This coming weekend looks to incite more geek-gasm with more international celebrities filling up the already star-studded TOYCON lineup. After last week's announcement, Kelly Hu—best known for portraying iconic villainesses Lady Deathstrike (X2) and Sorceress Cassandra (The Scorpion King)—is set to meet and greet comic book, film, TV, and toy culture fans alike at the TOYCON 2018 this June 8-10 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Hu also appeared on American fantasy series The Vampire Diaries and Arrow; and did voice acting for animated series Phineas and Ferb, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and in video games Mortal Combat X and Batman: Arkham Origins.
Speaking of Asian stars bannering the much-anticipated event, Korean singer-songwriter Hyolyn (formerly of Sistar), Japanese pop idol group KissBee, and our very own Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas are set to fire up the #TOYCON2018 stage. Apl.de.ap is especially performing with Janice Javier to raise awareness and donations for his charity foundation.
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#TOYCON2018 has previously reported comic legend Neal Adams, Fil-Am actor Dante Basco (Rufio in Hook), Jason David Frank (White/Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Michael Copon (Blue Ranger in Power Rangers: Time Force), and Kevin Grevioux (Raze in Underworld).
The event, dubbed to be the longest-running culture convention for toys, collectibles, and various pop culture fandoms, takes on the "playground experience theme" this year.
“What we want to give TOYCON fans every year is a sense of belonging with various fan communities. We bring in guests and experiences that bring fans back to why they collect toys, cosplay, read comics, or rewatch their favorite TV series or movies in the first place,” said Event Marketing Head for TOYCON PH Cholo Mallillin.
Aside from the aforementioned stars, #TOYCON2018 will also stage “Sikat Ka Toy!”—the country's first ever toy design contest. Artists and toy aficionados can submit their designs by June 2 for a chance to win more than PHP 30,000 worth of prizes and the opportunity to have their winning toy design produced for limited sale!
Catch these stars and attractions at TOYCON2018 on June 8-10, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City! TOYCON POPLIFE FanXperience 2018 regular day passes and FanX VIP Experience passes are available in all SM Ticket outlets or through www.toyconph.com.
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Photograph of Hu by Kerry Hayes for Twentieth Century Fox; photograph of Frank taken from his IMDB account