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Sunday, June 17, 2012

DC, Marvel Dominates TOYCON 2012

I just came home from TOYCON 2012 held at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall. As expected, it was jam-packed with people who are into comics, action figures, cosplay, games, and other toys.

This year’s TOYCON was dominated by DC and Marvel characters, particularly Batman and Spider-Man. Most probably because their upcoming movies are currently being marketed: The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man. Other movies that are present in this year’s TOYCON was G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Bourne Legacy.

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There were also a lot of DC and Marvel characters amongst cosplayers. I saw Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Thor, Iron Man, Loki, War Machine, among others. There were also a lot of booths dedicated to the latest Batman movie as well as both DC and Marvel action figures.

I also saw a brand new race course – race cars named SCX Digital System. It’s the latest incarnation of Tamiya and the racers are wielding a gun to control the cars. There were also a lot of action figures inspired by our Pambansang Kamao, Manny Pacquiao.

The usual action figures are still there – Transformers, Astroboy, Dragon Ball Z, Voltron, Star Wars, Street Fighter, Naruto, One Piece, Super Mario, Harry Potter, and several anime. I even saw a female Archbishop from Ragnarok Online.

There’s also this cute guy who seems to be famous. He’s probably a TV personality because they seem to be doing a segment for a TV show. I have absolutely no idea who he is but he’s really cute in person. Who is this guy?

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What makes this year’s TOYCON unique is the tribute to Filipino Master Illustrator Alfredo P. Alcala. He’s a famous artist for both DC and Marvel comics most notably Batman comics.

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Famous cosplayer Alodia was also present in this year’s TOYCON as well as famous band Kamikaze but I went home early even before the cosplay competition started. I’ll post more pictures of the action figures and the cosplayers tomorrow.

Where you at TOYCON 2012 today at SM Megamall?

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