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It's June once again, and that can only mean one thing: TOYCON!!!
This year's TOYCON boasts of a huge dealer's floor of approximately 180 merchant stalls that would sell toys and other related merchandise. There will also be exhibits of toy collections, including a GI Joe diorama by TS 118. There'll be other activities such as cosplay and contests where prizes will be given.You can click HERE for more information on these.
TOYCON has once again partnered with DC Comics as Warner Brothers launches The Dark Knight Rises with an exhibit of original movie props, costumes, as well as Dark Knight-related merchandise such as toys and apparel.
In a manner reminiscent of Inception (an event within an event), TOYCON will also serve as host for gaming event AMPED FEST 2012. ABS CBN Multimedia Inc, will launch it's new roster of games; an Anroid app and a JAVA gaming portal.
Seattle-Based toy designer Arron Martin will grace this year's convention and will exhibit some of his panda art. Friends from Komikon will bring in local comic book artists such as Huebert Khan Micheal, Lui Antonio, Gilbert Monsanto; as well as Lyndon Gregorio, Ariel Atiena, Lei Muncal, and Jon & Sherry Zamar. This artist panel will be on hand to sign comics and do sketches, and showcase samples of indie and mainstream titles.
The 11th Philippine TOYCON will be from June 15-17 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall. Gates open at 10 AM. Tickets are priced at Php 100 and will be available at the venue and online at SM Tickets.
Round 3 took a while to put up, folks. Sorry about that. But hey, as promised, we're here for a fictional character brawl, and this is what we're getting! A few rule reminders before we get down and dirty. You can vote once per poll. You can choose to vote using multiple devices, but please don't cheat.
When you ask other people to vote for your character, please encourage them to vote for the other polls, too. The more votes we get, the less pathetic this contest will seem to get. You and your friends can vote until Saturday night, June 9, 2012, at around 10 PM. Unfortunately, I don't think we can announce the winners officially until Sunday or Monday, though. But we'll try to make sure votes stop at that time.
If you have any trouble voting, please let us know immediately. Okay. LET'S GET IT ON!
Match 9: Tyrion Lannister VS Squirrel Girl
For those who don't know who Squirrel Girl is, you might want to look her up on Google. Try using "Squirrel Girl beats Dr. Doom" as your keyword. Let's see if Tyrion's silver tongue can get him out of this one.
Round 2 came and went, and this time around, we saw very few votes. Maybe it's because it was a weekend and maybe because there was a problem with the polling system. For some reason, it seems like the polls would say you had already voted when, in fact, you hadn't. I would appreciate it if any of those who experienced that problem would lemme know through the comments so I can fix it. So far, it happened with us only when using the Dolphin browser on mobile devices. Lemme know if this is the case.
For this round of fights, we garnered a total of 138 votes. Remind me to never hold this thing on a weekend again please.
Match 5: The Minions outcute Yotsuba Koiwai
This was a cut and dry match from the get go. The minions took an early lead and just ran with it winning with 23 votes against Yotsuba's 8.
Match 6: Jake the Dog wins a close match against Tails
Votes for both competitors never really got away from each other, but Jake stretches his way to victory with 18 votes, over Tails' 16.
Match 7: Ace defeats another sexually ambiguous character, Arya
Even though Arya took a large early lead, this campaign quickly earned Ace of the Ambiguously Gay Duo a spot in the next round. Ace ends up with 19, Arya gets 16.
Match 8: Thor just decimates Maverick
If you think about it, Thor going up against Maverick would really end up this way pretty much, even if Maverick can absorb kinetic energy. Thor got a whopping 33 votes and Maverick gets a miniscule 5.
Elimination Round 3 should begin sometime next Tuesday. Stay tuned!
Round 1 was fairly successful by our understandably low standards, but c'mon, folks. We can do a little better than 339 votes. Oh, and since I noticed that most of the votes went to the very first poll above the fold, it's fairly obvious that when you ask people to vote, they don't bother scrolling down.
If you're new here, scroll down. There are three more polls down there somewhere. Please vote for who you think is more deserving of Paper Toss shirts! But again, remember, you only get 1 vote per poll. You can go to multiple computers and vote or you can delete your cookies, but again, being a dick and cheating at game like this is bad form and no fun. You and your friends can vote until 10PM, Sunday night, June 3, 2012.
And with that, let us commence! Without further ado, let the second elimination round begin!
Match 5: Yotsuba Koiwai VS Minions
Cute anime girl against multiple genetically manipulated minions of evil! What this poll boils down to is what kind of human being you really are.
The votes are in for the first round and we have our first batch of eliminations. Votes were cast over a two day period, and we garnered a total of 339 votes. Hey, for a contest for a couple shirts, done by a geek behind a computer fantasizing about a fictional character battle royale, getting 339 votes isn't bad.
Match 1: Kapibara-san defeats The Mask through sheer cuteness
After enjoying an early lead, The Mask pathetically lost to a giant rodent. Final score is 46-63, in favor of cuteness.
Match 2: Sherlock Holmes destroys Dilbert
This was pretty cut and dry from the start. I guess people don't like Dilbert so much because his comic strips reminds people with corporate jobs too much of the shit they have to deal with every waking moment in a place where hope goes to die. Dilbert got 25 and and Sherlock got 45, which is still kind of sad because he got less than the loser of the first match.
Match 3: Sagara Sousuke beat Spider-Man and the Anti-Monitor with a come-from-behind victory
For the most part, Spider-Man had a fairly generous lead until Sagara Sousuke's vote count exploded and Spidey never caught up. Anti-Monitor was largely ignored. Sagara got 45 to Spidey's 34 and Anti-Monitor's 17.
Match 4: Aquaman stops Dr. Doom in a very close match
These two kept exchanging leads and for a long time, shared equal votes. A strong campaign (WITH VIDEOS!) edged Doom out by a margin of 5 votes. Aquaman got 37, Doom had 32.
Round 2 coming up shortly!