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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ashton's 1st visit in our Toy Con

my baby boy is here na with us sa ToyCon, first time to visit a convention and now will train him more in preparation for next year's Toy Con 2011, it will be our 10th anniversary.



Lace bought this cute Tiger head gear in our event for only P200. And so cute lalo pag wear ni Ash. Thanks din sa mga tao na nagpa picture kay ashton. Thanks din kay Erving the photo op sa taas ng blog post na ito.

awwwww.. Toy Con Legacy is now in the making

Friday, December 17, 2010

toys, comics and collectibles spotted at 5th Christmas Toy Con day 1

The Christmas ToyCon aka Toy Fair is here at the Megatrade Hall 1, its our first time to have a bigger space for this year and run the event in 3 days, if you remember from last year, we have the holiday version of our event run for 5 days in a half venue of hall 3. We have new vendors in our event and I went there with my family to check and see what they have for us this year ender toy event.

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The new color and design of our money, what do you think?

The new color of our Philippine peso bill. Looks so flashy with new colors and design. Looks yummy! ehhehe. I got this photo from Pnoy's FB. The new peso bill looks like an Australian dollar or a Euro. But still nice and neat.
"President Benigno S. Aquino III receives from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor and Monetary Board Chairman Amando Tetangco, Jr., the new design of different denominations: 20-piso, 50-piso, 100-piso, 200-piso, 500-piso, and 1,000-piso during the launching of the new generation of Philippine banknotes at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall, MalacaƱan Palace, Wednesday, December 16, 2010."
What do you think?
The P500 peso bill is nice noh? here's a close look on a P200 bill and P500 bill
accdg to this news, the new peso bill will circulate starting this month, and new coins will circulate on the next 2 years.

My 10 TRON Legacy and the challenge of the Grid review

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Finally! after years of waiting, TRON Legacy movie in IMAX 3D was shown awhile ago and thanks to Walt Disney Motion Pictures Philippines for the premiere invite and also to SM Cinema. And I just can't believe that I'm the first guy to fall in line infront of the IMAX theater hahahaa.

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1. Watch the 1982 TRON first, download them in torrent or search for the dvd if you can, there are lots of elements that you need to understand first before you watch TRON Legacy

2. or you may try catch up and google a story about TRON and read the story in Wiki

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3. The CGI version of Jeff Bridges as the young version of himself as CLU and Kevin Flynn is a great breakthrough in movie making, you can make actors go young again with a help of a computer rendition of their face

4. Girls in the grid are hot!

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5. Olive Wilde as Quorra is super hot hot


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6. The new version of the light cycle, disc battle, Recognizer ship and other ships are cool, if the 1982 Recognizer is scary then this 2010 version is cute. They finally explain how things go and how these ships are operated. Its like watching the Centurions cartoons.

7. I super enjoy the IMAX 3D screening. Highly recommended! Some scenes are all in 2D, but the layering is fine, you'll enjoy most part in the Grid scene and battle scenes.

8. Daft Punk dies in the movie. Im disappointed! but the music they composed for the movie brings life to the original TRON and retro gaming music. You'll hate me for this, but let's say that I'm lying , ahaha. got your attention!

9. Story is much better than the first film, they finally delivers the story right this time, at least for years,they brought back a story about computers and programs that can change the world.

10. I love the idea that Kevin Flynn figured out how Wifi works in 1985. He is the god of the computer age and Clu 2 is the fallen angel.
11...bonus ..... Flynn lives! I want a part three!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The 5th Christmas Toy Con and Mom's Holiday Finds is coming to town this Dec 17-19 in Megatrade Hall 1

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Save the date!

December 17-18-19, 2010

at the Megatrade Hall 1, 5th level, Mega B, SM Megamall


Christmas time is definitely the time of the year for Toys. As the demand for gifts and toys rise during this season, people look all around town for the best bargains, the best finds and the most sought after toys of the year.

That is why Collectibles Unlimited in partnership with the SM Megatrade Hall proudly bring you the “5th Annual Christmas Toy Fair 2010 and Mom’s Holiday Finds”, in line with Mommy Mundo events. Now on its fifth year, the Christmas Toyfair features the best selection of kiddie toys, dolls, action figures, die cast cars, licensed merchandising and high end collectibles this side of town. Mom’s Holiday Finds will feature some basic and premium items for babies,kids and for the family, they will also conduct a series of activities, workshops and product demos at the event.

