Monday, March 28, 2016
This Futurama book is the first trade I bought from the bargain pile of NBS. It's a second-hand book that I found in the SALE pile outside the store a few years ago. It was at one time the property of a library abroad, based on the sticker on the spine and the stamps inside the book. I'm guessing, once upon a time, this lived it's life as a paperback at that library, and that it was just hardbound to minimize wear. I got it for only Php 99.00. What a steal!
Monday, February 15, 2016
I found these three on a recent trip to the comic book store. I was done doing errands and was just killing time while I waited for my family. We were going to have dinner somewhere nearby to celebrate my mother's birthday. I decided to pop into a comic book shop while waiting for their call.
I figured I only have a very short time to check out the comics before I need to leave for dinner, so I made a point of first checking out the X-men bins.
All back issues in the bins, including the X-men comics, were marked down to PHP 50.00. It was in those bins that I found a lot of X-men First Class titles, including X-men First Class: Finals #2! I've been searching for it for some time now because it's the last issue I needed to complete the Finals miniseries which had a total of four issues.
After finishing flipping through the X-men comics, I switched to the other side where the Php 20.00 comics were. This is where I found Supurbia #9 and Atlantis #3.
I kind of feel like an idiot for buying Atlantis #3, because when I got home I found out I already have one in my collection. I've completely forgotten! But on the bright side, it is in a much nicer condition than the previous copy I own, so I'll just swap that out with this one.
Supurbia #9 was actually a bit of surprise, because I thought it was only a four-part miniseries. I already have the first few issues of the miniseries. Later, I did a search online when I got home and learned that the title has 14 issues to date. So I guess there are more for me to hunt down.
It wasn't long after that I had to leave because my family is already near. So I paid for my bunch of printed geeky goods and off I went, happy with the thought that I can finally finish reading one of the titles I've been trying to complete.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
First post for 2016!
Yes. I went to TOYCON and bought comics. Plus a magazine, a few postcards and some trading cards, too. Okay, I actually bought some toy-related accessories: a couple of Marvel Legends flight stands. But enough about the flight stands, let's get to the comics and everything else that I got.
First up are the comic books and magazine that I got at Comic Odyssey's booth. Every year they have a massive booth filled with good stuff. This year was no exception.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Philippine TOYCON, Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections is now on its 14th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country.
This year’s TOYCON highlights the World of DC Comics with its colorful characters upholding justice with a grand exhibit from Pacific Licensing. Also get a chance to own cool licensed DC Hoodies from the Authority Hoodie. Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service launches in the Philippines, as IFLIX explodes into the pop-culture landscape of the country during the Philippine ToyCon, with unlimited access to its line-up of the most awesome and iconic movies and TV series. With trial memberships now open, everyone is free to explore and enjoy the vast range of content on iflix.com.
Walt Disney Pictures brings in the wonder of Star Wars with its new line of merchandise from the original film saga and the new Star Wars Rebels series. And also, get into the world of the smallest superhero with Marvel’s Antman interactive exhibit. Also catch future and fantasy fever as Universal Pictures’ Terminator: Genisys and Jurassic World launches in ToyCon with an eye-popping display of the movie’s cinematic artwork and line of collectors’ toys. Other movie highlights are the upcoming live-action Attack on Titan from Pioneer Films and Doraemon: Stand By Me the Movie in 3D. Catch Doraemon and friends live at the ToyCon stage!
The TOYCON also gives you its biggest battlefield of toys with exhibits from the local toy clubs: Pinoy Lego users Group exhibit, Planet Krypton, Funko Funatic Philippines, the Coca-Cola Collectibles exhibit, One Sixth Republic and Pinoy Sixth Scale collectors exhibit and the awesome Toycon Gallery exhibit area which showcases the best of the local toy group community.
The TOYCON also features the biggest in Cosplay with the TOYCON’s own Cosplay Universe, unleashing a barrage of individual and group cosplayers led by Asia’s Cosplay queen, Alodia Gosiengfiao. Also catch the Star Wars 501st Philippine Outpost parade its new troopers and droids from a galaxy far, far away.
Revel in opening night festivities with a series of ToyCon Pop Quiz competitions and get your fill of local and foreign comic book artists in the Artist Alley set up by Flipgeeks and Komikon.
TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest dealer floor of all pop culture merchandise in terms of apparel, collectibles and memorabilia, graphic novels and comics, cosplay paraphernalia, and toys, toys, TOYS! So let loose the child in you once again by getting ready for war in new battlefields of play!
The Philippine TOYCON 2015 will be held on June 19-21, 2015 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1, 2 and 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Tickets are now on sale at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) til June 18. Tickets are also available at the event gate on June 19-21. For more information on schedule of activities and event details please visit: www.toyconph.com www.facebook.com/toyconph