Max Toy Updates

Update: 3/15/19 – Sorry, slight shipping delay on orders placed this week. We will get all orders out by Monday.

A couple of fantastic releases today !

Now Sold Out ! – First up we have a fully painted Man of Many Weapons, Gerald Okamura figure !

Fully cast and painted in Japan. They came out great ! Sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys perfectly captures The Legend ! Buy one ( or more !) now here !

https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Gerald-Okamura-Man-of-Many-Weapons-sofubi-painted/1569

And, as if that wasn’t cool enough, we have not one, but two brand new Mecha Drazoran ! The Amazing MechaZone does it once again ! Perfectly 3D sculpted and printed mecha parts that seamlessly fit into the sofubi Kaiju Drazoran … the result is Mecha Drazoran ! Choose from Green based vinyl or Pink based vinyl. Retail is $225 each. Green is limited to x8 pieces, while the Pink is limited to x7 pieces. Can’t stress the work Mechazone put into the design of these pieces but also the printing and finishing of them.

Buy the Green version here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Green-Mecha-Drazoran-MechaZone-x-Mark-Nagata-kaiju-custom/1570

and the Pink version here ! : https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/PINK-Mecha-Drazoran-MechaZone-x-Mark-Nagata-kaiju-custom/1571

Each features paint work by Mark Nagata. Hand dry brushed gold painted mecha parts. Extra parts are included should you want to display Drazoran in normal Kaiju mode ( pictures below ) 😉

Asian America Podcast

A few months back had the privilege of sitting down at my exhibit, “Kaiju vs Heroes” at the Japanese American National Museum and talk to Ken Fong of Asian America podcast.

Here’s the link to the podcast: http://asianamericapodcast.com/?podcasts=mark-nagata

If you’re not familiar with who I am or what I’ve done to this point, the podcast does a good job at covering those aspects of my life ;-P

Many thanks to Ken and his podcast. Be sure to check out the other episodes they have as well.

photo by Ken Fong

Kaiju vs Heroes Exhibit News

Awesome announcement !

My exhibit, “Kaiju vs Heroes”, has been extended thru July 7th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum !!!

From the museums Press release: Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys, which features hundreds of contemporary and vintage Japanese vinyl toys, has been extended on view at the Japanese American National Museum through July 7, 2019. The exhibition is included in regular admission to the museum. In conjunction with the exhibition’s extension, the museum will host a day-long separately ticketed Kaiju-Con on June 15, 2019.

Super honored by the awesome reception this exhibit has received from both Kaiju fans and non Kaiju fans ! More importantly, the exhibit has allowed me the chance to reflect upon my Japanese American heritage and connect with many diverse people who were not aware of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War 2. I’m grateful that by extending the exhibit thru July 7th, 2019, many more will not only see a super fun exhibit but also learn more about the internment and it’s affects on Japanese Americans. And, yes, there will be a Kaiju Con … check out their link for more info !!

Saturday June 15th , 2019

New Tiger Boss & FAKE Tiger Boss – Javier Jimenez x Merry Go Round x Max Toy Company

“FAKE” Tiger Boss & new Tiger Boss

Happy to announce our new collab with artist Javier Jimenez and Merry Go Round ! We are now taking Pre Orders for “Fake” Tiger Boss and new Tiger Boss ! Here’s the details … New Tiger Boss & FAKE Tiger Boss – Javier Jimenez x Merry Go Round x Max Toy Company – Each figure stands about 9 cm tall. Estimated shipping date is May 2019. Pre Order today !

Each is available separately OR as a Set ! You can order from Max Toys via the links below or order from Merry Go Round web store.

New version Tiger Bosshttps://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Pre-Order—New-Tiger-Boss-Javier-Jimenez-x-Merry-Go-Round-x-Max-Toy-Company/1558

“Fake” Tiger Boss & new Tiger Boss sethttps://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Pre-Order—SET—New-Tiger-Boss-FAKE-Tiger-Boss-Javier-Jimenez-x-Merry-Go-Round-x-Max-Toy-Co/1560

“Fake” Tiger Bosshttps://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Pre-Order—New-FAKE-Tiger-Boss-Javier-Jimenez-x-Merry-Go-Round-x-Max-Toy-Company/1559

Javier’s comic explaining the “FAKE” Tiger Boss

Mark Nagata Customs

Randomly posting up for sale, customs .. most have sold.. but more to be posted in the next week. Best to follow my Instagram @maxtoyco for peeks on what I’m working on ! Plus, will have a few more fully painted Sofubi-man posted as well !

