For the first time ever, Manila plays host to Asia’s biggest pop culture gathering. Bursting onto the Comic Con scene is the inaugural AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 (APCC Manila) which looks to bring together the very best in movies, television, entertainment, comics, toys, collectibles, gaming, cosplay for one mega event in the Philippines. The event will open its gates to the public from 18-20 September 2015 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. Pop culture fans can expect to immerse themselves in a content-rich experience across the spectrum of toys and collectibles, comics, games, cosplay and animation including appearances by film and television celebrities, entertainment performances, exclusive screenings, panel sessions, product launches, competitions and fun activities not just for the geeks and fans but also for the entire family. We’ve had the opportunity to take a look at some of the exhibitors before the doors open to the public and here are our top picks not to miss at APCC: StudioADI You’ll find some amazing statues at the StudioADI booth that are extremely picture worthy like X-Men: First Class’ Beast and the fantastic one of Alien vs Predetor. Bernie from the Zookeper You might recognize this fellow sapien from the Zookeeper. No it’s not Kevin James, but he sure does a better job at acting. Discover what makes Bernie the animatronic gorilla tick… literally. Star Wars Here’s your chance to be a part of one of the biggest geek events of the decade – Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Share your favorite Star Wars moment on camera and you might just be a featured in future promo material. Also you get a cool movie poster. Oh yeah… share your memory socially using #MyStarWarsMemory New Era Caps New Era Caps has some really cool geek-swag with designs from DC and Disney to Tokidoki. Hulkbuster Yourself Always wondered what you’d look like in Iron Man’s Hulkbuster Armor? Well wonder no more and suit up courtesy of COMICCAVE Studios. Hulk sold seperately. Uber Cool Diorama While we’re still talking about Avengers: Age of Ultron, you should not miss checking out this amazing diorama of the Avengers vs Ultron. The Walking Dead Walking Dead fans rejoice! You’ll find some really cool figures at the FOX booth… and get your photo taken as you get your guts ripped out as well. Oh goody! Board Games Remember the time before smartphones, tablets and pads? We used to have board games… as in games that took up actual psychical space. Forget your staples such as Monopoly and Risk, learn and play some of the best and newest games out there at the Ludus Distributors booth. Cosplayers No comic convention is complete without cosplayers. It’s always great fun to see the work and level of detail in some of the costumes. Foosball Ok, I still don’t quite know what’s gonna happen here. But you had me at Human Foosball. HMT Studios Get your prints and sketches from the extremely talented team from HMT Studios. They’ve got some amazing artwork on sale and I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve already bought quite a few. Attack on Titan by Acube The statues of Erin Jaeger in Titan form were one of the first things that caught my eye and stopped me in my tracks. Especially the beserker form that actually lights up! Hoodie Up with Perry in Disguise Get some really cool hoodies at Perry in Disguise. Perfect for Comic Cons, school and weddings. Virtual Reality Have a go at ‘Kuna’ a virtual reality horror game. The game itself is still in development mode but it’ll make you jump out of your seat at least once. Not for the faint hearted. Knight Rider I could hardly believe my eyes. Kitt from Knight Rider in all it’s glory #geekgasmic #nuffsaid For more info and event updates on APCC Manila 2015, please visit www.asiapopcomiccon.com/manila and official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/apccmanila.