Custom Changeling Leaf

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.

Chrome Eyezon One Off

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.

Nice plug for the Kaiju show recently 😉

Max Toy Updates

Update: 3/15/19 – Sorry, slight shipping delay on orders placed this week. We will get all orders out by Monday.

A couple of fantastic releases today !

Now Sold Out ! – First up we have a fully painted Man of Many Weapons, Gerald Okamura figure !

Fully cast and painted in Japan. They came out great ! Sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys perfectly captures The Legend ! Buy one ( or more !) now here !

https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Gerald-Okamura-Man-of-Many-Weapons-sofubi-painted/1569

And, as if that wasn’t cool enough, we have not one, but two brand new Mecha Drazoran ! The Amazing MechaZone does it once again ! Perfectly 3D sculpted and printed mecha parts that seamlessly fit into the sofubi Kaiju Drazoran … the result is Mecha Drazoran ! Choose from Green based vinyl or Pink based vinyl. Retail is $225 each. Green is limited to x8 pieces, while the Pink is limited to x7 pieces. Can’t stress the work Mechazone put into the design of these pieces but also the printing and finishing of them.

Buy the Green version here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Green-Mecha-Drazoran-MechaZone-x-Mark-Nagata-kaiju-custom/1570

and the Pink version here ! : https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/PINK-Mecha-Drazoran-MechaZone-x-Mark-Nagata-kaiju-custom/1571

Each features paint work by Mark Nagata. Hand dry brushed gold painted mecha parts. Extra parts are included should you want to display Drazoran in normal Kaiju mode ( pictures below ) 😉

Asian America Podcast

A few months back had the privilege of sitting down at my exhibit, “Kaiju vs Heroes” at the Japanese American National Museum and talk to Ken Fong of Asian America podcast.

Here’s the link to the podcast: http://asianamericapodcast.com/?podcasts=mark-nagata

If you’re not familiar with who I am or what I’ve done to this point, the podcast does a good job at covering those aspects of my life ;-P

Many thanks to Ken and his podcast. Be sure to check out the other episodes they have as well.

photo by Ken Fong

Kaiju vs Heroes Exhibit News

Awesome announcement !

My exhibit, “Kaiju vs Heroes”, has been extended thru July 7th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum !!!

From the museums Press release: Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys, which features hundreds of contemporary and vintage Japanese vinyl toys, has been extended on view at the Japanese American National Museum through July 7, 2019. The exhibition is included in regular admission to the museum. In conjunction with the exhibition’s extension, the museum will host a day-long separately ticketed Kaiju-Con on June 15, 2019.

Super honored by the awesome reception this exhibit has received from both Kaiju fans and non Kaiju fans ! More importantly, the exhibit has allowed me the chance to reflect upon my Japanese American heritage and connect with many diverse people who were not aware of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War 2. I’m grateful that by extending the exhibit thru July 7th, 2019, many more will not only see a super fun exhibit but also learn more about the internment and it’s affects on Japanese Americans. And, yes, there will be a Kaiju Con … check out their link for more info !!

Saturday June 15th , 2019

New Tiger Boss & FAKE Tiger Boss – Javier Jimenez x Merry Go Round x Max Toy Company

“FAKE” Tiger Boss & new Tiger Boss

Happy to announce our new collab with artist Javier Jimenez and Merry Go Round ! We are now taking Pre Orders for “Fake” Tiger Boss and new Tiger Boss ! Here’s the details … New Tiger Boss & FAKE Tiger Boss – Javier Jimenez x Merry Go Round x Max Toy Company – Each figure stands about 9 cm tall. Estimated shipping date is May 2019. Pre Order today !

Each is available separately OR as a Set ! You can order from Max Toys via the links below or order from Merry Go Round web store.

New version Tiger Bosshttps://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Pre-Order—New-Tiger-Boss-Javier-Jimenez-x-Merry-Go-Round-x-Max-Toy-Company/1558

“Fake” Tiger Boss & new Tiger Boss sethttps://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Pre-Order—SET—New-Tiger-Boss-FAKE-Tiger-Boss-Javier-Jimenez-x-Merry-Go-Round-x-Max-Toy-Co/1560

“Fake” Tiger Bosshttps://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Pre-Order—New-FAKE-Tiger-Boss-Javier-Jimenez-x-Merry-Go-Round-x-Max-Toy-Company/1559

Javier’s comic explaining the “FAKE” Tiger Boss

Mark Nagata Customs

Randomly posting up for sale, customs .. most have sold.. but more to be posted in the next week. Best to follow my Instagram @maxtoyco for peeks on what I’m working on ! Plus, will have a few more fully painted Sofubi-man posted as well !

Figure produced by PlanetX Asia
Figure produced by PlanetX Asia
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Painted by Max Nagata
Painted by Max Nagata

Gerald Okamura Tikis

wing kong tikis

Only available via @gerladokamura ( Instagram or Facebook ). I painted x5 of these, each differently and they all have glow in dark eyes and teeth !

Original design by @nopal62 Molded by @nemoink Casting by @deadhandtoys These will go on sale at 5pm west coast time ~ Tuesday January 22. Message Gerald through Instagram or Facebook with the password phrase “wing kong rules” for details.

eyes and teeth glow in the dark !

Drazoran micro run

Artist Michael Devera has worked his magic once again on these Kaiju Drazoran ! Really nice and only x3 of them ! Last one now in our web store: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1545

Colors Inspired by Nature !



Also, check out @pwnaliciou5 and his Kickstarter for his Eye Podd kaiju toy. I will be painting one ( I think the tier is sold now) but plenty of other super duper artists lending their talents to the cause … check it out !


And, a peek at a Japan Wonderfest only new Toho Hedorah from Max Toys and Yo-san ! Sculpted by Pico Pico ! Sorry, this is a One Day license item, so NO overseas sales. You have to attend the event or have a friend there get one for you.

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