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TOYCON 2013: Ultimate Experience of Fun and Excitement!

Posted on: June 24, 2013

284879_10151377370042437_599669559_nIt’s a real blast!

The “TOYCON 2013”, one of the country’s biggest toy conventions, celebrated its 12th year!

Another spectacular event was held at the Megatrade Hall last June 14-16, 2013. Thousands of people filled the trade hall to witness one of the most awaited events for Toy collectors, cosplayers, anime fanatics and young enthusiast.

The “TOYCON 2013” is one of the major toy industry trade shows held in the Philippines.  It is the biggest pop culture event in the country.  More than a hundred of exhibitors participated in the said event.

Toy collections

The first day was filled with comic and toy collectors. Different toy collectors exhibited their most unique and gigantic collections every year.  On an interview with the owner of Toshitoyz Collection, he said, “I’ve been joining in this great event for about 3 years. I started to collect toys since 2011 and decided to sell some of these in a toy trade fair.” He added that most his toys are quality products and originally came from Japan to retain his customers and to have more possible buyers.


Most of the Toy addicts always look forward for this Toy Convention to purchase branded and high quality products that are made not only in the Philippines but also from different parts of the world. Other toy collectors also participated on the exhibit to showcase their favorite toy collections, highly competitive products and newest product lines.

On the second day, Myrtle Sarrosa, one of the popular cosplayers and PBB Teen winner headed the Ribbon-Cutting ceremony to formally open the Toy Convention.  Panel discussions about superheroes, robot culture, transforming transformers, collectors collections, on the road to Justice League Movie, OTA Culture and more were also held in the event. Some bands also performed and entertained the audience with their exceptional songs.


In accordance with the “Superman’s 75th anniversary”,  TOYCON 2013 also featured two of the most anticipated blockbuster movies for this year such as the “Man of Steel” exhibit and “Pacific Rim” display.


No one could ever beat the crowd when Alodia Gosiengfiao started her segment. She performed song and dance number on the stage.  Many cosplayers and participants also joined her in the “meet and greet” session together with her sister Ashley Gosiengfiao.

Alodia Collage

Another highlight of the event was the individual cosplay competition. Many cosplayers flocked in this conventions to showcase their most creative and extravagant cosplay costumes. Most of them wore their favorite characters from anime, fairy tales, movies and games.




GMA Network’s Maey Bautista and Mike “Pekto” Nacua, who shot an episode of GMA News TV’s lifestyle program “Day Off”,  was also spotted on the 2nd day of the TOYCON event.


They also featured some of the grandest cosplay event in the Philippines.  In partnership with HERO TV, the Ultimate Hero Face-off Cosplay competition took place on the third day of the event. The winner of the contest will be able to participate in the World Cosplay Summit in Japan.

GFC Magazine is a proud Media Partner of the “TOYCON 2013” event.  Most of the kiddo/cosplayer participated in the “Get Wacky at GFC”, the quest for wackiest and cutest photo with GFC Magazine! The “Get Wacky at GFC” aims to develop the sense of community, friendship, share of interest and way of expressing themselves through cosplay. Other than choosing winners based on the number of likes on their photos, the GFC magazine also considers having the followers coming from the GFC Pinoy Abroad select the winners. The “Get Wacky at GFC” contest aim to better track participation, to nurture engagement and to bring camaraderie among young people and Filipinos abroad. The winners will be featured on the next issue of the magazine that will be distributed all over Japan.

With GFC Collage

With GFC 2

More than 500 attendees of the “TOYCON 2013” event also received a free copy of the GFC Magazine. The magazine contains information about business and travel articles and advertisement placements from investments, tourism, services and others. The magazine also features different events in the Philippines and Japan.

Over all, “TOYCON 2013” was such a successful event! Attendees had ultimate experience of fun and excitement!

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