People say that no matter how old you get, you’ll always be a kid at heart. And it’s actually true for some people, such as It’s Showtime host Vhong Navarro who found special joy and satisfaction in toy collecting. Check out his collection of adorable Bearbrick toys in this gallery!
He has indeed found happiness in gathering more than a hundred pieces of Bearbrick toys, which are designed as cartoon-style representations of a bear. He has already collected many characters, including Spongebob, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, Michael Jackson, among many others. These have served as a stress-reliever for him every time he’s exhausted, especially at work.
These Bearbrick toys came all the way from Japan and he considers them as one of his prized possessions. It all started with Batman and Joker Bearbricks back in 2017, until he started collecting more popular characters like the Simpsons, The Sesame Street, the main character from the Pirates of the Caribbean, Lightning McQueen from Cars, the Terminator, to name a few. His latest collections include Felix the Cat, Mickey Mouse, Tom and Jerry, and Garfield.
In one of his vlogs, he unboxed the newest additions to his continuously growing collection, which are the famous characters Pikachu, Joker, Winnie the Pooh, and Trooper from Star Wars. He revealed that the prices, which sometimes ranges from Php 20,000 to Php 30,000 each, depending on the character.
But his collection isn’t just a simple hobby for Vhong because it symbolizes a huge part of his life. It became his outlet when his late father got sick and actually considered this as a coping mechanism after his father passed away, which was the darkest point of his life. He was deeply frustrated and depressed and couldn’t go to work during those times, since he would always remember his dad everywhere he looked and went.
He found it hard to fulfill his work of making other people laugh because of the pain he went through. Yet, he’s blessed to have his family and friends who made him strong during the most difficult time of his life. He imparted that he will always be beyond thankful to his father for taking care of him and for loving him unconditionally.
Catch Vhong on It’s Showtime, Mondays to Saturdays on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z and iWantTFC!