The event will also be highlighted by toy bazaars and sales, raffles and games. Another highly anticipated activity is the live auction where kids and collectors bid for highly sought-after items and win them for way below their actual value. We also have the Toy Donation Drive, and we invite everyone to come and bring any items in our event such as toys, clothes and useful stuff that are in good condition,all items will be donated to Kythe Philippines, our featured beneficiary for this year, children who are cancer warriors. Let's make their Christmas extra special this year by bidding on the Toy Auctions and donating your extra toys during the event.

Get ready also for The 5th Annual Christmas Cosplay Parade on December 18th, a grand parade of our cosplay friends in their Christmas theme attire.

This year’s Christmas Toyfair will be held at the SM Megatrade Hall 1, from Dec 17 to 19, 2010, from 10: 00 Am to 10:00 Pm. For inquiries, please call the Megatrade Hall at 634-7617 or 633-1697. Visit the event website at and in Facebook at

Event partner with Anime Alliance Philippines, RPG Metanoia movie and ABS CBN.

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more story below

Yamaha Mio Fino scooters looks like a Vespa

I saw this Yamaha Mio Fino 115 cc scooter launch in Glorietta 4 and they are stylish in design and looks like that classic Vespa, I'm very sorry to Yamaha that I described their new scooter bikes as a Vespa, because that's the only stylish scooter brand that I know, and I inquired that these Mio Fino is priced at around P80k to P85k, they have 3 designs on display that day, the Mio Fino automatic, Mio Fino Fashion for girls, and the cool metallic gold Mio Fino Premium na parang mini Harley bikes. I'm starting to have interest in bikes again, and now wishing to own these Mio Fino or maybe get an easy rider bike.

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Help me fight the sore throat carrying Mr. Claw

I took up a big Bactidol challenge last week and its about having my own Christmas Shopping in top shopping malls in Manila, and Bactidol sponsored all my shopping, and the challenge will be - if ever I can survive with a sore throat, but this experimental project is not that easy, and volunteering myself to have a sore throat is not easy and very un-natural, so what the organizers did is that they bring out Mr. Claw as the sore throat guy and he pops up from nowhere and uses his metallic crab-like claw to grab my neck and squeeze and give me a very itchy, painful and annoying sore throat.

My story starts here when I'm preparing for my shopping adventure and enjoy eating my double down sandwich, but I didn't finished my meal, due to this sore throat rampaging in my throat and neck, and thanks to that annoying Mr. Claw - the original sore throat carrier.

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Its a big battle, like playing Street Fighter or Tekken, you play tug of war with him, beating the sore throat with different kinds of method, like drinking water, do lots of ehem thing, use your throat's muscle to rub the inside of your throat, or even shout or sing, just to make it stop. But all of those methods are just useless and the sore throat keeps coming back and getting worse, like Mr. Claw, the sore throat guy becomes so annoying than ever, do you know that Sore throat can stay up to one week if you didn't treat it well. Its scary di ba? and you won't even complete your shopping or even finish your work.

Here in my shopping adventure, Mr. Claw will test me if I can survive a day with a sore throat, Its hard to go out with him inside the mall, all people around us knows him and Mr. Claw attacks without mercy.

more story below after the jump

play around with my FB profile photos

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Just trying the Facebook profile photo h:ack and it looks cool, but I need to disable the photo tagging in order to let those pics stay on top.

wanna learn how to to this?
then visit

I used photoshop in cutting the photos into small squares
try it! I know that you can do better than my photo profile experiment

here are some samples below

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2010

I'm going to grab the latest issue of Time Magazine, check it out! Its Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, as the Time Magazine's Person of the year for 2010. Facebook changed the way of the internet and also the people who uses the internet, Time did a great job for choosing the person of the year, 2010 is the age of Facebook and it will change and evolve more this coming 2011. I heard that Facebook will launch a personalized email, hope I can get that heheheh.

Watch also the movie The Social Network, you'll know more about Mark and the history on how they created Facebook. Its fun that internet icons and superstars are becoming the person of the year in this age, remember year 2006 ? WE became the person of the year 2006 that time, and it all started there, because internet rules the land!

more details here in TIME Magazine's website at Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

First-Look: Trailer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

It didn't end in At World's End, I heard that they are planning to do 2 more of this film, On Stranger Tides is coming on May 2011. Another movie that we should not miss, this is a super mega film series. See you soon, Capt. Jack Sparrow.

