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The Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention's marks its eighth year with a somewhat different location compared to last year. Held last weekend at Singapore's iconic Marina Bay Sands, the two-day convention moved somewhat underground to the larger basement exhibition halls. Organizers expect more attendees this year compared to last year's 45,000.

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With a larger exhibition hall to work with, main booths had a lot more space for attendees to walk around.

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You'll come here expecting to buy toys but there are also pewter collectibles you can get.

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This Kylo Ren figurine from Royal Selangor will cost you S$450 ($330, £250 and AU$440) but it will look magnificent on display at home.

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And if you're feeling like splashing just a little more, there's always this exquisite pod racer that goes for a whopping S$1500 ($1,100, £830 and AU$1460).

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If you're looking for lightsabers you can fight with, the guys at Sabermach are ready to hook you up.

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Throngs of people crowded the ever popular artists area, which was cramped because of organizers not properly using the available space of the halls. An odd decision, but it helped make the area a lot more vibrant.

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Artists from around the region displayed their artwork and figurines to potential customers.

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STGCC featured both toys from the west as well as from the east. I wasn't too impressed with these wrestling figurines, especially of the Rock, but Stone Cold Steve Austin looked pretty decent.

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There was also an area where both veterans and newbies alike could join in for a quick game of Magic. There were also tutorial tables for people who wanted to pick up the game but had no idea how to do so.

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Toys from the east, such as Gundam figurines, were also on display.

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The 501st Legion also had a booth and a beautiful diorama with droids and Stormtroopers on display.

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Bandai also had a booth showing off fully assembled model kits, and this version of the Millennium Falcon from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' immediately caught my eye.

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STGCC also had a superhero cafe serving very superhero-ish cupcakes. Unfortuantely, you won't get power ups from eating them.

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STGCC also had a section for signings and the queues were pretty long.

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I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and this floating spinning Millennium Falcon almost had me at the wallet, but alas, it was not to be.

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Lastly, the con wouldn't be a con without cosplayers, and these cosplayers came and dazzled with outfits from both the east and the west.

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When two universes collide (well technically Disney now owns both), who will end up the winner? My bet's on Wolverine.

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The Deadpool and Spiderman cosplayers were pretty awesome.

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I'm not exactly sure who she's cosplaying, but her costume is pretty detailed.

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This cosplayer also had a pose ready when I asked for a picture.

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