Category Archives: Event

AnimeFest @ Taylor’s University College

Went to the AnimeFest organize by Taylor’s University College Anime Club at Subang today. A friend of mine was selling his figures at a booth there, so me and 2 others collectors decided to display our stuff there as well. The event was quite small, with just 2 doujinshi booth, and 3 other commercial booths including my friend’s. We were actually expecting something bigger, so I guess we were a bit disappointed of the size but since this is the first even where we are opening a booth I guess it’s ok.

There were cosplay competition, singing competition and PS2 competition during the event. As expected of the cosplayer, most comes in cosplaying characters from Naruto, Bleach and Death Note. There were some exception like there were some girls cosplaying as Éclair from Kiddy Grade, Haruhi from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya respectively.

This was what my friend have for sale there and as expected the first one to sell of was the Max Factory Haruhi figure.


Click for larger image

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya group of figures on display and also Lucy from To Heart 2.


Click for larger image

Two Feito-chan by Alter and Good Smile Company respectively.


Click for larger image

Some Kanon figures.


Click for larger image

Figures from Pastel Chime, Lamento and Range Murata PSE Product.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

I didn’t really take a lot of pictures of the cosplayer and event as most of the ones I did try to take turn up dark because of the dim light and my PNS camera flash is not strong enough. I guess this is when I wish I have and DSLR :) , oh well this are the few shots that are of decent quality.

Some of the club members doing the Lucky Star dance, this is the first time I see this dance as I did not watch Lucky Star. I was hoping for Haruhi dance though.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

This is the hall the event as held, quite small, and the lighting is not good. There wasn’t a lot of people, maybe 200-300 people for the whole day I guess.


Click for larger image

This pair is the only cosplayer picture that came out ok, L and Misa from Death Note.


Click for larger image

The event wasn’t what we expected but we are still quite happy with what we achieve. Our booth was practically the center of attention, I think anyone that came with a camera will definitely have some photos of our booth. All the more professional photographers were taking photos of the figures one by one and there was a bunch of them too :) . So I guess we win the most photograph booth if there’s such a price ^^.

Will link to other pics that I find here:
Cosplay photos by hitokiri_sien
Anime Fest @ Taylor’s by Foxstrifer
Cosplay photos @ Demonic Error
Anime Fest @ Taylor’s University College by Cryorazor
Anime Fest 07 @ Taylor’s College by Lilkev84
Taylors College Anime Fest 2007 by Dwayne Foong
Anime Fest 2007 by yinky_xuan

Comic Fiesta 2007

After our first exhibit at Anime Fest in June, we were looking forward to Comic Fiesta ’07 which was held at Times Square last weekend. After all it’s one of the bigger anime event to be held locally, which means more visitors and more cosplayers.

My company dinner was on the day before we were gonna be exhibiting, so I was dead tired when I was back, and had to pack up the 20 figures to I’ll be bringing to the event. All together I use 2 big boxes and 2 smaller boxes for transport my figures, they were all wrapped only in paper, I was praying the whole time that nothing breaks during transport. Fortunately my prayer was answered phew. Took a photo of the boxes before I left home in the morning ^^.

Lots of photos after the jump, 56kers beware ^^.


Click for larger image

The turn out for the event was good, lots of people around and as usual our booth was quite crowded ^^ with visitors taking photos. There’s dslr, handphone cam, PnS and any other electronics that can be use to take photos.


Click for larger image

The guy who made it all possible ^^.


Click for larger image

Next time instead of just putting up strictly no touching sign, I think we probably need to put up becareful with your lens and elbow XD.


Click for larger image

The crowds and the rows of figures ^^.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

That’s the entrance to the hall, the place was quite pack, making it hard to move around.


Click for larger image

More photographers, this time armed with dslr.


Click for larger image

Some shots of the figures, didn’t take all of them this time.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

While walking around I found a booth selling Gundam kits and they have this cool diorama on display.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

Not sure what he’s suppose to be cosplaying, he was hanging around near our booth so I just too a photo of him. The armor is quite cool, now all he needs is a big ass sword.


Click for larger image

Tried to take photos of the Hare Hare Yukai dance but lens not long enough, need a 75-300 maybe haha.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

A girl singing, probably an anime theme I guess.


Click for larger image

Some cosplayers photos that I manage to take, not much though, coz I lend my battery to another photographer, hopefully he’ll send some of the photos he took to me soon.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

The aftermath, it’s time to go home, with everything pack and ready to go.


Click for larger image

Some stuff that I got for free haha coz as usual I didn’t buy anything XD.


Click for larger image

I find this event is much more exciting and happening than the previous one that we went to, probably coz they been having this for a few years now. The venue is nice and easily accessible, best of all the lighting is good, especially since our booth is near the window so we get some natural light as long as it doesn’t rain anyway.

