Round 5 is about a week delayed, and I apologize about that. There was just a bunch of cool articles that I had to get out of the way before we could get started on this. Now, during Round 4, there were some complaints about the time of the vote closing, and I sincerely apologize for that. The time the widget uses doesn't seem to be the local time I set my system at. It seems to take from its own server. It seems like we're ahead by 6 full hours, but I'm still not 100% sure. So, to remedy that, here is the schedule we'll follow for Round 5. It will start some time tomorrow morning, July 6, 2012, and end some time in the late afternoon or evening July 8, 2012, in theory.
It's a game so let's have a little fun with it.
Match 16: Ace VS Thor Odinson
Ace challenged Thor, as seen here. The challenge has been accepted and they're ready to throw down! Ace needs Thor's dead body to find his partner, Gary. Thor just needs to kick ass.
EDIT: Ace and Thor go head to head here. Do you agree? Vote!
Movie based spider-goodies are at everyone's favorite fast food joint run by a giant smiling bee! They came out with fantastic Avengers stuff last month, so I'm hoping this next batch of collectibles are going to be just as cool. Starting June 22 until July 31, 2012, the merchandise will be available with every purchase of a Jollibee Kids meal.
But before we talk about the smaller meals, let's talk about the one I'm buying as soon as I get to the Jollibee near the office on the 27th - Chickenjoy Bucket.
Do you know what the only way to make Chickenjoy better is? It's to add three plates of spaghetti and about 6 more piece of Chickenjoy. Putting a pic of Spider-Man doesn't hurt either. Pretty sure Spidey fans are going to buy a couple buckets and display them somewhere. This is if they find five other friends who just happen to be hungry at the time. Very hungry.
The bucket meal goes for P395 for the 6 piece bucket, or P475 for the 8 piece bucket.
Here we go with the second batch of eliminations! The first batch was pretty fun, but I'm hoping to make the succeeding rounds a bit better. I think each round takes a little too long, eh? Well, can't go back on that now. If I don't devote two days to each round from here on out, the other matches would feel a little ripped off. Well, I'll think of something. For now, let's kick off Round 4!
You can only vote once per match so get your friends to vote for your character, too. The more votes we get, the happier everyone is. Let's remember what's at stake here, folks - Paper Toss Avengers inspired shirts! Voting ends June 21, 2012 at around 6PM (EDIT: 6PM according to the widget, which, apparently, I have no control over). Winners to be announced the same night, hopefully.
Match 13: Kapibara-San VS Sherlock Holmes
Giant rodent against the greatest detective. Yeah, it doesn't really get any weirder than that.
For 11 years now, TOYCON has dominated Philippine geek conventions and it shows no signs of slowing down; it just keeps getting bigger and better. During this time of year, it truly becomes the happiest place on the planet for people like myself; a veritable Christmas for nerds. And despite its name, TOYCON has become the convention for all things geek in the country. What started out as a relatively small event for toy retailers and collectors, has now become a mecca for all kinds of geekery - comics, movies, video games, anime, cosplay, and other pop culture niches. Mainstream media and corporations have taken notice, and this year, we see telco giant, Smart, as one of main sponsors.
I can't recall if last year's TOYCON rented out all three Megatrade halls but I'm glad they did this year. The density of people wasn't so bad because there was enough space for everyone. The exhibits, the stage and merchandisers were segmented properly so you can avoid the more congested areas if you're not looking to buy.
Every year, you can find great deals if you manage to get there early enough. Out of my three targets, I was only able to pick up one, but it was at a very good price so I'm happy.
Took all the strength I had not to splurge a little more, as there were a few items I really wanted to get my hands on.
Sorry for the delay, folks. No worries, though, we'll try to get everything up and running again in no time.
The votes are in and we have our winners. This round also marks the end of the first set of eliminations, and we're about to open up to the second, which should prove to be more exciting. Also, this last round was actually pretty interesting. There were characters that I thought would blow through the competition, but were outclassed. Guess they weren't that popular after all.
We got a total of 287 votes, which was pretty cool, but we can do better!
Round 9: Tyrion Lannister very narrowly defeats Squirrel Girl
The impossible has happened! Someone actually beat Squirrel Girl. Sure, it was by a very margin, but she lost all the same. Tyrion Lannister racked up 41 votes to Squirrel Girl's 33.
Round 10: The One Above All outgods Franklin Richards
Well, that was surprising. The literal god demolishes the pseudo-god. TOAA got a whopping 59 votes compared to Franklin's 42.
Round 11: Sterling Archer somehow defeated Gundam Wing
If it sounds ridiculous, it probably really is. But I guess a vote for animated tits can go a long way. If each vote for Archer is a vote for animated boobs, then animated boobs got 32, while Gundam Wing only acquired 25.
Round 12: Cyclops optic blasts his way past Mew and Motoko Kusanagi
With the most pathetic vote count of 4 and a puny 21 votes, Motoko Kusanagi and Mew weren't able to beat Cyke who got 30 votes.
The second set start in a couple days! Stay tuned, we've got interesting fights!