Category Archives: Toy shows

Kaiju vs Heroes Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys Japanese American National Museum

After 3+ years in the planning, my Kaiju themed museum show is almost ready to open ! Please follow the Japanese American National Museum for up to date info but the exhibit opens on September 15th , 2018 ! I will be there all day Saturday and most of Sunday. We have signings, exclusives toys, special appearances and much more planned !

Plus, now is your chance to see over 300 pieces from the Nagata Kaiju / Hero collection  😉

http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/

 

Don Smiles Giant Robot CrusherG

First up we have only a few of artist Mark Torres’ Don Smiles left ! Go here to grab one ! https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1482 

Also, new CrusherG here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1483

and last but certainly not least, I have a Copic drawing ( pen and ink ) in the 15th Anniversary Giant Robot gallery show ! ( thank you Sold !)

Thanks everyone ! Sorry, super busy as the museum arrives soon to wrap and take away hundreds of toys for the Kaiju vs Heroes show in September !! More info very soon … !

Max Toy Updates

Random updates and such … the big news coming up is we will have a one day, licensed sofubi Toho Hedorah at Wonderfest Japan ! Plus other goodies …

We will not, and can not sell Hedorah or the other one day only licensed items… Sorry !

For full info, follow Yo-san via his Instagram: @quackmaxx and again, these are Japan only items.

 

Low stock on our recently released Lunar Cats and Tiger Boss as well ! You can find them via our web store : https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_cat.php

 

Very busy of late with final prep for the Kaiju vs Heroes show at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles (!) The curator of the show, Maria Kwong stopped by for three days of picking vintage toys for the show .. this on the heels of some additional filming by Akira for something very cool for the show ( I can’t say just yet ! ) Show opens on September 15th, 2018 ! It will run for 6 months until March 2019 .. so you have plenty of time to go see it ! More news about various events etc very soon !

Max Toy x HAGA custom kaiju figures

Hi Max Toy Fans !
One of the cool things to come out of my recent trip to Shanghai was meeting many Chinese toy makers. One of them, called Haga , showed me his new figure called HooDoo.
Today, I’m happy to say I’ve painted x5 unique, customs of HooDoo and now offer them to you 😉
Now posted up here’s the direct links to our web store:
Painted with Monster Kolor paints and over mostly clear soft vinyl, but there’s a couple of Milky White vinyl ones too.
Thank you again for the support and supporting this new generation of Monster Toy makers 😉
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If you have not heard already, Whitney Kerr ( Kirby & Whitney of Rotofugi ) has past away after a courageous battle with cancer. I’m not very good at expressing my feelings ( and rarely do so online) but I wanted to say my family and I express our deepest condolences to Kirby & Laszlo and their family. Besides being early art toy / kaiju toys supporters ( from my super7 days) they both did not hesitate to help support Max Toys from day one. I’ll remember her quick, dry wit and no bullshit answers 😉
The family requests donations to the Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund (to be used for Laszlo’s education) in lieu of flowers:
Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund
Bank of the Ozarks
608 East Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104
Or PayPal to kirby@rotofugi.com, please note that it is for the Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund.
Mark

Max Toy Thailand Toy Expo 2018

A bunch of Max Toy Updates ! For up to the minute updates please follow my Instagram: @maxtoyco !

Yo-san will be representing Max Toys at the upcoming Thailand Toys Expo. Here’s the flyer !

Also look for Daniel Yu ( @thedanielyu ) and the first painted release of Lunar Cat at the Thailand show !

And also for Thailand, I painted these three custom Si Batu Cave Dudes for @kongandri !

Sorry, I will not be there this year but i appreciate your support for these fine artists !

Shanghai Toy Show 2018 Max Toy Booth CO2

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 😉

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