Ultraman Max Toy x Tsuburaya Productions

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So, after nearly 46 years after first receiving Bullmark Ultraman figures and Kaiju as Christmas gifts from Japan… the circle is almost complete ! It’s not a secret if you follow me on Instagram ( maxtoyco ), but finally we are about to debut the VERY first sofubi Ultraman figure for sale in the USA ! Fully licensed by Tsuburaya Productions Japan ! Now, you might be saying, “Hey, I been buying Bandai Ultraman figures for many years now !” But, technically those were not officially imported for sale in the USA. After a decades long legal battle ( you can google more about that ) Tsuburaya Productions, the only owner of the Ultraman license can now license the character worldwide. AS a life long Ultraman toy collector, we’ve been trying for many years to be able to make a official Ultraman figure for sale outside of Japan.. so this is a huge deal to me… like I said, circle complete !

First USA debut will be at the upcoming Designer Con ( Dcon ) , Max Toy Booth 630 ! First come, first served ! But, we may limit sales to one person. More photos as we get closer to the event !

Hoots the Owl

Now on sale, our newest character, HOOTS the Owl ! Designed by Mark Nagata, sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys. This was formally in our GachaMaxx series, but now being released fully painted ! Available via our web store !

Splotch Peek !

A peek at something painted up for the Unruly / Sideshow Collectibles booth for Dcon. Besides this cool custom, I’ve been cranking away on many other figures for upcoming shows … but some I can not show, just yet ! Will do my best to post them here.. but again Instagram is the best way to see what I’m up to !

Max Toy Updates

Kaiju Eyezon

Now Sold Out ! – This micro run of Kaiju Eyezon by Michael Devera was painted as a homage to the classic Marusan Godzilla blue vinyl with silver spray and painted red eyes. Sold out to Max Toy club members… sorry about that ! Next time we will post them up in our web store for others to have a chance at them .. but look for new Eyezon collabs soon !

Devera Eyezons

What is this ?!

Here’s a peek at something I’m working on with Joe Somers / Squibbles Ink ! Follow Joe’s Instagram or Max Toy for more info 😉 Should make it’s debut at Dcon in November !

Kaiju Paint Part Tokyo 2

Kaiju Paint Party 2, will be held at the Design Festa Gallery (east) Harajuku, Tokyo, August 17-18th, 2019. The first day, for a small fee, you can paint a Max Toy blank, using a provided airbrush and paints. Plus watch famous Japanese Toy Makers paint in person ! Day 2, is an all out sales event with exclusives and customs for sale ! Here’s the Japanese flyer for the event :

And, here’s some of the customs I’m bring along to sell … !

I’ll be attending both days in person so see you soon in Tokyo !

Sold – Anatomy Kaiju Eyezon by Nagata
Sold – Clear King Negora painted by Nagata
Sold – Clear King Negora painted by Nagata
Sold – Clear King Negora painted by Nagata
Micro run of hand painted Sofubi-man by Nagata
Sold – Death Goliathon made by Planet X Asia, painted by Nagata
Sold – Death Goliathon made by Planet X Asia, painted by Nagata

Sofubi-man Custom Show – NOW !

Now live via www.maxtoyco.com or go to this link to see all the amazing customs available !

https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_cat.php

Scroll ALL the way down to the Sofubi-man Customs 2019 category !

In random order here’s the pieces available with links !

Blobpus
Sold
Cristina Ravenna
sold
Michael Devera
sold
Nick & Lindsay DiFabbio
sold
Doug Hardy
sold
Mrs Yajima-san Dream Rocket
Sold
Fred Marinello
Sold
Heather Hyatt
Sold
Javier Jimenez
sold
Jay222
Sold
Kaijulegion
sold
Magitarius /Mike
Sold
Mary Ruth Butterworth
Sold
Max Nagata
sold
Maya Doka
sold
Miscreation Toys
sold
Mark Nagata
sold
Pico Pico
Sold
Quang Le
sold
Ryan Young
sold
Seth Longmire
sold
Sunguts
sold
Suzuki-san
sold
Todd Robertson
Sold
Zukaty
Sold
Mount Kobo
Sold

Kaiju vs Heroes exhibit

Kaiju Vs Heroes, my exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles California closes July 7th, 2019. See over 300+ Kaiju toys from the Mark Nagata collection, take a VR tour of Nagata’s studio, play the Eyezon video game and see the short movie about Mark Nagata’s art and toys, “In the Clutches of Kaiju “ !

