Thursday, January 23, 2014

Alvin's in trouble. ParaNorman

ParaNorman is one of my favorite stop-motion. I made the diorama from sticks and other used materials. Will show you the behind-the-scene soon :)

Alvin's in trouble...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Play Arts Kai Wonder Woman

Play Arts Wonder Woman, simply wonderful! 

The World is ready for you. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Paranorman (The Dead are Coming)

My new dioraman project - Paranorman.

The dead are coming!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Diorama (God of War)

Just want to share the diorama I made couple of months and I'm finally taking Kratos for a spin this weekend. The Gates of Tartarus. :)

Made the columns using corrugated board. Added a board as support. 

Painted it using acrylic. 

After cutting the board, I applied plaster then immediately decorated it. I'm still yet to paint it but, I like the texture and color as it is. 

'Will post the final product next week. :) 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Top 15 Toy Photography (December 2013)

Yey! My picture UP was selected in FB's Toy Photography page Top 15 images for December 2013 entries. :)

You may visit this site for more awesome toy photography shots! :)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My Top 2013 Conventions

2013 was a great year for Toy Conventions and one of my goals this year is to attend more cons and have one helluva time!

2013 was a great year for me. I was able to exhibit my toys and joined in various contests. And I would like to share my top 5 events I have attended in 2013 be it toy convention, press launch etc. long as it has comic books, toys and geekiness.

I have excluded HEROCON2013 since I'm an active member of the board. :)

 5. Free Comic Book Day

My 3rd time to attend a comic-book day and yes, it's uber fun! Aside from the freebies, my eyes feasted on toy displays and signed comic books. Witnessed some   artists do their wonders. Excited what's in store this year.

Venue: National Bstore, Quezon Ave., QC.
Date: May 4, 2013         
Local artists displaying their work

DC and Marvel comic books on sale

Local artists books on sale

4. Man of Steel Press Launch

I was invited to attend the press launch of the Man of Steel to exhibit my Superman action figures. This event also showcased the Man of Steel shirts and apparels from Penshoppe. 

Venue: Atrium Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Date: June 7, 2013
Freebies. Amazing shirt from Penshoppe and cool cool bag
Some of my toys on display
Friends who took part also (left) Jasper Tan (right) Jeffrey Velasquez

3. KAPOWW! Press Launch

I was invited to attend the press launch of the first Marvel concept store in the Philippines. The store offers anything about Marvel from comic books, toys, cool shirts, mugs well, almost anything Marvel. 

Venue: Glorietta 5, Makati
Action figures on sale
Date: September 29, 2013 
Spidey! Yey!

My winning entry on-the-spot toy photography
2. 2013 Collecticon

BEST Collecticon for me. Bagged 2 awards - first place toy photography (edited category) and 3rd place for the on-the-spot toy photography judged by Alodia. The con offered toy sale, toy display and panel discussion.

Venue: Robs Place Manila
Date: September 21, 2013

Myke dela Paz giving tutorial on toy customization

On-the-Spot toy photography 3rd place win sponsored by Maxi

1st place edited toy photography

1. TOYCON 2013

Undoubtedly still the best convention. The BEST toycon for me yet. Won in 3 categories, 1st place toy photography, 1st place Cosplay photography and 2nd place Diorama Making.

Venue: Megatrade Hall
Date: June 16, 2013

My entry for the diorama contest UP house 

Accepting my award 

I'm looking forward to joining more conventions this year. 2013 will be a hard act to follow but, as always, will give my best shot :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cosplay Photography

I have high respect to people who cos-play. It's not an easy task to wear a suit, sweating inside just so they can put a smile to other people.What many don't know is how much effort are being put through to cos-play. Some spend so much moolah just to be the costume accurate. Many commute carrying their heavy costume from north to south.

They go to conventions and people flock to take pictures of them. They have become an integral part of any toy conventions and they contribute greatly to the success of it.

Still finding my niche in this form of photography but for me, the 3 most important things are: (1) Lighting (2) Location, and (3) The willingness of the cosplayer to try different poses.

Fortunate to have close friends who are willing to pose in front of my camera. :)

Glenmarc 'Flash' Antonio as Shaider

Phoebe Pinlac as Tifa from Final Fantasy

Glenmarc 'Flash' Antonio as Deadpool

Can't wait for more photo shoots with cosplayers this year :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

In Brightest Day.

Vacation almost over.:(

I failed to finish some of my dioramas this long Holiday vacation but, was able to finish editing some shots. My last post to end my Christmas break. 

Green Lantern Movie Hal Jordan.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

How To Train Your Dragon

2014 will be another great year for Hollywood films with Captain America, 300, Spiderman 2 and Godzilla leading the way. Another anticipated 2014 movie is How To Train Your Dragon 2.

Outdoor photography taken during my stay in Bauan, Batangas. :)

Friday, January 3, 2014



The newly formed group Heroes Are Us spearheaded this project as a Toy Drive for the survivors of typhoon Yolanda and Gawad Kalinga Maralit. Like with others toy convention in the country, there were toy displays, diorama, selling, cosplay, contests and of course gift-giving and toy donation.

The event kicked off with Herbie on display a week before the event. 

December 20, 2013 was devoted purely for selling. As a toy collector, this is usually my favorite part of any convention. Items ranging from action figures, comic books, stuffed toys to cosplay materials.

Cosplay Galore!

Diorama display by TS1:18 featuring G.I. Joe and Transformers cross-over.

Was able to display some of my Masters of the Universe Classics action figures.

Panel discussion with Direk Peque Gallaga, Lori Reyes, Anna Larruchea and Janus del Prado (from the hit show way back, Batang X) and Jeffrey Benitez of Pinoykon on the future of Pinoy Superhero.

John Arcilla serenaded the crowd and helped in awarding Jolina of Gawad Kalinga a college grant from the Mayor of Paranaque City.

The event also marked the partnership between Heroes Are Us and iCOZPLAY. 


Me, just having a blast :)

More pictures coming soon. :)
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