annual M.A.T.C.H.FEST held at Robinson's Place Manila, Midtown Atrium area.
when we first heard it) what the said acronym stood for.
or a convention for hardcore matchstick collectors either.
good and well, but M.A.T.C.H.Fest is simply a clever code for:
Manila. Action-Figure, Toys, Collectibles & Hobbies Festival.
Kinda like how
And knowing is half the battle!
Located within walking distance (ok, maybe not that near and walkable. Most especially
when you're in a hurry. Pero ano pa nga bang magagawa mo, anlapit na e at wala ka na rin namang masakyan!) of LRT-1's Pedro Gil area.
We arrived a little earlier than expected.
But what to do when you simply couldn't find your designated area,
you look for it ....THOROUGHLY!
provides you with ample materials that you could later use. Either for personal blogging *Wink-wink* and many other similar social media purposes.
The organizers are more than gracious enough that instead of the accustomed "BIGYAN NG JACKET" catchphrase, they opted for a more subtle slogan with their all original " BIGYAN NG TUTA" campaign!
Toys that you should be assembling.
Toys that are worth collecting.
Toys that SHOULDN'T be collected by you , me or by anyone!
Toys that you should be proud that you own.
Where you should be placing them.
and of course....the usual fluffy things!
We utilized every nook and cranny and every space that the said area had to offer.
LAKAN & MAKISIG fame.
The entire afternoon had been nothing but smart, relevant and artistic talks about this and that.
And seeing Giodesk draw something else outside the confines of his strips is simply a sight to behold.
Hence we would like to thank the following individuals for their continued patronage:
With folks like:
Master Muten Roshi:
had a more than satisfying con experience. The folks at our
table experienced an influx of customers for their really affordable on-the-spot commissions.
And we've even sold a sticker and a MONAY#2 to this sweet little girl.
of sorts hence for anyone, all the more for a kid to pick it up then eventually purchase it
shows clear evidences that the kids are indeed ALRIGHT!This little girl had broke the SSM!
code and we are still simply at a lost for words just thinking about that exact moment.
A moment of both astonishment and confusion! Tis moments like these that makes selling comics
a worthy and more than fulfiling experience.
The event ended alongside with the closing of the mall (around 10pm).
And although tired, we did earn us some new friends,
SSM! will INDEED be back and surely enough.....there will be hell to pay!!!