Hand painted by Mark Nagata using V color paints, this new Tropical Kaiju TriPus is now on sale in our web store ! Only a few remain, so hurry ! Sorry to report our first shipment of Ultimate Saikobi and the Negora v Koi have sold out. We should be getting more Saikobi in soon, so if you missed out don’t worry more are on order. Plus a fully painted version soon !
Category Archives: Custom toys
Now up in the web store are these two new, one of a kind, Kaiju Mecha Nekoron customs by artist Will Long (@buildbots). These are really cool, soft vinyl figures that have been “kit-bashed”, adding details like tanks and hoses and a special weathered paint scheme. If you know Will’s work, he’s know for such attention to details and you won’t be disappointed !
Later this week, we’ll be posting up these new rainbow clear mini Kaiju Eyezon with glow guts ! Less than 12 of them for sale, each painted with Monster Kolor paints by Mark Nagata. And, last but not least, a few clear Pink micro Negora with no paint !!
Next week on Saturday, June 6th, 2015, I have this original painting (left side) in Bwana Spoon’s FOE gallery show. Check FOE for more details, lots of good stuff to be had !
Just completed this insane Winged Kaiju Eyezon for a fan as well 😉
And last but not least, the final Hello Kitty Kaiju figure is now on sale at the Japanese American National Museum (http://www.janm.org ) store. There was a limited release online but they are now sold out. However, you can buy one in person still but one per person. No phone orders or email saves, sorry to say. Its while supplies last and this being the last weekend of the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary show, I don’t expect them to last too long. I wanted to take a moment to not only thank the Fans for buying this figure but to Sanrio, Jamie at JapanLA and to Maria Kwong at JANM for their help in making this possible. Many thanks to Makino-san for the perfect sculpt, to Shimizu-san in Tokyo for casting all the vinyl pieces, to the Maruyama Brothers for hand painting each one in Japan and to Yo-san the Man in Japan for coordinating all the production. In order to make one toy there are many people who do their part, so you can have something to collect. So the next time you look at one of our toys or even a toy from Target, just remember that there are humans and hard work behind them 😉
On May 22nd the Japanese American National Museum (JANM )held it’s closing party for their Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibition. There was an artists signing that i attended which was 2 hours plus of autographing and sketching for a steady stream of amazing Hello Kitty fans. I don’t get out to these types of events much anymore, so it was nice to have the talented Martin Hsu next to me … as entertainment 😉
I actually missed the opening of this show and Hello Kitty Con a few months back due to illness, so I was determined to make this event. My goal was to take a picture with Hello Kitty… goal accomplished !
I actually spent a part if my early childhood growing up in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles in the early 70s. I have childhood memories of various LA buildings and such … like city hall.
Artists group picture above. I wish I had more time to introduce myself to my fellow artists, but these types of events are hard to do so. I’m so lucky to be asked to such shows, sometimes I’m not sure why I am with so many talented artists.
Photo by Richard Watanabe
All during this event we’ve been releasing with Sanrio and JapanLA our original sofubi toy, Hello Kitty Kaiju via the JANM store. The clear version above is our last release … and it barely made it to the signing from Tokyo. According to Jack at Vinyl Pulse, the postal guy wasn’t planning on delivering it since it was late at night, but stopped by anyways and was able to drop it off. We had 50 pieces sent early for the signing … and yes they sold out. Don’t worry the next and last batch have shipped. Keep checking the JANM twitter (@jamuseum) feed for more info on how and when they will be sold.
Many thanks to the JANM, their staff and volunteers for making this event run so smooth. Looking forward to the future of this Hello Kitty show !
Their web site: http://www.janm.org
I made this custom Kaiju Eyezon with a EC comics inspired Witch on the for this charity event for a little boy named, Mattia in Italy. I understand the piece has sold (?!) but in any case there’s a lot of nice art and all proceeds go towards this charity.
Got back into my 2D painting mode for a bit for this upcoming Qpop show. They did not want me to show the whole piece ( well you can see it on my instagram ) 16×20 inches, acrylics on watercolor board. Princess Jun from Gatchaman. Pin Up style 😉
This Friday, May 22nd, 2015, I’ll be attending the special closing Party for the Japanese American National Museum Hello Kitty 40th show. A bunch of artists in the show will be there, too, signing books. I look forward to meeting you all !
