Volunteer Your Figures For Otaku Expo Reloaded 2012

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Hi guys! scarychii here! (yes, im still breathing lol) Onii-chan is busy with other stuff so i’ll be the one doing the post whether you like it or not. :P

Anyway, after 1 month of hiatus, we’ll have another display at Otaku Expo Reloaded 2012! Details (date and place) are posted in the picture above.

We’re opening the slots to everyone who wish to lend their figures. To lend, just comment on this post below with your name (can be real or an alias depending on you), contact info (preferably Facebook profile link) and the particular figure that you will be lending. Please state the manufacturer and the toy line which the figure is from (e.g GSC 1/8 Oshino Shinobu).

Note: We only allow authentic/original figures.

Type of Display: Open Display. No cabs, just tables.

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Reminders for Ingress and Other Important Stuff (ToyCon 2012)

For all Team Onii-chan members, figure lenders and those who will be guarding the display, here are some reminders to take note of. This primarily concerns the ingress and egress schedules, duties and conduct in the display area.

INGRESS

1. Ingress will be on June 15, 2012 from 12 nn to 10 pm at the SM Megatrade Hall Conference Rooms. However, according to ToyCon officials, only 5 members of the team will be allowed to stay within the conference room for the ingress. These members are Onii-chan, Murakami Night, scary.chii, Kai and Ash (final already).

2. Because of this, we will be asking lenders of figures to meet with us outside of the conference room to hand us their figures instead. Once you arrive outside the conference room, please immediately look for anyone of the 5 listed above and sign on our records. This will help us take note of the figures you’ve brought for the display.

3. For those who can bring risers (acrylic preferably), please do bring them to the ingress so we can prepare them inside the cabs immediately.

EVENT PROPER

1. Please take care of your belongings. Team Onii-chan will not be responsible for any losses due to carelessness (such as leaving any expensive items unattended to). Your PSPs, DSLRs and such items are your responsibility. If you lose them because you left them somewhere, do not fault us for it.

2. Do not bring food inside the event hall.

3. Always keep a friendly disposition. Do not incite fights with your fellow members or with the public. There may be times when the crowds are a bit rowdy so we ask for your patience in dealing with them.

4. We only have 3 IDs given out by the ToyCon committee which will be used by the admins. As a result, you will be required to purchase tickets to be able to enter the event area. We are very sorry for this as ToyCon (even in previous years) really just gives out 3 IDs for their exhibitors.

5. If any TV reporters (yes, there will be TV coverage of the display) come to the display and asks questions, please answer them seriously (well not too serious but you get my point) and in a friendly tone. Also, don’t forget to prep up before being interviewed. Be in your most presentable look. *wink*

EGRESS

1. Egress will start at 7:30 pm of June 17. If you absolutely need to leave earlier than that, please inform any of the Team Onii-chan admins (Onii-chan, scary.chii, kettenkrad or Murakami Night) before doing so.

2. You can leave your boxes at the display area but please be mindful that space is quite limited at the display area and ToyCon wants us to be organized and tidy in keeping our things there.

That’s all for the reminders for ToyCon 2012! Follow them to heart and we assure you that we won’t be having problems for the display. This is our first ever ToyCon display and we hope that it will be a successful one for us as well!

– Onii-chan :)

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Reminders for Ingress and Other Important Stuff (VocaFusion)

For all Team Onii-chan members, figure lenders and those who will be guarding the display, here are some reminders to take note of. This primarily concerns the ingress and egress schedules, duties and conduct in the display area. Continue reading

Volunteer Your Vocaloid Figures For The VocaFusion Figure Display!!!

After our gigantic Ozine Fest 2012 figure display, you would think that we’d take a break and rest on our laurels, but with so much opportunities in front of us, we simply can’t sit around and let them pass by. So we’re very very happy to announce that Team Onii-chan Figure Display Crew will be having another figure display next month in VocaFusion at the SMX Convention Center Function Room 1 in Pasay City. The said convention will be on May 20, 2012 from 11 am to 8 pm. With the title being Vocafusion, it’s quite obvious that the event will be centered on the Vocaloid franchise. As such, our figure display will be a purely Vocaloid character display. Continue reading

“Japanese Toy Collectors Philippines” is Now Open!!!

