After several months of patiently waiting, TOYCON Weekend's finally here! That's right, fellow toy collectors, enthusiasts and fanboys! TOYCON 2017 will be happening tomorrow until Sunday so you better stuff your pockets with some moolah and head on to the SMX Convention Center for the biggest toy event of the year.
Last year's con was a massive success. I'm pretty sure this year's event will be more badass! Check out the cool list of celebrities you can catch at the con. Lucky fans will get the chance to interact with these folks through the live panels and meet & greet sessions.
By the way, if you're a fan of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers from the 90's, you can also get a glimpse of Carla Perez a.k.a. Rita Repulsa! How awesome is that?!
As the biggest and longest running toy convention in Asia, TOYCON 2017 boasts some of the biggest exhibits in the world of popular culture. This year's highlights include:
- Japan's top toy brand, Kotobukiya, displays its latest line of Marvel, Star Wars and DC figurines along with the launch of the Frame Arms Girl Anime and merchandise
- Warner Brothers features its movie exhibit of its upcoming line of hit movies: IT, Ninjago, Justice League and the original movie prop doll of the horror cult classic, Annabelle
- Mars Ravelo's Superheroes are featured in their classic art and comic form courtesy of the Mars Ravelo Estate and ABS-CBN Licensing
- The TOYCON Toy Club Gallery - The biggest toy collector's exhibit ever assembled under one roof featuring top toy brands, Kotobukiya, Enesco, Bandai, Hero Cross, Hasbro, Mattel, Hot Toys and Lego. This exhibit makes ToyCon one of the most photographed events in the country.
- Artists Alley and custom artwork - fans meet their favorite local and international guest artists for custom sketches, signing and art critiquing
- The biggest dealer floor of around 240 merchants of various pop-culture merchandise, comics, accessories, cosplay merchandise, toys and collectibles.
Other event highlights include:
- The grand finals of the World Cosplay Summit Philippine Championship and our very own TOYCON Cosplay Competition
- The awarding of the very first Pinoy Pop Culture Awards
- Musical performances by British electronic duo, Addictive TV and top local brands
- ToyClicks toy photography competition and the Toy Customization contest
Really looking forward to this. Make sure you don't miss TOYCON 2017! I guarantee it's going to be one awesome weekend. See you there!