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/

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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.

6th TAGCOM

Toys ~ Anime ~ Gaming ~ COsplay ~ Movies/Maquettes

Hobbiworx Inc. in cooperation with Robinsons Midtown Mall brings you…..

6th TAGCOM Toys & Hobbies Convention
March 30, 31 & April 1, 2012

Hobbiworx Inc. in cooperation with Robinsons Midtown Mall brings you….

10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Admission is FREE

Source: Hobbiworx

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