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7th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2008

June is the start of most classes (Mapua/Malayan starts in July, go figure why) and to start the school term/sem, most of the Philippine Anime and Cosplay Community gather to a good old event called Toycon or the Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2008.

What: The 7th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2008
When: June 14-15, 2008, Saturday- Sunday
Where: Megatrade Hall 2-3, SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This is the 7th Toycon (meaning the event has been persistent for 7 years now) and it looks to be the biggest ever. There was rumor a few months back that there would be no cosplay competitions on this year’s Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention but I’m glad (as well as the Anime and Cosplay Community) that those rumors turned out to be false.

Ticket pricing is at 70 – 80 Php. Toycon tickets will not be presold by the usual shops and will only be available on the event itself.

Update: Made some changes to fit the Toycon Blogging Contest

Update 2: Added links to Event Rules which you should read if you’re planning on joining the events.

Event Activities

Toy Designer contest – were you can design your own cute and funny playable toy design.

Toy Con blogging contest – if your a blogger this contest is for you, blog about the event in your own blog site and then win a great prize from us and from our sponsors. (I’m joining this one!)

Comic Creation Contest– the contest is back and everyone can join even if you are a pro or freelancer.

2nd Philippine Game Girl Contest – premiered last 2005 at the Games and Gadget Show, the girl gamer pageant is back at Toy Con. if you are a cosplayer and also a gamer, this contest is for you.

Fan Film Contest – the big, the bad and the ugly of wild west of film making for sci fi, comics and games is here again for its 3rd year!

Cosplay Clicks – After the success of the Toy Clicks contest, now comes Cosplay Clicks, bring out your camera and shoot your Cosplay model in a creative pose and action.

Animation Contest – we love short animation!, even if it is a stick people animation, it is considered an animation to us, animate your own short film with style.

Booth Babe Contest – The muse of Toy Con is on search for 2008.

Custom Figure Contest – Model kits, etc

contest rules for LEGO, and STIKFAS are still being finalized.

if you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]

Live Action Figure Costume and Cosplay Contest

  1. ToyCon Cosplay contest is open to all ( Kids, Teens and Adults)
  2. ToyCon cosplay contest has 6 categories for the individual cosplay contest.
    • Cosplay Anime and Manga
    • Cosplay Comics
    • Cosplay TV and Movie
    • Cosplay Video Game
    • Cosplay Toys
    • 2nd Philippine Game Girl
  3. ToyCon cosplay event will be held for two days (June 14-15, 2008).
    REGISTRATION STARTS at 10:00AM up to 3:00 PM only. Cosplay CATWALK will start at 4:00pm
  4. Day 1 (June 14) individual cosplay contest
    Day 2 (June 15) group cosplay contest
    Day 2 ( June 15) 2nd Philippine Game Girl.

  5. Cosplay registration will be held during the event. Look for our registration booth for the contest, ask our marshalls at the gate for information.
  6. Print out the form below and submit it at the registration booth for information about the cosplay model and contact info, this will serve as your registration entry form. If you have failed to submit this form, then your entry in the contest is not valid.

  7. For Individual Cosplay Category
    Category : _______________________ ( Anime-Manga? Comics? TV -movie? Toys? Video Game? Game girl?)
    Full Name:_______________________________
    Screen stage Name:_______________________________
    Costume/Cosplay character:_______________________________
    Series Title of the character appeared : _____________________________
    Contact Number:_______________________________
    Email Address:_______________________________

    For Group Cosplay
    Group name:__________________________
    Costume/Cosplay character:_______________________________
    Series Title of the character appeared : _____________________________
    Contact Number:_______________________________
    Email Address:_______________________________

