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First day we will be giving a in person painting demo ( not to be missed) by all the attending artists above (!) and the second day, we will have a special sale event ! Featuring exclusives and unique customs !
Here’s some of the items I will be bring along 😉
See you in Tokyo !
Hi Max Toy Fans !
One of the cool things to come out of my recent trip to Shanghai was meeting many Chinese toy makers. One of them, called Haga , showed me his new figure called HooDoo.
Today, I’m happy to say I’ve painted x5 unique, customs of HooDoo and now offer them to you 😉
Now posted up here’s the direct links to our web store:
Painted with Monster Kolor paints and over mostly clear soft vinyl, but there’s a couple of Milky White vinyl ones too.
Thank you again for the support and supporting this new generation of Monster Toy makers 😉
If you have not heard already, Whitney Kerr ( Kirby & Whitney of Rotofugi ) has past away after a courageous battle with cancer. I’m not very good at expressing my feelings ( and rarely do so online) but I wanted to say my family and I express our deepest condolences to Kirby & Laszlo and their family. Besides being early art toy / kaiju toys supporters ( from my super7 days) they both did not hesitate to help support Max Toys from day one. I’ll remember her quick, dry wit and no bullshit answers 😉
The family requests donations to the Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund (to be used for Laszlo’s education) in lieu of flowers:
Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund
Bank of the Ozarks
608 East Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104
Or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, please note that it is for the Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund.
A bunch of Max Toy Updates ! For up to the minute updates please follow my Instagram: @maxtoyco !
Yo-san will be representing Max Toys at the upcoming Thailand Toys Expo. Here’s the flyer !
Also look for Daniel Yu ( @thedanielyu ) and the first painted release of Lunar Cat at the Thailand show !
And also for Thailand, I painted these three custom Si Batu Cave Dudes for @kongandri !
Sorry, I will not be there this year but i appreciate your support for these fine artists !
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 😉
@clog_two x @iamwetworks x @flabslab Painted by #marknagata Contact Flabslab for more info 👍✨✨
My custom Galaxy style Shinigami resin figure !
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 😉
This AWESOME image by the extraordinary Photographer Brian McCarty will be the signature image for the upcoming “Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys ” exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
Here’s what Brian said about the image he took :
Shot for the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, the photo celebrates the upcoming exhibition “Kaiju vs Heroes,” featuring Mark Nagata’s unrivalled collection of vintage Japanese toys. Born out of the cultural ashes of World War II, these distinctive soft vinyl figures became both a means for Japanese Americans to reconnect with their culture and an apt metaphor for postwar relations between the United States and Japan.
The exhibit opens on September 15th, 2018 and will run for about 6 months into 2019. We have various events etc planned so stay tuned for more info on the exhibit in the coming months.
By the way, if you don’t already know, please check out the important work Brian is doing for his War Toys project – https://wartoysproject.com/
You know I just make these silly toy collectibles …but, out in the real world people like Brian are actually making a difference for these kids caught in very tragic conditions.
Now up in the Max Toy web store we have these very cool Alien Oreion figures from Magitarus and painted by Mark Nagata. These are huge figures standing 12 inches tall by about 9 inches to the longest tentacle ! Upper part is soft vinyl, while the lower part is cast resin. All painted with Monster Kolor paints ! Details and links below !
This one ( above and below ) is sold…. Alien Eyeball version !
Galaxy Oreion ! – https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1378
Dark Metallic Oreion – https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1380
Rainbow Oreion – https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1379
Check out my latest 5 inch tall Dunny one of a kind custom for the fine folks at Corner12 ! Hand painted & sculpted by Mark Nagata, using acrylic and Monster Kolor paints.
Only available via Corner12 web store !