11/4/15

For The Kid At Heart: A Visit To Yexel’s Toy Museum

Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, we all have this love and appreciation for toys.  It’s inexplicable but there’s something about them that makes us giddy inside as the little child in us comes to life.

And if you want to go to a place where you can experience being a kid again, one place the Urban Roamer would recommend for you to check out is Yexel’s Toy Museum and see a wide array of toys and other items on display.

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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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06/4/15

Bricking Development: Checking Out the 1st LEGO Certified Store in PH

Last May 13, the toy and hobbyist retail scene in the metropolis, and in the country in general, got itself a big boost when toy building company LEGO opened its first LEGO certified store right at the newly-developed Park Triangle in Bonifacio Global City.

This comes right off the heels of last year’s success of LEGO in the release of The Lego Movie and the recently-concluded BRICKXHIBIT and ABRICKcadabra events that were held at Resorts World Manila the previous month which showcased a growing community of LEGO builders and enthusiasts in the country. Thus, the opening of a LEGO certified store here not only boosts the presence of LEGO in the country but also a venue where LEGO lovers can call home.

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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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