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JANM Gerald Okamura figure & print release Jan 6th, 2019

Happy Kaiju Holidays !
Just a reminder I will be at the Japanese American National Museum very soon 😉 A good chance to meet Gerald and get his autograph and photo ! Details below !


Plus, a few customs in the museum store, new Kaiju vs Heroes merch ( these wooden pins are amazing ! ). Check out their web store for ordering info: https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes


Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2019 ! We already have a bunch of sofubi projects lined up for 2019 and a nice event in Tokyo, too 😉
Mark

Japanese American National Museum Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Conversation with Kaiju vs Heroes artist Mark Nagata about his latest special limited edition toy figure, an homage to the character portrayed by Martial Artist / Actor Gerald Okamura in the movie Big Trouble in Little Tokyo which is being released that day.

Nagata and Okamura will sign figures and a special print release.
More info, times, etc here: http://www.janm.org/events/artculture/


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My exhibit Kaiju vs Heroes is now open !
The exhibit is about my Art and Toys .. but there is a sub text to this all and it involves the Internment of my parents during World War 2, when they were only 14 years old. I think curator Maria Kwong did a masterful job of telling my families story as it’s framed by this history ( which is the main purpose of the museum ) but still making it a Fun show for all ages.
There’s a very cool, interactive Kaiju Eyezon game, and a VR experience of my Toy room ! Finally at the end is a film that puts all this into a nice summery.
This whole journey started out as showing off my cool toys but has awaken me to the bigger picture of ones identity and how something as simple as toys can be complex and lead you down a unexpected path !
I hope you can make it to see the show, support the museum and of course enjoy it !
Kaiju vs Heroes runs till March 24, 2019
Check out more information via the museums web site:http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/
Go to the museums web store now to buy these exclusive items for the show !https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes
Toy Karma, my first book is now on sale, first via the museum. Softcover, 6×8 inches, and 60 full color pages. Details my toy life and career but also how the internment of my parents and their families during World War 2 affected my life. Many thanks to FlabSlab for their design production help and to Maria Kwong and Edward Kwan for writing support !

Max Toy Company Booth 832 Dcon Nov 16-18, 2018

 

 

I’m still painting away, but here’s some of what we will have at our Dcon booth 832 this year ! We will be next to our buddies Sunguts / Blobpus and Cat Magic Toys !

See you all soon and thank you for the support !

 

 

 

 

Plus ( not shown ) very cool, mini Astronauts brand new from MadMonk1869 at our booth !

Custom painted by Mark Nagata, SUM Kaiju from PlanetX Asia x Bob Conge ! This sucker is huge, glow in dark and lights up !

 

 

above and below, special “Real Type” customs by Mark Nagata. These take much longer than the other customs but also allow for a more “real” look to them  😉

 

There’s more I’m bringing .. but this will give you an idea  😉

Happy Holidays from Max Toy Company 2017

Thank you Everyone for your kind words and support of Max Toy Company ! As we enter our Lucky 13th year, 2018 is already booked ;-P Look for new toy projects, conventions and in September 2018 at the Japanese American National Museum, Kaiju vs Heroes – Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys (!) I’m co-curating the show with Maria Kwong ( http://www.latdamuseum.org/ ) More info coming in the new year so stay tuned and see you there !

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 !

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