I invited my wife to visit the 12th World Bazaar Festival after our weekend date and I’m glad she agreed to check it out since its on the way going to our ride in SM MOA, the bazaar that sells new, unique and any kind of items for all ages is back again for its 12th year here in World Trade Center in Pasay City. It’s the longest bazaar for the holidays that will be opened from Dec 7-Dec 23, 2012 and gates open at 10 up to midnight. It’s like a tradition already for us pinoys who love to shop items for us and also items as gifts for our loved ones this Christmas. The World Bazaar organized by Worldbex is the much awaited shopping event every holiday season (and of course our event 7th Philippine Toyfair is also a much awaited event for toy geeks hehhee )
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We braved the traffic that Saturday and rode the taxi from Makati to World Trade Center, I like to suggest that you visit the bazaar on a weekday and at around 10am, so that you won’t encounter the clogged alleys and crowded version of a weekend shopping madness. But when we visited it last Saturday, that’s their 2nd day of opening, I noticed that the flow of people is not yet on its full blast. I’ve encounter before how crowded the World Bazaar and its hard to move and even shop, that’s why I advice my blog readers here to check the bazaar while its freshly opened. I’m sure the holiday rush hour will start this weekend, as Christmas breaks and vacations will start early to some people and it’s the last 2 weekends for you to shop around and buy gifts for yourself and to your loved ones.
My agenda that day is to check out the gadgets, toys, shirts and other novelty items. You know me as a novelty collector and also I love gadgets and toys for me and for my son, Ashton. My wife checks out some shirts that she love, but then she mentioned that its much more cheaper to buy some in St. Francis Sq. I laughed at it and told her that some of the shirts and clothes sold here are new and into follows the trend today. She bought some of those accessories for fashion, and then we bought a toy for Ashton, our agenda is to check the stores and items sold inside, but we’re not fully prepared for a massive shopping day,but we will next time, and maybe next week, I need to focus first in my job and my events.
For toys, there are some booths that sells authentic branded toys, other booths sells the ones I saw in local tiangge and maybe some of it came from Anding’s Toy Store in Tutuban mall ( we visited that store last month for a tv taping with GMA News TV’s Pop Talk). There are some interesting knocked off toys, like the LEGO-like blocks and figures that are sold for only P35, the talking Tom Cat, Avengers biggie figures and Marvel figures sold at P100 only, all are fakes but the quality are nice, I just hope that there’s no harmful chemicals used in making these toys, but I don’t recommend you buy it, just go for the original. There are lots of Hot Wheels toy car sold here, priced at P70 to P150, I didn’t bought one because in our event this Friday, we have the 2nd Philippine Die cast car and custom car show, and we have lots of toys sold here in our event.
For novelty items, I’m so curious about that Magic Wallet, water powered alarm clocks, DIY wall clocks, diorama Papelmerotti style clocks, iPhone lens, and many more.
Also, the food are is now located to a different location, the other side of the hall houses all food and beverage booth. This is a good decision from Worldbex to place the food booths away from the exhibitors booth. It’s a small space and sometimes its crowded with eaters.
The entertainment stage is much more bigger this year, and the ABS CBN celebrity booths are near the stage and lots of them are selling their own used shoes and clothes. Ohhh I want to own one clothes from Toni Gonzaga, I want to buy, but I want her to be there and buy the dress from her. (wish ko lang hahaha)
here are some photos taken from my iPhone 4s ( other stores don’t allow photos that’s why I didn’t use my Dslr)
The ticket booth – ticket are priced at P50 per person
hmm Hot Wheels toy cars on sale
and a pic of the hall way with lots of exhibitor booths
View of the crowd going to the middle of the hall and a view for the start of our tour
Hanging shirts and loose shirts for the lovely geeky ladies..oh my..geek boys will love to see ladies wearing these cool comic logos
Some logo branded shirts for guys and here’s a blouse that my wife saw (she’s interested to buy it yata)
more booths til the end of the hall… and here’s some geek shirts sold at P300 each
I like the Voltes V, Mazinger Z and Voltron shirts … and here’s a booth that sells cute shirts for girls with character designs
more shirts again..
Here’s the separate room only for food and dining
It’s a crowdy place for diners…. we ate Takoyaki from Octoboy for our merienda
Accessories for the ladies are sold here
Jake and the Neverland pirates dolls, never seen this in our local stores
Here’s the LEGO imitation toys… and ohh Lego Ninja GO got knocked off
Here’s an apple of my eye…a P1000 3 in one clip photo lens for iPhone, I’ll buy you soon!
And there are lots of character masks. I like that Iron Man with light up eyes
Here we bought the Bob the builder toy for only P180, and here’s the Talking Tom toy available in two versions
The water proof DSLR case is cheap here!! and that Coca Cola dispenser is so cute… for only P180 (yata)
haahaha funny customer in preso shirt ( but it’s a Palawan souvenir shirt)
Wow!! Everything at P50 booth…and here’s an accessory for the ladies booth
We just finished the half of the hall, check out the Worldbex display at the middle, with a Woobie mascot statue spinning round and round
Precious Moments are such a main stay here
Here’s the biggie size figures…… and ohh here’s a shirt that sells Funko Pop design Marvel characters…looks legit…. lol
And here’s a nice haven for comic and toy geeks….check out the Comicxhub booth, they sell awesome items from the DC and Marvel world. I skipped on checking other items, bec. I don’t have a load of money with me, I’m on a hunt of a set of Avengers vs. X-men comic books.
Lace and me
Ok that’s our round up for the 12th World Bazaar Festival 2012 here at the World Trade Center, I might post again soon for my next visit.
See ya and Merry Christmas!