Author Archives: Mark Nagata

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
Mark

Japanese American National Museum Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:30 PMโ€”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 !

Mark Nagata x Diemouse Kaiju customs

Been working hard on these x7 Diemouse Kaiju figures ! Each is one of a kind and painted by Mark Nagata. Signed and dated and numbered 1/1 on the feet. Currently they are being offered to Max Toy club members. Remaining pieces will post up on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2018 via our web store – https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_cat.php

at a random time. These will be sold, randomly, so you can not choose which one you may want. But, in my opinion, they all look greatย  ;-P

And, a few, feature a baby doll type of middle eye, that closes when you lay the figure downย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ All were painted with Monster Kolor paints !

Good luck !

 

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Max Toy Dcon Wrap Up 2018

Fantastic Dcon ! Thank you for all the kind words and support !! I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the fans who came up to say “Hello” and who saw the “Kaiju vs Heroes” exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum !! When we were planning the museum exhibit, it was my hope that if anything my story would inspire people to pursue their dreams and that you can do it !

We sold out of almost everything we brought … have only x3 Kanegon and x3 glow Otters so will post them later today. A few customs will post as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

The bigger Dcon venue allowed for more room for the crowds which was nice and of course more vendors. I wish I had more time to just wander the con and didn’t get to connect with everyone I wanted too .. but we’ll be back next year ๐Ÿ˜‰ So many talented artists at the show .. I highly recommend attending next year if you can.

Here’s a few misc pictures with my booth mates Sunguts, Blobpus, DaiKaiju Salon ( Kobeni-chan), Suzuki and Doug Hardy ( Cat Magic Toys ) !

Visited the exhibit with the Japan crewย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Below: We had the honor of having the Legendary Martial Artist and Actor, Gerald Okamura at our booth. We sold out of the first Man of Many Weapons Sofubi and had a great signing event ! Look for a new release January 6th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum, with another signing and on stage interview with Gerald ! See the museum web site for more details !!

 

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