g_sk1lls from the ToySoldier118 forums has notified me that several folks from those forums are appearing on Morning TV show, Umagang Kay Ganda (A Beautiful Morning) at some point between 5:00am and 8:00am local time this morning. There will be toy discussion, dioramas, and displays of several generations of G.I. Joe toys in celebration of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
g_sk1lls also sends along the following profile for the TS118 Boards:
“Founded in April 2004, TS118 is the Philippines’ only local online community that focuses on 1:18 scale action figures, usually military in theme. While primarily, but not necessarily confined only to collecting the widely popular GI Joe 3 3/4 inch toy line, members also collect other brands that fall into similar scale such as BBI Elite Forces, Forces of Valor, 21st Century XD, Star Wars, DCIH & Marvel Universe among many others.
TS118 members are a varied mix of true blue GI Joe fans, hobbyists, and collectors, figure and vehicle customizers, diorama makers, and military enthusiasts from all walks of life, bridging social class, ethnicity, and fandom.
The group has already participated in numerous toy events since 2005, and have gained recognition and acclaim, both from local and international discussion boards and toy groups with their unique Dynamic Modular Diorama displays (these showcase scenes that change every 2-3 hours while telling a story), customized figures, and hidden characters that add to the fun factor of their exhibits.”
They’re fairly well known for their diorama displays at various toy shows and such in the Philippines. A big thanks to g_sk1lls for passing the info along!