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TOYCON 2023: Celebrating Two Decades of Play and Pop Culture Awesomeness!

Get ready for an incredible celebration of all things pop culture at TOYCON 2023, as we mark a momentous milestone of 20 years! From its humble beginnings to becoming the Philippines' most anticipated annual event, TOYCON has grown into the largest pop culture convention in the country, captivating fans year after year. This year's edition promises to be the ultimate destination for pop-culture enthusiasts, packed with exciting activities and exclusive toys. Join us from July 7-9 at the SMX Convention Center Manila and experience the thrill of TOYCON!

As TOYCON continues to evolve, it has established itself as a cultural phenomenon and a highlight of the year for thousands of con-goers. This year, the event returns to its roots as a collectors' paradise, offering nearly a hundred toy exclusives from renowned brands such as Funko, Lego, Bandai, Hot Toys, Pop Mart, and JoyToy. The event will showcase top toy designers from the Philippines, the region, and even the United States. Prepare to be amazed by limited edition releases from acclaimed designers like Quiccs, Wetworks, Creon Chknhead, and Arman Kendrick.

TOYCON has also partnered with MINDstyle, an international brand and licensing giant, to bring you the FanXperience. Immerse yourself in the latest trends of upcoming art toys and grab exclusive Pop Asia merchandise. Interact with top creators and designers such as Punk Drunkers and Reen Barrera, and explore the fascinating Secret Fresh merchandise and exhibits. One of the most anticipated attractions this year is the first-ever Philippine Convention exclusive, TOYCON's very own brand mascot TC-02, as an official Funko Pop collectible, brought to you by MINDstyle.

Globe is the co-presenter of this year's TOYCON and they have prepared something special for you. Visit the Globe Playboxx Booth and unleash your inner child. They also offer the Globe Premium and VIP Passes, loaded with incredible toy exclusives, merchandise, and vouchers. Be among the first to own highly sought-after toy exclusives like Creon Chknheads CCW Buck Philippine Colorway and Punk Drunkers convention exclusive Pops by availing these exclusive passes.

Another major highlight of TOYCON is the live-action adaptation of the beloved Robot Romance Trilogy anime, Voltes V. Titled "Voltes V: Legacy," this Philippine production by GMA TV has received immense praise for its cutting-edge special effects and meticulous attention to detail. Meet the cast of Voltes V: Legacy, including the show-runner Director Mark A. Reyes, as they engage with fans on the TOYCON stage. GMA will also bring in additional stars to grace the event, making it a truly star-studded affair.

But that's not all! We are delighted to welcome special guests from the Japanese Tokusatsu universe, known for their captivating live-action special effects. Fans of the 90s heroes will be thrilled to meet Tetsuo Kurata, also known as Robert Akizuki from Masked Rider Black and Black RX, as well as Ryosuke Kaizu, who played Red Mask in Hikari Sentai Maskman. Get up close and personal with them, their props, and vehicles at the Toku Spirits booth.

Cosplay enthusiasts, get ready for an unforgettable experience! TOYCON brings back the highly entertaining Cosplay KO competition, known for its vibrant and engaging participants. A cash prize of P20,000 awaits the best anime cosplay on Saturday, while the Anime S Cosplay World Stars local qualifiers in the Duo Category and the Cosplay Pop Duo Contest will captivate the TOYCON stage on Sunday. Don't miss the Cosplay Photography workshop conducted by celebrity cosplay photographer Jay Tablante, sponsored by Canon.

Movie fans will also be thrilled by the immersive cinematic displays set up by Warner Brothers for "Barbie the Movie" and the highly anticipated DC superhero film, "Blue Beetle." Paramount Pictures joins the excitement with a booth dedicated to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem."

TOYCON goes above and beyond in showcasing the best local and international creators. Explore three Creative Zones: the Comics Zone powered by Komiket, featuring top comic book artists and illustrators, and two Toy Designer Alleys hosting the finest local and international toy designers, including Hot Actor, Pucky, Chino Lam, and Unbox Industries, among others. More than 80 toy exclusives from over 40 toy designers worldwide will be available for enthusiasts and collectors.

At the heart of the event lies the TOYCON Collectors Gallery, where around 80 toy collector groups will proudly display their collections. Engage in exciting panel discussions, witness competitions for Custom Toys, Toy Photography, Best Display, and cheer for the Best Toy Collectors Group, sponsored by the Philippine Toy Groups Association. Prepare to embark on a shopping spree like no other, with over 250 vendor booths offering an extensive selection of toys, comics, and collectibles. The fan experiences at TOYCON are simply beyond imagination!

Join us at the SMX Convention Center from July 7-9 for an absolutely epic experience as we celebrate 20 years of TOYCON with the MINDstyle FanXperience. The only question is: Will you be part of this extraordinary event, or will you miss out on one of the hottest events of 2023? The choice couldn't be clearer – see you there!

The 20th TOYCON Philippines and MINDstyle FanXperience is presented by Globe, in partnership with Great Toys Online, Filbars, Hobbiestock, CalicoToys, Gaming Library, Funtastik, Talent High, Solid Toys, Collectors Base, Stormy Vault, Devil Toys, the College of St. Benilde, Bostik, Cybercraft PH, Grimalkin, JoyToy, Gnarly, and supported by Canon, GMA Store, Quiccs, Toku Spirits, Funko Funatic Philippines, Big Boys Toy Store, Image World, Yori, Warner Brothers Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Del Monte Potato Crisp, with hotel partners Citadines and Heritage Hotel. The event is powered by Exlink Events, Anime Alliance, Ambox Events, Komiket, IPMS, the Philippine Toy Group Association, and Creon Chknhead.

Grab your tickets today at or purchase them onsite during the event dates at the SMX Convention Center. For an enhanced experience, don't miss the Globe Premium Passes and Globe MINDstyle VIP Passes, available on


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