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Saturday, December 22, 2007

2ND Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair production note 8

it was a very tiring day yesterday as the 2nd Toys and Collectibles Christmas fair kick off on its first opening day and people were into a panic buying getting the new stuff and also jackpot items.

yeah! just bought a P500 Transformers movie Jazz figure (1st edition)
and got goodies of a 5 DVD disc set of Maskman from CSCENTRAL
and many items!

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Army of Iron man

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another Cinamoroll to be added to Lace's collection

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life size head of Balrog

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me and cholo hosting the Auction activity. that Balrog statue was bought at P2600

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Collectibles Unlimited with the toy collectors

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Wilson Tortosa in santa clause mode, giving away free sketches at the Glass House Graphics booth

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not from the xmas toycon event, on the other side of the building
me and Lace met the characters of Walt Disney!
yey! we met Mickey Mouse !!! whhohohohoo

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me vs. a face hugger.
dreaming of showing the AVP 2 this xmas season

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with the boys of Pinoy Toy Kolektors

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What're ya waiting for bub ?
go and come at our event.

gahhh!! im late, time to get a cold shower!

Friday, December 21, 2007

2ND Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair production note 7

today is the big day!
and its 9:30am and Im late
got a mild fever this morning, i just stayed in bed and let my body heated by the sun just to let the fever go away.

here are some photos from last night ingress,

check out the lifesize Batman Begins statue

2008 is the year of tha bats again

Misyel, Lace, Devastator, Magnusjam and RG (standing behind)


and finally, our last photo before my battery depletes
dinner in Mannang restaurant before the big day, chomping Kalderatang Kambing, Stuff Tofu and Cheesy Baked Oyster. thats an early victory dance.

see you all later!
bring lots of cash hahhahaa~!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

2ND Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair production note 6

Linky Link!!! thanks to everyone for linking and blogging about the event.
now time to go for the ingress.

and many more links!!!! whohohooh!!! Thanks again !!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

2ND Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair production note 5

here's a sample music clip
live acoustic performance by Brian Josef this Saturday at 3pm.
at the International Christmas Fair 2007 and 2nd Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair.
event will be on Megatrade Hall 3, stage area.

Songwriter-singer Brian Josef is a fresh whiff of air. He is fun and unpredictable. His narrative is both frank and playful. He captures the vibe of the generation that celebrates individuality perfectly. He mimics life in the city through his sounds and stories, and expresses his own uniqueness with his music. Brian fuses elements from various musical styles and recording technology to create the overall effect of his music. He is forward-looking yet grounded on the traditions of excellent musicianship. The result, a perfect blend that is sophisticated and exciting. It is a whole new sound that is crazy but incredible.

He believes that there is no bad or good in music. For artists like himself, the music is a way to express one's self and that honesty makes any form of music resistant to criticism.

This philosophy must have taken its roots from his childhood. "When I listen to a song, my parents did not comment on whether the song was good or not. If I like what I heard, I ask them for the title. They were only happy to oblige," he says.

Yet this philosophy feeds on his desire to insist on distinguishing good music from the truly beautiful ones. And it has encouraged him to improve his craft further.

Crazy but Incredible is a two-feat achievement for the young artist, first as an excellent song writer and musician who can whip up interesting stories and concoct riveting imagery against the rollercoaster twists and turns of his melodies. Words and music of all 12 songs in the album are by Brian. Second as a compelling singer blessed with a distinct singing voice that convincingly delivers the songs with an alternative and pop flair.

Another thing of note is the exquisite production of the album. All tracks were recorded with live instrumentation by a distinguished group of musicians. It's slick, tight, and rearing to soar.

Crazy But Incredible , Brian's carrier single, which is also the title of his debut album released under Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a perfect preface to the album and the artist.
For more information on BRIAN JOSEF, please don't hesitate to contact the undersigned.
Thanks and Best Regards,
Ad & Promo Coordinator - Cueshe, Zelle, Brian Josef
Talentfolio, Inc.
0915-2270846 / 0919-4236285
(02) 927-0846 / (02) 436-1283 / Telefax: (02) 433-0790

no mouse

I'm having a hard time this morning, because I found out that my optical mouse is dead and now doing some programming stuff for the website work slows me down, plus my hand aches using a different mouse. the favorite mouse that Im using is from Cdrking, its a gray-black mouse kinda like a Genius mouse, my other favorite mouse is an artists mouse just purchased it last year in TCA and it got a nice look and the mouse was built for graphic artists. I can't get a new artist mouse because it cost P900 and i can't find a new stock here in Manila and I dont know where it is available.

going back to the CDrking mouse, I like it alot because of its shape, it relaxes my hand and it doesnt give any wrist burn or aches. i got two of these bought it, i think 5 months ago, and the 1st one died last night, while the other mouse is have a defect on the left click, sometimes give me a rough action when layouting stuff and editing.

Im thinking to buy it again in CDRking later, might buy a new mouse for my laptop, because im so excited to install this artists search for the glass house graphics website and it gives me a lot of trouble already when using the old mouse with a left click defect.

the cdrking mouse costs at around P200 hahahaha, so its a buy and throw it away later item, and sometimes it has bad lifespace, probably if I buy one it might die again after 5 months.

hmm, i'll try to get two mouse just incase it stays dead again, or buy another mouse with a good quality brand just for a change.

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this is the cdrking mouse with the name brand Laser

ok til the next blog update.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

2ND Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair production note 4

Here's another quick production note update for the Xmas toycon event. Just visited the 1st day and opening of the International Christmas Fair in Megatrade Hall 2-3 and I just saw the setup and venue for the 2nd toys and collectibles christmas fair. the event will be located in the Megatrade Hall 2. I took some pics here to show you where the event will be held.

