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Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2016: Day 2

 

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On its second straight day of welcoming hobbyists, enthusiasts and collectors from all over, Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2016 opened another fun year of events for the community last weekend at Megatrade Hall 3 of SM Megamall. The inaugural event showcased some of the best in collectibles, toys and comics from here and beyond, with fun attractions and side events adding to the fun and festive atmosphere of this two-day affair. For our coverage of Day 1, click here.

Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2016: Day 1

 

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Opening another fun year of events for the community was the first ever Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention last weekend at Megatrade Hall 3 of SM Megamall.  The inaugural event showcased some of the best in collectibles, toys and comics from here and beyond, with fun attractions and side events adding to the fun and festive atmosphere of this two-day affair.

Invitational Otaku URule Photoshoot 4 (IOP4)

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The group Cosplay Famiglia with their take of the Black Rock Shooter game characters.

 

Outdoor photoshoots are great opportunities to get really great shots with lots of action amid great scenery.  However, one must contend with nature’s less convenient side. like the heat, sudden rain, humidity, mud, and lots of bugs.   Of course, the reliable senior field correspondents of arkadymac.com, Nyanbu and Obito-kun, will never mind going head-on against such perils and just laugh in the face of discomfort as they bring you our special coverage of the Invitational Otaku URule Photoshoot 4, or IOP4.  It is a photo marathon where cosplayers are paired with photographers and have photoshoots inside the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City.

 

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Obito-kun and Nyanbu report for duty despite almost going mad from the summer heat.

 

The theme for this particular event was “groups,” so cosplayers whose characters are from the same anime, manga, game, comic, or cartoon had a chance to show their stuff and had fun with their fellows.   Despite the intense heat and humidity and even a strong, sudden rain shower in the afternoon, those who participated in the even had a blast as another successful cosplay event came to an end.

Here are some of the photos we took at the event.  Thank you for dropping by and please do visit us again soon.

Please click on a photo to view the slideshow.

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Nyanbu and his ANBU crew pose for the cameras.

 

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The Six Paths of Pain.

 

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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger cosplayers.

 

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Nagato, konan and Yahiko.

 

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Yamato and Tenten from Naruto.

 

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Bleach cosplayers.

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More from the ANBU crew.

 

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The Black Rock Shooter cosplayers having some fun.

 

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 Tenten with a giant summoning scroll.

 

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Eiri Mina as Yuno Gasai posing with the Six paths of Pain.

 

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Please keep in mind that the IOP 4 event did not exactly end like this.

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Catch you all again at the next cosplay event. Thank you for visiting.

 

Ozine Fest 2013, Day 3 Part 1

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Ozine Fest 2013 is undeniably the biggest cosplay event this summer, with thousands of visitors over the three day-affair, filling the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls to to capacity.  So to give you the best possible coverage of this amazing event, the entire senior officers and staff of arkadymac.com went to Ozine Fest in full force and ready to tackle the unforgiving crowds, and the hordes of screaming yaoi fangirls and crazed otaku.

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And because giving our loyal friends, visitors, and readers the best coverage possible is our priority, we have enlisted the services of our newest cosplay correspondent, the lovely and genki Stephanie as Hatsune Miku.  It is with open arms (and a sigh of relief) that we welcome Stephanie into the group as she has distinguished herself well on the field of combat despite being only her first field assignment for the blog.  We’ll have a special feature about Stephanie herself real soon so please stay tuned for that as well.

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Lots of attractions and events going on in and around the venue, so the staff had to work thrice as hard to bring you the highlights.  Xtian Mack was in charge of public relations,  Obito-kun providing attention and publicity for the site, and Stephanie being our cover girl for guests and cosplayers alike.  Special acknowledgement to our tensai photographer, Buraimaku, for his amazing snapshots of the event.

We hope you enjoy our special coverage of Ozine 2013, but we urge you to come back in the next few days as we’ll be posting more great photos.  Thank you all for your support.

Please click on a photo to view the slideshow.

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7th Christmas Toyfair and Cosplay Coverage

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Mario, The Joker, Ghost Rider, Nyanbu and,,,Psy (?) have some fun.

