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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 !

Max Toy Updates (Lots !)

Ok lots of updates so I’ll get to it … ! and yes, this is the same as our email news letter … ;-P
Cool to announce we will have a retro style sofubi of GoNagai’s character Cutie Honey !
Max Toy x Dynamic Pro ! Fully licensed for Japan & the USA ( yay !) Details soon so look for more info to be posted. Production and Project Coordination Yo Miyamoto and Figure is sculpted by Makino-san once again to perfection !
Max Toy x Tsuburaya ! Yes, another tease for another special project .. again, fully licensed and “some” of them will be available to sell in the USA. It’s a long story, but at least I will be able to sell a few in the US… Once again, details very soon. 😉
Max Toy / Mark Nagata – Honored to announce we are apart of a select group of toy artists, involved in this upcoming museum exhibit at the TOPIC museum in Spain, curated by Art Toy Gama. They will announce all the details soon but some of the items will also be for sale.
Follow them here : @arttoygama and here: www.pinterest.com/arttoygama
Go over to good friend, Mechavirus Todd Robertson’s page for some very cool Nyagira customs ! Amazing details as always ! http://mechavirus.bigcartel.com/
Love the crazy whiskers !!
Also, posted a tease of some PlanetX asia customs … look for them at STGCC Singapore and my mini show at DaiKaiju Salon Tokyo. I’ll send out an email about those events next week 😉 Picture below is of the Glow Ettin I did .. I use thin paints to let the glow show thru, but as you see it still looks good in the daylight ( I think ) haha …!
And, speaking of STGCC in about a week I will be a guest and bringing lots of goodies and have a bunch of wonderful collabs to show ! Fingers crossed that we also have two new vinyl “heads” to sell and show .. but more on that next week !
Thanks again for the support everyone as we head into our lucky 13th year !!!
Your Kaiju Pal,
Mark
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