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Sofubi-man Max Toy Preview

I showed a test shot of my newest character, Sofubi-man, at this past Dcon, which by the way was a fantastic show !

Awesome sculpt by Cristina Ravenna, who perfectly captured the spirit and character !

Sofubi-man stands about 6 inches tall.

Below is some info on him and pics… Pre Orders for the first version with be up in a few weeks ! Check Back !

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Sofubi-man is my homage to the men and women of
Japan, who have perfected the art of soft vinyl casting.
The process was originally brought to Japan in the 50s
by Mattel to produce their Barbie dolls. Soft vinyl — or
Sofubi, as it is known in Japan — are hand poured and
cast using heated liquid vinyl poured into iron molds.
These molds are heated up and cook the vinyl to the
desired thickness. At this point, the vinyl pieces are soft
enough to be pulled out of the mold and allowed to cool
down. Extra flash or trim is cut off these pieces and the figure
is assembled and painted.

Japanese toy collectors, and especially Kaiju collectors,
know this process through classic Ultraman & Godzilla soft
vinyl figures from the 60s & 70s.

Today this process of toy making in Japan remains basically
unchanged, though there are not as many factories left.
Max Toy Company is proud to use these craftsmen and
support this toy making tradition for the figures we make.

My initial sketches 😉 Actually a more complex version that maybe someday I’ll get to !

Max Toy Table TE17 Dcon Preview

Well decide to dump all the images here  😉 Max Toy Dcon stuffs, see us at Table TE17 !!!

 
Max Toys at Dcon 2017
Hi Max Toy Fans !
Phew … ! I painted a mix of micro runs of our most popular figures, a few factory paints and of course one of a kind painted figures for Dcon.
I’m packed and ready to drive down to Dcon ! Excited to be setting up there at Table TE17 😉 Come say Hello to Max and Myself !
As many of you may know, I have not set up at the USA show in over 9 years !
Anyways, I’m bring all the above plus a ton of smaller one offs and some Max Toy stock. A good time to see the stuff up close and of course buy ;-P
Also have stuff from Jay222, Javier Jimenez and Doug Hardy. Doug will also be the booth both days, and selling his brand new resin, Witch Cat Lulu ! Very cute hand cast and painted figure so check her out !
By the way, everything is first come, first served .. but on the Tiger Boss / Office cats it’s one of each type per person, per order.
I will have a test shot of our newest figure, Sofubi-man on display as well !! My tribute to the men & women who cast these figures in Japan. This figure will release very soon, so stay tuned for more details.
Also, excited to be finally revealing publicly at Dcon, my Japanese toy collection / art show at the Japanese American National Museum in Sept 2018 !!
Titled; Kaiju vs Heroes – Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys
I’ve worked on this for over 2 years now and we are coming down to the final months before the opening. Much more info as we get closer and some cool stuff planned so stay tuned !
Thanks so much for the support !
Your Kaiju Pal,
Mark

Max Toy Table TE17 Dcon Exclusives Part 1

Hi Folks ! Here’s the first round of Dcon ( http://www.designercon.com/ ) exclusives we’ll have at our Max Toy Company table TE17 ( end aisle ).

Also look for special micro runs and one offs from Jay222, Javier Jimenez, Doug Hardy, Michael Devera and Todd Robertson !!

Plus we’ll bring some stock items ( figures, pins, keychains ) as well. I will be at the booth pretty much all day Saturday & Sunday (minus some walking around time) so look forward to seeing you all ! As you know, I rarely attend USA shows and haven’t had a booth/table in the US in 8-9 years ? ;-P

All items are first come, first served and one item per person, please.

Exclusive Tiger Boss & Office Cat , each sold separately 😉

Exclusive Crusher G Pink version

Micro run, Boy Karma, painted by Mark Nagata

Exclusive Squishy Micro Negora ( unpainted )

 

Exclusive Rainbow Micro Kaiju Eyezon painted by Mark Nagata. Micro run.

 

Exclusive Kaiju Drazoran micro run painted by Mark Nagata

 

 

Exclusive Kaiju Eyezon, micro run by Mark Nagata

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Next post, more exclusives and one offs !

Max Toy Updates

Sorry for the lack of updates, been busy painting toys for next weeks Dcon ( http://www.designercon.com/ ) I’ll post up what I’m bring down next week plus send out a Max Toy email .. but you can see some of it via my Instagram – @maxtoyco  !!

Below, are various items I’ve painted and sold the last week or so …

Galaxy style Ammonaito figure by sculpted and produced by Mechavirus, now sold !

 

Above, custom Trinity figure, produced by Kaiju_One ! Had great fun painting him … now sold 😉

Above, second Kaiju Ray Gun from Fragile Darkness, this one in Galaxy style ! Sale pending … !

Max Toy x Tsuburaya Pro Kaiju Taisho sofubi

Our new Kaiju Soko ( Kaiju Warehouse ) sofubi series now available in the USA ! The warehouse refers to the old place that Tsuburaya Pro use to house all their Kaiju and Hero suits. Figures sculpted by Pico Pico, with Production Coordination by Yo-san !

Our first USA release is Kaiju Taisho from Ultraman Leo.

Kaiju Taisho is now on sale in our web store: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1340

Kaiju Taisho copyright (C) Tsuburaya Pro

Max Toy x Tsuburaya Pro Ultra Kaiju series

Making their debut at the upcoming Superfest show in Tokyo, Japan is our new Kaiju Soko ( Kaiju Warehouse ) sofubi series. The warehouse refers to the old place that Tsuburaya Pro use to house all their Kaiju and Hero suits. Figures sculpted by Pico Pico, with Production by Yo-san !

Let side is Sadlar from Ultraman Jack ( Japan sales only ), while the right side is Taisho from Ultraman Leo ( sales in the USA soon ). Both figures will debut at Superfest.

We will be selling Kaiju Taisho in the USA, very soon … so stay tuned !

Had the honor to paint the header car art as well for this series. I’ll post a more indepth step by step images for this painting in the next few days. I had a bit of a time crunch and each step had to be approved along the way … but was happy with the finished result 😉

Painted by Mark Nagata. Copyright Tsuburaya Productions  Japan

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