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Shanghai Toy Show 2018 Max Toy Booth CO2

I’m off to Shanghai, we have a booth( CO2 ) at this huge show called Shanghai Toy Show (STS). Our booth mates include Jay222 and Aaron Arel of UhOh Toys.

The prep for this was pretty grueling for me … before I started a fellow artist told me to prepare up to x500 pieces (!!) I mostly paint my figures, so there’s really no way I could do this … but i think I managed to paint a nice selection of micro runs ( pic above ) and some one offs.

I won’t be updating or posting at all while I’m gone because from China, because no Facebook / Instagram  ;-P

Well, you can if you do some tech stuff, but I just didn’t want to go thru all the steps, so I won’t  😉

And, if you buy anything from our site starting today, April 1st thru April 9th, we will not be shipping till April 10th ;-P

I’ll make a post once I get back, so wish me luck in bring back an empty suit case 😉

Max Toy Updates !

Sorry for the lack of updates .. but have been totally swamped (!) Anyways, here’s a few events etc  😉

Opening this Saturday March 3rd, 2018 , The Painter’s Show , curated by @Phuntsy, held at Lulubell store/gallery. More info via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/LulubellToys/posts/10155051810232352

Here’s my one and only piece for the show, Kaiju EyePus ! Yes, I mashed up two of my creations and created this 😉 Contact the gallery for purchasing info.

and I’m on VERO app, now ;-P Its very unstable at the moment …and so far, hard for me to post, but no ads and I guess folks hate Instagram now .. anyways, I’ll post in both places, plus Facebook and Twitter .. we’ll see how long a 53 year old can keep up  😉

and finally a peek at some Sillymanders I’m painting for the upcoming STS Shanghai Toy Show. I’m sharing a booth with artist Jay222 … should be an adventure  😉

Max Toy Updates

Just some random updates since Dcon and look for a new Sillyamnder for sale next week !

Thank you for a most awesome Dcon ! We had an amazing response and will be back next year for sure  😉 I wanted to also thank everyone who came up to me to just say “Hello”  or give a kind compliment … this was the best part of the show !

Set up with booth mate Doug Hardy ! Doug also was selling his Witch Cat LuLu figure !

Max ready to go as the doors open … have no idea at this point if we’ll sell anything !

In the midst of the toy frenzy buying madness, the most famous cartoonist Thien Pham ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjvLgLvGZiQ ) surprised us with a gift… a box of Howlin Rays chicken sandwich. To be honest, I’ve never heard of it but a random guy saw the box and dashed over and told us it’s a 2 hour wait to get a box and in fact he’d never even seen the box so he had to take a picture of it  ;-P Thien did warn us it might be “hot” … Later, Max really wanted to try it but we aren’t really use to spicy foods, so i went first. Lets just say while the flavor was great I don’t think I’ve ever eaten anything this “hot” and my mouth was on FIRE 😉 I told Max he’d better not try it, though he did later and had the same reaction, haha …

Good friend Mike Minjares stopped by … with some good Car stories 😉

Photographer Brian McCarty ( http://brianmccarty.com/ ) and LATDA museum (A 10 year reunion,  ) / Japanese American National Museum (http://www.janm.org/) store director Maria Kwong and I reunite after 10 years and the Beyond Ultraman exhibit. I can’t say enough good things about Maria and Brian, such great people !

 

 

The show was packed both days and we nearly sold out of everything we brought ;-O Only a few items remain, which are now in the max toy web store. Next year the show moves to a bigger venue in Anaheim ( across from Disneyland ) so we will see you all there for 3 days !

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Finished the last of the @Kaiju_One, Trinity figures for a lucky collector ( below )

 

 

 

Max Toy Table TE17 Dcon Exclusives Part 1

Hi Folks ! Here’s the first round of Dcon ( http://www.designercon.com/ ) exclusives we’ll have at our Max Toy Company table TE17 ( end aisle ).

Also look for special micro runs and one offs from Jay222, Javier Jimenez, Doug Hardy, Michael Devera and Todd Robertson !!

Plus we’ll bring some stock items ( figures, pins, keychains ) as well. I will be at the booth pretty much all day Saturday & Sunday (minus some walking around time) so look forward to seeing you all ! As you know, I rarely attend USA shows and haven’t had a booth/table in the US in 8-9 years ? ;-P

All items are first come, first served and one item per person, please.

Exclusive Tiger Boss & Office Cat , each sold separately 😉

Exclusive Crusher G Pink version

Micro run, Boy Karma, painted by Mark Nagata

Exclusive Squishy Micro Negora ( unpainted )

 

Exclusive Rainbow Micro Kaiju Eyezon painted by Mark Nagata. Micro run.

 

Exclusive Kaiju Drazoran micro run painted by Mark Nagata

 

 

Exclusive Kaiju Eyezon, micro run by Mark Nagata

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Next post, more exclusives and one offs !

Mark Nagata / Max Toy x Marusan TV

Had the pleasure and honor to be interviewed by Marusan President Eiji Kaminaga for his Marusan TV channel while in Tokyo a few days ago. Actually it feels like a week ago with my jet lag ;-P

It’s alway cool ( to me ) to hear history about the vintage Japanese toys I collect. Once the cameras stopped I kept asking more questions too !

Kaminaga-san was kind enough to give me a copy of his book about the history of Marusan toys. It’s all in Japanese, which I can not read ;-( I told him to do a version in English, haha … but he said it might be possible in the future.

To be honest, this mug, is like the best thing I got on this trip (!) It’s like being on the Kaiju Tonight Show !!

During this interview, I revealed something I’ve worked on for about two years now .. what is it ? You have to watch to find out !

Max Toy STGCC & DaiKaiju Salon 2017

I’ll see everyone very soon in Singapore at this years STGCC – https://www.singaporetgcc.com/guests/mark-nagata/

Booth GU3

Here’s a few exclusives and customs I’m bring .. for a full listing please check out ToysREvil and the Toy Chronicle

My collab painting rainbow Dinos from Ziqi via UnBox booth #AA118. Photo by the uber talent Lai Yui Wai ( @lai_yui_wai )

Exclusive Kaiju TriPasu cast in clear Pink sofubi.

Exclusive, painted Angry Red CrusherG

 

Custom painted CrusherG by Mark Nagata

Below, Event exclusive Red Glitter Mini Negora

Below a selection of PlanetX Asia figures I painted, too !

Nice Doug Hardy painted Kaiju TriPus for Singapore !

Plus, the Debut of not One but Two new heads for our Tiger Boss / Office cat series.

First is Mark Torres ( https://mytymark.deviantart.com/ ) and Don Smiles tease:

and a special head designed by Daniel Yu – http://www.thedanielyu.com/ !

Both are SUPER limited releases !!!

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And right after Singapore I’m heading to Tokyo for a mini show at the world famous DaiKaiju Salon Bar ( by the way, while i don’t drink, their food is really good !)

I’ll be there on Tuesday night, Sept 12th …. check out this link for what I’m bringing … but here’s some pics too !  DaiKaiju Salon Preview :

https://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2017/09/preview-of-customs-by-mark-nagata-for.html

Winged Kaiju TriPius, super deluxe paint work 😉

A selection of Planet X Asia figures !

And custom, CrusherG Apes !!

Thanks eveyone, there’s much more but you get the idea !

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