WhenInManila and looking for the biggest Toy Convention in the country, do not forget to check out the annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention. Last weekend, from June 15 – 17, 2012, thousands of toy enthusiasts, anime and gaming fans, and cosplayers flocked SM Megamall’s Megatrade Halls 1, 2, and 3 for the recently concluded 11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012.
This annual event is the best and the biggest Asian convention hobbyists, fans, and collectors of anime, toys, games, and the likes. Every year, more and more people attend this one of a kind event where fans of diverse media forms converge under the same roof to celebrate their love for toys, anime, collectives, and games.
For just an entrance fee of P100 pesos, you can enter the world where people, both young and young, and with similar interests meet and enjoy each other’s company. When I entered the area, the young boy in me became immediately ecstatic. Toys, action figures, the newest online games in town, comic books, animated movies, and the likes can be seen all over the area. Some items are even for sale at a lesser price. Fan boys and fan girls alike will really find it difficult to pick which item to purchase on the retailer’s exhibition area.
This year, the 11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012 had celebrities such as Kamikaze and Sarah Geronimo was seen cosplaying as well. And what’s a ToyCon without Alodia Gosiengfiao? She and her sister, Ashley Gosiengfiao enjoyed signing autographs and taking photos with their fans. Too bad the line was crazy long that I wasn’t able to have my photo taken. And to add to the famous names present in the area, I saw Manny Pacquiao toy figure as well!
The whole place was packed with cosplayers who gamely posed for the cameras of spectators and fans.
The 11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012 was able to bring out the child in me once again. I’m even planning to return next year. To cosplay or not to cosplay, we’ll see! WhenInManila, and looking for place for toys, anime, and gaming enthusiasts, never fail to miss Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention. See you next year at ToyCon as they celebrate their 13th year!
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ToyCon 2012: 11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012