Toycon PH 2014 – The Toys, The Videogames and….ADAM WEST?!
(Disclaimer: The following post has some foul language aimed at the author and any reader who dare venture past this sentence. Also the shots are crap, cause it was taken by a 2mp cellphone so please don’t go here for ‘high res pictures’ cause you’re clearly reading the WRONG BLOG!).
Yes, this is still a videogames blogsite, but relevant topics/events such as the Toycon PH 2014 will not be spared of our LAZY coverage! Our daring reporter, Martin V ventured to the Toycon PH this year for one thing and one thing only
Martin: RANGER KEYS~!
No, moron, VIDEOGAMES!
Martin: OH, right…videogames!
YES! VIDEOGAMES! This post will highlight some videogame related material from the 2014 Philippine Toy Convention’s Day 2 at the SM Megamall. So if you’re looking for a blog talking about the long-ass lines outside the venue, the fact that Shingeki no Kyojin cosplayers have trumped the no. of Naruto cosplayers (maybe on day 2 only), a famous cosplayer dressing up as Mikasa to add more ‘overkill’ to the Shingeki no Kyojin cosplayer numbers, and if you’re also looking for hot cosplay pictures or hot models who dropped by to sign some sexy mags….Wade?
Thank you, Wade. And if you don’t get it yet, dear earthling (or alien..we know you exist), you’re reading the wrong blog! Now GTFO!!! Now that we’ve filled our quota of SB Nation like paragraphs, here is the meat and potatoes of this blog.
Yes, there were toys but there were videogame booths set up for the Pinoy gamer to feast on and it was a pretty decent buffet if you asked us. Sadly, our reporter *ahem*martin*ahem* was feasting on FOOD…so he couldn’t be arsed to do a hands on play on the booths…and took pictures instead.
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE and PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 PLAY BOOTH
Yes, it was 2-games in one booth! Visitors get to play Phantasy Star Online 2 and sign up and get your PlayID account for the Closed Beta Testing servers for DC Universe Online (which happens on June 26th, Manila time).
WORLD OF TANKS BOOTH
Who wouldn’t wanna play tanks?! Right Martin? Martin? You totally dropped the ball and not play this. Look at the tanks dammit! Starting to regret not sending someone else to ‘cover’ for this.
DRAGON NEST BOOTH
It’s another booth that had Dragon Nest, another good game…I think? (with a site called ‘lazy’, you’d think we’d actually RESEARCH about this game? Some..but not this one, geez!)
If you love your PS3….they got a PS4. Beside my favorite booth (Authority Hoodie) was this SONY BOOTH wherein visitors played Fifa and NBA 2k14. Yes, certain players wanted the Heat to get their NBA Finals victory…even through Toycon PH 2014.
99.5 PLAY FM GAMER BOOTH
This by far was exciting! But we lacked the photos to prove it that day. Day 2 featured a Gundam Extreme vs Full Boost tournament and a portion for ‘free play’ to those who are not well versed in the game. We got a glimpse of someone playing some Street Fighter. Day 3 (which is today) is rumored to be a Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament and I’m pretty sure that will be a blast!
Here’s some other interesting pictures to put on this post.
Age of Kung-Fu!
Concluding thoughts: I still had an awesome time at the toycon. Sure, lots of people are there and yes…I’d still bitch about it that i got crushed, waded through the sea of humanity.However, the inner geek in me got its needed fill. The collector in me, different story. But hey still fun. In the end, that’s what matters. Who knows, 2015 might be even better. And might give me a chance to buy ranger keys…yes I’m still that desperate.
And for those who are still HOPING they get a quick fix of some cute/hot cosplayers that day..fine, we fold..here you go.
…don’t think I forgot about you, ladies…here’s Robert Downey Jr. as a titan 😉