Here’s What to Expect at Collectors Fest Manila

Collectors Fest Manila is the newest summer collectible convention of the year, happening on April 27 and 28, 2024, at the SMX Convention Center. 

Collectors Fest Manila

Collectors Fest Manila is set to feature guest cosplayers, international and local toy artists, merchandise exhibitors, cosplay, and sing and dance competitions. 

GUEST COSPLAYERS

Cosplayer-Influencers of the cos community: Charess and Lia Bear, with a follow base of 600,000 and 200,000 respectively. 

TOY ARTISTS

Secured with dedicated booths, these local and international toy artists will be showcasing their art and creativity, and have sponsored for Collectors Fest Manila’s exclusive VIP ticket art toys and shirt design. 

  • Creon Chkn 

Creon Chkn is a Manila-based toy artist, illustrator, and designer globally renowned for his chicken head characters.

  • AKI (Aljo Ignite)

Aki is a Philippine-based toy artist, art director, 3D animator, and 3D sculptor. 

  • The Art of Wetworks 

Wetworks, an artist and toy designer recognized for his bold stylized sculptures and adorable kawaii characters, is the mastermind behind Foxy and Xin — two playful characters inspired by his cherished sheltie. His creative philosophy centers on a commitment to continual growth through experimentation and genuine collaboration with fellow artists and designers.

  • VYNC 

Vincent Ow, aka “VYNC”, a Singapore-based toy artist renowned for his distinctive painting style known as “Raging”. VYNC’s goal is to elicit human emotions and interactions with lifeless objects. His creations, such as Vee5, are situated in a futuristic realm where cybernetics and robotics are seamlessly integrated into daily human existence.

  • Winnieyippie

Winnie Yip, a graduate of Fine Arts and Painting from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, is also from Singapore. She works as a visual artist and toy designer under the moniker WINNIEYIPPIE. Her works delve into themes of self-identity, vulnerability, relationships, and emotions.

  • Mr Kumkum  

Paskalis Kunang, aka Mr Kumkum, is an artist hailing from Bandung, Indonesia with a degree in Design and Arts. He has been commissioned for various mediums such as canvas and shoes, and currently specializes in crafting platform toys. Collaborating with fellow artists, international corporations, and renowned brands, Kumkum’s distinctive style, characterized by its use of black and gold motifs adorned with dots and lines, has gained widespread recognition. 

MERCHANDISE EXHIBITORS

Over a hundred booths and almost four dozen tables – divided into anime, toys, comics, Asian (Korean, Japanese) pop culture, comics, and art toys – are dedicated for the lifestyle and hobby shopping of the collector community. 

Some Notable Exhibitors:

KPOP/ JPOP

With over 62,000 followers on social media, branches at BF Homes Paranaque and Greenhills San Juan, a cafe in Manila, and an e-commerce platform, Chingu Dachi is one of the most popular KPop/ JPop stores in the country. 

ANIME AND TOYS

COMICS

These are but a few notable exhibitors, if only we could name them all, but expect more and be prepared to see more at Collectors Fest Manila. 

PRIZES AND COMPETITIONS

  • Grand Raffle Prize: 2 winners of Nintendo Switch (1 winner per day) 
  • 3 Cosplay Contest Cash Prize winners: Php10,000/ Php7,000/ Php3,000
  • 2 KPop Sing and Dance winners: Php 2,000/ Php3,000
  • Anime Singing Contest: Php2,000
  • Consolation prize giveaways ℅ our event partners for contest participants 

Aside from these awesome wins, Collectors Fest Manila will be having a mini raffle throughout the day, ensuring that many of our attendees will get to bring home a prize. 

DISCOUNTS AND GIVEAWAYS

First 400 ticket holders will either get:

  • Discount coupons from Chingu Dachi (10, 20, or 30%)
  • A gashapon token courtesy of Hubbyte Toy Store
  • A spin the wheel stub for a toy prize courtesy of Collective Base, Mainstream MNL, and WheezardPH

EVENTS

  • Workshop and panel interview of Comic/Toy artists hosted by Dino Imperial/ Childman
  • Live Toy Auction event 

Stay tuned for more events with the announcement of our official program, like and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CollectorsFestManila/ for daily updates!

Collectors Fest Manila’s tickets ranges from Php250 to Php9,000

VIP Ticket inclusions

  • Exclusive CFM Tshirt designed by toy artists
  • VIP ID with lanyard
  • Limited Edition (15pcs) Designer Toy
  • Express Pass
  • 1hr Early Access 
  • Meet and Greet
  • Gift Bag from Sponsors

Collectors Fest Manila is brought to you by Collective Base, Ozine Fest, STR8 Fragrances, DIBS Pack, Solid Toys, BRG Grading, Childman, Toki, Odin’s Keep, VYNC, Winnieyippie, Creon Chkn, Mr Kumkum, and KRTV.

Media Partners: WheninManila.com, Clavel Magazine