5 Things Only Geeks Will Understand (As Inspired by TOY CON 2014)

5 Things Only Geeks Will Understand (As Inspired by TOY CON 2014)

This is it! The event every geek in Manila has been waiting for: TOY CON 2014!!! This year, TOY CON highlights Batman’s 75th year. So, to all Dark Knight lovers out there, join the celebration! There are Batman booths, exhibits and collectibles for sale that every Batman fan should not miss.

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Strike a pose for Batman’s 75th year!

However, this is not just about Batman and his heroic awesomeness. Whether you’re a movie buff, a Marvel/ DC follower, a band geek, a Japanese/Korean Music lover, a cosplayer, an anime geek or a fandom monster… no matter what age, gender or personality, this is where you belong!

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Hello to you, too!

To celebrate TOY CON 2014’s opening day, I present to you some things that only us geeks will understand. Tick the statements on the list to see where you scale as an overall geek!

5 Things Only Geeks Will Understand (As Inspired by TOY CON 2014)

 

1. We get excited over simple words and gestures that mean nothing to other people.

“Always” never sounded the same after Snape’s love for Lily, “okay” makes us burst into tears because of Hazel and Gus, saying “affirmative” instead of “yes” sounds normal when it comes from Spock, “ships” and “canons” that makes us all sound like pirates to others and I can go on and on but I think you get the point. And I bet, once in a while, you’re also guilty of casually bragging about protecting your [virtual] “realm” because you are an honorable lord of some kingdom. All I’m saying is that no matter what these words and gestures are, we geeks seemed to have developed a dictionary (and a world) of our own.

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“Winter is Coming,” says Tony Stark… Oops! Wrong universe. Lol.

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Yep… No Tony Stark here!

2. We get overwhelmed when we see all of the things that we fancy all in one place.

My friends and I experienced immense “geekery” when we entered the Megatrade Hall. There were so many things to look at, so many booths to visit, so many fandoms in a single place, that we thought we might explode out of happiness. We literally felt like children just given the freedom to take over a candy store!

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Would you prefer these…

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…or these?

3. We have a paradoxical relationship with glass cases.

In relation to #2, we get overwhelmed and overly excited over all of the toys and other geeky stuff that make us wanna play with them – and we hate glass cases because of this! At the same time, though, we are thankful for the existence of glass cases mainly because they help us retain our self-control. (Plus, they keep the awesomeness clean and unscathed!) Seriously, we wouldn’t want to wreak our geeky havoc all over the place, right? Just to pose an example: when we were in the Rurouni Kenshin exhibit where the actual costumes worn in the movie were displayed, I wanted to put them on and never take them off… But then there were these glass cases, so *sigh* nevermind…

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4. Playing video games is not addicting and collecting action figures is not obsessing. It’s just our way of life.

While walking around, I talked to Mr. Rey Cayetano who has been collecting comic book and movie franchise action figures for 12 years and has been participating in the TOY CON for 8 years now.

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Mr. Rey Cayetano (photo courtesy of Hera Ydulzura)

There was also Mr. Alwin Chiu and Mr. Harvey Yu from Arigatoys. They have been distributing Kotobukiya, Neca and McFarlane-made action figures and other collectibles here in the Philippines and have been participating in the TOY CON for 3 years now!

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Photo courtesy of Hera Ydulzura

There was also Sir Alvin Reyes, Marketing Manager of Cherry Credits and developer of Dragon Nest, the No. 1 MMORPG game in South East Asia. He shows immense passion in his work because he is also a gamer.

Speaking of games, we got to try out a demo booth for OCULUS, a new advancement for gamer technology. You have to wear this super cool headgear (more like giant goggles) for it along with a headset. And then, with a controller in your hands, you’ll get to experience a game of your choice in 3D!!! The goggles basically enable you to view the game as if you’re really in it… HOW COOL IS THAT?!?

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That’s my gamer side, right there!

Well, my point is that it may seem silly to others; but for us geeks, gaming and collecting fan memorabilia aren’t weird things to do… they’re just part of our identities!

5. Other geeks are not strangers, but friends we haven’t met yet.

In an event where everyone shares the same interests, it’s always easy to strike up a conversation with someone and eventually make friends.

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Would you believe that we four are instant friends when we found out  that we all share the same love for Kenshin?

In a place like this, start talking to someone and who knows? Maybe by Day 3, you’ll know enough people to invite to an extended geek-themed house party! There are no introverts or extroverts when in comes to geeky stuff – believe me.

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Awww… Just look at these guys. Don’t they look like they’re the best of friends?

So, did you score 5/5 from this list? If so, then don’t waste any more time and grab the opportunity to experience 2 more days of geek love over at TOY CON 2014!

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SM Megamall B, Megatrade Hall 2

www.toyconph.com

www.facebook.com/toyconph

 

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5 Things Only Geeks Will Understand (As Inspired by TOY CON 2014)






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