06/20/16

A Postscript to Toycon 2016

The Urban Roamer may not be a full-fledged pop culture geek, but appreciates some good old pop culture stuff like comics, films, some TV shows, and toys. As such, going to such pop culture events have been such a treat to go to from time to time. One of those events is the ToyCon and the sheer amount of toys and pop culture-related merchandise and exhibits at the area from apparel to comics to the shelves and displays of varying themes.

Having been to a couple of ToyCons in the previous years at the Megatrade Hall of  SM Megamall, I’ve known very well the limitations of the venue as it could no longer accommodate the growth ToyCon has had in recent years. Thus after last year’s ToyCon, the organizers promised a bigger and better ToyCon for 2016, starting off with the announcement that it would be held at a bigger venue now, the SMX Convention Center. But did ToyCon 2016 live up to the promise? Well…

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07/5/15

ToyCon 2015

It was that time of the year once more for one of the most anticipated events of the year. To be specific, it was the time again for ToyCon, the biggest gathering of toys, comics, collectibles, and other geekery on display and the people who are fond of them. And as usual, SM Megamall was the place to be for this event.

As the Urban Roamer has covered this event in the past, there is nothing much else to say about what this is about, though it has occurred to me recently that in a way, this can be considered our country’s answer to the famous annual San Diego Comic Con in the US. And from what I’ve learned, the organizers are aiming to make this event a worthy equivalent of the aforementioned San Diego event. After all, ToyCon prides itself being Asia’s biggest convention related to geek stuff.

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06/23/14

Checked Out: ToyCon 2014

It is that time of the year once again when the country’s biggest toy convention hits town. And the Urban Roamer was there as usual at ToyCon 2014, held at the usual venue which is the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall last June 20-22.

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