TOYCON PH 2019 goes live on June 28 until June 30, 2019 at the SMX, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
Now on its 18th year, TOYCON, Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for collectibles, toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections celebrates their grandest event yet with more than 300 sellers and exhibitors, more local and international artists, and bigger attractions. Here’s what to expect at the TOYCON and Pop Life FanXperience 2019.
22 Feet Batman Imperial Palace Statue
Pop Life will be unveiling a massive 22 ft Batman Imperial Palace statue at the event (the biggest Batman statue in Asia), and will also be raffling off a ceramic version of the Batman vinyl collectible which is only available for sale in China as of the moment.
Earlier this year, Pop Life Global in partnership with Beijing Imperial Court Cultural Development Company announced its DC comics collectibles which includes Batman, Superman, Robin, Wonder Woman, etc. dressed in ancient Chinese warrior’s costumes. The collection pays homage to the ancient Chinese warriors and soldier armors, and the Imperial Palace museum collections.
This year’s TOYCON has the biggest toys and merch floor with close to 300 booths. Asian Comics, Toys and Hobbies – Collective Inc, TOYCON Philippines’ organizer has also prepared a Play Hub for discussions/panels and product expos, and a Digital Hub where a Mobile Legends tournament organized by inFluxTV will be held.
The Game Developers Association of the Philippines moreover will be having its gaming conference at the con, while the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc will be running film showings, showcasing animations from local animation companies and talents.
Guest Perfomers and Celebrity Guests
Bands and artists taking the stage at the 2019 TOYCON include LILA, The Lock Pickers, SOULDRIFT, Project: Materia, Asterysk, Kanjiru, Lunar Rhythm, Mind Money Circuit, Lookout, Aidoru Sozai, CH4U, Japh Dolls, and PASTEL?MIX. For dance fans, The Kings (World of Dance 2019 Champion), Academy of Villains (Former WOD Team of the Year), Tight Eyez, (Creator of Krump), and Bboy Morris (Former Bboy of the Year) will also be performing.
Fans will also get a chance to meet and greet international celebrities Michael Cudlitz (Walking Dead), Steven Ogg (GTAV and Walking Dead), and Pop culture artist and “Godfather of Street Art” Ron English.
Comic book artists Mico Suayan, Harvey Tolibao, Hubert Khan Michael, Pol Medina Jr., Ed Tadeo, Berlin Manalaysay, Steve Gan, Raymund Lee, Raymund Bermudez will also be setting up their booths for meet and greet opportunities.
Toys and TOYCON PH 2019 Exclusives
Here are some of the international and local toy designers who will be offering their merch at the TOYCON – Anatoy, Creon Chkn, Happy Garaje, Jessica Emmett, Wetworks, Quiccs Maiquez, Anna Johnstone aka YOII, Daniel Yu, Fanny Kao, Hariken, Mumbot, Rusho Toys, JWON, Kaze Studio, Messy Maru, Mupa, Non World, Siam Ruf, Tangent, Too Nathpong.
Some of the highly anticipated toys, vinyl and designer toys exclusive in this year’s TOYCON are Zeta Manilal Killa by Quiccs Maiquez, Elephant Elfie, Tiny Ghost (Bully Boy Collectibles exclusive), Dino Ziggy (Big Boys Toy Store exclusive), and Anatoy, all donning the Philippine flag colorway. The Flocked Jollibee Funko Pop will also be released at the event, although slots are only available via online lottery.
TOYCON PH 2019 Tickets, VIP Pass, FANX Pass
As opposed to the previous years, no VIP passes will be handed out, and fans may opt to purchase the FANX pass instead which can be purchased on site for celebrity meet and greets, and exclusive merch access from Pop Life. There will also be a special lane for PLDT subscribers, and the first 200 PLDT subscribers (daily) will get FREE PLDT TOYCON 2019 T-shirts.
Tickets are available online via SM Tickets and onsite. TOYCON ticket prices are as follows:
SQUAD 5+1 JUNE 28 (6 TICKETS) EARLY BIRD – P2,500
SQUAD 5+1 JUNE 29 (6 TICKETS) EARLY BIRD – P2,500
SQUAD 5+1 JUNE 30 (6 TICKETS) EARLY BIRD – P2,500
3 DAY PASS – P1,300
2 DAY PASS (EARLY BIRD) – P900
1 DAY PASS (EARLY BIRD) – P500
Visit http://toyconph.com/ for more info.