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Looking back at TOYCON 2016: Day 2&3

With TOYCON 2017 opening tomorrow (June 30), let’s look back at scenes from Days 2 & 3 last year.

Joey The Anime Man and Aki Dearest Meet & Greet

Aki and Joey were pleasantly surprised at the turnout of their ‘kind of impromptu’ Meet & Greet held at the SM Megamall Bowling alley lobby. Fans eagerly waited in line to ask for autographs, photos and give them gifts. We’re posting here unedited and mostly stolen shots, just for documentation. Thanks for visiting, Joey and Aki! 🙂

Throwback: TOEInty Anime!


Back in November 18, 2006, TOEI celebrated their 20th anniversary and here are scenes our unwitting correspondent captured back then:

Romarinda Spooky Friday


The student government of Romarinda International School invited the team to cover their first ever “Spooky Friday” and judge their Cosplay & Halloween Costume Contest. We greatly admire schools that support the interests of their students. There to help us with the event is our very first correspondent Steph.


AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 Day 3


The biggest pop culture event in Asia had landed in Manila and was unstoppable on its third straight day as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 welcomed thousands of attendees from all over the world.   Spanning the entire SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex, the scale that APCC 2016  was on was mindblowing, and on its second straight year it had an impressive lineup of guests and unique attractions from around the world for attendees to enjoy, bringing the latest and hottest trends, activities, and attractions pop culture had to offer. For a glimpse of an exciting Day 1, click here, and for our coverage of Day 2, click here.


Collecticon 2016

Already on its 9th year, Collecticon showcased the best of collectibles, toys and comics from here and beyond, with fun attractions and side events adding to the fun and festive atmosphere of this enjoyable two-day affair.  Brought together by Hobbiworx,  Collecticon 2016 was held September 17-28, 2015 at Megatrade Hall 3 of SM Megamall. is a media partner for Collecticon 2016, and is happy to bring you the highlights of the event.


The organizers offered a tribute to cosplayer Cykah Malagad with a special AVP.


AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016: Day 1


The long wait was over but the excitement had just begun as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 finally opened its doors to the public for the first time last Friday.  Spanning the entire SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex, APCC 2016 will definitely be the biggest pop culture event the country has seen, with an impressive lineup of guests and unique attractions from around the world for attendees to enjoy.


Gakusai 2016 and BoA 2016 Interschool Cosplay Competition at UST



The University of Santo Tomas, or UST, is one of the most historic and respected institutions of learning in Asia, and we at are happy to have covered a cosplay and Japanese pop culture event organized by its progressive studentry. On its 6th year, school organization Thomasian Nihon Kyoukai presented Gakuen Sai 2016, Nostalgia: Memories under the Cherry Blossoms 2016, as well as their universities leg of the Best of Anime 2016  Interschool Cosplay Competition at the fenced area of the Education Building of UST in Manila.

TOYCON 2016: Day 1 Hodor!

LR-0001-IMG_4840 is excited to be a media partner for the biggest pop culture event of the year, TOYCON 2016 + POPLIFE FANXPERIENCE.  Promising an even greater experience with renowned personalities from here and all over the world plus new and engaging attractions for pop culture fans of all ages, this year’s event promises to be on a scale like no other, and it has taken place June 10 to 12, 2016.  We are glad to be bringing you the action from SMX Convention Center Halls 1-4


Our correspondent Kyle was there to help us out with the coverage as she enjoyed the sights and sounds of this massive event.  Presenting scenes from the opening day of TOYCON 2016 + POPLIFE FANXPERIENCE:

10th TAGCOM: Day 2 Cosplayers


We took the time to take photos of the cosplayers at the 10th TAGCOM. Hope you enjoy them 🙂

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