Sunday, December 12, 2021

The Inaugural Singapore Toy Convention (SG ToyCon) Launches 17 - 19 December 2021 At The Visual Arts Centre

Calling all toy collectors and lovers! Just in time for the festive season and your shopping needs, the very first Singapore Toy Convention (SG ToyCon) will be held from 17 to 19 December 2021 at The Visual Arts Centre. The event is jointly organized by local toy retailers Masterpiece Collectibles and Toyz Network, with an aim to bring the toy and model collecting communities together.

From 3 PM on 17 December (Fri), the event is free to attend. Visitors can expect 11 exhibitors at SG ToyCon, who will be launching new releases and a wide ange of collectibles that will appeal to different age groups. Each of the retailers specialize in their own area of collectibles ranging from diecast toy cars, models and miniature figurines. Local comic book creator Sean Lam, in collaboration with The Yurei, will also be bringing his latest horror graphic novel GUENGSI to the convention.

Check out the list of SG ToyCon retailers below:

MASTERPIECE COLLECTIBLES (Scale models, Figurines)
One of the organizers of the toy fair, the retailer specializes in military themed merchandise or heritage figurines from Singapore, emergency vehicles and bus models. There will be 17 new items for sale and preorder, including the 1/64 Subaru Impreza Traffic Marshal Fast Response Car below.

TOYZ NETWORK (Model cars)
Toys Network is the other organizer of the SG ToyCon, with an impressive list of model cars available on their webstore.

You can purchase various vehicle scale replicas and related diorama and accessories from their booth at the fair.

MINIATURE STORIES (Heritage/ Military Miniature Figurines and Vehicles)
You might have seen some of their detailed and lovingly created heritage dioramas on display. Red Dot Diva took some time admiring a few of those at the Kinokuniya flagship store the last time she was there. They make superb backgrounds and props for photographing toys.

Checkout their collection at the convention, including this 1950s Chinatown set below!

THE YUREI X SEANLAM(Comic, Merchandise)
Comic book creator Sean Lam has acquired a fervent fanbase from his decades of work done overseas, but he is making waves back home as well with his latest graphic novel GEUNGSI. In a collaboration with The Yurei, a page dedicated to Asian horror and the macabre, you will be able to grab a copy (or two) of GEUNGSI and other limited edition merchandise, as well as meet Sean at his booth at scheduled timings.

There will also be a Red Dot Diva interview with Sean Lam coming soon. Look out for it!

HAPPIBOX (Miniature figurines, collectibles, blind boxes)
Can't help spending money on all things kawaii? Then get your $$$ ready at Happibox's booth at the fair.

Take a sneak peek of the Chameleon Lizard Series 7 blind box (pic below) which will be available at their booth. They will also be offering other irresistibly cute miniature figurines and collectibles!

DREAM CUSTOMS (Diorama products like mats, Model cars)
If you are looking to build a mini world or two, then head to their booth for items like desktop dioramas and diorama mats.

Their specially crafted Singapore Carpark III Desktop Diorama pictured below is an exclusive item that is included in the SG ToyCon goodie bag when you purchase an Early Access VIP Pass (more details at the end of this article). Don't miss out on it!

TINY (Model cars)
Look out for their 1/110 TINY Singapore MAN A95 double decker which will be available at the event at SGD 19 each.

TIME FOR TOYS (Miniature Figurines & Cars, Action Figures, Dioramas)
Superhero fans of the Marvel and DC universes can snag more items at their booth, where they will be offering 1/6, 1/10, 1/12 action figures as well as 1/18 & 1/64 Cars and Dioramas

AUTOMODELS SCALE & COLLECTIBLES (Model cars, planes and construction equipment)
An exclusive release, the RSAF F-16C (HA3839) replica by Hobby Master will be available for purchase at their booth. Check out this link for a preview.

DISPLAY FOR FUN (Display Cabinets)
What is a precious toy collection without nice glass display cabinets? A range of cabinets designed for showing off your toys will be available at a special discounted rate at Display For Fun's booth.

Toy cars and lego sets are great for young budding collectors. Having said that, established toy lovers should be able to find something that they might like at this booth too.

To grab those limited edition and exclusive items before they are sold out, you can purchase the Early-Access VIP Passes (SGD 68) from this link - With this special pass, you are able to gain access to the toy convention on 17 December, Friday, 1-2 PM and 2-3 PM. Each VIP pass comes with a goodie bag with event exclusive merchandise.

After a long break from geeky in-person events, the upcoming SG ToyCon will be like a breath of fresh air (or as fresh as your face mask allows.). Red Dot Diva is certainly craving some hooman interaction, so she has already made plans to pop by the toy fair this weekend!

Dates: 17 to 19 December 2021 (Fri to Sun)
Times: Please refer to the SG ToyCon banner above.
Venue: The Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green.

For more information and updates, head to the SG ToyCon Facebook page!

NOTE: Due to Covid-19 safety protocols, the event is opened for vaccinated customers only, and only allow a maximum of 50 people are allowed to enter at any one time.

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