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Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2016: Day 2

 

Toys of all kinds still appeal to both young and old as we got to find out as the arkadymac.com team got to drop by the first day of the Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall during a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’ has become a traditional toy convention and a Christmas party venue of sorts for all hobbyists, geeks and otakus.

Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2016: Day 1

 

Toys of all kinds still appeal to both young and old as we got to find out as the arkadymac.com team got to drop by the first day of the Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall during a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’ has become a traditional toy convention and a Christmas party venue of sorts for all hobbyists, geeks and otakus.

Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2015: Day 3

 

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The arkadymac.com team stopped by for a quick coverage of the third day of the 10th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall during a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’s a toys and collectibles convention for enthusiasts while for the cosplayers it’s a chance to get gifts for others and themselves as well as a Christmas party of sorts before they go off celebrating the holidays.

Ami: Almost Christmas

 

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After our coverage of the Cool Japan 2015 event with our team, we whisked our Cosplay Model and Correspondent Ami for a quick photoshoot.  All of us have been covering so many conventions, with Ami reporting for the biggest cosplay events for us, that her own feature for the website had been long overdue.  Presenting our Cosplay Model Ami for her first online feature for arkadymac.com.

9th Christmas Toy Fair 2014: Day 3

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The arkadymac.com team got to drop by the third day day of the 9th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall during  a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’s a toy convention and a Christmas party venue for all hobbyists, geeks and otakus. 

 

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The 9th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair is a three-day event running from December 12, 13 and 14, 2014, and showcases a lot of booths filled with all manner of toys, games, collectibles, and many other curiosities.

 

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But we were there for the cosplayers of course, and we sure got to see a lot of them.  For most, it would be the last event before Christmas, so they went to get to see friends before the holidays and they got to spread some Christmas cheer to mallgoers too.

 

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We got to see members of Enchantment PH on stage.

 

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As well as our friends from Justice PH.

 

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Caught sight of celebrity cosplayer Liui Aquino.

 

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There was the presentation of donation of toys to PGH Kids Cancer Ward.

 

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And a whole lot of our cosplayer friends as well.

 

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Here’s a Video Montage of ToyFair Day 3:

 

This concludes our coverage for all three days of 9th Christmas Toy Fair 2014.  Please see our coverages of Day 1 and Day 2 as well.  Thank you for dropping by, and please visit us again for more features here at arkadymac.com.

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9th Christmas Toy Fair 2014: Day 2

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The arkadymac.com team got to drop by the second day of the 9th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall during a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’s a toy convention and a Christmas party venue for all hobbyist, geeks and otakus.  Helping us cover the event is our Cosplay Model and photographer Keileen, who was there to cosplay and catch scenes from the event.

 

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The 9th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair is a three-day event running from December 12, 13 and 14, 2014, and showcases a lot of booths filled with all manner of toys, games, collectibles, and many other curiosities.

 

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We got the chance to see prominent cosplayer Liui Aquino, and he was such a great guy and had photos with us.

 

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We’re glad to see a lot of cosplayers today compared to yesterday, and they were enjoying themselves and seeing friends and having their photos taken by the crowd.

 

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We’ll be covering  Day 3 as well, so please stay tuned to our coverages.  For our coverage of Day 1, click here.  Thank you for dropping by, and please visit us again for more features here at arkadymac.com.  Click on an image to view slideshow.

 

 

9th Christmas Toy Fair 2014: Day 1

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The arkadymac.com team got to drop by the first day 9th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall during the start of a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’s a toy convention and a Christmas party venue for all hobbyist, geeks and otakus.  Helping us cover the event are our Cosplay Models Keileen and Aimee, who were there to get gifts for the season as well as some nice items for themselves inside.

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The 9th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair is a three-day event running from December 12, 13 and 14, 2014, and showcases a lot of booths filled with all manner of toys, games, collectibles, and many other curiosities.

 

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Our friends from Cosmic Bytes Cosplay Shop will be there all three days and they’re loaded with great new anime-themed merchandise like pillows and pillow cases, toys, as well as the latest cosplay items like contact lenses and wigs.  Make sure to drop by their booth for nice deals and rare finds this Christmas.

 

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Our friends at Perry in Disguise are releasing their new line of Assassin’s Creed-themed hoodies.  They’re quite popular and most of the designs have already sold well on the first day.  Be sure to get yours before the limited stocks run out.  They also have other anime and game-inspired designs to choose from.

 

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Otaku Asia Anime Magazine also has a booth where you can find their latest issues of your favorite published titles, so be sure to drop by and browse through their extensive collection.

 

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We were there of the cosplayers, of course.  We’re glad to see a handful of them, and they were enjoying themselves and seeing friends and having their photos taken by the crowd.

 

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We’ll be covering Day 2 and Day 3 as well, so please stay tuned to our coverages.  Thank you for dropping by, and please visit us again for more features here at arkadymac.com.  Click on an image to view slideshow.

 

 

 

Ashley: Sky High

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We have always been fascinated by this talented little lady for her fierce performances in cosplay competitions, which is why we are glad to have Ashley Misaki as our newest Cosplay Model here at arkadymac.com and publish her first ever online feature.  Photos and post-editing by Bryan, Bless as Executive Producer, Xtian as Writer/Director.