There are more variety of cosplayers around, instead of just Naruto and Bleach, apparently there was a Shana but I didn’t saw her, though I did see Mikuru, see if you can spot her in the Hare Hare Yukai dance photos. Someone even setup a proper area for cosplayer to take photos, with clean background and lighting.

As usual our figures display are quite well received with lots of visitors taking photos. So this is something that we probably gonna do again, but definitely need to improve on the logistic haha, it’s still quite a nightmare XD. It was also great meeting some fellow figures collectors that visited our booth on that day, we should probably do a gathering of sort someday ^^.

Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF-S 17-85 lens

Will be @ MAGe Festa ’08

Next weekend, Saturday 26th, me and few local figure collectors will be displaying our collection at the MAGe Festa, held at Nilai International University College, so do come and support us ^^. Just look for the booth with a lot of figures XD.

More info on the event here.
More info on our booth here.

See you there !!

MAGe Festa 2008

MAGe Festa 2008 was held at Nilai International University College on 26, January 2008. It was the first event we attended for this year and the third event where we display our figures collection. The roster have change a bit this time, there’s me, e-jump, LilKev84, exiled_gundam, aiko-jin and Fat Cat Lim. We over 60 figures on display, some are the same as the ones we displayed during Comic Fiesta and we also have some new ones as well.

Another addition is we have our own booth promoter this time around, thanks to aiko-chan for so willingly helping us ^^, below is a photo of her with our figures booth in the background XD.


Click for larger image

Didn’t take a lot of figures photos this time around, concentrate more on cosplayers instead. I forgot to mention that we have a figure photo booth this time, same setting as the one I use for my own indoor figures shoot.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

More cosplayers photos this time. There wasn’t much variety, not as much as Comic Fiesta anyway, but this also give us more space to take photos and doesn’t get too crowded.


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image


Click for larger image

One of my favourite shot, since there wasn’t that much people at the hall, I get to take my time composing this shot :) .


Click for larger image

Another one that I like.


Click for larger image 

The figures booth gang ^^.


Click for larger image

The event itself is ok, though I feel the PA is too damn loud, and since our booth was right at the front, we can’t hear each other. The hall itself is quite spacious, but it’s also because there wasn’t a lot of visitors to the event, probably due to the out of the way location. The committee did a good job by providing food for the cosplayers and visitor, though the college does have a canteen, at least there’s more choice. I am not sure of the price coz I have my own bento (thanks aiko).

Overall not too bad, and I had a chance to take a whole lot of photos this time around, actually I wasn’t even around the booth much, (sorry guys).

For more photos visit my Flickr page here

Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF 100mm Macro lens/EF-S 17-85 IS USM lens

Toys Workz @ ACGC 2008

Went to ACGC 2008, that was held at Berjaya Times Square last weekend, main reason I was there was because I am helping a few cosplayers with their Air Gear photoshoot, which I’ll post later ^^.

Quite surprise when I reach the floor where the event was held, it was fill with game booths, didn’t see anything related to animes or comics at all, and no doujinshi either. The floor was dominated by loads of online games, pc games etc, with Cabal taking the biggest booth, for their launching.

Met up with some cosplayers that I know and some photographers from LYN as well, but I didn’t took much photos on the first day, most of these photos are from the second day.

Lets start of with some kawaii girls in sailor-fuku ^^

Akito and her friend, she was one of the Air Gear cosplayer I was shooting on Sat.

Jiang Shi.

More booth promoters.

Commander Chaos in action. He brought C4 that day ^^.

Mitsuru Kirijo from Persona 3.

No idea what she’s cosplaying as, but cool nunchacks.

Supposedly from a Korean game, cool looking costume.

Kallen from Code Geass.

From Gintama according to my friend.

Aizen vs Byakuya.

Time to get blown away, the guy was cosplaying as The Punisher.

Three Byakuya.

Athrun and Cagalli.

Enma Ai minus the red eyes.

Lolita holding Yuki hostage.

Éclair from Kiddy Grade. I wonder what happen to Kiddy Grade season 2, hmmmm.

The event is more about games than animes or comics, which I am not really interested in. At least I get to meet my cosplayers friends that I don’t get to meet often unless during event, and then there’s the Air Gear shoot, turn out pretty good.

Been going to too many events lately, time to take a break, fortunately the next event that I know of is in May, lots of time for me to rest up and also to shoot my figures that are not getting enough attention from me lately ^^.

All photos taken using my 400D/Rebel XTi with Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Canon EF 70-200 f/4 L (belong to my friend) and a 580exII attached. I definitely need faster lens for indoor, thinking of either a EF 50mm f/1.4 or a Ef 85mm f/1.8, both around the same price.

