TOYCON The Evolution: Celebrating the Transformation of Toys, Collectibles and Creative Play

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June 1, 2024

TOYCON PH 2024 is set to transform the SMX Convention Center Manila into a vibrant playground for toy aficionados. The convention will feature an extensive range of exhibits and activities, including exclusive toy product reveals, performances from international Pop idols, panel discussions with toy industry experts and celebrity collectors, toy designing workshops, interactive gaming and tabletop tournaments, cosplay, comics and a bustling marketplace for rare and exclusive collectibles.

 

Event Highlights

  • Be a part of the exciting launch of two new toy brands from MNDSTYL and the creator of Funko Pop
  • Take your pick of exciting toy exclusives from Solid Toys, RLux Custom, Armored Komodo, Devil Toys, Omo Collectibles and more than 50 other Designer toy artists
  • Enjoy new finds and releases from big toy brands like Hot Toys, Jada, Bandai, PopMart, Funko, Toy City, and so much more!
  • Catch the celebration of GMA Network’s 74th anniversary with surprise GMA celebrity appearances!
  • View the very first reveal of the 20-foot Voltes V Legacy display of Telesuccess Productions!
  • Enjoy performances from International Performers – Bugvel, Chicken Blow The Idol, Kuroguro, and Tenohira El, Voice Actress/Idol – Ai Negeshi, local idols, Pastel Mix and Day Night Explorers and many more surprise international guests!
  • Special musical performance by P-POP Sensation G22, the Female Alphas, and beloved OPM band I Belong to the Zoo courtesy of CaliCo Toys.
  • Be part of the Mana Underground Table-top Tournaments: Battlegrounds
  • Catch the special displays and special spotlight presentations from upcoming movies, “Alien vs Predator: Romulus,” “A Quiet Place: Day One,” “Deadpool and Wolverine,” “Friendly Fire,” Horizon: An American Saga,” “Inside Out 2,” and “Transformers One.”
  • Enjoy all the spectacle of costume play performances with TOYCON’s Cosplay KO Competition
  • Catch the awarding of the Pinoy Pop Culture Icon for 2024. It will be awesome!
  • Be a part of more than 100 toy collector groups of the Philippine Toy Groups Association with their collections exhibited at the TOYCON Gallery
  • Enjoy the Creators and Artisan Alley and Comic Zone with celebrity graphic artists, authors, craftspeople and inventors!

One of the main attractions at TOYCON Evolution is the unveiling of new toy lines and limited-edition collectibles. Major toy manufacturers and independent creators alike will showcase their latest innovations, offering attendees the first look at the toys that will shape the market in the coming year. This includes everything from action figures and designer toys to high-tech gadgets and educational toys.

 

MNDSTYL FANX

This year, it’s all about the creators! Get up close and personal with many of them including renowned toy designers, popular influencers, and iconic figures from the world of toys and collectibles. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet their heroes, get autographs, and participate in Q&A sessions.

 

Panel Discussions

Industry experts, including toy designers, marketers, and trend analysts, will lead insightful panel discussions on various topics such as:

  • The impact of technology on toy design
  • Trends in the collectible markets
  • Sustainable and eco-friendly toy production
  • The role of nostalgia in modern toy collecting

 

Interactive Workshops

TOYCON Evolution offers a series of workshops designed to engage and educate attendees. These hands-on sessions will cover a wide range of interests, from DIY toy customization and 3D printing to the basics of starting a toy collection and preserving vintage toys.

 

Marketplace

The marketplace at TOYCON Evolution is a paradise for collectors. Vendors from around the world will offer a vast array of toys and collectibles, including rare finds, limited editions, and exclusive convention merchandise. This is the perfect place for attendees to discover unique items and complete their collections.

 

Community and Networking

Beyond the exhibits and panels, TOYCON Evolution fosters a sense of community among attendees. Networking events, meet-and-greets, and social mixers provide ample opportunities for fans and professionals to connect, share their passions, and build lasting relationships within the toy community.

 

We’re more than just a convention, we are a PLAYGROUND!

TOYCON Evolution is more than just a convention; it’s a celebration of the creativity, innovation, and joy that toys bring to our lives. Whether you’re a seasoned collector, a casual enthusiast, or someone looking to dive into the world of toys for the first time, TOYCON Evolution promises an unforgettable experience that honors the past, celebrates the present, and looks forward to the future of toys and collectibles.

Mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a journey through the ever-evolving world of toys at TOYCON x MNDSTYL FANX 2024!

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