SINGAPORE are you READY for a taste of POP MART PTS convention? Global cultural phenomenon POP MART, together with homegrown SINGAPORE retail brand ActionCity brings its world of collectible art toys to life with the POP Toy Show (PTS) Singapore 2023!
Coming to Singapore this 8 – 10 September for its first showcase event outside of China, the designer toys that have won the hearts of many collectors and fans around the world will share the stage at Marina Bay Sands with a host of artists and toy designers from across the region.
The exhibition will showcase more than 50 different artists, toy designers, and international toy brands throughout the three-day extravaganza. Most notably, look out for POP MART designers – Kenny Wong (designer of MOLLY), Pucky (designer of Pucky), and Ayan Deng (designer of Dimoo), who will be arriving on our shores for the first time. POP MART collectors and fans will also be able to meet artists in the flesh and learn more about their favourite characters from the creators themselves. The artists will also be hosting autographs and live illustration sessions for fans who purchase their collectibles.
Closer to home, Singapore renowned local artists like Rex Lee (designer of My Spacecats), Yang (designer of Ooja), and Lesdoublewood (designer of Jelilo), promise to bring their A-game to the show with some up-close and personal interactive activities.
Tickets for the show are available for sale online from 24 July as 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, VIP and Group/Family (4pax) tickets starting from $25,and will be available for sale at all POP MART and ActionCity stores soon. Stay tuned to their social media pages for the update.
|Group/Family Ticket for 4 pax (Online only)||$80||$135||$160|
|VIP (Limited Qty – Online only)||$168|
Tickets will grant fans access to a whole 7,950 square meters of POP MART, Hot Toys, Medicom BE@RBRICK collectibles, and figurines, as well as those by upcoming designers from the region.
Justin Moon, President of POP MART Global says, “We are excited to bring the charm of POP MART toys to Southeast Asia in our first big-scale exhibition outside of China and cannot be prouder to land this opportunity in Singapore. As a central location and main lifestyle, fashion and economic hub of the region, Singapore is the perfect location to share more of what makes POP MART so loveable – in its diversity and multiplicity.”– Justin Moon
Tan Tong Hong, Director of ActionCity says, “We check off another one of our company’s mission to bring exclusive experiences involving toys to the country and region with the arrival of the biggest collectible toy exhibition out of China. We can’t wait to share more of regional toy designers with fans and introduce new inductees to the scene alike while putting Singapore on the world map.”– Tan Tong Hong
The inaugural PTS Singapore 2023 will take place from 8 – 10 September at Marina Bay Sands. The first PTS was held in 2017 and has been running successfully between Beijing and Shanghai over six shows and showcased more than 500 artists from around the world. PTS Singapore 2023 marks the return of the largest toy show post-COVID19 and will offer fans with many exciting and exclusive collectible toys from various renowned artists. Attendees can expect to experience the latest trends and releases in the world of pop culture, interact with other enthusiasts, and participate in various exciting activities.
Tickets are available on www.poptoyshow.sg from 24 July onwards, and will soon be sold at eight POP MART and six ActionCity stores island-wide, for list of stores please visit: POP MART and Action City.
Look out for our coverage of PTS and exclusive news on drops and all the PTS goodness as we get closer to PTS 2023!
About POP MART
POP MART is one of the most popular art toy brands that is a hot favourite amongst the younger generation today. Known for its extensive collection of Blind Boxes – a sealed packaging that keeps the contents of the figurine mysterious to its new owners – POP MART breaks the stereotype that toys are only for children. Since 2021, POP MART has also expanded to the high-end art toy market and introduced MEGA Collections to satisfy various art toy collectors’ interests.
The company has worked with world renowned brands, such as Disney, Sanrio, Warner Bros. among others, and famous designers like Kenny, Pucky and Kasing Lung to launch a multitude of pop culture products based on classic characters that appeal to its pool of loyal customers. As a valuable support to the foundation of the designer toy market, POP MART has also enhanced its customer user experience through mini-games and applets to further entice its clients.
PDC (POP Design Center) was founded in 2017 and focuses on original Intellectual Property (IP), as part of POP MART’s global artist development and IP operation plans. PDC has attracted many talented artists from the robust media and entertainment industries. With its abundant resources and professional product teams, PDC has nurtured many budding artists to create their own IPs that have won the hearts of many fans around the world through their unique characteristics.
It began in 1998, when two toy enthusiasts Mr Tan Tong Hong and Mr David Chong met at the weekly Sunday flea market at Clarke Quay, and set up the toy shop The Hourstor in the same location the following year. Focused on selling toy collectibles and action figures, The Hourstor grew into the first ActionCity store which opened at The Heeren, Orchard Road, in 2000.
Upon incorporation, ActionCity clinched the sole distributorship rights for Hot Toys and BE@RBRICK by Medicom Toy the following year, as well as collaborations with brands including Disney, POP MART, ToyQube and tokidoki. The brand grew into a retail chain of stores in prominent locations including Bugis Junction, Funan, Takashimaya and Vivocity, and is now the eponymous retail brand in Singapore for pop culture art toys and collectibles.
About POP TOY SHOW (PTS)
Since September 2017, six successful PTS have been held in Beijing and Shanghai, solidifying its position as the largest toy show in Asia.
PTS has attracted over 300,000 visitors attending the shows, with more than 500 participating artists, designers and brands from USA, United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, offering collectors with more than 10,000 pieces of exclusive products and limited edition toys.
This international presence contributes to the diversity and vibrancy of the event, showcasing a wide range of pop culture-related toys, collectibles, and merchandise.
More importantly, it serves as a platform for artists and brands to showcase their creations and engage with a passionate art toys community.