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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Finding your fix at the 7th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2008



It’s hard to imagine seven years worth of pure, unadulterated joy brought about by a shared love for things. Simple things, like a comic book, a basketball card, a plastic toy action figure, a Matchbox car or an old 80’s die-cast robot. But these vestiges of childhood are precisely what sustain our imaginations, and carry on through time as replicas of the memories we cherished growing up. These days, these toys represent more than the scratched plastic of our youth. Now, these collectibles are part of a much bigger phenomenon called “pop-culture”. And yes, the Philippines has had its share of pop-culture for the past seven years with the annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, otherwise know as the Philippine Toycon.

And this year, the level of excitement has accumulated seven-fold, as fans of all things playable and collectible converge once again at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong to enjoy two days of sheer hyper pop-culture. It’s a blast of the latest toys, handheld and web games, film and animation, graphic art and design, movies, music and costume play. Mixed in are highly-anticipated events like the Philippine launch of Batman: The Dark Knight Movie and major toy company product displays like LEGO, Stikfas and Dig Deep Entertainment. And of course, the crowds all come to get their choice of thousands of different items to fill in the gaps in their collections, or to gawk at the colorful and flashy costumes meticulously prepared for Cosplay, a thrilling costume parade which is the highlight of each year’s Toycon.

Fans of pop culture will definitely find their fix in the 7th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention as it unfurls on June 14 and 15, 10Am to 9Pm at the SM Megatrade Hall 2 and 3 of the SM Megamall building B. For more information, and to register online for the various event contests, log on to www.toyconph.com.

This event is presented to you by the premier organizing group for the collectors market, Collectibles Unlimited, partnered with the SM Megatrade Hall, Globe Broadband and the official TV channel, GMA. It is sponsored by MaxiCollector, Level Up Games, Warner Brothers Pictures, Psicom, LEGO, Fudge Magazine, Wacom, Solar Entertainment, Toy Kingdom and Eveready with the official online news media, Inquirer.net. Also done in cooperation with Stikfas, McDonalds, E-Games, Fully Booked, 2Rats, Comic Odyssey, and Hobby Master with Media partners, Manila Bulletin, Sugar-Sugar, Yehey.com, SPOT.ph, ClicktheCty.com, Jack TV, Crime Suspense, Magic 89.9, NU 107, Playground and Bounce magazine and the official Music channel of the Philippine Toycon, MTV.

So reserve the date and enjoy this great pop-culture phenomenon - experience the Philippine Toycon 2008!

Good bye to Rudy "Da boy" Fernandez

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just heard the breaking news this morning in DZMM

Jinggoy Estrada confirmed the news via phone call in DZMM, and he was crying really hard.

Rudy Fernandez died this morning at around 6:35 and he died fighting cancer.
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so sad to hear this, been seeing his action movie with my parents during my youngling years and I like his movies especially - Walang personalan, trabaho lang and the Eddie Fernandez movie
he's one of my fave action stars after FPJ

condolence to his family, friends and fans

Friday, June 06, 2008

program sched - not yet final - 7th Philippine Toy Con production note 26

possible to change
Will be updated 'til June 13th.




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EVENT PROGRAMME DAY 1
June 14, 2008


10am
Ribbon Cutting and Event Opening
Contest submission starts
Band Performance
video Showing - Toy con presentation past to present

11am
Band performance - Faultline
Fan film screening
Raffle and Games
Stage games
major sponsors segment
co presentors segment

12nn
Band performance - Psicom band 1
Fan film screening
Raffle and games
major sponsors segment
co presentors segment


1pm
Animation shortfilm screening
Raffle and games
Live Auctions
Band performance - FRIO
Kids game - Name that Toon
LEGO on the spot building contest
Toy Collector Presentation
major sponsors segment
co presentors segment

2pm
Band Performance - DRT
Raffle and games
Kids game - Name that Toon
LEGO presentation
Live Auctions
Voice Acting and Dubbing Contest
Star Wars Philippines/ 501st Legion stage presentation
major sponsors segment
co presentors segment