In addition, at the museum learn more about the internment of Japanese Americans during WW2 and the modern day repercussions.

Also, the past Kaiju Con featured a number of events that were videoed and have been posted up:

Mark Nagata Painting Demo https://youtu.be/a_qT0JtXUdc

Collector’s Panel https://youtu.be/uFFrCjFusJo

Marusan talk https://youtu.be/2-peKIpiWAY

and a nice over view of the event from Neon + Nova – https://youtu.be/rjBuCVEYL2A

Enjoy !

Kaiju Con 2019

Japanese American National Museum

I’m still recovering from Kaiju Con 2019, but in a nutshell it far exceed my expectations ! Plus, the crazy thing is the tickets sold out at the door and they actually had to turn away people wanting to come into the show ! They could see the museum and of course the Kaiju vs Heroes show at least.

I was pulled in many directions, we had a booth, a signing with Gerald Okamura, a Paint Demo and Toy Talk also.

Kaiju Con Crowds
Max Toy table Kaiju Con 2019

While I prefer to stay home and pet the cats … it’s also good to venture out and once I’m out, I do enjoy meeting fans and friends !

Artist Fred Marinello and the Radioactive Giant Bunny !
Love Fred’s work !
Mechavirus in person ! Todd had some drop dead beautiful work !
Awesome Dudes !
Xpanded Universe Mike !
Anatomy Kaiju Eyezon goes home with a Fan !
I didn’t know but the room was full so they stopped letting people into the demo !
I really don’t know what I’m doing 😉 The museum taped the demo and there will be a link to it soon.
Drying brushing Demo !

We also had Martial Arts Legend Gerald Okamura sign his newest figure release for excited fans !

Man of Many Weapons !
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And finally, participated in a Rare Toys Round table, hosted by Super Duper Jumbo Machinder collector, Tom Franck, with Justin Ishmael, Quang Le and Mark Nagata ! Video is up on YouTube but I believe the museum will also post it soon ( I’ll post up links when they do) Good times !

Holy Grail Red Bullmark Ultraman

and finally I wish I had more time to talk to the many artists and vendors … but here’s a few …

Happy to add this amazing painting by artist Joel Nakamura to the Ultraman collection !
I didn’t want to pressure Max too much but this was his first time selling customs he painted at a con !

Well, I’m sure I’m missing something but was a awesome convention and people kept asking if there will be another next year … all I can say is I hope so and I’m sure the museum will make a decision about it soon 😉

Keep checking their web site: http://www.janm.org/

And Kaiju vs Heroes, after 10 months, ends July 7th, 2019 ! Last chance to see my exhibit : http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/

Kaiju Con Exclusives & Customs

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, Max Toys and Mark Nagata will have a table and participate in a painting demo and rare toy talk round table ! And, at 1pm come meet the Legendary Martial Artist from many movies and TV appearances Man Of Many Weapons Gerald Okamura at the Max Toy table, 1pm ! Details below !

Exclusive New Colorway of The Man of Many Weapons

See the museums web site for full details and a list of dealers and other special events during Kaiju Con ! Plus, it’s a great time to visit, “Kaiju vs Heroes” exhibit before it’s 10 month long run comes to an end on July 7th, 2019.

Some of our exclusives and customs below we are bringing to Kaiju Con !!!

Lots of new Max Toy customs by Mark Nagata
Surf Drazorans by the Amazing Son/Mother team, Seth and Laura Longmire
Custom Eyezon by Max Nagata
Custom King Negora by Max Nagata
DaBomb Toys UFO painted by Mark Nagata
Custom DaBomb Toys UFO bottom, painted by Mark Nagata
Planet X Asia Devil Buddha painted by Mark Nagata
Custom Negora by Mark Nagata

There’s more but I don’t have the energy to post more ;-P See you there and any stuff that doesn’t sell I’ll post up next week 😉

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