The biggest toy convention and pop culture event in the country opened its doors yesterday. And this year, aside from the usual exhibits and programs, ToyCon Philippines partnered with Pop! Life Entertainment in gathering toy, comic, game as well as movie and art fans in an ultimate event that celebrates everything about pop culture. Dubbed as ‘ToyCon 2016 + Pop Life FanXperience’, this year’s toy con also showcase special talks and meet and greet sessions with international celebrities, comic artists, creative directors and TV show and film personalities including Kristian Nairn (Hodor / Game of Thrones), Dean Cain (Superman / Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett / Star Wars), Bronson Pelletier and Kiowa Gordon (Twilight), Thai superstar Maurio Maurer and R&B artist Frankie J.
More than 200 booths and exhibits from favorite local toy shops, as well as big brands such as Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Cartoon Network, Capcom, Namco and DOTA highlight this year’s event which also happens to be ToyCon’s 15th anniversary. Cosplay fans also get a glimpse of their favorite cosplayers at the ToyCon’s traditional cosplay contest happening on Sunday. Itchy Worms, Tanya Markova and Parokya ni Edgar are also expected to perform this weekend.
ToyCon 2016 is happening at SMX Convention Center until Sunday, June 12. Check out below for event schedules, booth assignments and photos.
Lots of limited edition Funkos, including these Stan Lee super hero Pop figures.
Smart’s booth. They’re giving away free Smart Bro Pocket WiFis, limited edition jackets, toys and gaming gears. You can also have your photo taken at the Game of Thrones, Lego and X-Men toy boxes.
Star Wars Clone Troopers
Comics on sale
Anime shirts and accessories
Pop! Life exhibit
Sadly, the 20-foot Voltes V statue is not yet assembled when we visited.
Highlighting this year’s toy con is Stan Lee’s Excelsior Exhibit, featuring his personal collection of Marvel comics, artworks, movie props, etc.