Catch the first trailer of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ sweeping comedy adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

Directed by Rob Marshall (“Chicago”), “On Stranger Tides” is the fourth entry in the blockbuster franchise which has already reaped $2.7 billion in worldwide box office from the previous three films, and the first to be filmed and presented in Disney Digital 3D™.

In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Opening across the Philippines on May 2011, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

new poster for 5th Christmas Toy Con

busy sobra the past few days, I'm on a battle with some programs in the Grid and complaining that our internet speed is slow, every online activities and tasks that needs to be done became so slow, I'm going to bring back new contents here in my blog after my meeting later in Makati. ohh I'm excited to visit TRU, I'm going to grab that Robo Rover robot.

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Don't forget that the 5th Christmas Toy Con will be this Friday - Dec 17-18-19, 2010. Three days of pure toys, comics, games, collectibles and we are in partner with Mommy Mundo, so on the other part of the convention hall is stuff for moms and babies. They will host lots of activities and games for kids for three days. More activities..more toy bargains.its a Merry Christmas Toy Con for 2010. yay!!!

kita kits!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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here's a classic Lion-O's Sword of Omen (Thundercats)

I went to Vic's home last night and then he tour me around his house and visited 3 of his room full of toys, a collection of modern and vintage toys. And we found this Sword of Omens from the Thundercats cartoons, in a good and working condition. I almost cried when I saw this and got a chance to hold it. I remember that I always cry in the toy section of SM Carriedo and Cubao whenever I see this in a box.

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Kinda funny, because I bought that Thundercats shirt in SM Dept. last week and now I have here in my hand the real toy thing that was released during the 80's. After this photo op, we began to talk on that plan of a Thundercats live action movie to be released on year 2012, it was the most talk about topic after the success of its cartoon rerun in our cable years ago.

There's also a fan film mashed up and lots of custom toys and prop replicas created by fans

and if ever I have moolah, I can collect them all again!

Thor - movie teaser trailer

What do you think of the teaser trailer? This is much better than the 5 minute trailer that leaked few months ago, but we have here more Mjolnir hammer action and some cameo of villains. I didn't expected that Chris Hemsworth as Thor is buffed up, semi-perfect look, but much more better than the live action Thor that appeared in a classic Incredible Hulk direct to home video movie.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Daft Punk Provides Original Music for "TRON: Legacy" (Opens Dec 17)

I super love Daft Punk! their music fits to the level of the movie. Its time for another funky electro-techno music madness. I'm now excited to watch Tron Legacy this week. harder...better..faster...stronger..

Grammy® Award–winning electronic music duo Daft Punk creates the original music score for Walt Disney Pictures' new sci-fi action-adventure “TRON: Legacy.”

From their first single release in 1993, the combined talents of DJs Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter were hailed as a new breed of house innovators. Daft Punk’s sound is a brazen, dance floor-oriented blend of progressive house, funk, electro and techno. Following their brilliant debut in 1997 (Homework), the duo went on to release two more studio albums (Discovery—2001, Human after All—2005) and two live albums (Alive 1997, Alive 2007).

IBM Powers New City Commercial Corporation in Davao City
Here's some news from IBM, its about the New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC), a Davao City-based mall and retail outlet developer has tapped on IBM Power Systems to run its enterprise wide systems in support of the company’s rapidly expanding business.With the new system, NCCC expects to achieve operational efficiencies, maximize sales, satisfy increased customer demands and improve overall customer experience.

more news below

2010 Philippine Blog Awards photo coverage (winners, stage, hosts, people)

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Here's my photo coverage of the awards event last night at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, This is the best Philippine Blog Awards that I attended, and I know that everything will be smooth because the event went back to its 1st venue when the 1st blog awards was held last 2007. Congratulations to all winners, organizers, sponsors, participants and to all who supported this event.

feel free to grab your pics here
photos are from the award speech, stage scenes, hosts and emcee, audience and the bloggers group hug

more photos below

Sunday, December 12, 2010

anime: The Tower of Druaga now airing in Animax every Mon-Fri

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Now airing Mondays to Fridays, 10pm in Animax

Eighty years after legendary hero and present-day king Gilgamesh stormed the Tower of Druaga and slew its eponymous demon overlord, opportunists from across the world still flock to the reconstituted Tower to try their luck plundering its untold riches. Legend has it that the greatest treasure of them all, the Blue Crystal Rod which grants wishes, lies on the top floor guarded by the supposedly slain Druaga himself.

