rOckY and Urim and I decided to head to SM Mega Mall today to check out the Toycon for some toy hunting. I guess considering we decided to head there around 8p.m. the usual horde of cosplayers wasn't that much present anymore, which personally I feel is a good thing. I don't have issues with cosplayers. I do have issues when people who support/accompany the cosplayers push me and my friends away to give them room. I don't need to name names, but am sure many of you know who I am talking about.
rOckY had a great time shopping with a bunch of Transformers to add to our growing collection. I am sure he has a lot he'll want to talk about that so will wait for him to blog about it in his own blogs. One thing is for certain, there's nothing more fulfilling than seeing the man you love enjoying the chance to purchase things he longed to have.
Urim, too, had a shopping spree, finding the gifts he needed for this Christmas shopping. It was funny how all three of us at one point swooned over a book (It was "The Art of Kiki's Delivery Service") as well as a mini-statue of Totoro and the girls waiting at the bus station, but thankfully reason (and budget) won out and we decided not to get them.
I slowly looked around the trade paperbacks and found myself tempted to get a few JLA trades, the Weapon of the Gods trade collection of the comics, but there was one book I saw which definitely was worth buying: Aberrant TERAGEN! Incredibly, it was mixed among the comics and being sold at 80% off, so I was able to grab it for only Php180 (which translates to around US$ 4.1) Sadly, I couldn't find any other role-playing stuff around, so I just spent the rest of the time walking around and supporting rOckY in his purchases.
We also bumped into Casey, who was dressed up as Green Lantern, as well as a few other friends. While I still feel the name "Toycon" doesn't really capture what the event is (and out of gratitude for the book I found, I won't elaborate further tonight) I'm just happy that events like this exist to make certain hard-to-find stuff much more accessible, if not affordable.