Unbox Con 2023 brings together YouTubers, toy enthusiasts, card collectors

Following a successful first-of-its-kind event in 2022, Unbox Con 2023 is all set to take Filipino collectors, hobbyists and pop culture enthusiasts on a fun ride with exclusive drops from local and international brands, an amazing lineup of international artists, plus hyped activities on 20 to 21 May at the SMX Convention.

Meet YouTubers and artists

Get a chance to meet sneaker content creators Seth Fowler, an international industrial designer and sneaker enthusiast known with over a million followers on YouTube, and Paul Fuentebella, another international sneakerhead enthusiast who made the 550s impossible to cop.

Joining them for a fireside chat and panel discussion are Philippines’ most well-known sneakerheads in the global scene, Carlo Ople, founder and chief executive officer of the Unbox Group of Companies with a community of fans for all things sneakers, toys, collectibles and tech, and Bigboy Cheng. The King of Kicks will also be inducted into the Unbox Hall of Fame.

For collectors of trading cards, don’t miss out on the auction for the most
sought-after cards from Hobby Stadium and The Cardboard Corner. Marvel fans are especially in for a special treat with a live sketch session from Marlo Lopez Martos, an Upper Deck Artist for Marvel Cards.

photographs courtesy of Unbox Con 2023 | The Dreamer by Dreamer Studios.

Exclusive deals

Among this year’s brands who will drop limited-edition items to cop are Seth’s APTHCRY, Bratpack, Hundred Percent, Aftermarket, Secret Fresh, Coziest, It’s Sole Good, MNL Kingpin and many more.

Buy, trade and sell from over 200 merchants, such as Champ Clothing, Milkwear, Jed Madela, Earth Ballers, Wetworks, Solid Toys, The Moon Project, Custom Kickz, Buffed Kicks, Off Season and Harem Custom Expand.

The first-ever Piso Auction will be held for collectors of rare and exclusive pieces from the collections of Carlo Ople, Bigboy Cheng and other creators and artists in the industry.


Lazada App exclusive early bird passes are available for P250, while walk-ins are also welcome to purchase tickets for P300. Exclusive Unbox Greenhills tickets are at P200.

The gold tickets, which include a two-day pass with two books by Carlo Ople, access to Manila Game Fest (worth P200), Access to Ozine Fest (worth P220) and raffle entry at P1,500, are available for the first 500 customers only. Toy collectors, on the other hand, can go for the VIP Ticket, exclusive to Solid Toys Line ticket worth P2,500 and get two-day early access to Unbox Con, access to Manila Game Fest (worth P200), Access to Ozine Fest (worth P220), with guaranteed line to Shinigami and Hiro, two books by Carlo Ople and a raffle entry.