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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

blog coverage: 14th Toycon Philippines 2015 – day 2

Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 2

June 20, 2015 – It’s the 2nd day of Toycon and it’s the craziest, exciting, and crowded day ever in our venue. We totally prepared for it and I learned that we already broke the record of the number of visitors on day 1 and I believe that we broke another record for day 2. Its jam packed and over crowded…I felt it right in my face because hall 1-2 is inaccessible due to shoulder to shoulder traffic.

I arrived at 10am and I nearly missed the ribbon cutting, I’m glad that I gave my tech booth partner Toto a copy of that Star Wars – Throne room music bgm. The ribbon cutting was fine and our front gate was attended by Jedis and 501st legion Philippine chapter.

I got in a state of panic when I noticed that the mini sound system was failing…due to loose cable wire to the speaker. I’m glad that the ribbon cutting was quick and I ran toward the tech booth and we played more Star Wars music when the all Star Wars cosplay group march down on to the stage.

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I also met my program direction assistant, Dems, wearing our color coordinate shirt of the day…which I fail because I wore the wrong color for day 2 hahahaa.


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The Star Wars group is on stage to announce the opening of Toycon Philippines 2015 day 2.


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They also performed an awesome skit….. re-enacting some scenes from the movie. Here’s the 1st encounter of Darth Vader and Princess Leia, it’s a scene from A New Hope.

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Philippines chapter for the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion at Toycon Philippines 2015.


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After some hours of fan film screenings and movie trailers from our movie partner, the panel talk for day 1 started when Luk Chee Chew went on stage to present his toy design creation, Dweey. It’s a giraffe vinyl toy with different design and with a functionality of a USB storage drive.

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He shared that anyone can use the Dweey toy to create their own design, as a display, toy collectible, or décor at home. He brought some Dweey toy and he sold it at PHP 350 here in our event.

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The Enchantment cosplay group, all are cosplaying Disney characters, they are here on stage inviting the Toycon visitors to meet them in person and do a free photo op.


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Oneal of the 501st Legion-Philippines chapter invited Elrick Jundis, a pinoy actor who works in Skywalker Ranch, he shared his experience on stage and tell a story on how he was able to join as one of the Jedi in Star Wars Episode 2.

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Toy collectors group on stage to share about toy collecting.




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Warner TV game segment… that big beach ball is flying at the stage area..who ever catches it will win some prizes.


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Marvel Comics panel by Whats a Geek, Flipgeeks and Komikon. They shared some news on what’s going on in the comics, toys, and movie universe of Marvel.

Good job guys!


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Spotted two clowns at Toycon…..


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Carlo Patrick Torres shows up in his Jotaro costume.
nice one pre!

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Spotted a doll cosplayer at Toycon.


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But the most highlighted cosplay sighting is Izabel Cortez, she went at our event dressed up as Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad.

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Great to see you again Izabel!


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Rock concert segment… Toycon Philippines brought together the best of pinoy rock bands on stage. Here we invited the progressive band – Timeline Panorama.

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Another rock metal hit at Toycon is the performance of the popular metal band – Valley of Chrome. They are here because they just launched a special urban art toy – Psyklonus the viking figure, designed by JeAA. check it out here at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1045912135435666.1073741890.244214375605450&type=3

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Thanks to the Valley of Chrome band for sharing their metal music to our Toycon audiences..I just can’t believe that pop culture fans are also metal heads.



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While there are some ongoing sideshows happening at the stage, It got some time to visit our Toy gallery area and also the toy customize contest.

We have the customized action figure contest, toy design contest, doll dressed up contest, and customized mecha figure contest. I noticed that all participants level of skills is getting better and better every year.

check out my photo gallery below and see their entries.

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I have a list of winners, and I will post it in our Toycon website – www.toyconph.com


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We also launched a Star Wars pin up art contest. and here are the entries of our participants.


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The artwork with the word “Fett” won 1st place and the artwork with the title “ New Hope” won 2nd place.