Figure produced by PlanetX Asia
Figure produced by PlanetX Asia
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Painted by Max Nagata
Painted by Max Nagata

Gerald Okamura Tikis

wing kong tikis

Only available via @gerladokamura ( Instagram or Facebook ). I painted x5 of these, each differently and they all have glow in dark eyes and teeth !

Original design by @nopal62 Molded by @nemoink Casting by @deadhandtoys These will go on sale at 5pm west coast time ~ Tuesday January 22. Message Gerald through Instagram or Facebook with the password phrase “wing kong rules” for details.

eyes and teeth glow in the dark !

Drazoran micro run

Artist Michael Devera has worked his magic once again on these Kaiju Drazoran ! Really nice and only x3 of them ! Last one now in our web store: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1545

Colors Inspired by Nature !



Also, check out @pwnaliciou5 and his Kickstarter for his Eye Podd kaiju toy. I will be painting one ( I think the tier is sold now) but plenty of other super duper artists lending their talents to the cause … check it out !


And, a peek at a Japan Wonderfest only new Toho Hedorah from Max Toys and Yo-san ! Sculpted by Pico Pico ! Sorry, this is a One Day license item, so NO overseas sales. You have to attend the event or have a friend there get one for you.

Max Toy Updates

I’m way behind on a few updates so will do my best to catch up here… First off Thank You so much to everyone who came out to see Gerald Okamura, buy his figure, get a autograph and picture. We had a great turn out and Gerald is a masterful storyteller ! I posted a brief clip view my Instagram: maxtoyco which is pretty funny ;-P

Only a few figures and prints are left exclusively via Japanese American National Museum web store : https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes Scroll down to the bottom.

I also gave a tour of my exhibit “Kaiju vs Heroes” for museum members. Always glad to inform people about Japanese toys 😉

also had some nice Press for the show … KORE media

and here in San Francisco, nice article from Nichi Bei Weekly newspaper.

In a few weeks, should be able to announce something about the exhibit but for now must remain silent ;-P

JANM Gerald Okamura figure & print release Jan 6th, 2019

Happy Kaiju Holidays !
Just a reminder I will be at the Japanese American National Museum very soon 😉 A good chance to meet Gerald and get his autograph and photo ! Details below !


Plus, a few customs in the museum store, new Kaiju vs Heroes merch ( these wooden pins are amazing ! ). Check out their web store for ordering info: https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes


Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2019 ! We already have a bunch of sofubi projects lined up for 2019 and a nice event in Tokyo, too 😉
Mark

Japanese American National Museum Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Conversation with Kaiju vs Heroes artist Mark Nagata about his latest special limited edition toy figure, an homage to the character portrayed by Martial Artist / Actor Gerald Okamura in the movie Big Trouble in Little Tokyo which is being released that day.

Nagata and Okamura will sign figures and a special print release.
More info, times, etc here: http://www.janm.org/events/artculture/


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My exhibit Kaiju vs Heroes is now open !
The exhibit is about my Art and Toys .. but there is a sub text to this all and it involves the Internment of my parents during World War 2, when they were only 14 years old. I think curator Maria Kwong did a masterful job of telling my families story as it’s framed by this history ( which is the main purpose of the museum ) but still making it a Fun show for all ages.
There’s a very cool, interactive Kaiju Eyezon game, and a VR experience of my Toy room ! Finally at the end is a film that puts all this into a nice summery.
This whole journey started out as showing off my cool toys but has awaken me to the bigger picture of ones identity and how something as simple as toys can be complex and lead you down a unexpected path !
I hope you can make it to see the show, support the museum and of course enjoy it !
Kaiju vs Heroes runs till March 24, 2019
Check out more information via the museums web site:http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/
Go to the museums web store now to buy these exclusive items for the show !https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes
Toy Karma, my first book is now on sale, first via the museum. Softcover, 6×8 inches, and 60 full color pages. Details my toy life and career but also how the internment of my parents and their families during World War 2 affected my life. Many thanks to FlabSlab for their design production help and to Maria Kwong and Edward Kwan for writing support !

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