Waiting on a bunch of vinyls to arrive, including these Kaiju Gals figures Mushroom Kaiju Kinora & little monster Nemuke that had their debut at Design Festa. I’ll have them in stock soon ! Nyagira tshirts should be printing real soon, I’ll post updates very soon, but thank you for the wonderful response to them !
We’ve got a new t-shirt Pre Order ! One of my favorite artists, Javier Jimenez has designed this super cute Nyagira Cat Kaiju shirt for us ! Its being printed now by Monster Kolor / Dead Presidents Design, and Made in the USA.
Please order via our web store here :
It’s a Pre Order, so we estimate this will take about 3-6 weeks to get them, but you’ll save a few bucks by pre ordering now 😉
Now a word about the Max Toy Club, and how the heck do you join ! Yes, I’m sorry, I’ve been slooooowly working on this but we are so very close to re-opening the club in another month or so. When we do you’ll get a brand new Club Kit, re-designed by Javier Jimenez ( yes ! ) plus new goodies … and a special Max Boy figure only available from the Club. Full details very soon and thank you for waiting !
And, coming up Friday May 22nd, 2015, I’ll be attending the special closing Party for the Japanese American National Museum Hello Kitty 40th show. A bunch of artists in the show will be there, too, signing books. I look forward to meeting you all and I’m not suppose to say, but there should be one last Hello Kitty Kaiju released 😉
Shhhhh, don’t tell any one !
Check out the Max Toy web store for more random customs posted and new product in the coming weeks !
Thanks for the support, it sounds hooky but without any orders, well I couldn’t keep making these toys, so thank you !
We’ve got three cool releases !!!
First up, these all glitter Kaiju Negora 😉 No paint on them so you can enjoy the clear vinyl with glitter infused in them ! We’ll post any left overs in the Max Toy web store on Tuesday May 5th, 2015. Warning they may sell out to Club members ;-(
Second, we have a new colorway of Mecha Nekoron ! This on white vinyl, with black details, silver spray and red eyes ! Nothing like a Mecha Cat in my book 😉 Posting up tomorrow as well to the web store.
Working on a bunch of projects & more releases … many of them you can see via my Instagram: @maxtoyco or hit the button at the top of the page !
And don’t forget we have a few custom Nyagira’s still so check them out in our web store. Search “Nyagira”. Show will end soon 😉
New orange Kaiju Negora goes on sale tomorrow in our web store ! Very limited quantities and hand painted by Mark Nagata. Max Club members get first chance on them … and this weekend is ToyCon UK ( http://toyconuk.com ) in London. Have a micro run of these two Negoras available at the HangGang booth. Also have some customs at the Kaiju Monster table (http://www.kaijumonster.com). And saw this auction via Mandarke for a Captain Maxx original illustration. We had commissioned this a few years back for a Max Toy event and print and looks like the original is up for bidding in June. 😉
Lots of news … first up this Friday, April 10th via the Max Toy web store we have our online only Kaiju Cat Nyagira custom show ! 14 artists use a unpainted Nyagira figure and the results are nothing short of Awesome !
Preview pics and prices via Toy Karma blog post here:
Also opening on Friday April 10th is a group Kaiju show over at FOE Gallery. I have these custom figures in it 😉 http://foe-gallery.myshopify.com
I have this custom Moon Fox in this show in Moscow – http://sergeysafonov.com/reimoon
Goes on sale April 11th, Moscow time via their web store: http://shop.sergeysafonov.com
Hurry to the JANM store for the latest Sanrio X Max Toy Hello Kitty Kaiju release, too ! Sorry but it’s only available in their store ( no web or phone orders ) and one per customer. http://www.janm.org
Last but not least, our new Ringo Racoon is up for sale in our web store : http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=987
So cute, designed and sculpted by Pico Pico !!
First offering to Max Toy Club members, is this Clear vinyl mini Kaiju Eyezon with glow in dark guts ! Each gut has a black paint rub to bring out the details with hand painted outside details by Mark Nagata. Cast in Japan by master vinyl man, Shimizu-san, we will post limited quantities tomorrow ( Tuesday April 7th, 2015 ) via the web store.