Toycon PH 2016

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Today I went to SMX Convention Center for day 2 of Toycon. I almost ended up not going at all, not just because of the steep price (regular tickets were priced at 500 pesos per person), but because I slept late last night and almost overslept. Anyway, good thing I didn’t. After all, its been years since I’ve last attended Toycon, and I’m quite happy to report that it has indeed levelled up.

Warning: This is a photo-heavy post!

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Right from the get-go, you’ll see this Lego display outside the venue.

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There was also an NBA display outside, and I think this has got to be my favourite out of all the little dioramas there.

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From their jersey to their trophy, and even down to their facial expression, everything was so detailed and realistic. I guess that’s what you expect from Hot Toys (I’m assuming these are Hot Toys, but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.).

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Stephen Curry.

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Evidently, I had a field day taking photos of these figures. 乁( ˙ ω˙乁)

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Maybe it’s because the event coincided with the NBA finals, but there were a lot of basketball stuff present in Toycon. Most guys had a blast taking selfies with these huge bobble-heads.

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Not sure what cartoon/anime this comes from, but they do look pretty cool.

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Sesame street! (⌒▽⌒ゞ

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K-ON!

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More toy displays. (๑꒪▿꒪)*

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There was a Coca-Cola display too.

Cute dolls! I think they were part of the Coca-Cola booth.

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Disney Princesses. Belle, Aurora, and.. Ariel, I think?

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There was some Love Live displays too!! Aaaah, the complete set of Muse Nendos! (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*

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Look at those full-scale figures. So tempted to go and get one (especially Eli and Burd!).

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Look at her sweet face, I can’t.

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But Eli’s my #1 waifu, haha. °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

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Umi’s pretty cute too.

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Little third-years! Haha, I love the third years. Love. Them.

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This reminds me so much of my childhood. I used to buy Barbies like crazy, haha. ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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I think I also had this type of doll before.

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This one was actually pretty cool because this Barbie was submerged in water. If you look closely, some little fishes are swimming around there with her.

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I’m not familiar with what series/cartoon this is from, but it definitely looks interesting.

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Nendoroids and Nendo Petits.

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Wedding theme. So cute! ( ノ^ω^)ノ゚

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Stan Lee. You can buy Funko Pops of him inside.

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So many people.

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Yanakiku! I don’t really know who they are, but apparently, they’re quite famous.

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While taking the photos, I wasn’t sure if I could take good ones. After all bad lighting + constantly moving objects = not good. However, I was happy that there were indeed some shots that turned out alright! After their first song, there seemed to be some technical difficulties. I didn’t dally around though, and headed back to the fray to explore what else Toycon has to offer.

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Tsum Tsums! I honestly didn’t really know what their appeal was, but when I saw them in person, I wanted to have one (or three!) myself. (*ノ´□`)ノ

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So cute! I want the Elsa, Woody, and Minnie Mouse tsum tsums.

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So many variations, and yet, all of them are equally cute! (ノ≧∀≦)ノ

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Voltes V statue. It was huge.

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“Let’s volt in!”

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Not sure who this character is, but I do know that he’s (she’s?) a sticker on FB Messenger.

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Some merch of this character that they’re selling.

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Huge Funko Pop displays. Yep. They’re a thing in this year’s Toycon.

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This zombie is so realistic-looking.

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This almost looks psychedelic. Like some active child’s imagination come to life, haha.

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Booth selling Funko Pops.

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Huhu, taking photos of these figures made me want to buy a Hot Toy fig! ヾ(´▽`*;)ゝ”

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This display was awesome. Enough said.

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Spotted Love Live cosplayers too. Still, I was too shy to approach any of them. Well, there’s always another con to look forward to.

To end, this Toycon was the best one yet I’ve attended. Though there had been quite the price hike, I think it was justifiable. The venue was big enough to accommodate con goers, it was actually cold inside (at least in some parts, anyway), and the stalls weren’t stuffed too close to each other. There were also guest stars too, like Hodor from the Game of Thrones, and both VIP and regular ticket holders alike are able to catch a glimpse of him.  However, if you want the chance to take a photo with him, or get his autograph you have to get a VIP ticket, which are worth a whooping 3,000 pesos.

However, bottomline is I think it was easier to enjoy Toycon this year. Also, I found that even with the increase in the price of tickets, there didn’t seem to be a decrease in the people who went, in fact, as we were going home, the line to buy tickets was actually quite long. Anyway, if you haven’t gone to Toycon yet, you can still go tomorrow, the last day of the event. ヘ(´∀`ヘ)

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