Category Archives: Toy shows

Guillermo Del Toro show at Gallery1988

Here’s a quick post about last Friday’s, Guillermo Del Toro “In Service of Monsters” art show at Gallery 1988 (west) Los Angeles. Curated by Chogrin and Gary Deocampo.

First let em say, the over all caliber of the show was one of the highest I’ve seen, everyone brought their “A” game and more, and it showed. I had a piece in the show so last minute decided to travel down with Max to attend a reception for the artists.

Plane + cab ride and along the way saw this …

2015-09-11 17.42.35Only in L.A. would you see this cool sight… Gort ! I always get a sense of deja vu when visting L.A., I’m not sure why … it might be because I spent my early childhood years in the 70s growing up in the Sawtelle area … and use to have many relatives who lived in the area… I’m sure somewhere in my mind I’ve crossed these streets .. but now it’s just a faded memory …

 

2015-09-11 18.17.11The gallery space is long but not wide, so it was very packed … some nice touches included custom arches for the show.

 

2015-09-11 18.20.16Here’s my piece for the show … basically a “pin up” of Mako from Pacific Rim 😉

 

2015-09-11 18.30.07Mr Del Toro appeared and all the Geeks in the room started sweating, raising the over all temperature to 100+ degrees ! Ok I’m sorta kidding but it was VERY hot in the gallery … !

 

2015-09-11 18.31.22What can I say, I am a very lucky artist to have spent a few moments with Mr Del Toro.

I’m not really sure what I said ( haha) but forgot to get a picture with Max ;-( … but max did get to shake his hand 😉

By the way, Mr Del Toro took his time with each artist there and made his way thru the whole gallery, talking, taking pictures … this is a class act.

 

2015-09-11 19.16.44Here’s one of the curators, artist Chogrin … I’m sorry i did not get a shot with the other curator, Gary Deocampo, but both guys were busy working super hard all night !

2015-09-11 18.33.51Both and Max and I are big fans of EM Gist’s work … this one sold out quickly ( darn) !

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And like that, it was over. We had only 4 hours on the ground and had to catch a plane back to San Francisco. While leaving the gallery the line to get into the show was around the block ! Yikes .. !

My original sold (yay !) but prints are still available via Gallery1988 web site plus check out all the other great art here:

http://nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/guillermo-del-toro-in-service-of-monsters

Show runs till October 3rd, 2015

Medicom gacha & Soft Vinyl Mayhem show

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Fans in Japan, look for the Medicom x Max Toy gacha release ! Our robo dog is sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys and come in assorted police vehicle colors  😉

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And this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, there will be a first ever Sofubi ( soft vinyl ) show. Curated by @badteethcomics & @derphead more info here: http://softvinylmayhem.com

I have several customs in the show, of course using Monster Kolor paints 😉

GUILLERMO DEL TORO art show

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Finally can reveal my “pin up” of Mako Mori from Pacific Rim. This was done for the upcoming GUILLERMO DEL TORO: IN SERVICE OF MONSTERS show at Gallery1988 west. Curated by Chogrin & Gary Deocampo. The original and prints will be on sale at the event this Friday, September 11th, 2015.

What a great honor to be included in this show for such a Master !

This will be a killer event from the previews I’ve seen and can’t wait to see them in person 😉

More info here:

www.gdtartshow.tumblr.com
www.gallery1988.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/109797779375324

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TCJ50 show Tsuburaya Ultraman

Opening August 22nd at Tokyo’s Tokyo department store is the final TCJ50 ( tsuburaya creative jam ) show celebrating 50 years of Tsuburaya shows and characters.

Web site: http://c-jam.jp

Max Toy’s has several event exclusive offerings. These are for sale in Japan only sorry to say.

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ウルトラマンA 第29話 「ウルトラ6番目の弟」 に登場した地底超獣ギタギタンガです。
ソフビ製 25cm 6000円 (税抜) Ⓒ 円谷プロ

New sculpt, based on Kaiju from Ultraman Ace episode 29 – Gitagita

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ウルトラマンA 第30話 「きみにも見えるウルトラの星」 に登場した黒雲超獣レッドジャックです。
ソフビ製 22cm 5500円 (税抜) Ⓒ 円谷プロ

Repainted figure to look like Kaiju from Ultraman Ace 30th episode.

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帰ってきたウルトラマン 第46話 「この一撃に怒りをこめて」 に登場したブーメラン怪獣レッドキラーです。
ソフビ製 22cm 5500円 (税抜)Ⓒ 円谷プロ

Repainted to look like the kaiju from Return of Ultraman episode 46.

