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. Check it out on June 19 - 21, 2015 at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall. Ticket price:
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 www.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 2015 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!
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.
Program schedule for 2015
(Take note that sometimes the program may change without prior notice)
TOYCON 2015 Program of Activities:
Day 1 - June 19, 2015, FRIDAY
10:00am - Gate opens
10:30am - Toycon stage screenings
11:30am - Bruder Toys
12:00nn - IFLIX
12:30pm - World of DC Comics trivia game
1:00pm - Toycon stage screenings
1:30pm - performance
2:00pm - Gaming Library live boardgame - Daybreak
2:30pm - Dreamsicle band performance
3:00pm- Toycon featurette
3:30pm - Famouse Superheroes Battle Trivia Game with Flipgeeks
4:00pm - Midnight Channel band performance
4:30pm - Coke Collectors Club Philippines panel talk
4:40pm - Coke Induction Ceremony
5:00pm - Toycon Pop Quiz Night Round 1
6:30pm - Vanishing Blue band performance
7:00pm - IFLIX
7:30pm - Jojo Bizarres toy group panel talk
8:00pm - Toycon Pop Quiz Night Round 2
10:00pm - Day 1 end
Day 2 - June 20, 2015, SATURDAY
10:00am - Gate opens
11:00am - Ribbon cutting ceremony
11:20am - Star Wars group and Philippne 501st
11:45am - Meet Elrick Jundis, Star Wars episode 2 Jedi actor
12:00nn - Toycon screenings
12:15pm - Panel talk with Malaysian toy designer Luk Chee Chew
12:30pm - Sphero product feature
12:45pm - Enchanted PH cosplay meet and greet
12:45pm - IFLIX
1:00pm - Panel talk: Toy collecting 101 with toy groups
1:30pm - Panel talk: The new Golden Age of Comics with Komikon, Flipgeeks and Whats a geek
1:45pm - Disney XD - Guardians of the Galaxy animated series
2:00pm - Timelight Panorama band performance
2:15pm - Doraemon and friends
2:30pm - Panel talk: Jun Sabayton and cast of Tanods web series
3:00pm - Panel talk: Gaming segment with Reimaru Files
3:15pm - Minions live!
3:30pm - Midnight Meetings band performance
3:45pm - Authority Hoodie fashion show
4:00pm - Alodia Gosiengfiao meet and greet
4:00pm - Toycon Cosplay Universe solo category
5:00pm - Valley of Chrome band performance
5:15pm - IFLIX
5:30pm - Panel talk: Marvel Comics and cinematic world
5:45pm - Feature: Antman and Guardians of the Galaxy animated
6:00pm - Minions Live!
6:30pm - Verbacoma band performance
7:00pm - Announcement of all contest winners for day 2
8:00pm - Video game challenge
9:00pm - The Grand Raffle / prize: Man of steel statue from Maxicollector
10:00pm - Last minute shopping
Day 3 - June 21, 2015, SUNDAY
10:00am - Gate opens
11:00am - Toycon screenings
11:30am - Toycon fan films
12:00pm - Famous Superheroes Battle Trivia
12:30pm - Shinkan band performance
12:45pm - Gaming Library - Word on the Street
1:15pm - Borealis dance group
1:45pm - Panel talk: Star wars The Fans Awaken
2:00pm - Panel Talk: Marvel Comics by Whats a Geek and Flipgeeks
2:15pm - Guardians of the Galaaxy Animated series
2:30pm - World of DC panel talk
2:45pm - V Project dance group
3:00pm - Authority Hoodie Fashion show
3:30pm - Doraemon and Friends
3:45pm - Midnight Channel band performance
4:00pm - Toycon Cosplay Universe Group category
5:00pm - Surface Intensions band performance
5:30pm - Autoletic band performance
6:00pm - IFLIX
6:30pm - Jeepney Joyride band performance
7:00pm - Asterysk band performance
7:30pm - Philippine Wrestling Revolution
7:45pm - Announcement of all contest winners
8:00pm - Video game battle
9:00pm - Grand Raffle
10:00pm - Toycon ends, see you all in Toycon 2016
For more info, please visit toyconph.com.