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Here’s our toy photography contest.
Its hard to judge this for sure..because lots of photo content are so awesome.


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All entries are awesome…its hard to pick my winner.. But for me, I like the Michael Jackson and UP photo.

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Here are our winners – 1st place – Final Fantasy – the photographer uses real fire for the background… and 2nd place UP – photo taken in Mount Pulag… wow oh wow!! I learned the backside of the photos when we interviewed the photographers on stage.

galeng!!!

Toycon Philippines 2015 - day 2

HERE ARE SOME SCENES AT THE STAGE AREA.

Thanks to our wonderful and awesome event emcee – Rence David and comedian Marcelle Fabie for hosting the three day event.

You can book them guys for hosting gig
Rence - https://www.facebook.com/iamrencie?fref=ts
Marcelle - https://www.facebook.com/mistervader?fref=ts

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The cuddle and cute Doraemon is here with his friends..the crowd went wild when they saw Doraemon

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Look at the crowd… hahaha

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Doraemon and friends are here to promote the movie – Doraemon: Stand by Me.


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We also met the cast of “Tanods”, it’s a web comedy series produced and directed by our Toycon friend – Miko Livelo. Congrats Miko.

Also… Bea Benedicto sent an awesome cute and charm overload at the event..which was caught immediately by fellow geeks.. yup I know how it feels hahaha..cute overload.

check out Tanods here at https://www.facebook.com/TanodsTV5

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E3 ended few days ago during the Toycon event, but we created our own version and showcased some top games that was revealed during E3. Here’s Chad Ting Ramos showcasing the remake of Final Fantasy VII ands some other games that will be available soon.

check out their E3 aftermath report at http://www.reimarufiles.com/2015/06/16/sonys-e3-2015-wrapper/


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Ashley Gosiengfiao, and her band Midnight Meetings, is here at Toycon, fresh from the Indie Rock Awards, performed their hit and also won a lot of love from fans. See that heart shape on photo.


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Authority Hoodie showcased their new line of DC Comics licensed hoodies. The stage of Toycon was turned into a fashion show cat walk.

check their FB page on how you can order those DC comics hoodies - https://www.facebook.com/authorityhoodiee?fref=ts


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For the cosplay solo category contest, our cosplay queen Alodia Gosiengfiao went on stage to say hello and introduce a fellow cosplayer and also judge – Lui Aquino.

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Banana…..banana…no they are not Bananas in Pajamas. They are Bob, Kevin and Stuart from the Minions movie.

omg. they are so cute… ahhahaha.

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Free photo op on stage…

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Oh crap.. I was there and I forgot to have a selfie with these cute Minion characters.



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And here are some scenes happening infront of my tech booth hahaha.

Jeff and Seff…blogger tandem forever hahah. Thanks guys for visiting

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Glenn Marc Antonio wears his Flash TV version costume


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Super inggit ako… because our attendees scored some freebies at the IFLIX booth. I heard that their tumbler is nice daw.


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Cute people…. spotted a mom and her kid riding a R2D2 stroller…

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Best is…. A kid wearing a Voltes V costume is roaming around the venue.


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Regrets..I got these photos only from the toy gallery. I have no toy gallery photos of this year..


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The toy gallery is crowded too and I have no time to roam around, I just saw some exhibits, but I didn’t got a chance to do some photo shoots..awww.


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Our cosplay contest judges – Lui Aquino, Sumi Go and Alodia Gosienfiao

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Our other judge is from IFLIX, Trixie Esguerra.

Below are photos from the cosplay solo category.

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I don’t have photos of the awarding..but I got this one photo of our Best Chibi cosplayer.


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Okay..that ends my coverage of day 2..
I got a time to roam around after the end of our stage activities..

I spotted this Proton pack toy in one of the booth..and I remembered that I want this toy during my grade school days.. oh boy..I want to buy it..but I don’t know if I can wear it..because its too small for me hahaha

oo.. lalaruin ko yan talaga.

-- end of day 2

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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