Collectors unite for toys, figurines convention

HOBBYISTS and collectors gathered for the third year of the Toy and Figurine Convention (Toficon) held in SM Seaside City Cebu's Mountain Wing on Sunday, December 10.

This year, Toficon grew in scale with various activities, games, custom action figure and photography contests and performances by local artists for the goers to enjoy.

"Toficon Cebu is an event by collectors, for collectors where different groups gather to invite the general public into our hub," head organizer Joshua Varela said, adding that this non-profit event aims to highlight toys and collectibles that are usually underappreciated in other similar conventions.

Different toys, figurines, and other merchandise were on display for fans of anime, TV shows, movies, games, among others.

The prices of the figurines ranged from P100 to P250 or P700 to P2,500, depending on the size.

There were also stickers, bookmarks, pins, keychains, posters with customized designs that could be bought from P15 to P50.

Other merchandises like pillow cases, face masks, planners, scarves, contact lenses were also available.

Goers could take pictures with cosplayers for free and ask artists for art commissions worth P20 or P50, depending on the design.

Toficon has an event every weekend of August in celebration of SM's Cyber Month, but organizers said there are no plans yet for next year. (USC AB Communications interns Erica Dancel and Vincent Clark Ermac/SunStar Philippines)

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