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entrance inside the Megatrade Hall 2, International Christmas Fair

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the big venue

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Megatrade Hall 2 entrance
me and the banner tarp that I layout

more photos here
2nd toys and collectibles xmas fair - day zero photos part 1

here's some added inputs for the event. There will be a toyshow feat. Transformers by Transformers Philippines, GI JOE toys by Toy Soldiers 1:18, Customized action figure toy show by Action Figure Philippines and Zoids toys by Zoids Philippines. Its a big toy show for all, you can play the toys, touch them, hold them, talk to the owners, interact with the fans, but you can't take it home with you. My effective style of promoting toys and having an interaction with the owners and fans. I just don't like the toys to be put inside a display glass cabinet, because these are toys and we must play with it. thats a great idea that I made last time for the Transformers movie merchandise launch and the GI JOE 25th anniversary event.

also Yuri Timg and Noli Coronado will be there for the Dig Deep Entertainment talent search, they will be opening up a talent search for hobby painters, illustrators and sculptures for their company in making statues and action figures for clients like Diamond Select, Marvel Comics and etc. The people from Glass House Graphics will be there exhibiting some print artworks of their artists and also will be there to do a talent search and portfolio review for people who wants to work with Glass House Graphics and break in to the international comics industry, just like what others do, show your portfolio, do some samples and if the client likes it you'll get a job from various international comic company like Tokyo Pop, Marvel, DC, Image and other independent comics company world wide.

Im so excited for this 3 day event and it will be more on pure selling. No other programs, contests or mishi mashi stuff. its a grand bazaar for the toy-comics-anime-movies pop culture this holiday season.

will make another update next for the Christmas Cosplay show and the ingress on Thursday

Marikina turns to be our local Cybertron in the Philippines

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MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando aka "BF" and Marikina Mayor Maria Lourdes Fernando had transformed the city of Marikina into a Cybertroninan attraction. Transformers sculptures and robotic metal sculpture were exhibited in the area of Marikina Riverpark up to the Riverbank place. Hundreds of people brought their kids to see a one of a kind attraction featuring the Transformers, movie characters, cartoons and comic icons like Superman, Batman, Fantastic Four, Spider-man, Lastikman and Resident Evil.

The attraction is free for everyone to view and also you can watch your favorite blockbuster film for free. The exhibit is an annual competition of each of the baranggay in Marikina.

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with Lace and Misyel

We will feature the Transformers line. You can see the sculpture installations of the Ark, then a robotic Superman vs. Megatron statue diorama behind the Daily Planet globe look a like, and a walk through tunnel featuring Transformers cosplay group costumes.

above the Ark, you can spot a projected film of the Transformers movie.

Its funny to see their promotional banner and poster showing Mr. BF and Mrs. Mayor Fernandez heads pasted on Optimus Prime and Bumble Bee characters.

Some of the poster signs in the area are blown up feat. the Alternators toy line of Transformers.

Storm trooper of Star Wars, scrap metal sculpture

The exhibit will run til January 2008, to visit the area take a ride from Cubao with the SSS Village Jeep or FX ride, tell the driver to drop you off to the side of the Riverbank. you'll see the banner and also the long tianggee for the holiday season.

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Az and a pirate girl
"I want you to meet Pulot in Cavite"

more photos can be seen here

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Dark Knight - HD version trailer

here is the HD version of the trailer, I guess its a goodbye for the bootleg trailer version and fan made trailers.

the Joker is one scary character, a different Joker that we know and its like he's been possessed by Pinhead of Hellraiser. Killing is his game and he enjoys it. The first time I saw his face on the bootleg trailer is so very disturbing. He's like a bogeyman that a child will fear every night time.
We just saw a less scene for the Batman. The movie is focused on the Joker more than the Batman. maybe a 2nd trailer will come out showing more Bat scenes and cool vehicles and gadgets. We just saw the batcycle and a repeated scene where he rushed forward to the Joker. It reminds me of the fist movie of The Batman starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton, when the Batman attacked the Joker on the ground with a Batwing and then was gun down by the Joker's super size Smith n Wesson.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Photos: Comic Odyssey Grand Opening - Eastwood Cybermall

Comic Odyssey is now in Cybermall, Eastwood City, click the link below to see more photos of the grand opening awhile ago. Thanks to my sister Michelle for taking the photos of the grand launch.

its like home sweet home when youre in there, like in Robinsons Galeria and Manila branch
and oh..also in Trinoma's Planet X

read more here

Christmas Cosplay Show @ 2nd Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2007

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poster at

hi everyone.

Lights! Camera! and Catwalk event is back for December 2007

me and RG are cooking the details for a Christmas Cosplay Show on Dec 23, 2007
thats inline with the annual event of the 2nd Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2007, mainly dubbed as the Xmas ToyCon.
an annual event of ToyCon every December and in time for the holiday season.

The details will be posted tomorrow. and we are inviting everyone to come and participate on this year ender for cosplay

the theme will be cosplay in Christmas theme.
no need to build another costume for the event, you can just creatively redo some of the attire or add some Christmas related items like Santa hat, bells or Christmas balls.
its up to you.

the entrance for the event is FREE and no need to purchase anything.
it will be a grand Christmas party for all

and I heard that Santa RG will be giving something on early registered cosplay models.

all you have to do is send us an email at

so that we will know how many are interested in participating this year ender event for Cosplay

more photos at Lights, Camera, Catwalk! - The Anime Catwalk show at the 1st Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2006
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, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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