I remembered when a group of toy collectors meet up in a small conference room, showing their collections and chatting about their favorite characters. There was never a dull moment seeing them exchanging views on the latest superhero or sci-fi movies, comics they read and tips on where to find good stuff.
After few years, a group was formed “The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles” aka TOYCON PH. They started to organized an event for all toys, collectibles, hobbies, comics, gaming and a lot of pop culture! From a small venue to occupying all halls in Megatrade Hall – Toycon is one of the largest convention in Manila! The rest is history. Many tried to copy their style, but Toycon is much more dedicated and well-experienced compared with the others who only want to earn money. Toycon has a heart and passion in what they do. No event is perfect so they are trying to be more flexible by listening to what the attendees would like to experience. From small spaces they moved to a new location, still Toycon reigns as Asia’s biggest and longest running convention.
On its 17 years, they partnered with Poplife and FanXperience. When East meets West. From hobby to fandom to pop culture. I am so excited to share the presscon videos and photos taken by my friends who keep on supporting Toycon despite of their busy schedule.
The first part of this blog post will be Day 1 which they held a Press Conference (lucky them to see the celebrities & guests) and another friend of mine covered Day 2. I am so grateful to share their experience on my blog.
Photos and Video Credits to Emerson Sy, Also a big thanks to Andrea.