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As a novice toy collector and hobbyist, I always keep my eye out for the best events that will help me build up my collection. Luckily I was able to attend Collecticon 2017 at SM Megamall. Last weekends convention held so many surprises that I had to utilize all my will power to keep my wallet alive. Hobbi at Worx really did a good job at organizing this collecting heaven. Here’s everything I experienced at Collecticon 2017 last September 16 – 17.
The Different Finds at Collecticon 2017
Toy Collectors all gather to find that missing piece of their collection
Collecticon 2017 is one of the few hobbyist events that have a very affordable entrance fee. The ticket only cost 100 PHP and with that you are treated to over 50 booths. These exhibitors are sharing their geeky wares with everyone. In other words, it’s so much bang for your buck that you wouldn’t know what to consume. You’re lucky if you already know what you want to collect because Collecticon has all of the major collectibles currently out in the market. If you’re just starting like me, this convention will be the perfect eventure. You could probably find out what you want to start collecting in this convention. Basically, Collecticon 2017 is the perfect entry point into toy collection.
Figures Figures Figures
Collecticon is overflowing with collectibles
Action figures and designer toys are always fun to collect. There’s always a sense of accomplishment when you see your collection slowly growing. I mean, it always feels great to complete something right? Luckily this staple in the collecting world came in droves at Collecticon. Here are the toys that I loved seeing while I was browsing the convention floor,
Funko Pop figures wall to wall!
Ok, I know Funkos might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but this vinyl toy is perfect for everyone to start collecting. Funko Pop figures are easily relatable because anyone can find a Funko version of anything they like. These toys can range usually range from Game Thrones to Rugrats. If that doesn’t scream variety, then I don’t know what does.
The original set of Funko Power Rangers
A Funko Pop usually starts out at 500 PHP so it’s very affordable as well. If you play your cards right and figure out which POP will become heavily demanded, then you will get an unbelievable return of investment. When these toys first came out on the market I remember buying the original Red, White, and Pink Power Ranger Funkos for about 400 PHP. Now these toys prices have gone up so much that I could probably sell all three of them for 20K PHP. Holy ***** right? So learn the trends and earn with these Funkos!
Link, Megaman, Marth in Nendo Form
I’m going to be honest. These toys are one of the main reasons why I visited Collecticon. Ever since I saw them at another collector’s gathering, I’ve been saving up to buy my own Nedo. Nendoroids are chibi anime adaptations of some of the world’s most famous characters. These toys basically focus more on Japanese pop-culture, so if you’re into anime and video games look them up!
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While I was at Collecticon I decided to hunt down the Pokemon Trainer Red Nendo and eventually bought it. I was so happy to finally have the vinyl figure and can’t wait to get my hands on my next one!
Awesome GUNPLA on sale!
If you’re a collector, it’s hard to imagine that you wouldn’t know what a Gundam is. GUNPLA actually stands for “Gundam Plastic Models” and are model kits that depict the different vehicles and characters of the fictional Gundam universe by bandai. The series has been in production since the 1980’s and have been satisfying mecha and anime fans for generation.
Multiple booths carried GUNPLA at Collecticon but the most notable seller was of course the GUNPLA Caravan. This booth carried multiple grades of Gundam and also had an activity which allowed you to register and build your own gundam. While the model kit given to participants was not that difficult to make, it still served as a fun way to introduce convention attendees to the world of GUNPLA.
Andy Warhol Dunny!
If you’re into the more artsy side of toy collecting, then Collecticon did not dissapoint as well. Searching through the different booths I was able to find limited edition Kid Robot toys! There was even a complete set of Andy Warhol Dunny Vinyl Figures. One particular booth had open blind boxes! Instead of guessing you would know exactly which toy you would receive. Though some people enjoy the mystery and adrenaline rush that a blind box offers and that’s perfectly understandable as well!