Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Friday, June 03, 2005

4th Philippine Toys, Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2005

"The Joys of Collecting Toys"

For those of you who buy toys and just simply enjoy it by taking it out of the package and playing with it, well and good. But some people buy toys, keep it in the package in mint condition and either display it or store it away as a future memorabilia.

Welcome to the world of toy collecting! This is fast becoming a very popular hobby among kids and adults alike especially those who value their toys in pristine condition sealed inside the packaging.

Almost anything can be considered "collectible", but don't go storing those plastic toy soldiers and yo-yo's just yet. Collecting toys is as much a "market-driven" phenomena as it is a hobby. That means the demand for a certain toy, more often toys that have multiple variations, is dictated by its quality and wide popular appeal. Toys that fall into this category include action figures, dolls, die-cast cars, sports memorabilia, playing cards, faux armaments and weapons and a variety of other items.

A lot of value is also accorded to vintage items from the 70's and 80's since that was the boom of licensed toys from popular cartoons and movies like Star Wars, He-Man, Transformers, Super Friends and the like.

With the growing popularity of the toy-collecting hobby, a group called Collectibles Unlimited Association, Inc. has organized a series of events that brings together this assembly of toy aficionados. This month, Collectibles Unlimited presents the 4th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2005.

This convention brings together all the top collectible licensees, exhibitors and collectors under one roof for a single day of treasure-hunting from among 100 vendors of toys, comic books, cards, games, vintage memorabilia, manga, anime and a whole lot more!

This event now encompasses not just the collectors market but the hobby and game market as well, including fantasy role-playing games, combat gaming, on-line gaming, scale modeling, graphic art illustration and other fun activities. The event will also include fun activities for kids like die-cast car racing, a book fair, art contests, costume play, coloring games, body art and figure building contests.

The 4th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2005 will be held at the SM Megatrade Hall 3 on Sunday, June 26, 2005 from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Log on to the official website at www.toyconph.tk or http://toycon.blogspot.com


thanks to Az for the info.


Thursday, March 31, 2005


From the Kestrel Studios group.


Starting on April 2, 2005, K.I.A. - Kai: Indomitable
Assassin, will be available at Comic Quest Megamall. I
expect the other two branches of CQ to have stocks
soon after.
Buyers who purchase K.I.A. Vol. 1 will also get a copy
of Angel Ace Next (which is a prologue to the new
title) absolutely free! (while supplies last)

K.I.A. is the new comic starring Kai, the sexy and
dangerous rival/best friend of Angela Gale from of
Angel Ace series. Meant as a stand-alone title, K.I.A.
can be enjoyed by itself or alongside the Angel Ace

With no memory of her past and a new identity as the
fearesome, seemingly undying assassin known as 'K',
Kai must now try to survive as she is sent on mission
after deadly mission by a ruthless new commander.

K.I.A. brings together a collection of well-known
names in local Filipino comics and publishing,
including Gerry Alanguilan, Wilson Tortosa, Arnold
Arre, Taga-Ilog, Honoel Ibardolaza, Edgar Tadeo, Dean
and Nikki Alfar, Elbert Or and more.

Look for K.I.A. on the comic rack this weekend!



Marco Dimaano

Thanks Marco for the K.I.A pic! More power to Angel Ace!


Saturday, February 05, 2005

Graphic Detail

Ikaw ba ay sawa na sa lahat ng problema sa bansang ito?
Baon sa utang, subsob sa trabaho, nalulungkot at walang makausap?

Then by all means, quit moping and read Jonas Diego's newest comic strip Graphic Detail that looks at local comics, comic creators and geeks with a keen eye on the "graphic" details that happen behind the scenes.

Graphic Detail comes out regulary evey MONDAYS and THURSDAYS and currently guest stars the unusually "crappy" Gerry Alanguilan for its first two issues. Mang Gerry, if you're reading this, joke lang po. Galing niyo po sa Lastikman! Congrats!