Toycon 2014 at Resorts World Manila
From Japanese anime to American Super Heroes, Disney characters to scary villains, time to dress to impress!
For those that are not familiar with Toycon, it’s the biggest gathering of pop-culture enthusiasts and toy collectors. Not a fashion show nor a modeling campaign but an event where people get to dress up and impersonate their favorite characters.
Last May 31, 2014, Toycon 2014 was launched at Resorts World Manila. During the press conference, a couple of toy collector enthusiasts shared their interest with their prize possessions and that toys are not just for kids but for kids at heart. Most of the time such collections can actually cost a fortune and you can learn a thing a two from toys and reading comic books.
The highlight of Toycon 2014 is the celebration of Batman and so during the launch a couple of cosplayers came as different characters in the Batman series.
There were also a couple of other characters roaming around Resorts World that day and we weren’t familiar with. It shows how little we knew about animation and some of the well known characters that we saw during the launch were Hercules, Knight Rider, a character from Resident Evil, Malificent and of course Elsa and Anna from Frozen. The rest were mostly (wild guess) from Naruto and other Japanese characters.
It was quite fun seeing such familiar characters that you see on TV come to life like they were pulled off the screen.
A couple of exhibitors also participated during the event that includes Toy Kingdom, Arigatoys, Big Boys Store, Filbars, Pacific Licensing, War Gaming and Cherry Credits. The exhibitors displayed and sold toys that kids would love to have or more like big kids who love to collect toys. There were also demos of new gaming inventions like the Kazooloo, a disk like gadget that is actually an interactive game board with the use of any iOS or Android capable device.
For those who are more on the gaming scene, they also offered a booth for that and if I remember correctly, during the Toycon event that will be held at SM Megamall sometime this June will also allow young inventors to showcase their game development skills.
More toys were showcased at the ground level of Resorts World Manila, Newport Mall.
NEXT EVENT: JUNE 20-22, 2014
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