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 museumย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

SDCC 2015

So this was the year I wasn’t going to SDCC aka Comic Con … the Max Boy really wanted to go so who am I to stand in the way of the next generation of collectors ? Not having luck in the ticket pool, toy friends got us in ! It was as usual an onslaught of everything ! I’ve been going since the late 80s, so I’ve seen the convention transform into what it is today. In my opinion, not really my cup of tea, I miss the old school dealers and actual comic sellers, but time marches on.

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(l to r) Ed, Joe, Mark & Kirby

Once again the fine folks at Squibbles Ink / Rotofugi hosted several of my customs (which sold out). Do yourself a favor and check out Rotofugi store online: http://www.rotofugi.com/home

 

 

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Personally I don’t really find much at these conventions anymore … I take that back, I find LOTS of things I’d want … like a $70,000 Jack Kirby piece of art (!) Ha ! … not in this lifetime ;-P

Max and I do take our annual YuGiOh card picture, which is free … and honestly the best thing i could get from the convention ๐Ÿ™‚

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So the first Galaxy Pup I did, was stolen, so i quickly painted up another and brought it down for artist Martin Hsu’s booth … luckily it sold within minutes ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also a big Thank You to Mike Minjares for all his help and our annual lunch with Honda and Andrew.

So basically I told Max I’d buy him whatever he wanted, but I’m not going to wait in any lines or go to one place to get a coupon, only to return to another place to MAYBE get a toy. He agreed nothing is worth that much trouble… plus he noted everything ends up on Ebay .. haha … I’m glad he’s not buying into the hype.

Max found plenty to buy regardless, so we didn’t return empty handed for sure. At the end of the day, I turned to him and asked if he’d like to come back next year … there was a slight pause … and he faintly said .. yes ! I guess i don’t have a choice … 2016 .. ugh !

Kaiju Axron pre orders !

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Now up for pre ordering is the latest Kaiju Axron ! Painted with Dino Rage Red v color over Flesh vinyl base ๐Ÿ˜‰

Usually I just paint a run and sell them, but this time because I have to hand paint all the teeth I decided to paint them to order ;-P I’ve gotten a head start, but expect shipping on them to start middle of next week. Rawr !!!

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Alice in MaxToyLand Kaiju Negora set

I recently had the pleasure of collabing with Shifty toy photography ( @shifty_toys ) on this special 14 piece, custom painted Negora ( by Mark Nagata ) with print, Kaiju Negora set. Inspired by the Cheshire Cat & Alice in Wonderland ! The result was this stunning photo by Shifty !!

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Check out the process pics as well. The set is fully hand built with later photo manipulation. The result is a moody but fantasy filled image, with nods to Kaiju Eyezon ( see the tree hands !), and other “hidden” Max Toy figuresย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I’m sorry to say that Max Toy club members bought them all ;-(

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We had fun with this project, so stay tuned for another collab very soon ! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you want a copy of this or other toy images Shifty has created, please contact him below.

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Image copyright by Shifty Photography 2015 – https://www.facebook.com/shifty.toysย  https://instagram.com/shifty_toys

Negora character copyright Konatsu

Custom Kaiju by Mark Nagata

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Just posted up in the Max Toy web store, a couple of custom painted figures by Mark Nagata ! Using his Galaxy style applied to a Kaiju Negora and Alien Xam ( thats Max spelled backwards ! ). Both feature stars, galaxies and more spacey details …plus glitter coatings ! Both are one of a kind figures ๐Ÿ˜‰ Using Monster Kolor paints, there is a depth of color that pictures can not replicate .. you will be amazed in person ๐Ÿ˜‰

Coming up, Comic Con custom pictures will post soon and will be available via Squibbles Ink / Rotofugi booth #5248 and a Space Dragon Dog for artist Martin Hsu booth #4530.

Tropical Kaiju TriPus

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Hand painted by Mark Nagata using V color paints, this new Tropical Kaiju TriPus is now on sale in our web store ! Only a few remain, so hurry ! Sorry to report our first shipment of Ultimate Saikobi and the Negora v Koi have sold out. We should be getting more Saikobi in soon, so if you missed out don’t worry more are on order. Plus a fully painted version soon !

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