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ウルトラニャン スペースカラー
ソフビ製 15cm 4500円 (税抜) Ⓒ 円谷プロ

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Max Toy Updates

I’m behind in posting updates ( sorry about that ! ) so here’s a few to catch up … first the Kaiju gals Happy Birthday Parade show has ended .. here’s a few pics from various postings ( I apologize for not giving credit ) … We will be getting some of these items to sell via maxtoyco.com soon, so check back to see what we have 😉

Also check OneUp web site for various Japan Only Max Toy exclusives – http://one-up.shop-pro.jp

and via our Japan site : http://maxtoyco.blog.fc2.com

Note: OneUp will send to the USA, however our Japan site will not send to the USA directly, you have to use a middle man service ( like Celga ) to order the items there.

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Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus recently had a few custom Kaiju Negora for sale ( they sold out ! ) but the response was so good we’ve put up a few via Pre Order here: http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1050

You can see some pictures of previous customs .. and the cool thing is they have magnets so you can pose Negora eating the Fish  😉

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and finally, thank you to those who ordered the latest Negora, it’s now sold out  😉 But, I’ve had a few guys flake on me, so check back in case I add another in the web store ;-P

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Kaiju Gals art show Happy Birthday Parade !

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Max Toys x Kaiju Gals presents Happy Birthday Parade ! A customs show in Tokyo at MEEE gallery featuring the characters Nemuke ( artist HikariBambi ), Kibunadon ( artist Teresa Chiba) & Kinora ( artist Kaori Hinata ). Show opens August 8th, 2015 and runs thru August 12th, 2015, with various other events at OneUp & Daikaiju Salon.

More info via: http://kaijugals.wix.com/hpd-parade or Facebook group: Kaiju Gals

 

Above and below is my custom Kibunadon for the show. I’ve seen a few other customs and they all look amazing as well ! They are first for sale at the event, but any figures not sold will be up for sale via Max Toy web site… details soon !

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Wonderfest Japan, Monsterkolor painting, Kaiju Gals

Sorry for the late post but Max Toy released a bunch of one day licensed items at Wonderfest 2015 Summer (more toy pics soon). Some of what was released included more cool Yokai figures .. sorry we do not have extras and I can not sell them outside the event (!) So do not email me about them (haha)

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Also had a informal gathering over the weekend to paint some toys with Monsterkolor paints 🙂 It was cold and windy .. typical SF weather, but a good time talking Kaiju toys.

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and last but not least here’s a peek at my custom for the upcoming Kaiju Gals “Happy Birthday Parade” show in Tokyo. See previous posts for more info and if you’re on Facebook they have a page under Kaiju Gals, so check it out for all the other artists involved as well  😉

Glow Kitsura, MOAH Eyezon & Kaiju Gals Show

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Offered to Max Toy Club members, if any are left I will post them to the web store tomorrow. Glow in Dark Kitsura painted by Mark Nagata. Kitusra is a Fox character by artist Candie Bolton. Sorry if you don’t get one !

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Thanks to Deb for this nice shot of Kaiju Eyezon at the MOAH museum in Lancaster, California.

Show runs thru September 2015, visit their site for more info: http://www.lancastermoah.org

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And coming up August 7th – 12th, 2015 in Japan is the Kaiju Gals, Happy Birthday Parade custom show. More info via their web site: http://kaijugals.wix.com/hpd-parade

Kaiju Eyezon & Trainwreck movie !!

This is weird and funny … so Kaiju Eyezon is waaayyy in the background in this new movie called Trainwreck !

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Thanks to good buddy, the super talented Jimbo Matison – http://jimbomatison.com – who helped dress the set in this scene as well as did the interior design for the bar it takes place in. Jimbo and I go way back, in fact part of my Japanese toy collection was in his Chronicle book, So Crazy Japanese Toys ! ( http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/so-crazy-japanese-toys.html ) and he’s the guy who inspired me to come up with a Japanese toy magazine … not to mention making me “think” outside the box on my projects. A true renaissance man !

MOAH museum show 2015

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I have a several versions of Kaiju Eyezon toys and art work in this upcoming museum show at MOAH – Museum of Art & History, in Lancaster, California. There’s a bunch of artists in it and you can get more details on a Vip opening this Friday via their web site: http://www.lancastermoah.org

Also have a small run of hand painted mini Alien Argus in the museum store. Not sure if they will be posted online or not, but maybe send them an email if you have interest.

Yes, Art Toys or in this case, Kaiju toys in a museum  😉

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