Toycon 2014 Highlights and 4 Reasons Why You Should Attend Conventions

Toycon 2014 Highlights and 4 Reasons Why You Should Attend Conventions


Fellow geeks! This is it! Toycon 2014: The 13th Philippines Hobbies, Toys and Collectibles convention.

Toycon 2014   The Toycon 2014 tarp!


This is only the 2nd convention I’ve ever attended in my whole life. And to those who have never experienced attending conventions..

Here are 4 reasons why you should do so in the future:


Toycon 2014 Highlights and 4 Reasons Why You Should Attend Conventions 


1. Merchandise

There is a lot of fandom merchandise on sale at conventions. From t-shirts to button pins – name it, they’ve got it. Conventions are also where online sellers get the chance to do meet ups with their clients and even set up their own booths! And for Toycon 2014, there were so many toys and collectibles!

Toycon 2014          Some toys and collectibles for sale!

2. Cosplay

At conventions, you will see a lot of people holding their SLR cameras and dashing towards their favorite characters to ask for pictures with them. This is something I really look forward to because it’s always a surprise! You’ll never know who you’ll catch at conventions because there are just so many characters to see, whether they’re from comic books, movies, anime, etc.! Just keep your eyes peeled! You’ll never know – your favorite character might just be around the corner!

3. Meeting some of your favorite icons

At conventions, they always invite celebrity cosplayers or voice actors and actresses to grace the event. This is the chance to see them up close! If you’re lucky, you might even get to snag an autograph or photo with them!

4. Meeting friends who have the same interests as you

Aside from all of the awesome things listed above, conventions are places where you can find fellow geeks and nerds who love the same things as you! Smile and be friendly. You’ll never know – some of these people might end up become your friends for life!


For those people who missed this year’s Toycon! Here are some of the weekend’s highlights:

The Rurouni Kenshin Costume Display

I never watched this, but my friends are fans, so we decided to drop by the booth. The costumes displated were original costumes from the film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno!

Toycon 2014   The beautiful costumes in the Rurouni Kenshin booth!

I also met one of the most talented cosplayers, Jin Joson! I love her work. I just had to take a picture with Jin, as well as the rest of the Rurouni Kenshin cosplayers at the booth.                                                       

Toycon 2014   Jin Joson in the house!

Toycon 2014  Striking a pose with the cosplayers in the Rurouni Kenshin booth!

The Toys & Collectibles display

This is Toycon, after all. I just marveled at all of the action figures and figurines on display! They were just so beautiful.

Toycon 2014  There was a whole room filled with Toys & Collectibles!

 Here are some of my personal favorites:    

Toycon 2014           These are so beautiful. I stared at the display for a few minutes admiring all of the details!     

Toycon 2014   I started gushing about Pacific Rim when I saw these!

Cute cosplays

Yes, kids cosplay, too! Some of them cosplayed with their families, which I found really adorable.

Toycon 2014                  The kid’s family wore Hulk shirts! So cool! 

Toycon 2014 What a cutie!

Batman’s 75th Year anniversary

A lot of people cosplayed Batman this year to celebrate the 75 years of Batman! Time flies by so fast.

Toycon 2014 A Batman cosplayer in the Batman booth!

Alodia Gosiengfiao in Toycon 2014

It’s no big secret that Alodia has a huge fanbase. By the time I got to her booth, though, I only got to catch a glimpse of her taking photos with her fans in the Alodia booth.

Toycon 2014Alodia in Toycon 2014!

I can’t wait for next year’s Toycon! I had a blast.

But don’t worry! If you missed the annual Toycon, you still have the Christmas Toy Fair to catch! And of course, Toycon 2015!



Christmas Toy Fair 2014


December 12-14, 2014

Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall




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Toycon 2014 Highlights and 4 Reasons Why You Should Attend Conventions