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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite



I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Monday, June 29, 2015

blog coverage: 14th Toycon Philippines 2015 – day 1

Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1

June 19, 2015 – It’s the day that we are waiting for, we officially opened the doors to our 14th Toycon Philippines 2015 on a Friday and everyone are so excited about our opening day. For our first day, we only opened the two halls of Megatrade Halls for the public. At hall 1, people can now shop with our 150 plus exhibitors and also will get a chance to take home some freebies by visiting our sponsors booth. I heard that IFLIX is giving away a loot bag plus a demo subscription to IFLIX.

I was expecting to be there on time, like around 10am, but my laptop needs to back up before I bring it to the tech booth at our event and use it to play some movie trailers and use it for audio and visual at the stage area. I didn’t expected that the back up of files will take hours….so I stayed and waited for its completion.

I’m glad that I have two laptops that day, so I used my 2nd laptop to do some online promotions of the event and also got a time to answer all inquiries that arrives nonstop in our email inbox.

Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1

Behind the scenes --- I was so stressed and excited at the same time. I’m glad that our pet dog Woopee is here to comfort me hhahaa.

Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1


Its Friday and the most hectic day to travel to Manila. Here I rode the MRT going to SM Megamall. The weird events inside the MRT is that…the train always experienced power failure in every train station. I don’t know what’s happening but everyone inside the train are nervous.

I just prayed and wish that the train will reach my destination before it stay dead. I’m not so ready to walk in the middle of the train tracks…not during our event.

Well, I’m glad that I reached the venue with no hassle.


Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1

Inside Toycon Philippines! wohohoh… I’m now here at my tech booth area.
Ready to drive this boat…to geek happiness.


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I got the time to roam around that is near in our tech booth.
Here’s the set up of our statue gallery and life size statue made by local sculptors.

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Life size statues from Halimaw Sculptures, Joseph Mahusay and Jun Asilo.


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Spotted also…life size statue of The Hulk

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And…. Hulk Buster Iron Man

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ha! I super love our set up for this year. Also there’s more life size statues at the Maxi Collector booth, they have a life size Ultron, Iron Man, Captain America, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite.

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Behind our tech booth is this large set up of Ant-Man. People can take photo with the set up and Ant-Man-size themselves with the large PHP 5 coin hahhaa. Awesome!

Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1

Here I visited the set up of Halimaw Sculptures.

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Darna, Captain Barbell and Superman vs. Batman (I think it’s a scene from Batman Hush)

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Future Hulk aka Maestro and World War Hulk

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A battle statue featuring World War Hulk vs. Juggernaut.



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My college classmate and buddy Mike surprised me when he visits Toycon
thanks pare!!


Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1

Members of Pinoy Lego User Group dropped by in our tech booth to hand over to me this awesome card. Thanks guys! I gave this to my son and I told him that he is now a member of Pinoy LUG.
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Stage area.

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Midnight Channels, a two man band that performs electronica music and theme songs from games.

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Tony Tuason of Flipgeeks is doing a World of DC Comics trivia on stage.


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Ohh spotted some love and hug there.


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We also witnessed the induction of new officers of the Coca Cola Collectors Club Philippines. Inducted by Adel Tamano, the Vice-President Public Affairs and Communications of Coca Cola Philippines.

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After the induction of officers, the collector club gave a plaque of appreciation to us at Toycon Philippines. Thank you for the support.

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Oishi giveway time… answer the trivia or join the bring me to win some prizes from Oishi wow!


Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1

Ant-Man movie also launches a contest via hashtag. Take a selfie at the Atn-Man sign and upload it with hashtag #AntmanME. I joined just for sample purposes only hahaha.


Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1

Big surprise to see DJ Janice Dizon here at the Toycon. She did some music mixing at the Mindstyle booth. Great to see you again!!!

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Check out her Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/facckkyeeaitzjaanniiceee
for some booking and also model photoshoot.


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Here’s Arion hosting the inagural Toycon Pop Quiz…
it’s a Quiz night battle of the geeks.

Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 1

Here’s some names of team joiners. hahhah Avengers Alliance Authority vs. Mang Kanor’s Fury


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Pop Culture Quiz battle…til the end.

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Cholo and Arion also hosted the IFLIX Pop Quiz…



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Also.. I met my blog contest winners.. Thanks guys for joining. They won Avengers tshirts c/o SM IMAX Theater.


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2nd place winner of the Toycon Pop Quiz – Team Mang Kanor’s Fury


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1st place winner of the Toycon Pop Quiz – Team Full Tank Mo
They won 1st place versus 8 geek teams..

astig!! 2nd Toycon Pop Quiz: Ultimate Battleground Edition will run again next year 2016 at the SMX.

Thanks so much to Wonderworks Unlimited for organizing and hosting the 1st Toycon Pop Quiz.
check out their quiz event service here at https://www.facebook.com/wonderworks.unltd


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At the end of day 1…… here’s my non toy finds hahahahah
Rin-bee cheese sticks from Oishi.. I super love this chips.


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And then…I learned that ….we’re promoting the Asia Pop Comicon 2015 in our Toycon Philippines 2015 event… oha…first appearance here!

-- end of day 1


The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. 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 the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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