Now in stock and shipping ! Iron molds are used in the process to make soft vinyl ( sofubi ) toys. Now thanks to a coallb with FlabSlab x Max Toy, we have these cool iron mold pins!
About 1×1 inch in size, with a metal clutch in back. Buy one ( or more !) here:
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 😉
Our next USA offering is this crazy Kaiju from Ultraman 80 TV series ( episode 39 ) , called Tetsuon !
Licensed through Tsuburaya Pro Japan, we present “Kaiju Soko” series ( kaiju warehouse ) Figure is sculpted by PicoPico and stands aprox 4.25 inches tall, jointed at the arms and head. Coordination by Yo Miyamoto. Each comes bagged with header art by Mark Nagata ! Fully cast and painted in Tokyo, Japan.
Limited quantities so don’t wait !
Get them here : https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1409
@clog_two x @iamwetworks x @flabslab Painted by #marknagata Contact Flabslab for more info 👍✨✨
My custom Galaxy style Shinigami resin figure !
Was a lot of work but have finally finished my latest collab with Planet-X Asia painting up some mini Mecha Goliathons ! Each one is unique and we are selling them as blind bagged items ( random selection ).
Here’s the direct link to them: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1407
and here’s a selection of Goliathons below 😉 About 5 inches tall or so …
We’ve put up a Pre Order for our next Sofubi-man, this time cast in Clear Pink Sofubi !
Sorry for my lousy Photoshop image, but it will be cast in a similar clear Pink like the TriPus shown 😉
Full details via the link to our web store. https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1399
Note, that we expect them by months end, however delays do happen at the factories.
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 😉
A quick peek at a very exciting collab with David White aka Mecha Zone with our Kaiju Drazoran !
Full details very soon ! 😉
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.