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The Philippine TOYCON, Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections is now on its 14th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country.
This year’s TOYCON highlights the World of DC Comics with its colorful characters upholding justice with a grand exhibit from Pacific Licensing. Also get a chance to own cool licensed DC Hoodies from the Authority Hoodie.
Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service launches in the Philippines, as IFLIX explodes into the pop-culture landscape of the country during the Philippine ToyCon, with unlimited access to its line-up of the most awesome and iconic movies and TV series. With trial memberships now open, everyone is free to explore and enjoy the vast range of content on iflix.com.
Walt Disney Pictures brings in the wonder of Star Wars with its new line of merchandise from the original film saga and the new Star Wars Rebels series. And also, get into the world of the smallest superhero with Marvel’s Antman interactive exhibit.
Also catch future and fantasy fever as Universal Pictures’ Terminator: Genisys and Jurassic World launches in ToyCon with an eye-popping display of the movie’s cinematic artwork and line of collectors’ toys.
Other movie highlights are the upcoming live-action Attack on Titan from Pioneer Films and Doraemon: Stand By Me the Movie in 3D. Catch Doraemon and friends live at the ToyCon stage!
The TOYCON also gives you its biggest battlefield of toys with exhibits from the local toy clubs: Pinoy Lego users Group exhibit, Planet Krypton, Funko Funatic Philippines, the Coca-Cola Collectibles exhibit, One Sixth Republic and Pinoy Sixth Scale collectors exhibit and the awesome Toycon Gallery exhibit area which showcases the best of the local toy group community.
The TOYCON also features the biggest in Cosplay with the TOYCON’s own Cosplay Universe unleashing a barrage of individual and group cosplayers led by Asia’s Cosplay queen, Alodia Gosiengfiao. Also catch the Star Wars 501st Philippine Outpost parade its new troopers and droids from a galaxy far, far away.
Revel in opening night festivities with a series of ToyCon Pop Quiz competitions and get your fill of local and foreign comic book artists in the Artist Alley set up by Flipgeeks and Komikon.
And off course, TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest dealer floor of all pop culture merchandise in terms of apparel, collectibles and memorabilia, graphic novels and comics, cosplay paraphernalia, and toys, toys, TOYS!
So let loose the child in you once again by getting ready for war in new battlefields of play!
The Philippine TOYCON 2015 will then be held on June 19-21, 2015 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1, 2 and 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Tickets are now on sale at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) til June 18. Tickets are also available at the event gate on June 19-21.For more information on schedule of activities and event details please visit:
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in local cinemas last Wednesday, and to coincide with it's release, The Block SM City North Edsa is hosting an exhibit of life-sized statues of some characters from the movie.
The main stars of the exhibit are the statues of Captain America, Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, Iron Man and the Hulk.
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The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, or TOYCON as it's usually called,is now on it's 13th year. To celebrate this event, the TOYCON guys have some wonderful things planned.
This year’s TOYCON will highlight the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ caped Crusader, Batman with a huge Batman display area, a life size Batpod, a kids’ activity area, exciting new Batman merchandise, and a gallery of art and collectibles of the Dark Knight Detective.
Also catch the Samurai X fever as Warner Brothers previews the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film trilogy Parts II and III with a display of original costumes from the sensational Japanese hit movie.
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It's finally out! Hot on the heels of Captain America's trailer is the first official trailer for Bryan Singer's X-men: Days of Future Past. A few of days ago, xmenmovies posted a very short video teaser for X-men: Days of Future Past, promising a full trailer debut a few days after. And here it finally is!
The description on it's Youtube page says " The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future."
I can't wait to see the movie! The Days of Future Past has been regarded as one of the best story lines in the X-men universe, so I'm excited to see how Bryan Singer's team's interpretation of the material turns out. What do you guys think of the trailer? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.
Image via xmenmovies
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We've had two trailers released from Marvel in the last couple of days. Not to be outdone, the folks over at DC Entertainment debuted the trailer for it's upcoming animated movie, Justice League: War on IGN. The animated feature is based on Jim Lee and Geoff John's "Justice League: Origns" and is set for a February 4, 2014 release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download from Warner Home Entertainment.
On a related note, this animated feature is getting the action figure treatment from DC Collectibles. The designs were previewed at NYCC 2013 as part of DC Collectibles' new Justice League: War line, and the first figures to get their plastic incarnations are Superman, Flash, Shazam, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern.
The designs were previewed at NYCC 2013 as part of DC Collectibles' new Justice League: War line. You can find more images over at Toy News International.
Justice League: War cover art via ComingSoon.net