As we’ve grown over the past year, we realized that the rapid progress our team has had will eventually lead to a bigger community of collectors. Our goal for the team has always been to promote the hobby to the widest range of people and to cultivate a welcoming and accepting community that leads to more friendships. As a result, we’ve decided to finally start our own message board under the name “Japanese Toy Collectors Philippines.

The reason for this choice of naming, in contrary to something like Team Onii-chan Boards or something like that, is that more than being just a community for anime figures, we also want to build a community that welcomes other enthusiasts of Japanese collectibles outside of the usual figures, such as doll collectors and other otaku merchandise.

Being a new online community, we don’t expect our numbers to be as big as other groups, but what we can promise is that ours’ will be a home that makes you feel comfortable and happy to be a collector. We do not promote an elitist and antagonistic attitude that alienates people and a free exchange of ideas is what we welcome in our new home.

Team Onii-chan wants to be more than just a figure display group, but also a catalyst for change in helping to build a better and more constructive haven for all Japanese toy collectors. We hope you join us in fulfilling this vision of ours’ :)

See you at the forums :D

Volunteer Your Figures for the Otaku Expo 2012 Display!!!

Volunteering time! As with our previous figure events, we’re opening up slots for our display to everyone to lend their figures for it. Our displays would not have been as successful as they’ve been without the help of our lenders and this will hold true for all of our displays including our upcoming Otaku Expo 2012 stint this January 21-22, 2011. Since there is no particular series of shows that are highlighted this time, we will be using the standard grouping of scale figures, Nendoroids and articulated figures. To volunteer, just comment below this post so we can register your name as a lender. These are the number of slots for now but we will add more once we’ve confirmed the number of tables given to us. Thanks. Continue reading

Team Onii-chan Figure Display Crew Will Be at Otaku Expo 2012!!!

After our grandest display event last month, you’d think that our team would be resting on its laurels now, but no. This January 21-22, Otakuzine will once again be holding Otaku Expo at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 and yup, you guessed it, we’re having another display for all of you. If you will remember, we also participated in the 2011 edition of the said event and in my opinion, that was one of the more memorable displays that we had so I’m very optimistic that this will be just as memorable. What to expect? Well, more figures of course. We’ll be showcasing some of the first figures that came out in 2012 so expect some new faces to be seen. For now, we don’t have much details regarding the event itself but on our part, we’ll be opening slots for volunteering of figures soon so stay tuned. What better way to celebrate the new year than with a new convention! We hope to see all of you at our event and hopefully you can once again visit our booth to see our gorgeous display.

The (Delayed) Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special Event Report

Another event has just passed for Team Onii-chan and yet, unlike the previous ones, the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special display will always hold a special distinction for various reasons. Not only was it the largest collection of figures ever gathered for an event but it was also the first time that Team Onii-chan was front and center in terms of participation for a convention. For such a young group to handle a project of such grand scale was indeed a daunting task but if there was ever a crew that was prepared for it, it was ours. From the planning stages to the ingress and to the event proper itself, everyone helped out in bringing this dream to life. Never have we imagined that a figure-centered convention would ever be promoted this way and we’re very lucky to have played a big part in it. Continue reading

Reminders for the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special Figure Display

The Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special, the biggest figure centered event ever in the Philippines, is just around the corner and preparations are now in high gear as we try to serve up the best display you’ll ever see this year. Of course, to help us with the preparations, Ozine management has given us an ingress day in advance to avoid the rush and to make sure that everything’s perfect by the start of the event. For existing Team Onii-chan members, you might be familiar with most of these already but for the new lenders, please do read the details below. Thanks. Continue reading

Shifting Schedule (Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2011)

In order to properly guard the figures during the event, we shall be implementing shifting schedules to ensure that there will always be people present at the display area. These people will also be held accountable for all responsibilities and duties expected of Team Onii-chan! members while they are on shift. To be included in the crew for a particular shift, simply submit your name and shift schedule as comments below :)

Notes: Number of volunteers per shift is not limited to 10)

(We’ll announce those 12 volunteers who will get free IDs)

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The 1st Team Onii-chan Christmas Party!!! (An Event Report)

THE best figure group in the Philippines (and still growing!)