Scream 2010 - sci fi, fantasy, comic, horror awards in Animax

premieres 19 Dec Sunday, 7:10pm (SG) / 6.10pm (JKT) in SPE Networks-Asia’s first four-channel simulcast TV event, across AXN, AXN Beyond, Animax and Sony Entertainment Television

From amazing fantasy films, spine-tingling horror franchises, mind-boggling science-fiction TV series, to inspiring comic book creations, the hottest movies, TV shows, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have shaped these industries this year are set for an arrival of epic proportions in Asia!

Audiences across the region will be captivated by the world’s first and only awards show dedicated to honouring the best in the science-fiction, fantasy, comics and horror genres – Scream 2010 – in SPE Networks – Asia’s first-ever “road-block” TV premiere event across four of its channels at the same time! (more below)

Korean tv series - Brilliant Legacy in Animax

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premieres 23 December 2010, airing Thursdays 8pm in Animax

Eun-seong (Han Hyo-ju) is a kind-hearted girl who had everything – a loving father, as well as a well-to-do and happy family. But her stepmother took away everything upon her father’s death (in a case of mistaken identity), and forced Eun-seong to fend for herself.

Luckily for Eun-seong, she is a talented cook, and gets accepted into a food company 'Honey Combs' owned by the Sun-woo family. Things get complicated when both Sun-Woo Hwan (Lee Seung-ki), the destined successor to the company and grandson of the family, as well as Joon-sae (Bae Su-bin), who is betrothed to Sun-Woo Hwan's younger sister Sun-Woo Jeong (Han Ye-won) both fall in love with Eun-Seong…

And in a twist of fate, Eun-seong will be picked by Sun-Woo Hwan’s grandmother to be the heir to her business and brings her home…

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my 4th year at the Philippine Blog Awards

This will be my 4th year attending the Philippine Blog Awards and I'm happy that the venue will be at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Bldg in Makati. I remember that this is the same venue of the 1st Philippine Blog Awards way back year 2007, and I was there and chosen as a finalist for the Bloggers Choice Award, then fast forward to 2009 Philippine Blog Awards, my moment of happiness occurs after that they awarded me as the Most Influential Blogger for Luzon in the year 2009, it was a surprise for me and the I later found out that its a special award, wow! I didn't join or no one nominate me, but I'm super happy that they give recognition. astig!

Attending the blog awards is like attending the Oscar Awards, and I felt that when I went to their 1st blog awards, and now looks like I'm going to feel it again, watching our fellow bloggers receive their awards and listen to their speech and feel this electricity in your body run around it waiting for the announcement of winners, and Im glad that the awards night is back in Carlos Romulo Auditorium. I should be there! para complete attendance hehehe.

so fellow blogger! If you receive your e-invite via email, then, see you tonight at the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards.

btw, saan ang after party mamaya? ehehe

read also : 3rd Philippine Blog Awards 2009 (photo coverage)

click the photo below to see my photo coverage

2007 Philippine Blog Awards

2008 Philippine Blog Awards

2009 Philippine Blog Awards

My astig TRON Legacy light cap

check out my light up cap of TRON Legacy, astig di ba? not sure if they have something for sale. I saw a TRON jacket and its awesome! Also saw the TRON toys and they have a nice design and tech, all electronic.

thanks Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Philippines

Opening across the country on Friday, Dec. 17, “TRON: Legacy” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Philippines. Available also in IMAX 3D and Digital 3D cinema.

Contest : Win TRON Legacy item by joining this comment party

Time for another contest for everyone, and I like to thank first Walt Disney Studio Philippines for sponsoring our contest today. The prize for our contest is a limited edition TRON Legacy USB Light lamp.

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You can use this lamp at night while browsing the net and pretend that you are in the Grid.

here's the mechanics of this contest

1. Comment party - post anything about TRON or TRON Legacy, post your excitement for the movie, post a photo with a TRON movie standee, or wear a TRON Shirt.. basta anything TRON. no comment limit para fun. or wear TRON costumes.

2. Winners will be selected by an electronic raffle and other is with the most creative and interesting comment post.

3. There will be 4 lucky winners and each of them will receive the prize

4. For Manila residents only. Contest will end on December 16, 2010 12am.

5. Winners should pick up the prize in Walt Disney Studio Philippines office in Ortigas.

so let the TRON Legacy COMMENT PARTY begin!

Opening across the country on Friday, Dec. 17, “TRON: Legacy” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Philippines. Available also in IMAX 3D and Digital 3D cinema.
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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