Last June 25th 2014, a group of bloggers were recently invited by Fully Booked to attend the launch of the official shop of Tin Tin in Manila. The store is located at their Bonifacio Global City Branch.
If you’re a TinTin fan, you would find their collection of merchandise really fantastic. The collection ranges from postcards, books, notebooks, pens, pencil cases, key chains, t-shirts, mugs, plush toys, bags, and even those figurines!
As part of their launch, Victoria, one the awesome Fully Booked staff, toured us around the shop.
That’s Victoria (upper left) telling us about the history of Hergé’s story. Hergé is the creator of TinTin. Faye did an awesome recap on Hergé’s story, so do check it out here to know more about him and TinTin’s history.
Those cards range from $2 to $5USD. Faye and I were lucky to win a card from one of the activities from the refreshments area!
These model figurines range from Php5000 to Php25,000 – approximately $100 to $600USD. Yes, they are definitely expensive, but for TinTin collectors, these are worth it treasures! I would love to own the first figurine, TinTin with all those books!
I was so tempted to get the Snowy mug from this collection, but it was $10!
We also joined the activities in the refreshments area. We folded an origami version of Snowy.
Let’s just say that I tasted each of the food they prepared, well, except for those cookie pops and the club sandwiches. I loved the mini cupcake!
Funny story, Faye was about to take photos of the food when she realized that she forgot her phone on the origami table! Then a guy approached and told us that he was going to steal the phone! Then he launched into a story about a fire that happened in his school in Singapore. He pretended that he started the fire by going back to the area where the fire happened and pretended to cry and apologize about the incident. They actually took it seriously and were going to reprimand him, but he pleaded and said that he was only kidding! And his name is Kiddo. How fitting! We found out that he works for Fully Booked. smile
As part of the launch, we were all given souvenirs. This is now residing on my bookshelf along with origami Snowy and that card at the back.
Bookish Friends Meetup
Besides the launch, I was so excited to finally meet Faye of The Social Potato Reviews! And as usual, Aimee of Deadly Darlings, came as her pocket-sized self! Sometimes your online-self is different from your offline-self, but I wasn’t too concerned about Faye. I knew we would connect! And we really did! I’ve met Aimee during the Rossi-Riggs-Mafi book signing, so I already know that I like her. We ended up walking around the bookstore, exchanging stories, and opinions on certain books that we see on the shelves. heart
Thank you, Fully Booked, for inviting us to your event.
We look forward to more in the future!
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