Thursday, August 24, 2017

The 1st National Swap Meet: For Collectors, By Collectors

Collectors unite for the biggest gathering of all kinds in the country! Mark your calendars and get ready for the 1st National Swap Meet: For Collectors, By Collectors that will be happening on August 25-27, 2017 at Function Halls 1-3, SMX Aura, City of Taguig.

The event will be showcasing a vast display of various collectibles like toys, action figures, antiques, vintage items, books, prints, and unique curiosities await serious collectors and hobbyists for purchase, swap or auction. Other than that, an exciting program of activities provides entertainment, fun and games, while various talks and workshops provide gainful information and new ideas in the world of collecting as a hobby. Because of these, the venue becomes an ideal rendezvous for collectors meeting other collectors of similar interests.

The best part? The Philippine Toy Groups Association will donate toys for the children of Marawi though their initiative the "Toys For Marawi." The 1st National Swap Meet exercises social responsibility through this activity by aiming to address the pressing need for mental stimulation and psychological healing for the children traumatized by the ongoing conflict in Marawi.

The Philippine Star reports that according to Vice Gov. Haroun Al-Rashid Lucman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), trauma therapists have recommended the distribution of toys to children now in cramped conditions at evacuation centers. “There are non-government organizations and peace-advocacy groups that can help us out on this. Any help shall be highly appreciated,” said Lucman, who is also a Maranao and ARMM’s social welfare secretary. 

 “We are knocking on the hearts of parents and children in peaceful regions to donate used toys, but not toy guns or anything of the sort,” added ARMM health secretary Kadil Sinolinding Jr. 

 Toys For Marawi donation boxes will be placed around the event area so that visitors get the opportunity to bring toys they once loved and give it new life by sharing to others. The event organizers urge everyone to help and support this cause, as even the smallest act of charity creates a ripple that impacts the greater good.

The 1st National Swap Meet is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace in collaboration with Philippine Toy Groups Association and the invaluable support of its partners – The Dark Knight PH, Toy Collector’s Lounge, SHFiguarts Philippines, Southside Transformers, Robot Pilipinas, The Mighty CollecTHORS PH, Red Toys, P.D.O.S., Digimon PH Collectors Club, TS 118, PH Star Wars Empire, Playmobil Collectors Philippines, Southern Dollies, Doll Collectors Swap & Sell, Dollvisoria, Barbie Filipino Friends, From Famous to Forgotten Super Robot, Vintage Voltes V DX Collection, Monogatari Series Philippines, MUSICars, PinoyLUG, Toy Collectors of Cavite United, Macross PH, KeithG Bricks, Voltes V Int’l Fan Page, SICness PH, DC Collectors Philippines, Pinoy Batman Kolektors, Gunpla Chuva, POSK & Juansix+ Let’s Volt In Group, DCPH, Comic Artists, Robot Collectors Haven, 3A Manila, Pinoy MInimates and sponsors – GSM, San Jose Builders, Taters and Chimara.

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