ToyCon 2017 concluded last Sunday with a blast! This was my second time to attend such convention and it never failed to bring the inner geeky kid in me! ToyCon is an annual pop culture event here in the Philippines that gathers hard core toy collectors, otakus, video gamers, cosplayers and fans together. This year marked its 16th anniversary and their 2nd year partnership with Poplife FanXperience that made the event even grander and bigger! The Asian Comics, Toys and Hobbies Collective Inc has partnered with FanXperience to deliver the best pop culture in Asia, focusing on timing and relevance. Much like their previous conventions, the event will still showcase a huge collection all types of comics, toys, movies, animation, games and special memorabilia (either for sale or for exhibit purposes). Much like what they did last year (Check My First ToyConExperience), ToyConPh2017 featured celebrity attendees for die hard fans of both local and international personalities.
Last year, the highlights were the 25ft tall Voltes V replica in celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Encantadia cast and a bunch of international celebrities including Kristian Nairn (Hodor of GOT), Dean Cain (Superman) and more. This year, they offered an equally surprising list of interational guests including Karen Fukuhara (Katana of Suicide Squad), Kevin Mcnally of Pirates of the Caribbean, Stefan Kapicic (Colossus of Deadpool) and a whole lot more. Liza Soberano who was recently revealed as the next Darna also made an appearance along with launch of Mars Ravelo Comics Statues. They also invited some of the popular Filipino YouTubers and Social Media influencers too! So without any further ado, this is going to be a picture-filled post showcasing some of the greatest toys and booths from the event.
Giant NBA Figures
If you were there last year, you will probably remember them! We spotted these four NBA Giant figures near the reception area. With the features like huge head and limbs, these are notably created by Cool Rain Studios. Cool Rain is a South Korean artist who notably designed a set of very distinctive toy art including these NBA collectible toys!
A huge replica of Burning Gundam
A huge replica of SD Gundam
We also spotted some Giant and life-sized Marvel figures including the Hulk. Guess what, these figures are not just for display purposes, they are for sale too. If you got 660,000, you can get this Marvel Officially licensed Hulk statue
Thor, Rocket Raccoon and Groot
Some shots from Pinoy Lego User Group booth.
Last year they feature Hiddy Kinoshita and this time, it’s Ron English and his Popaganda featuring the Oversized Ronald Mcdonalds
The overweight Mcdonald Figure by Ron English
One of the highlights of ToyCon 2017 are the official licensed statues of Mars Ravelo‘s iconic comics characters including Captain Barbell, Lastikman, Valentina and Darna!
We also got the chance to try this entertaining Darna Card Game. It is officially entitled Mars Ravelo’s Darna: Ang Nawawalang Bato. The gameplay was very easy yet quite tricky and the goal is to find the missing stone. The person who find the stone is encouraged to shout Darna!
Funko Pop toys!
Some interesting custom toys from sFBi booth
Last year, the event featured a Limited Edition Voltes V vinyl figure from Mindstyle and Toei Company, now, they offer the same 22inch battle variant version of Daimos!
We may not have a 25ft tall Voltes V figure this year but we got this huge replica of Imperial Assault from Star Wars
Aquaman, Deadshot and Baby Groot
Also from Ravelo’s Komiks Booth are some Mars Ravelo memorabilia
Star Wars Collection from Pinoy Star Wars Kolektors (collection from Edzel Rebamontan
Toys from Pinoy Batman Kolektors (Collection from Ian Cruz)
Wonder woman inspired dolls by Matto Garcia
Some dolls from Doll Arch
Coca Cola Bottle collections
Wolverine vs Hulk
A female Loki by Arigatoys
She-hulk, Ant Man and Darth Vader
There are make-up sessions too!
I also spotted this cute drone which is apparently the world’s smallest drone!
Gundam inspired booth by Microcosmic Arts and Crafts (M.A.C). MAC is a company founded by Engr. Jose Israel B, Resurreccion which mainly caters items like miniature terrains and figurines that are mostly inspired from Medieval era. They got bigger booth this time and their small village is now adorned with Gundam figures
Sorry, there’s just too many to share from this 3-day event so I decided to divide them into two different parts. The second part will focus more on the cosplayers, activities and of course, the local and international celebrities.
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