More photos at my Flickr here.

Check out ejump’s post on ACGC as well here and here.

Toys Workz will be @ C2AGE

On 31st May, Toys Workz will be at C2AGE held at Help University College, Damansara. As usual we’ll be having a booth there displaying our figures collection. The usual gang will be there, LilKeV84, e-jump, exiled_gundam and aiko.

A total of about 70-80 figures will be display at the event, should be our biggest so far. More detail of the event below.

Date: 31 May 2008
Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Location: Help University College, Damansara
Entry Fees: RM10
Official Site: http://www.c2age.tk

P.S. To all figures collectors do come and support us and don’t forget your camera ^^

Oh yeah you all probably wondering why there’s an image of Saber here, well most of my Saber figures will be on display during the event, except the Revoltechs xD.

Recent Entries

Toys Workz @ C2AGE

I was actually thinking of skipping the report of C2AGE, the recent Anime, Games, Comics and Cosplay event that I went to. Well there really isn’t much to report about the event. It was pretty much lackluster with a small crowd and even smaller number of cosplayers, hence the lack of cosplayers photos. There were some games during the event and also anime screening, which I didn’t go and watch but heard that they charge a fee for watching the screening.

Well even though the event was lackluster, our booth were pretty lively, we were having our otaku style picnic with manga, anime, figures etc. Aiko was also having so much fun posing the Figma Haruhi and Yuki, go to her blog here to see some NSFW photos xD.

Toys Workz will be @ Taylor’s Anime Fest 2008!

Its been about a year since we organized our first figure exhibit, and now we’re back in the event we started in!

In with fellow figure collectors, we will be organizing our 1st Aniversary Figure Exhibit at the Taylor’s Anime Fest 2008.

Below are the event details:

Date: 26th July 2008
Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Location: Taylors University College, Subang Jaya
Entry Fees: RM5
Official Thread: http://comicfiesta.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16071

A total of around 60-70 figures to be displayed on the event. 7 participants will be taking part:

LilKeV84
valho
Exiled_Gundam
Aiko
setsuna89
makie
missHerMes

We would like to thank the TAF organizing committee for allowing us to have our exhibit there. We’re looking forward to see as many collectors as possible to visit & support us there! Do stay around for a chat!

Toys Workz @ TAF ’08

We went back to where we started our first figures display booth, last Saturday at Taylor’s Anime Fest 2008. A lot of things has changed since then, the number of ppl in the group has grown and so has the number of figures on display.

This is our booth, with our very own Kanpan Musume, Aiko xD.

Choir singing a song from FMA, not really sure which song though.

Some dancing to start of the event.

Commander Chaos as Lucky Chaos this time around xD.

Some new faces in our display. The rest are pretty much the same as the previous event.

Photogs waiting for the cosplay competition to start.

Cosplay competition finally started after being delay for hours.

Interesting skit by Ichigo and Commander Chaos.

Icecream, hmm I forgot what she was cosplaying as.

E_G trying to be moe xD.

Group shot of the gang.

And finally, the best thing that happen to me that day was getting my hand on Nendoroid Puchi Froggy Mikuru. Well actually E_G got it, but I ask him to sell it to me, he was nice enough to do that xD.

Overall the event was better than C2AGE that was held recently, but still kinda lack luster. The organizing was horrible, with the cosplay competition being delayed for hours. Well still had some fun with the TFM gang as usual, having display at this kinda of event became sort of a gathering for us figures collectors here now xD.

Toys Workz will be @ Comic Fiesta 2008

Toys Workz along with other members of The Figure Mall will be organizing a figure exhibit at the upcoming Comic Fiesta 2008.

Location: Sunway Pyramid Convention Center
Date: 20th & 21st December 2008
Time: 11am till 7pm
Booth: Row D2, Booth 10 – 18 (Floor Plan)

Over 200 figures will be on display on both days, ranging from the Nendoroid and figma range to static scaled figures. Many newly released figures will also be displayed there.

It can be safe to say that this will be the largest display of figures outside Japan that’s contributed purely by collectors & fans of this hobby!

Apart from our exhibit, do enjoy the various attractions & features lined up throughout the 2-day event by the organizers.

For more information about the event, visit their official site at http://www.comicfiesta.org

Do come over and support us! We hope to see you there!!~

Updates will be posted at the comments below. Do stay tuned!

List of Figure Contributors

  1. LilKeV84
  2. valho
  3. Haruji
  4. xunli
  5. Aiko
  6. jcdish
  7. Exiled_Gundam
  8. Squallie
  9. Integra
  10. makie
  11. Quazacolt
  12. gukichan
  13. kyon22

List of Figures on Display
Note: List of figures on display is subject to change.