Flash over at the TS118 site let me know about this a few days ago, but I was a bit lax in getting the “heads up” posted, but the awesome guys from TS118 are showcasing their incredible diorama and customizing skills at the 11th Philippine ToyCon! The below info was a heads up from Flash about this event:
“Back in October 2007, TS118 celebrated the 25th anniversary of the GI Joe 3.75 line in Robinson’s Galleria in Manila, Philippines. 5 years after, the group is back STRONG-er than ever with a display area sponsored by Solar UIP (local movie outfit who will show GI Joe Retaliation in the Philippines). Despite the Joe movie being pushed back to next year, the spirits of the true GI Joe fans from TS118 are not dampened, and instead, we are SPEARHEADING the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 3.75 GI Joe line by participating and displaying a large collection of GI Joe memorabilia in the 11th Philippine Toy Convention in SM Megamall Megatrade Hall (5th level).
As part of the display, the group will showcase figures from all 3.75” scale versions (ARAH, 25A/30A, Valor Vs Venom, DTC, Spytroops, etc), Sigma 6, the original 12” line (1964-onwards), Sideshow Collectibles, 5 mini-dioramas, and for the centerpiece, the largest playset ever created in 3.75” scale and considered by many as the Holy Grail of GI Joe collectors, the vintage USS Flagg (never been in public display in the Philippines for the last 20-plus years).
The event will be during the weekend of June 15-17, 2012, and TS118 will be there in full force, wearing our latest TS118 blue t-shirts as homage to the GI Joe navy.”
You can see a lot more great photos and information at the ToySoldier 118 Facebook page!