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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yexel's Toy Museum

The Simpson's Family

     We're back! We missed blogging! Been busy these past few weeks preparing for our next trip. :p We still have a backlog blog for our Hong Kong trip last August. Hopefully, we can do it in the coming days. :p

     And to kick off our return, we will be featuring Yexel's Toy Museum. We learned about this toy museum from Jamich's facebook account and since then, we wanted to go there. We thought we won't be able to go since there was a typhoon (Ofel) two days prior to our scheduled trip. But luckily, the rain stopped the day we went to the Museum.

     Since we will be going there via public transportation, we texted the Toy Museum and they replied promptly. Here's what we did. We met up at Starmall Alabang and from there rode the jeep to SM Southmall. We then took the tricycle to Pilar Village and stopped right in front of the museum.


     Yexel's Toy Museum opened last August 26. Visitors are welcome to come and see Mr. Yexel Sebastian's house/museum every weekend from 10am to 6pm. Yexel, a former member of Streetboys and a toy collector shares his amazing assortment of unique, cool and colorful toys to kids as well as to kids at heart like us. Hehe! :p

     We were greeted with the Simpson's Family once we entered the house-turned museum. The facade is still under construction -- can't wait to see how it's gonna look! We paid the 300 peso entrance fee and  asked the receptionist if we can leave our bags so that we can concentrate on taking pictures, to which she gladly agreed.

     Let's start the tour.. :)

Small to big!

     The first part of the museum is a display cabinet full of miniature figures of our well-loved characters from our childhood. Displays include Mario Bros., Doraemon, a lot of Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Beauty & the Beast, the Little Mermaid and a lot more! These brought so much fun memories from when we were younger! :)

Front & Center!

Dragon Ball Z

     Our favorite display in this section is the one with Doraemon and Nobita playing mahjong. Sir Junjun, the one who accompanied us around the museum, told us that each tiny mahjong piece is real! Amazing! :D


     The next part we explored is a room featuring a life-size replica of Lupin, Detective, Fujiko, Naruto, Astroboy, and Mokey D. Luffy. You can also find Sir Yexel's collection of busts of characters from the anime One Piece.

Life size!


     The next area featured The Incredibles as well as a display of characters from video games like Final Fantasy. We just love this dynamic family! :)

 The Incredibles

     A separate room (we guessed this was the garage back then) is where a our favorite car was showcased, Lightning McQueen, the famous bright red race car from the animated film Cars. Who wouldn't love this humongous replica!? :D 

Lightning McQueen


     Our picture taking with Lightning Mcqueen marks the end of our tour of the first floor. We already had a lot of pictures, but we were not done yet! On to the second floor for more! :p

Super Mario Land!

     We were greeted with Super Mario 3D Land featuring our favorite Mario Brothers characters: Mario & Luigi, Yoshi, Wario, Princess Peach, Toad and King Koopa. Opposite Mario and the gang are the characters from Street Fighter: Ryu, Ken, Zangief, Guile, Sagat and Gouki. Kuya Junjun told us that some of the figures aren't finished yet. Details on Gouki's muscles are yet to be placed (like veins running along his arms).

Street Fighters

     A hidden door revealed the room where busts of Marvel superheroes, Chuckie, Gollum, life-size replicas of Superman, Ironman and Spiderman were displayed. On the cabinets are Sir Yexel's collection of figures from movies like Pirates of the Carribean and Hellboy among others. Some figures of NBA players were also displayed like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.



     At the end of the hallway, figures from the movie Lord of the Rings were featured. From Legolas to Gandalf, Frodo and Gollum. Inside a glass case is a limited edition Shards of Narsil. A total of 500 of these were made and only 4 are here in the Philippines! Lucky we were able to catch a glimpse of one! :)

Lord of the Rings


     Our tour doesn't stop at the second floor! We were already awed with the two floors, and we still got excited to what we will see at the third floor. 

Darth Vader

     We were transported in another universe! :) Here, a variety of Star Wars characters and vehicles were on display. Guarding them is a life sized Darth Vader! How cool is that?!

 Ready to fight!

 Young Anakin Skywalker

     The next area featured the creepy characters from the movie Alien vs. Predator. The details were amazing! 

Aliens & Predators


     And the highlight of the tour is the Transformers Room where a 2-storey tall head bust of Optimus Prime was the star! The robot had moving parts and the room was complete with surround sound! This is by far our favorite part of the museum! 

Optimus Prime

     Trivia: This is the biggest head bust of Optimus Prime in the world! It took 2 years and 2 million pesos to build this 18 feet half body replica! Cool, right?!


     This ends our tour of the toy museum. We enjoyed seeing the myriad of characters from movies, cartoons, animes, video games and animated films in small and gigantic proportions! Kids and adults alike will surely enjoy their visit at this museum! 

Kids at heart!

     We will definitely come back when everything's finished. There were still rooms that need to be filled. ;) We will be looking forward for the additional pieces. Hopefully, there will be Harry Potter collections as well. :)

Yexel's Toy Museum 
52 Sampaguita Rd Pilar Village, Las Piñas
Contact Number: 0915 771 4777
Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm


  1. amazing lahat ng life size, toys, bust and everything sa museum ni kuya yexel.. gusto ko rin makarating sa Yexel's Toy Museum someday :( sana next year na.. huhu..

  2. Bisitahin nyo po ung tutuban virtual zoo sa divisoria..libre lang. Gawa po nmin guhit visual arts group..check nyo po fanpage nmin...just dont fOrget to mention sa inyong blog group nmin...thanks po..

  3. I saw your Simpsons pic sa FB and I was wondering saang lugar kayo nagpunta. Sa Yexel's Toy Museum pala. Ang ganda ng Transformers room. :D Sayang, malapit lang pala to sa SM Southmall. Hope we can go there one of these days.

    Take care! Glad to see na you guys are back to blogging na rin. :)

    1. Amazing ang Transformers room! May cool sounds pa hehe! U can check out their FB account for sked :)

      And it's nice to be back to blogging! Thanks Karla! =D

  4. Cool! Kids would certainly love this place!