Sofubi-man custom online only custom show will go live via the Max Toy web store on July 31, 2019 ! Stay tuned for peeks at amazing custom work by participating artist and also follow my Instagram ( @maxtoyco ) for pics too as we get closer to the event !
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
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.
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 !
We also had Martial Arts Legend Gerald Okamura sign his newest figure release for excited fans !
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 !
and finally I wish I had more time to talk to the many artists and vendors … but here’s a few …
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/
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 !
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 !!!
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 😉
Today is the last day to get the special “early bird” ticket prices ! Full info via the Japanese American National Museum’s link:
Besides a great vendor line up of toys, artists and more there will also be a full day of seminars and discussions and at night a free Godzilla movie on the plaza. Plus, don’t forget to see my exhibit, Kaiju vs Heroes – http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/ before it closes July 7th, 2019 !
These stunning FrankenMerrick soft vinyl figures are made by Miscreation Toys / Jeremi Rimel. The details are super impressive and to be honest the challenge for me was to paint them to show off these details but not lose the anatomy or over all look of the figure ( if that makes sense). I had great fun with each and as you see, there are now 3 different versions in our web store ! First up, is FrankenMerrick in his Black and White movie appearance ( as imagined !)
The second one, is FrankenMerrick in a more colorful mood …
and a full body view
Finally, Metallic version !
Find them via our web store: https://www.maxtoyco.com/
Oops, I’m way behind on updates and sorry to say most of the items below have sold out ;-( Best way to keep up to date on Max Toy stuff is via my instagram : maxtoyco
I’ll just dump all the images below in no particular order ….
Custom Gashadokutops made by Cereal Box Toys and painted by Mark Nagata. Inspired by ancient Japanese Yokai legends, this unique edition features a special header card with a “ultra powered up” illustration ! A one of a kind, painted figure made of soft vinyl ! Only two remain … now in the Max Toy web store.
Tomorrow, Friday, March 29th, 2019 I’ve had the honor of painting a small limited run of these beautiful Amy Sol x Munkyking “Leaf Changeling” soft vinyl figures.
Each is hand airbrushed by Mark Nagata and numbered and signed on the bottom. You can only get it from Munkyking via this link: https://munkyking.com/collections/store/products/changeling-leaf-mark-nagata-custom
Unlike the usual monster figures I do, the challenge for me was to hopefully bring a my metallic colors to this figure, without over doing it. I think I accomplished this while still letting the elegance of Amy’s design show through.
Head on over to DoomCo Designs ! They have a special one off Chromed Kaiju Eyezon for sale ! https://www.doomcodesigns.com/physical/eyezon-city-of-chrome
Also, head over to the Japanese American National Museum web store, for these exclusive Kaiju vs Heroes items ! https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes Only available from the museum.. or if you are in the LA area, visit their store to purchase.