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Toys Reign Even When It Rains - Toycon Day 2 Coverage

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It was my first time heading to the annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention during a rainy day. But what the event has in store was definitely worth it for those who brave the downpour.

A rain of toys
I entered the SMX Convention Center slightly drenched from the rain outside. But all the activity and the people moving around made the convention hall a little warmer inside.

Right from the entrance, visitors like me were greeted by an impressive display featuring local superheroes Darna, Captain Barbell, and Lastikman. The booth contains several impressive large-sized statues of Mars Ravelo's three most iconic characters.


There are also a generous helping of T-shirt’s, posters, and other merchandise for fans.
The booth was a nice reminder that these three characters still are popular despite the lack of mainstream presence in the last few years. As of late, the Darna movie teased in last year’s Toycon to feature actress Liza Soberano has yet to go into productio…

2018 Toycon PH Poplife FanXperience - Day 1 - Presscon and EventHighlights

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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 mov…

[Press Release] Pop Culture heroes to come out and play in Toycon 2018

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Two Power Rangers, a Peter Pan Fire Lord, a lycan (ie. werewolf), and a legendary comic book creator are coming to TOYCON POPLIFE FanXperience 2018 on June 8-10, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

The Philippine TOYCON, Asia’s longest-running culture convention for toys, collectibles, and various pop culture fandoms, announced the latest line up of guests for this year’s highly-anticipated event.





Leading the list is comic book industry Hall of Famer Neal Adams, whose reinvention of Batman’s look to the blue-and-gray color scheme highlights his work and influence during the 1960s and 1970s, aside from creating Batman villains Ra’s al Ghul and Man-Bat, and revitalized other titles such as Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and X-Men.

Filipino-American actor Dante Basco will get to meet his kababayan fans. He played Peter Pan’s sidekick Rufio in the 1991 movie Hook alongside Robin Williams, and is the voice actor for the fire-bender Zuko in Nickelodeon’s Avatar…

Toys R Us - Closing Sale

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Toys R Us is one of my favorite hangout. I usually go there to if there are new toys to check out or if am looking for presents on Christmas. The company announced that they are closing all 735 stores in United States, going out for business sale is ongoing on several branches that until they run out of inventory :(




I stopped by at Niles, IL branch nearby my home on a Saturday afternoon to check out some of the toys that I want to adopt. The outside "going out business" banners were posted even plastered on store doors.

Upon entering inside the store, I saw discount banners up to 50% on each aisle. Each brands also labeled how much discounts they offer and a guide pricelist pasted on each racks.

There were aisles that were empty and some toys were mixed up so it is hardly to select on small items.







Barbie dolls and accessories are 40% Off. I'm looking for holiday dolls but I think its already sold out.Some DIY Kits are 50% OFF from baking, slush machine, sweet tarts and ic…