Last December 17, 2011, Team Onii-chan Figure Display Crew had its first ever Christmas party which was held at Yumemiya Japanese Cafe. The party was both a celebration of Team Onii-chan’s various and unparalleled successes over the year and a big thank you to all of our fun-loving members who have all contributed to spreading the joy of figure collecting to the Philippine otaku community. Even if the team has only been around for 7 months, the great turnout for the Christmas party and the friendly and accommodating atmosphere that’s been cultivated into the DNA of the group bodes well for even bigger and better things to come in the future. Continue reading

Official List of Activities for the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special

With the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special nearing, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering what activities are in store for the con goers this time since this is a very unique event that’s the first of its kind in the country. We’ve just received the official list of events from Ozine management and based from what we’ve gotten, this is certainly one of the most innovative conventions yet. Without further ado, here are the things that you should look forward to this coming December 28 and 29 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1. Continue reading

Volunteer Your Figures for the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special Display!!! (Our Biggest, Grandest and Best One Yet!)

In one month, Team Onii-chan! will be having its greatest event ever (I know I said our AME Monogatari one was but this one’s even bigger) and as always, we will be having another display for all attendees to see and appreciate. However, unlike before where the display was segmented by toy line (scale figures, Nendoroids, articulated figures), for the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special, we will be grouping figures according to popular series. This doesn’t mean that figures whose characters do not fall under the series mentioned below will be left out. In fact, we will be providing a separate area for those figures as well. The rationale behind grouping figures by series is that it helps people who are more familiar with the shows look at the figures since they’re all in a shared space, rather than having them scan the display by toy line. We believe that this set-up would cater best to the general public and not just toy collectors, which is really what the thrust of this convention is; to spread the joy of figure collecting not just to existing collectors, but to everyone.

Here are the different series and the slots for lending. As always, to lend your figure, just comment below this post with your name, contact details and the figure which you’ll be lending. Note that since lending will be on a per series basis, you have to state the toy line that the figure is from (e.g. Nendoroid) Continue reading

Team Onii-chan to Co-Present Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special!!!

Team Onii-chan Figure Display Crew has had a long standing and fruitful relationship with Otakuzine and its management ever since its inception and this will only continue to get stronger as time goes by. Perhaps no other proof of this so far will be greater than our super year-ender special event, of which Team Onii-chan will be co-presenting with Ozine for the very first anime figure centered convention in the Philippines. If you’re familiar with Wonder Festival in Japan, then the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special, which will be held on December 28-29, 2011 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1, will be something similar to that. Being co-presenters, we will be much more involved with this event more than any of the past ones we’ve attended.

Of course, there will be a figure display, which I might add, is bound to be the biggest and grandest collection of anime figures and toys ever assembled yet. But more than a figure display, there will also be a lot of other activities related to the anime figure collecting fandom that should prove to be interesting for the entire spectrum of otaku in the Philippines. Our team is currently in the process of planning with Ozine management for this huge event. Being the first of its kind in the country, we are very honored and blessed that Ozine has decided to grant us this great opportunity to spread the wonders of Japanese figure collecting to everyone. We’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings here on the blog so just keep checking for regular updates. :)

Promoting the Team Onii-chan Booth at AME Monogatari is SRS BZNZ

Everyone’s still knocked out cold after our AME Monogatari display yesterday at the World Trade Center (including me) so I’ll do the post-display obligatory post later. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on a highly competitive wrestling match between our sensei, Ash, and GK master, Paul. This should whet your appetite for blood lust (ok, maybe not) before the fight later between Pacquiao and Marquez. Anyways, it’s back to the bed for me. To everyone who went to our display yesterday, thank you very much. We hope to see you soon (sooner than you think).

