance.com/

http://ph.animealliance.asia/

http://toyconph.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myheronation

Mr. Mark Cerezo

Mr. Mark Cerezo  loves toys and anime – according to him , He would use recycled plastics, rubber and other items from the leftovers of shoe factories in Marikina . He also had a group called ” Pinoy Malikhain ” which gives FREE puppet shows to indigent communities in Marikina and other areas.  He is also called ” Rubber Artist”  of Marikina City and he had been in many part of the world because of his unique cosplay character costumes ! He was  featured in a commercial of a well -known energy drink  which salutes Filipino Modern Heroes .

Media Coverage: I must say that Toy Mania at Newport Mall was well attended by media personalities from Kapamilya, Kapatid , Kapuso , Hero TV and I have seen a lot of bloggers which came in full force to support the event.

Mr. Mark Zambrano of GMA channel 7  together with Ms. Lizette Ilaga- Talent and Press Relations Manager ( Anime Alliance)

Co-Presentors:

The event is co-presented by Collectibles Unlimited , Hero TV, SM Megatrade Halls, sponsored by Maxi Collector , Toy Kingdom, Toy Empire, Warner Brothers Pictures and DC Comics. With special thanks to Big Boys Toy Store, Greta Toys, Revoltech, Nickelodeon , Comic Odyssey , Comicxhub, Buhawi Studio, CIIT, Oreo, Loctite, Mozilla and Resorts World – Manila.

Media Partners: ABS-CBN channel 2, 99.5 Play FM and supported by Anime Alliance , One Sixth Republic and Komikon .

Note :I would like to ” Thank”the organizers of the event . All photos are taken by the author.  

Lego – It’s More Fun in the Philippines exhibit at SM North

The Block , SM North EDSA, Quezon City

I was on my way to SM North EDSA , Quezon City when i saw a poster of an ongoing LEGO exhibit . The exhibit was intended for the 114th anniversary of Philippine Independence showcasing some of the major tourist destinations of the country.

SM North EDSA with the Sky garden and Sky dome made from lego bricks

What makes this exhibit different from last year was the inclusion of SM North EDSA logo,  The Block logo , SM North EDSA building facade instead of SM Mall of Asia building  in the Philippine exhibit  last year .

SM The Block logo made from dozens of Lego brick

Last year’s event was more publicized due to the cooperation of various NGO groups , Department of Tourism and blogging community .

According to the event organizers, they wanted to bring this exhibit to the people living  in the northern part of Metro Manila and surrounding areas. Since there was a public clamor to bring it back   for this year .

Lego exhibit view from the second floor of SM North Edsa, The main exhibit is  32ft. x 20 ft. Philippine map built with LEGO bricks!

Ifugao headdress made from lego mosaic

LEGO will be featuring once again their Philippine map with famous regional landmarks such as Luneta, Fort Santiago, El Nido Resorts, Crocodile Farm,  Vigan, Batanes Lighthouse, Pearl Farm Beach, Siargao island, Bohol ‘s chocolate hills , stilts houses in Sitangkai – Tawi-Tawi province  and other interesting Filipino sites and local culture  in a huge exhibit.

Moriones Festival from Marinduque province

Masskara Festival from Bacolod

Paoay Church and Bangui Wind Mills of Ilocos Norte

T- Boli weave pattern assembled  from Lego bricks

Logo of The Block using Lego bricks

 tourist destinations in the Visayan regions

lego replica of San Juanico bridge which connects Leyte and Samar

surfing in Siargao , Surigao del Norte province

replica of  Pearl Farm resort houses in Samal , Davao

colorful vintas represented the southern parts of the archipelago

children assemble lego parts

The exhibit will run until June 16, 2012

Source:

Website: http://www.sm-northedsa.com/events/lego-it%E2%80%99s-more-fun-philipines-exhibit#

Avengers promotional item hits Philippines

Jollibee, a popular fast food chain in the Philippines is currently holding a promotional deal with the upcoming movie THE AVENGERS (2012). Jollibee is a offering their Chickenjoy Bucket meal with the Avengers printed on their reusable buckets. Mugs with The Avengers are also available come April 22, 2012. There will also be a FREE Marvel Avenger comic included in the bucket meal .

Jollibee -Avenger Heat Mugs

The Avengers movie will be released on April 24, 2012 in theaters in the Philippines.

Jollibee : http://www.jollibee.com.ph/

Get a limited edition Petron Avengers Action Tumbler for only P 60.00 when you load up on any Petron Fuel worth P 1,000.00 at participating service stations. There are 4 piece set in order to complete the set.

PROMO MECHANICS

    • For every Php 1,000 single or accumulated original receipt purchase of any Petron fuel, the customer is entitled to buy one (1) Avengers Action Tumbler for Php 60.00 (VAT-inclusive) in participating Petron Service Stations nationwide.
    • Toy tumblers can only be redeemend from the participating Petron station where the customer loaded fuel.
    • The customer must present the single or accumulated receipts when redeeming the action tumbler.
    • Lost or damaged original receipts will not be replaced or honored.
    • Promo runs from April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012.

Marvel Avengers, Toy , Promotional Toy , comic collectors would definitely collects these promotional items. Since Marvel Heroes had a worldwide following , expect that there are also foreign collectors that will be collecting these Philippine promotional items.

Philippine based companies tend to issue a far lower quantity of these promotional merchandise as compared to their foreign counterparts.

Petron : http://www.petron.com/

Petron Promo : http://www.petron.com/promo-new-campaign.html

Different malls are also having their Avengers promotional items ranging from bags, toys, t-shirts, pencils, coin banks, action figures, eraser, lunch boxes , key chains , ball-pens , shoes  among others.