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TOYCON 2013 Launch

Daughter and I have been planning to attend a toycon for years now but we haven't been able to attend one until yesterday. And Toycon Philippines is already on its 12th year!




We arrive a bit early so we enjoyed looking the displays and tiangge sans the crowd.

The superheroes display was conveniently located at the ground floor, just near the main entrance and beside the escalators. I don't know all the names of the superheroes except a few like Superman, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Voltes V Base (hahaha, my age is showing!). Anyways, it was fun to take photos and reminiscing what its like to read comic books or watch related films. As for daughter, she can't relate to the superheroes thingy.





But she finds this booth exciting. Lots of anime-ish stuff on display ... este, for sale pala.



Then, the comics for sale. Actually, I do own some comic book myself as I am also a fan of Neil Gaiman. Does he count??



The doll below (forgot to ask its name), is one of the early birds also. Such a very pretty BJD, albeit a very expensive one. You can buy several barbies or pollypockets or lalaloopsies with one BJD. But then, this doll is a collector's item so I guess its worth the price. Here's a BJD FB Page - one of the numerous ones on fb.




Minions !!! Daughter and I just love them to bits. Looking forward to Despicable Me 2 movie on July 3, 2013. Mark your calendars now, minion-fans. ;)



V for Vendetta. Cute mask. But I'm not really familiar with the character but its cute and I've seen some of my fb friends who thinks they are V, using the photo as their profile pics.



But during the TOYCON launch, I got to meet V, himself. Look at him, wanting to give free hugs !!! Hahaha. Thank you, V, but no thanks. Don't kill me, okay?

*** photo by Uncle J

And when we went back to the BJD booth, they've multiplied. Wow, really, really nice dolls. Lovely, lovely dolls. So, lifelike, some ethereal, some wicked!


That's Cholo (I think), during the opening ceremonies or rather, before showing the clip of Man of Steel which will be shown on June 12, 2013. If I'm not mistaken, it will be shown here first in Manila than in other countries.



That's a trooper from Star Wars, I think. He's modelling the costumes, or rather, the clothes.



Daughter and I missed the presscon because we watched The King and I , but I'm sure it turned out great.

And when we came back, daughter got starstruck upon seeing these anime characters ---



And lastly, the creme de la creme --- daughter got to see Alodia Gosiengfiao, up-close-and-personal. Actually, she was standing behind her- hahaha.


*** photo by daughter from her IG

So after today's experience, we are looking forward to join the Toycon on June 14-16. And school opening is on June 14--- yikes! Bahala na si Batman! ;)

Comments

  1. Anonymous4:06 PM

    The first doll photo is Saber from Fate/stay night. :)

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    1. thanks for the info, sis. will tell daughter. mukhang malapit na rin magpabili sya ng BJD :)

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  2. Anonymous6:07 PM

    looks like a nice event! :)

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    1. yes, sis. very nice event. a visual feast :)

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  3. so glad you did a blog on this :) my friend's toyse were on that display there :) he posted some pics on facebook. will share this blog with him :)

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    1. wow, talaga? did i get to take a photo of his toys? which one? thanks :)

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  4. Awww. I'd love to attend a toycon. It brings back the child in me. I also wanted to try cosplaying but I'm not that creative. LOL

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    1. me rin, dream to cosplay ---- as hello kitty! hehe.. just choose a character you want to portray or maybe start with the hair color (wig). daughter's been making kulit for us to go to 168 to look for some colored wigs. she likes yun tipong japanese school girl look lang so i think a bit easy :)

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