We went to the first day of Collecticon 2009 at Robinsons Midtown Mall this afternoon. We weren’t really planning to go because we attended a toy event before at Robinsons Midtown and we didn’t find a lot of items that we like. But I told Ali that I’ll just get the Nendoroid Mikku Miku Kagami that I reserved and just eat at Ajisen Ramen. ^^
I think there were just a few exhibitors but it was quite difficult to browse around since the aisles were a bit narrow. I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular, I saw a few cool items from Hot Toys but I wasn’t able to take pictures of it. ^^; I even saw some fake figures, there were Nendoroids that are being sold for Php 500, (about ¥965). There was also a fake Moka Akashiya which retails for Php 1500 (approximately ¥2897). In one booth, most of the fake items are not easily accessible, you have to ask the booth assistant to get it for you. I actually touched an actual fake Nendoroid, a Melissa Seraphy nendo and L, sorry no pictures again, but you can really tell a fake one from the original. The paint work of the fakes is really bad and the faces are shiny. I wasn’t able to check the boxes if they have obvious differences from the original though.
I was interested to buy this pink Darth Vader but they don’t have the price for it yet. The store keeper said I should come back tomorrow, for today it’s for display purposes only. A portion of the pink Darth Vader’s sales will go to a foundation that helps find a cure for breast cancer. (I just remembered that October is breast cancer awareness month.)
There was also a nice display of G.I. Joe figures and diorama.
I like this, reminds me of a scene in Pirates of the Caribbean. ^^;
There were also a lot of mecha
and some cute One Piece figures. I think these are for display purposes only.
I bought tokens (from a different part of the mall) because I saw some Lucky Star gashapons on display. But when I was about to put the coins in the machine, I found out it was empty already. T_T. I just decided to get a couple of Bandai Anizo charms.
Tomorrow is the last day of Collecticon 2009. I think there will be contests and stuff and hopefully more new toys. There was also a toy auction during the latter part of the con today, maybe tomorrow they’ll have better items to offer.
Even though I didn’t get to buy a lot of toys, I’m still very happy about my Kagamiku Nendoroid purchase. ^w^