With a day to go on the calendar, we have listed some important notes on what to expect and “predictions” on the upcoming 12th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention this weekend.
- Toycon 2013 will occupy SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall 1, 2, 3 and Function Rooms A and B.
- Tickets are available online through the SM Ticket website or to any SM Ticket outlets nationwide
- Tickets are worth P120 per day.
- Toy bazaar, comics market and Collectibles booth will occupy Hall 1 and 2 while HERO Face off will be using Hall 3.
- Largest toy gallery will be at Function Rooms A and B.
CONTESTS and COMPETITIONS
TOY CUSTOM CONTEST
- Customized Action Figure (June 15)
- Customized Mecha Figure (June 15)
- Doll Dressed Up Contest (June 15)
- 1/6th Scale Customized Figure Contest (June 15)
- 2nd Sculpture Figure Building Contest (June 16)
- Die Cast Car customize and dress up contest (June 16)
- Toy Diorama Contest (June 16)
- Toy Design YEAR 6 – toy designing contest 2013 (June 16)
- TOY CLICKS YEAR 7 – Toy Photography contest 2013 (June 15)
- COSPLAY CLICKS YEAR 6– Cosplay Photography contest 2013 (June 16)
- 8th Philippine Fan Film Contest 2013 (June 15-16)
- “The Man of Steel” Character Art Contest (June 15)
- TOYCON regulars, Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao will be at the event again.
- Myrtle Sarrosa to formally open Philippine Toycon 2013 on Saturday. She will also host the HERO Faceoff 2013 on Sunday.
- Protege finalist Mikoy Morales will also host the HERO Faceoff 2013.
- Korean model and DJ Jinri Park will also be there to grace the event.
- Two of the world famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will have a meet and greet session.
- Filipina Cosplayer, Ayumi and her band ROUGE to perform on Sunday at HERO Faceoff 2013.
- Rhianna Floresca will be at the event on Saturday from 12nn to 1pm.
JUNE 14 (Friday)
- Market day.
JUNE 15 (Saturday)
- Ribbon cutting and opening ceremonies will be led by Myrtle Gail, guests from ABS-CBN and some featured cosplayers
- Panel discussions about comics, toy collecting and customizing, cosplay and gaming.
- There will be live band performances, Man of Steel and Pacific Rim exhibits and the Toycon Individual Cosplay Competition.
- Alodia Gosiengfiao will have Photo op and signing session at Alodia & Ashley’s Booth on Saturday and Sunday.
- Our friends from JusticePh will have a panel discussion about the topic “On the Road to the Justice League Movie”
JUNE 16 (Sunday)
- HERO Faceoff 2013
- Finals of the World Cosplay Summit Philippines National Qualifiers.
- Special screening of Gundam UC Vol 1 and Kiba: The Dark Knight Gaiden.
- Jinri Park meet and greet session. This is sponsored by Big Boys Toy Store.
Team Deremoe in their podcast last Sunday had listed some tips and “predictions” for Toycon 2013.
- “Famous” chibi cosplayer Ashley Misaki will be there.
- Alodia and Myrtle to see each other hand on hand
- Jampack venue
- Shingeki no Kyojin Recon Corps cosplayers will swarm the event halls
- Participants of the cosplay competition will use Psy’s Gentlemen on their skit
- 25-30,000 people will attend Toycon 2013
- Security guard will be strict again on attendees taking photos outside the hall
- Pol Medina will not attend Toycon.
- No “extenders” or sponsored segment during Hero Face off 2013
- Japanese-inspired band Evening Tea Time will perform.
- It will be the same thing as last year
- TIP: Treat Toycon as Toycon
You can check the full podcast of the 36th episode of Roundtable Otakus titled “Subic Chicsers”, here