3pm
Raffle and Games
Panel Discussions with comic creators
Mars Ravelo - Awarding ceremony
Toy Collector Presentation
Pullip Pilipinas doll photo shoot (photo wall area)
Live Auctions
major sponsors segment
co presentors segment


4pm
Band Performance - Ducklings
Raffle and games
Individual Cosplay contest catwalk
Live Auctions


5pm
Band Performance - Fuseboxx
Raffle and games
Kids game - Name that Toon
PS3 Gaming Demo - Devil May Cry 4


6pm
Band performance - Reklamo
Fan Film screening
Toy Collector Presentation
Raffle and games
Cosplay winners announcement



7pm
Band performance - Geek city riot
Raffle and games
Toy Collector Presentation
Contest winners announcement
co-presentor segment

8pm
Band performance - Do Ahou
Raffle and games
Live Auctions
co-presentor segment

9pm
Day 1 ends





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EVENT PROGRAMME DAY 2
June 15, 2008


10am
Contest submission starts
Short Animation and Fan Film screenings
Band Performance - Rakuen Science

11am
Band Performance - Psicom band 2
Fan film screening
Raffle and Games
major sponsors hour
co presentors hour

12nn
Band performance - biscochiong halimaw
Fan film screening
Raffle and games
Live Auctions
Kids game - Name that Toon
major sponsors hour
co presentors hour


1pm
Band Performance - Placid
LEGO on the spot building contest
Toy Collector Presentation
Animation shortfilm screening
WACOM on the spot drawing challenge finals
Kids game - Name that Toon
Raffle and games
Collectibles Live Auctions on Stage
major sponsors hour
co presentors hour

2pm
Band Performance - Insanara
Alodia Gosiengfiao Meet and Greet
Toy Collector Presentation
Panel Discussions with Comics Creators and Artists
Raffle and games
Kids game - Name that Toon
Voice Acting and Dubbing Contest
major sponsors hour
co presentors hour


3pm
Band Performance by - Haponesang Dilat
Toy Collector Presentation
Panel Discussions with movie and tv personalities
Live Auctions
Kids game - Name that Toon
major sponsors hour
co presentors hour


4pm
Group cosplay catwalk starts
Marian Rivera - Meet and Greet

5pm
Band performance - Dr. Mindbender
2nd Philippine Game Girl

6pm
Group Cosplay winners
Contest Awarding
PS3 Gaming Demo - Metal Gear Solid 4

7pm
Band performance - Loose your Beer Belly
Raffle and games
Toy Collector Presentation

8pm
Raffle and games
Epilogue AVP - prepare for TOYCON 2009

9pm
Event ends

I want him to perform at Toy Con !!!




I'm now wishing that Gorgoro can perform live at the Toy con :)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

LEGO kick-off event at Rustan's Makati ( June 8, 2008)

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everyone is invited!!!


Let's Play!

Build your way to LEGOLAND Denmark!

Come to the LEGO kick-off Event to find out how..

When : June 8, 2008 ( Sunday)
Time : 2:00 PM
Where : 3rd Level, Rustan's Makati


check out our group LEGO Philippines Bricksters
http://philbricksters.multiply.com

here's a BIG UPDATE !!!!!!!

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medyo busy..... but after this day... i can go into blogging again :)
thats my toys above.... just toying around to take out this stress.....

below are some of my updated twitter post :)

so many great bands! im listening to http://www.purevolume.com/s... maybe i'll organize rock event nxt time and call it AZ FEST! ahhaha

just discovered http://pinoyspeedcubers.for...