Thanks to Jed for the video.

Reminders for Team Onii-chan’s AME Monogatari Figure Display


After more than a month of opening display slots for our AME Monogatari display on November 12, we’ve now closed the lending of figures for the said event. To all those who’ve volunteered to lend their precious figures, thank you and we hope you’ll continue to be a part of our future displays as well. Anyways, I just came back from the AME Monogatari meeting earlier and here’s some important reminders (and revelations) for our Team Onii-chan! members and to those who will hopefully be visiting our grand display at AME Monogatari.

NOTE: AME Monogatari will be held at Hall D of the World Trade Center in Pasay.

1. Ingress will be on the day of the event itself at 8 am. The event will start at 11 am so all those who will be lending figures are asked to arrive before the starting time.

2. The display booth will be a 6 ft by 6 ft area and will have 8 tables. We will be allowed to arrange them as we see fit as long as they do not go beyond the allocated space for us.

3. No exact number of passes have been given yet, but most likely it will be at least 5 with a good possibility that more will be given.

4. Entrance for those attending the ingress will be at the back of Hall D. The front and side entrances won’t be open until the events starts at 11 am.

5. Egress will start at 8 pm or if the organizers allow, a bit earlier than that (around 7:30 pm). If you absolutely need to leave earlier than that, please inform any of the Team Onii-chan! admins before doing so.

6. Much like our epic stint at Collecticon 2011, we will be having another presentation! (Prepare for hijinks and the unexpected) The presentation will be at 2 pm to 2:30 pm. We are inviting all those who will be visiting our display to attend our short presentation on figures as well. Seats for the presentation are limited to 40 people only.

That’s all the reminders you need to know for our AME Monogatari display. Whether you’re a lender, part of the crew or an event goer, we hope you take the time to visit us and see our lineup of figures. If you have any questions or inquiries about what Team Onii-chan! is, our friendly members will be sure to help you with them. We hope to see you at AME Monogatari on November 12 at the World Trade Center. :)

Four Display Events, Six Months After, Still Awesome

It’s been more than half a year since Team Onii-chan! Figure Display Crew was formed and looking back, we really didn’t expect our group to stay for as long as it has, considering it was supposed to only last for one convention. Yup. Just one. However, by some fortuitous chance, we’re still standing and continuing to spread the figure collecting hobby with everyone. As seen in the pic above (from our most recent EB which was yesterday), the core of the team has grown considerably from the first display we had and slowly but surely, we’d like to grow it even more. With more events and displays upcoming, I’m sure this will be a very attainable goal, but the important thing is to have fun at the same time. One thing’s for sure, even if our group does grow even more, it will still retain its lack of whatever hierarchical power. As a group, we want everyone’s opinions to be considered and have a transparent relationship with each other. I believe we have some of the best members in any group and that it’s they who make Team Onii-chan! therefore, any spotlight should be deferred to them and not to the admins.

Being one of the first members, I can say that I’m glad we continued Team Onii-chan! into more than just a one event project. The figure collecting hobby is but a very small segment of the toy collecting and otaku fandom in the Philippines, but with each figure display and member we bring in, we hope that we can improve its visibility among the public. Again, our team is always open to more people as long as they present themselves to us and share the same vision and goals. I’m very thankful to all of our members and those who’ve contributed to the small success that we’ve achieved for the past six months. Let’s keep it rolling and we’re sure that the coming months will be an even better time for our small, yet rapidly growing group. Thanks guys! :D

Volunteer Your Figures for Team Onii-chan’s AME Monogatari Display! (Open to Everyone)

UP’s AME Monogatari is still a month away, but considering the size of the display, we’ve decided to open slots for volunteering of figures early so that everyone can get a chance to lend their most precious collections. The event will just be for one day so we can go all out on this one. To volunteer a figure, just leave a comment below on which figures you plan on lending along with your name and an e-mail address or Facebook account that we can contact you with. We hope you can join us in what looks to be one of our biggest display events we will be participating in. Remember, AME Monogatari will be on November 12, 2011 at the World Trade Center in Pasay. Slots for lending can be seen below. Continue reading

