Instead of the usual twinkling lights and Christmas decor-clad house, Larry Hermoso, a seminarian turned composer-talent manager, has a house with a unique attraction this holiday season: 5,000 toys of all shapes, sizes, and kind!
House of Toys, as Hermoso calls it, is filled with about 5, 000 pieces of toys ranging from popular Disney characters to even rare items including some Batman action figures.
As a treat this Christmas for toy enthusiasts or for anyone interested to see his collection, Hermoso is opening his house for the public starting December 16 to December 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
And since Christmas is also a season for sharing, Hermoso is giving away some toys for his special guests.
“Magpapa-raffle kami ng laruan para happy yung Christmas, kasi mabait yung Diyos sa akin,” he said. Hermoso also requested would-be visitors to observe some safety rules to avoid any untoward incident.
Hermoso, who says toys are stress-relievers, started collecting pieces back in 2009.
“Binibigay sa akin yung madaling masira so parang nag-aspire ako na once na may pera na akong sarili, I’ll buy the best toys just like the toys nung brother ko. Others say adiksyon na ito. Sabi ko, hindi naman. Sa akin lang, I know my limitations,” Hermoso said.
“Recording ang trabaho ko eh, so puyat. Paguwi ko, pagod na ko. So kapag nakikita ko yung laruan ko, ‘di ba nakakaalis ng tensyon,” he added.
Hermoso’s House of Toys is at No. 33 Byron Street, Filinvest 2, Quezon City.