istening to PLACID... http://bastaplacid.multiply... nice tunes... im trying to get them a line up for toycon.. oh man, too bad that i can't attend the cake event this friday. event meeting is important.. but hey check out the italianis food blog event @TARUGOMAN yeah. bigger the toycon this year. im now training with master yoda, need to medidate and go on the next .arghhh deadline!!!!! @imshey arghh.missed your message, its near goodwill village. nice place.. its a reggae venue, but the night converted it into heavy souls going out today to meet @lacellanora and to my team for the toycon tvc.. also Insanara will perform tonight in One luv bar paranaque :) Insanara band will have a gig tonight in One Luv Bar in Paranaque.. its a big indie rock night out! weird... i ordered a dark mocha frappucino in starbucks..and it is still taste like an ordinary mocha java chip frappy. im here in starbucks podium..still a walking zombie... no sleep yet, more deadlines to finish.. sometimes i wish that im in neverland ohh boy... forgot to print my Photos portfolio for a trade show exhibit in PICC .arghhhh..the horror of cramming huuhuhuhuhh! for my tv guesting today at 730am - for those who dont have a tv set in their office, watch the live streaming at http://www.untvweb.com/ i'm guesting at UNTV today from 7:30am to 8:am this tuesday! watch me! and watch my band INSANARA! www.insanaramusic.multiply.com ohooh.welcome to the graveyard shift!!! ehoohohoh... deadline TVC's..again @TARUGOMAN i think he got the scar during his battle with Asajj Ventress in Clone wars @shinkaide re: Indy4, i enjoyed it! so fun to watch Indy and Shia Jones! haaha I should rename the movie Indy 4 and the X-files Az video blog - May 2008 event compilation http://tinyurl.com/5u2ed4 im such a loser... haven't seen Indiana Jones movie, even they say the movie is bad. buy hey, i grew up watching indy movies.. arghhhh im having problems for my band's gig tomorrow night..im so disappointed..scared.. so worried.. where the hell is the cloverfield monster?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

my tv guesting this tuesday in the morning

i'm guesting at UNTV today from 7:30am to 8:am this tuesday! watch me! and watch the band INSANARA!

also, i'll be there to promote ToyCon

arghh.....i haven't sleep yet, so don't laugh at me when you see me like a zombie :(

tvc for mtv - 7th Toy Con production note 24

azzz... tulog ka na!!!!!

ZZzzzzZZzz..Zz..zz


im not a pro when comes to this thing...

orig music by: ducklings
voice over : bryan of Creative Voices
edited using Sony Vegas
photo collage : animoto.com
photos by toycon photographers and visitors ( from toy groups)




Sunday, June 01, 2008

Az video blog - May 2008 event compilation

this is one of my new video blog projects, I'm compiling all kinds of events, activities and party that I attended for the month of May 2008, so when you view the video, you'll see different kinds of happenings that I'm involved and also I participated. I used my original digital composing of music, the title is "Stars in the box", I composed it during a Starbucks hang out months ago with Lace and her office mates.

the video is a little bit a collage of events and sorry for not editing that well. Most of the footage are from my video and photos, while others are from my friend Victor Velasco, who uses his PSP camera in shooting videos.

from my trip to Ongpin to Kitchie Nadal event to our outing in Josephines to bloggers event to comic events and anime convention, its a 6 minute short highlight on what happened in the world of pop culture..well its my take and hope I can capture the moments more.

view the video below.

the blog is mightier than the sword

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If you didn't know yet, Jun Lozada the main star and witness of the ZTE scandal is now into blogging. Yesterday at the event of Blogger's Kapihan at the Kape Tasyo in Quezon City. It was a blog launching for Jun Lozada's blog and bloggers were invited to attend and join the open forum. I was not there to check out the blog launch and for me this is the most awaited blog for political fans and avid pinoy drama.

I'm one of those people who listened and watch the hearings on tv and radio during its first revelation to the public, and because that the issue is now less more being tackled, its a great way to go back again and think of what is happening after the big drama.

the blog of Jun Lozada is not that too much revealing, some post are more on what he believes and the philosophy he observes, he also talk about some analogy in which will help more for the country, a message for the youth and also about what he learned from our great national hero.
Jun Lozada is not Jose Rizal, but for this blog, he uses it not just to fight back, but its a blog about him and his true opinion. Its like we are reading a free Jun Lozada Ebook, and its great to see him blog and it will be better if he blog before.. the blogging Australian hit the news. But its better to be late than never. Its a great blog for Pinoy who want change for the country. And its a blog reading ground for lovers and haters of the star witness.

I might visit the blog for updates and I'm still predicting that this blog will be hot in the coming days or months. Because the first 4 post is not yet revealing, maybe Jun Lozada is avoiding the trouble of being charge with libel, but my advice is.. use codenames!

Welcome to the blogging world Mr. Lozada!

for more info, read all about it at http://jlozada.com

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.

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