Collecticon 2011 Event Report (No Need For Parental Guidance Here)

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Even though we’re looking forward to our next display at AME Monogatari next month, our presence at Collecticon 2011 was no slouch at all means whatsoever. In fact, given the limited space, we still managed to put up a great display with a good mix of old favorites and stunnin new releases. Continue reading

Team Onii-chan! Will Be At AME Monogatari! Prepare For A Monster Display!!!

Fresh off our blockbuster appearance at Collecticon 2011, Team Onii-chan! continues its unstoppable romp of figure displays next month as we’re confirming our participation in AME Monogatari, UP AME’s yearly and much-awaited event, on November 12, 2011 at the East Pavilion of the World Trade Center in Pasay. While last year’s event was hampered by limited space and unforeseen crowds, this year’s organizers look to have resolved this problem with the bigger venue. Personally, AME’s event is one of my favorite ones as the booths and exhibitors are quite different and offer much variety. That and the aforementioned bigger space means that our display at this event will surely be much bigger (and even better if that’s even possible) than our previous ones. We’ll be announcing slots for volunteering of figures for AME Monogatari soon so keep visiting the blog for the latest updates. :)

Team Onii-chan! Figure Panel Discussion at Collecticon 2011!!! (Parental Guidance is Allowed)


Pardon us for the lack of updates and posts these past few days. Collecticon 2011 was a very busy and quite exhausting convention which left our hands tied with other stuff, including the blog. However, our latest stint at Collecticon did hopefully help spread the goals and vision of Team Onii-chan! as a whole and this in turn will lead to more active updates and events in the future. The best part of Collecticon 2011? Of course, our one of a kind panel discussion that only the craziest and most animated crew of figure collectors can provide. To keep you up to speed with who’s who speaking, here’s the entire lineup of those who made bellies shake and jaws sore in laughter:

Scale figures – Onii-chan
Nendoroids – kai
Articulated figures – Murakami Night
Ero figures (special mention) – ASH

Again, we would like to thank Hobbiworx and Pinoy Toy Kolektor for giving us the opportunity to take part in Collecticon 2011 and we are definitely most interested in working with them again in the future.

Reminders for Collecticon 2011 Figure Display

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We just got back from the Collecticon 2011 exhibitors meeting and here’s some updates to keep in mind, for both current Team Onii-chan! members (particularly those lending their figures) and those planning to go and see our display. Continue reading

Team Onii-chan! Will Be At Collecticon 2011!!!

As part of Team Onii-chan’s vision to conquer the world… I mean, spread the joy of figure collecting to the Philippine otaku and toy communities, we are once again making ourselves present in another highly anticipated event. This time, we’re taking ourselves and our beloved figures to Collecticon 2011 at the Robinson’s Midtown Mall from October 8-9. Whereas previous conventions we joined were focused on the otaku community at large, this time, we’re reaching out to general toy collectors to literally inform and share with them our addictive Japanese figure hobby. Of course, we’ll also be displaying some of the latest and greatest figures to come out of the shed, but please also do attend our “little talk” (which we’re still discussing on how to go about it) about Japanese collectibles (sched to be posted later). Once again, we’re inviting you to our figure display at Collecticon 2011. We hope to see you all there! :)

Team Onii-chan! At The Best of Anime 2011 Day 2

Another great weekend, another awesome convention to remember by. The Best of Anime 2011 was by no means a convention of the highest caliber, by normal standards, however, the figure display that Team Onii-chan! put together was once again the source of our joy and pride. I guess its a testament to the wonderful company that these guys are that makes every display a fulfilling and worthwhile event. Anyways, I wouldn’t remember The Best of Anime 2011 as an outstanding convention but more for the overwhelming fun factor involved. Here’s some pics from day 2.

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