ToyCon 2017 PopLife FanXperience was the biggest event happened for the mid-year of 2017. The whole 3-day event was a success and surely, there are pop-culture fans who went home feeling satisfied. They were able to meet celebrities from the West, acquired toys for their collections, meet awesome cosplayers and enjoyed the in-house event happened per day.
Naruto Cosplayers PH team were able to visit the 16th event of ToyCon, and here are some of the moments that we were able to witness:
1. As the organizers officially opens the event, attendees were greeted by Liza Soberano, the leading character for the upcoming re-make of ‘Darna’ at ABS-CBN. They also organized a meet-and-greet session for Liza and her fans.
2. Toy booths and exhibits were the highlights of the event. There are lots of action figures from a size of your palm up to the human scale figures are spotted in and outside of the event area.
We went to the sellers area and its crowded. Hoping that the next year’s event will add more space so that people can roam around freely without bumping each other. But all in all, we are able to buy some Anime merchandise for only Php 50.00 each and most of them are the limited edition.
3. Attendees were able to meet Foreign celebrities. Panel talks were a must-see as celebrities shared their experiences from their field of interests. Aside from that, VIP ticket holders were able to meet and greet each celebrities and have a photo op with them.
4. The finals for the Philippine’s World Cosplay Summit also held during the second day. Cosplay duo from Zamboanga (Team S.O.S) won and will represent the country for the finals of World Cosplay Summit to be held at Nagoya, Japan.
5. ToyCon Cosplay Competition held during the Day 3 of the event with 26 participants which competed for six categories (Anime & Manga, Comics, TV & Movie, Video Game, Toys and Chibi/Kids).
The winners for the said competition as follows:
- Anime & Manga – David D’Angelo (Mr. Satan from Dragon Ball Z)
- Comics – Janine Reyes (Catwoman)
- TV & Movies – Carlo Torres (Loki from Avengers)
- Video Game – Joren Selda (Yi Sun Shin from Mobile Legends)
- Toys – RB Cheng (RG Breaker from Zoids Chaotic Century)
- Chibi/Kids – Samantha Rabado (Ruby from Mobile Legends)
If you miss attending this month’s ToyCon, no need to fret as they will held the yearly Christmas ToyCon at SM Megamall on December 2017 (more details to be announced soon).
ToyCon 2017 Pop Life FanXperience happened at SMX Convention Center last June 30 – July 2, 2017. Catch our video coverage soon! We will update this post once we are done uploading our video coverage.
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