With the Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention 2016 just a day away, members of the media were treated on Sep 8 to a special preview of some of the exclusive merchandise, live art demonstrations, and amazing artists to watch out for at this year’s pop culture extravaganza.
Hwei Lim and Emma Rios live sketching. Credit – Elizabeth Lee S. B.
Finished! Credit – Elizabeth Lee S. B.
Local talents Rachta Lin, Daniel Yu, Andy from Andimoo Studios and Xuan Ming from Xmashed Gear were on hand to discuss the local creative scene and share their inspirations, followed by a panel of invited guests, Nick Spencer, Emma Rios, Hwei Lim and Jon-Paul Kaiser answering the question, “How important is pop culture in current society?”
Look out for much more once STGCC goes into full swing tomorrow, including:
- stage appearances by Nick Spencer, Tom Taylor, Stephanie Hans, Phil Noto, Jacob Chabot
- Cosplay Star Booth appearances by Haoge, Momo and Pugoffka
- Live Drawing session by Sakimichan and VOFAN
- EDP x DJ Night by Ryu and Kors K
- the start of “Overwatch STGCC eSports – Mountain Dew Cup”
- the STGCC exclusive book launch of Mirror: The Mountain by Emma Rios and Hwei Lim
- the unveiling of Exclusive Mystery BE@RBRICK 100%.
Knightmare Batman and Disco Mark XXVII by Hot Toys. Credit – Elizabeth Lee S. B.
Top eye candy to look out for includes Hot Toys, featuring designs from the Netflix Series Marvel’s Daredevil, Back to the Future II and Suicide Squad. Also don’t miss the 1/6th scale model of Rey’s speeder from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or the highly-detailed 1/6th scale diorama of Team Stark VS Team Cap & Giant-Man, the epic battle from Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
Cosbabies! Credit – Elizabeth Lee S. B.
Fans of cuteness, don’t despair! Four adorable Cosbabys, life-sized and specially flown in by ActionCity, will also be available for photo-ops, and a Hot Toys Toy Fair Exclusive Cosbaby will be revealed during the convention.
Credit – STGCC
This year’s show features an online silent auction to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore. STGCC fans will be able to bid for sections of the Artist Sketch Wall completed during the Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Festival in April, with proceeds going towards granting the wishes of terminally ill children.
Click here for the full lineup of artists, cosplayers, performers, and collectible toy brands invading Marina Bay Sands over the next two days. Although online ticketing is currently closed, one-day and two-day passes are still available at the door.
Thinking of going? Head over to: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level B2, Halls E & F.
See you there!
Feature image belongs to STGCC
Written by Vincent Tan