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Ashley Misaki is a familiar face in and around the cosplay circuit.  She started cosplaying 2012 and has since made quite an impact in competitions here and abroad.  Even at her young age she’s never been afraid to go head to head with older, more experienced competitors, never afraid of jumping off the stage and charging through the crowd to do her routine, never afraid to perform in front of hundreds of people, all eyes on her every move.  Her performances never fail to impress and astound, and these have brought her many awards in competitions all around the country.

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Ashley’s appeal and charm has made her a cosplay celebrity in her own right.  She has become an endorser for companies like Red Fox Technologies and several cosplay shops.  She also helps promote cosplay events as well, and she even has a convention named after her.

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At events, people can’t get enough of her and Ashley enjoys taking pictures with her adoring supporters.   Before and after competitions, she can be seen acting her age, running around event halls with her friends, especially other chibi cosplayers.

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Outside cosplaying, Ashley says she’s a normal 7-year-old who enjoys watching shows from Cartoon Network.  After school work, she likes playing games on her Xbox, but admits she loves Dance Central most of all.  She also enjoys the company of her friends who she often gets to see at events, and she has fun playing with them as much as she can.

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Surprisingly, Ashley tells us she wants to be a pilot in the future.  Something about being the sky and clouds appeals to her, and for now, perhaps, flying with all its freedom will be her dream.  But until that time comes, she’ll continue cosplaying because she says it’s something that she really loves doing and that it makes her family really proud of her.

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Ashley would like to personally thank everyone who has supported her throughout the years and promises more exciting cosplays and performances in the future.

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Thank you all for visiting, and do drop by again soon for more features on Ashley here at arkadymac.com.

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Prei: A Song and a Wish

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Since it’s the holidays already, we want to bring some great Christmas cheer of the cosplay variety.  We then invited our newest cosplay model, Prei, to grace this week’s  special edition of arkadymac.com.  She may not cosplay as often as she would want to, but when she does, she’s sure to leave an impression.  Photography and Post-processing by Brymac, Blessma as Executive Producer and Xtian Mack as Director/Writer.

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Prei tells us she got into cosplaying because of her love for anime.  The first character she ever cosplayed was Haruhi Suzumiya, as she insists she got so attached to the series.    She recalls she started in high school though wishes she had started sooner.  She continues to cosplay because she considers it a reward for herself for working hard and doing her best at home and at school.

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For this feature, Prei cosplays Santa Miku, a Christmas version of the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku from Crypton Future Media.  Like the usual portrayal of Miku, Prei describes herself to be a genki girl:  quite cheerful and friendly.  This wasn’t always the case though, as she used to be a timid and shy person.

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She says cosplaying has allowed her to become a more outgoing and a more sociable individual who can go out in public and enjoy herself.  She says that  thanks to cosplaying she has more friends now with whom she shares the many things she likes in common like anime, games, and making costumes and props.

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Prei tells us she is at her happiest when the people around her appreciate her cosplays.  She does admit that cosplaying can be quite challenging since it can be hard to think of the next character to cosplay or coming up with many different poses at events.  Even so, she says she’ll continue cosplaying as long as she still feels young and as long as the people around her supports her passion.

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Prei would like to thank her parents, Yhanie, her friends, her Bulacan Cosplay Family, her BSN 1B-1 classmates and dorm mates.  to all our readers, she has this to share:  “Just be yourself, do what you want if you have passion for something and strive to achieve it!”

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We at arkadymac.com of course support her and invited you to see more of Prei in future features.  Thank you for dropping by and do visit us again for more coplay features here at arkadymac.com.

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Arkadymac.com Christmas Cosplay Photo Shoot

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And before we knew it, it was almost Christmas already.  We at arkadymac.com want to spread some cosplay Christmas cheer so we invited some really amazing cosplayers to do a promotional Christmas photoshoot for us.  The drizzly weather that first day of December didn’t stop us from making the most of this rare opportunity.  We’re really happy to present our Christmas offering.  Photos and post-editing by Bryan, Blessma as Executive Producer, Xtian as Writer/Director.

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We originally planned to just shoot all of them separately for their own features on the website, but since they got along so well we took shots of them as a group.  The result was a morning of fun despite the otherwise cloudy and drizzly day at an undisclosed location in Ortigas.

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On the roster of our newest cosplay models are Ashley, Ianah, Yanna and Gabby.  All of them are talented cosplayers in their own right and are quite known in and around the cosplay circuit.  Most importantly, they have been ardent supporters of the website for quite a while so we’ve been dreaming of this shoot for the longest time.

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Ashley is a sweet young lady who has already won numerous competitions thanks to her amazing cosplays and fierce performances.  When not cosplaying, she simply enjoys being her age, playing with her friends and family on and off event locations.

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Ianah is a celebrity cosplayer and creative digital artist, blogger, dance troupe member, Nihongo-jin, and an otaku.  She has landed many endorsement and promotion deals from prominent companies but admits that she just loves cosplaying wherever she can squeeze it into her very hectic schedule.

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Yanna is relatively new but her cosplays leave quite an impression, so much so that we just had to invite her for a shoot with us. She’s been holding her own with costumes she has made herself and loves being onthe creative side of things.

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Gaby is known mostly for her outlandish, sometimes outrageous cosplays at events and conventions.  She attracts lots of attention though she says she’s really in it for the sheer fun of being there in cos. We’d also like to thank her for coming up with some of the fun poses for this shoot.

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We’ll be coming out with their individual features real soon so do watch out for them.  In the meantime, do enjoy our short Christmas feature.  Happy holidays everyone.

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Thank you for dropping by, and do visit again soon for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

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