I got home and did my routine news feed and email checking when I saw an email that someone has messaged me in this blog's Facebook page. When I opened it, it was invited to GreattoysOnline's Press event. It was going to be on a weekday, since I have work every weekday evening. But I could not pass up an opportunity like this!
Once I came home, I just went straight to bed. I woke up and did my very best to get there ASAP. It was traffic along the way and I was late for around 20 minutes. Good thing nothing much has happened so far. Heck, Mr. Lim even asked if I wanted a snack.
This is the Anapolis branch of GreattoysOnline, which opened just a few months ago after shutting down a couple of Makati branches. I've been to their main branch at Shopsville and this branch is different in terms of size.
|More room to walk and browse!|
Aside from taking pictures of the place, Mr. Lim has presented us with his personal collection of animation cels from Daimos and Voltes V! Given that we live in an era where computers are the dominant animation tool, it is amazing to see how these anime were created using such methods. The animations cels will be available for display for three weeks at the Anapolis branch.
|Genuine Animation Cels from Daimos and Voltes V!|
I've met a friend of mine who's a got a blog and was even there taking a video coverage of the event. I've even met his associates, of which are Sentai enthusiasts like myself. We exchanged topics about our varying levels interests and even toyed with the toys on display.
|The event proper|
There was a good batch of toys in display. One of them caught my attention because of its likeness to someone famous!
|What's he holding there?|
|Is she worried?|
The store's so roomy and I could just pace back and forth to look at toys I want that will never have. It's a collector's dream to come over to this branch in hopes of finding what they're looking for.
|The Lim Brothers!|
|Reimaru taking videos|