The senior staff of the events department (all two of them) of Xtian Mack’s Cosplay and Anime Cafe can’t get any rest this December as they are mandated by law to cover the 7th Christmas Toyfair and the 2nd Philippine Die cast and Custom Car Show last Dec. 14-15-16, 2012 at the SM Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall.   Well, no ear-pulling or whining or crying were involved since these two adorable nuts just wanted to go cosplay anyway so they were there without even being told to do so.  This marks the first joint field cosplay coverage by Nyanbu and Tobi-kun, and boy did they cover a lot of ground.  The Megatrade Hall was near-packed with exhibitors and vendors showing all the neat stuff like toys, models, figures, kits and accessories that make the fanboys’ mouths water and their financial status perpetually poor. The entrance fee was P60. Some events were held inside though the space was just enough for the stalls and booths to fit in.  Lots of gift ideas and items for Christmas though focus really was on toys. Luckily, there are some really cute and simple things one can buy to fit any kind of budget.

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Tobi-kun and Mika-chan check out all the great stuff on sale.

As always, this site’s focus is the cosplay part of the event.  The cosplay parade was held December 16, 2012, Saturday, and mall-goers were treated to a hopefully pleasant surprise as cosplayers strutted their stuff and were gawked at by a bewildered public.  Cosplay was not limited to that day, however, as cosplayers from all over came, participated and posed on any or all of the three days of the Toyfair.  The curious mall-goers had their fill of photos of the cosplayers and even more photos taken with them.  The entire floor the Megatrade was in was filled with people.

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Lots of anime figures and other collectors items on sale.

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Plenty of trinkets and other curiosities too.

As I get the sinking feeling people are not interested in reading this write-up anyway even though I spent an hour or so thinking about it, so please enjoy our pics courtesy of Mika-chan, our really supportive photographer who deserves to be paid a lot but sadly we don’t have money.  So please donate, visit our blog, click on the ads, and maybe one of these days we can finally get our hands on a decent camera, preferably one that does not require the use of film.

Many thanks as well to my cosplay friends: Willard, Justine, Christian, John Paul, Dec-Dec, Dwight and John for the great photos they have selflessly shared to the blog.

Enjoy!

(Please click on a photo to view slideshow)

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A somewhat awkward moment with Hatsune Miku

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A moment with Chii-chan of Chobits

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Strike a pose, ladies.

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Welcome.

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Nyanbu, Mari-a, Mario, Supergirl, Nyan Cat and Hidan

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What ya lookin’ at me for, kid?

 

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Seeing doubles. Anbus and Hidans.

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ANBU squad with Kakashi Twins Dwight and John.

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Nyanbu and Yui Hirasawa of K-On

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Help?

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Fearsome trio of Nyanbu, Kakashi Twins Dwight and John.

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Gotta love secondary characters: Iruka and Kotetsu.

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Cat and cat-eared maid.

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Pretty Pain and Kakashi Twins Dwight and John.

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My favorite team from Slam Dunk, Shohoku: Hisashi Mitsui, Kaede Rukawa, and fan favorite, Hanamichi Sakuragi.

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Bleach girls.

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My Perona

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Kotetsu snags himself a nekomimi maid.

Cosplay Dragon Ball Goku Kamehameha Naruto

Of course naruto is taller than Goku.

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Green Lantern and his glowing ring. Ooooh. I want one.

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Li Syaoran and Cardcaptor Sakura

Will add more pics later.  Till next time.

 

7th Christmas Toyfair and Cosplay Coverage Part 2

Yay!  We got so much pics at the event that we need two posts to accommodate all the pics.  Many thanks to Mika-chan, and my cosplay friends Willard, Justine, Christian, John Paul, Dec-Dec, Dwight and John for the great photos they have selflessly shared to the blog.  Many, many thanks.

With another Perona.

With another Perona.

 

My favorite for the day: Hideo from Rival Schools.

My favorite for the day: Hideo from Rival Schools.

At the mercy of Ghost Rider.

At the mercy of Ghost Rider.

More mayhem.

More mayhem.

Mazinger

Mazinger

Shaider.

Shaider.

Zetsu.

Zetsu.

See you guys again at the next cxosplay event.