The Philippine Toys and Collectibles Convention–a.k.a. Toycon–is back! After two years of pivoting to a virtual format due to the pandemic, the country’s biggest pop culture event returns to a more back-to-basics format on July 8 to 10, 2022 in the venue where it first started: SM Megamall Megatrade Hall.
Nostalgia remains the biggest trend among toy collectors. And with the Voltes V: Legacy TV series coming up on the GMA network, the ever-popular franchise takes center stage for this year in partnership with art toy creator Quiccs and TOEI Co. Ltd. Telesuccess. GMA is also set to have a presentation on Saturday, July 9, at around 3pm. Will the castmembers make an appearance?
Also making its presence felt is the upcoming ABS-CBN show Darna. After almost a decade of starts and stops, the Philippines’ biggest comic book heroine is set to fly again. Starring Jane de Leon in the title role and Janella Salvador as the villainous Valentina, the TV series is set to premiere later this year.
Castmembers de Leon, along with Joshua Garcia and Zaijian Jaranilla, are set to make an appearance on Sunday at around 230pm.
Other highlights for the event include Funko Fanatics Philippines release exclusives, the Creator’s Alley organized by the Bulletpunk Networks, the Artist Alley organized by Komiket, the Toy Art and Toy customizing contests, the Toycon cosplay competition and the World Cosplay Summit, and the Pinoy Pop Culture Icon awards.
The new activities for this year include online selling seminars, live auctions and livestreams brought by Lazada, and VIP access, NFT workshops and Bulletpunk BitWars art presented by Smart Signature.
The schedule for the activities are here.
Oh, and the swaths of toy merchant booths. What would a Toycon be without them?
Toycon 2022 happens on July 8 to 10 at the Megatrade Halls, 5th floor of the SM Megamall Building B. The event is organized by VLAC Event Management Inc and co-presented by Lazada and Smart Signature.
Sponsored by Telesuccess Productions, MaxiCollector, Great Toys Online, Legendary Beasts Studios, EC Collectibles, Filbars, Toy Empire, Bully Boy Collectibles, and DHL.
In cooperation with Vans, Yori, Funko Funatic Philippines, Warner Brothers, and The Linden Suites
With media partners, ABS-CBN, 106.7 Energy FM and FPS PH; and event partners Anime Alliance, Ex-Link Events, Komiket, PICOF, and the Philippine Toy Group Association.
For event details go to: www.toyconph.com or Like ToyConPh on Facebook and Twitter
Tickets are available online at SMTickets.com and the TOYCON 2022 store on Lazada.