  8. The Toy Con is a general patronage event, we don’t allow cosplay models on stage acting some inappropriate presentation of their costume and character. Meaning no NUDITY, no Kissing, no sexual acting, we prohibit all of these presentations, and all organizers has the right to disqualify and remove the cosplay model off the stage.
  9. Costume props, weapons and effects should not be harmful to anyone. We don’t allow real life weapons like guns, knives, sword, katanas or anything that is sharp and bladed real life weapon. We allow only replicas and custom made props. Pyrotechnic props are also strictly prohibited at the event.
  10. The organizers are not responsible for damage and injury to the cosplay models, we allow the participants to have their own assistant during the cosplay contest and preparation, but we don’t allow the assistants catwalking on stage with the cosplay models. But we advise that all must be responsible in using their weapons props before, during and after the contest.
  11. We will provide a dressing room with security and marshals guarding the dressing room and storage area. But the organizers are not responsible for any loss of items and props.

  12. A registered cosplay participants agrees to follow all rules of the contest and also allow the public, press and media the authority to take photos and videos of all participants. The organizers has the right to document the whole contest proper and its participants in photos and video to be use in advertising and promotions of future Toy con events.

Individual Cosplay Rules

  1. NO entry limit for the individual category
  2. All must place their entry into the appropriate category, our contest marshalls will assist you in what
    category your cosplay entry will be.
  3. Cosplay models’ catwalk will start at 4:00PM of June 14, 2008. We advise that all models should be ready an hour before the catwalk. Our marshalls will assist you and we will announce it on stage for everyone.
  4. Cosplay models will be given number tags that must be worn at all times during the catwalk presentation.

Group Cosplay Rules

  1. Cosplay group must consist of at least 5 members and a maximum of 10 members per group.
  2. Cosplay group model presentation will start at 4:00PM of June 15, 2008. We advise that all models should be ready an hour before the catwalk. Our marshalls will assist you and we will announce it on stage for
  3. All cosplay group models are required to have their own 3 minute presentation. Either a play, skit or musical act.
  4. All Background music should be submitted to us before the presentation. Format should be on Audio CD or Mp3. A cosplay group is required to have a sound director/representative who will assist the ToyCon technical team in the usage of their CDs.

2nd Philippine Game Girl Rules

  1. Female cosplayers are only allowed to join ( no age limit)
  2. Costume should be a video game or online game character.
  3. Registration will start at 10:00am – 3:00pm of June 15, 2008
  4. Catwalk will start at 3:30 pm.

Craftsmanship = 40%
Accuracy = 30%
Stage Performance = 25%
Audience Impact = 5%


  • BEST Cosplay Anime and Manga
  • BEST Cosplay Comics
  • BEST Cosplay TV and Movie
  • BEST Cosplay Video Game
  • BEST Cosplay Toys
  • 2nd Philippine Game Girl 2008 winner
  • BEST Cosplay Group 2008
  • Chibi Award ( kids category)

Grand winner – Toy Con COSPLAYER of the YEAR 2008
** Rules might subject to change, please visit our website and partner online site for announcement
For inquiries and questions please email us only at [email protected]

Rules and regulations for other events

If you’re planning on joining any of the other events, you need to be aware of the rules so you don’t get DQ’ed (disqualified).  Interested participants can follow the links below.  These links will forward to the the specific page for rulings for each event:


This is the official teaser poster for Toycon 2008. As a side note, some of the people I know (more specifically member of Ichiraku Ramen) are on the poster. Can you name them? XD

Toycon 2008

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  1. azrael Azrael May 28, 2008 Reply

    thanks for plugging the toycon here!
    as for ticket …

    there will be no pre selling of tickets.

    our ticket will be priced maybe around P70 or P80

  2. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade May 28, 2008 Reply

    Thanks for the update.
    About the blogging contest, how do I join up? Is this post valid?

  3. azrael Azrael June 1, 2008 Reply

    just send your registration to my email.

    and yes..this is a valid post for the contest

    Azraels last blog post..Mangaholixx Manga Mania 2008 ( Azrael photo coverage)

  4. wpthemedesigner ChiQ June 3, 2008 Reply


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