Get ready for an incredible celebration of all things pop culture at TOYCON 2023, as we mark an important milestone of 20 years! From its humble beginnings to becoming the most anticipated annual event in the Philippines, TOYCON has become the country’s largest pop culture convention, attracting fans every year. This year’s edition promises to be the ultimate destination for pop-culture lovers, full of exciting activities and exclusive toys. Join us from July 7-9 at the SMX Convention Center Manila and experience the excitement of TOYCON!
As TOYCON continues to grow, it has established itself as a cultural event and a highlight of the year for thousands of con-goers. This year, the event returns to its origins as a collectors’ paradise, offering nearly a hundred toys exclusively from renowned brands such as Funko, Lego, Bandai, Hot Toys, Pop Mart, and JoyToy. The event will feature top toy designers from the Philippines, the region, and even the United States. Prepare to be amazed by the limited edition releases from acclaimed designers such as Quiccs, Wetworks, Creon Chknhead, and Arman Kendrick.
TOYCON has also partnered with MINDstyle, an international brand and licensing giant, to bring you the FanXperience. Immerse yourself in the latest trends in upcoming art toys and grab exclusive Pop Asia merchandise. Mingle with top creators and designers like Punk Drunkers and Reen Barrera, and check out the exciting Secret Fresh merchandise and exhibits. One of the most anticipated attractions this year is the very first Philippine Convention exclusive, TOYCON’s own brand mascot TC-02, as an official Funko Pop collectible, brought to you by MINDstyle.
Globe is the co-presenter of this year’s TOYCON and they have prepared something special for you. Visit the Globe Playboxx Booth and unleash your inner child. They also offer Globe Premium and VIP Passes, full of amazing exclusive toys, merchandise, and vouchers. Be one of the first to own highly sought after exclusive toys like Creon Chknheads CCW Buck Philippine Colorway and Punk Drunkers convention exclusive Pops by availing these exclusive passes.
Another big highlight of TOYCON is the live-action adaptation of the beloved Robot Romance Trilogy anime, Voltes V. Titled “Voltes V: Legacy,” this Philippine production on GMA TV received great praise for its cutting-edge special effects and meticulous attention. in detail. Meet the cast of Voltes V: Legacy, including show-runner Director Mark A. Reyes, as they interact with fans on the TOYCON stage. GMA will also bring more stars to grace the event, making it a true star-studded affair.
But that’s not all! We are delighted to welcome special guests from the Japanese Tokusatsu universe, known for their captivating live-action special effects. Fans of the heroes of the 90s will be happy to meet Tetsuo Kurata, also known as Robert Akizuki from Masked Rider Black and Black RX, as well as Ryosuke Kaizu, who played Red Mask in Hikari Sentai Maskman. Get up close and personal with them, their props, and vehicles at the Toku Spirits booth.
Cosplay enthusiasts, get ready for an unforgettable experience! TOYCON brings back the most entertaining Cosplay KO competition, known for its energetic and attractive participants. A cash prize of P20,000 awaits the best anime cosplay this Saturday, while the Anime S Cosplay World Stars local qualifiers in the Duo Category and the Cosplay Pop Duo Contest will captivate the TOYCON stage this Sunday. Don’t miss the Cosplay Photography workshop conducted by celebrity cosplay photographer Jay Tablante, sponsored by Canon.
Movie fans will also be delighted by the immersive cinematic displays set up by Warner Brothers for “Barbie the Movie” and the highly anticipated DC superhero film, “Blue Beetle.” Paramount Pictures joined the excitement with a booth dedicated to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.”
TOYCON goes above and beyond showcasing the best local and international creators. Explore three Creative Zones: the Comics Zone run by Komiket, featuring top comic book artists and illustrators, and two Toy Designer Alleys hosting the best local and international toy designers, including Hot Actor, Pucky, Chino Lam, and Unbox Industries, among others. More than 80 exclusive toys from more than 40 toy designers around the world are available for enthusiasts and collectors.
At the center of the event is the TOYCON Collectors Gallery, where nearly 80 groups of toy collectors will proudly display their collections. Join the exciting panel discussions, witness the competitions for Custom Toys, Toy Photography, Best Display, and cheer for the Best Toy Collectors Group, sponsored by the Philippine Toy Groups Association. Get ready to embark on a shopping spree like no other, with more than 250 vendor booths offering a wide selection of toys, comics, and collectibles. Fan experiences at TOYCON are unimaginable!
Join us at the SMX Convention Center from July 7-9 for an absolutely epic experience as we celebrate 20 years of TOYCON with the MINDstyle FanXperience. The only question is: Will you be part of this amazing event, or will you miss one of the hottest events in 2023? The choice couldn’t be clearer – see you there!
The 20th TOYCON Philippines and MINDstyle FanXperience is presented by Globe, in partnership with Great Toys Online, Filbars, Hobbiestock, CalicoToys, Gaming Library, Funtastik, Talent High, Solid Toys, Collectors Base, Stormy Vault, Devil Toys, the College of St. Benilde, Bostik, Cybercraft PH, Grimalkin, JoyToy, Gnarly, and supported by Canon, GMA Store, Quiccs, Toku Spirits, Funko Funatic Philippines, Big Boys Toy Store, Image World, Yori, Warner Brothers Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Del Monte Potato Crisp, along with hotel partners Citadines and Heritage Hotel. The event is powered by Exlink Events, Anime Alliance, Ambox Events, Komiket, IPMS, Philippine Toy Group Association, and Creon Chknhead.
Get your tickets now at SMTickets.com or buy them onsite during event dates at the SMX Convention Center. For an added experience, don’t miss the Globe Premium Passes and Globe MINDstyle VIP Passes, available at Tickelo.com.