Fantastic Dcon ! Thank you for all the kind words and support !! I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the fans who came up to say “Hello” and who saw the “Kaiju vs Heroes” exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum !! When we were planning the museum exhibit, it was my hope that if anything my story would inspire people to pursue their dreams and that you can do it !
We sold out of almost everything we brought … have only x3 Kanegon and x3 glow Otters so will post them later today. A few customs will post as well 😉
The bigger Dcon venue allowed for more room for the crowds which was nice and of course more vendors. I wish I had more time to just wander the con and didn’t get to connect with everyone I wanted too .. but we’ll be back next year 😉 So many talented artists at the show .. I highly recommend attending next year if you can.
Here’s a few misc pictures with my booth mates Sunguts, Blobpus, DaiKaiju Salon ( Kobeni-chan), Suzuki and Doug Hardy ( Cat Magic Toys ) !
Visited the exhibit with the Japan crew 😉
Below: We had the honor of having the Legendary Martial Artist and Actor, Gerald Okamura at our booth. We sold out of the first Man of Many Weapons Sofubi and had a great signing event ! Look for a new release January 6th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum, with another signing and on stage interview with Gerald ! See the museum web site for more details !!
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 😉
Hi Folks, it’s almost that time of the year .. Dcon ! It will be our second year, and we’ve got a ton of great exclusives, special toy debut and celebrity signing with Master Martial Artist Gerald Okamura ( Man of Many Weapons ! ) and more !
Our Max Toy Company booth is 832 and more info on Dcon here: https://www.designercon.com/
This year we are in the same row as Sunguts / Blobpus, and Cat Magic Toys ! Plus, Yo-san will be making his first appearance at a USA toy show ;-P This will prove, we are indeed two separate people !!
Here’s a few items we are bringing … but there’s more, which we will post soon ! We will do our best to save some items for Saturday as I don’t want everything selling out on Friday (Preview night).
More exclusives to post in a few days !!!
Nice selection of press for the Kaiju vs Heroes show at the Japanese American National Museum.
Cover story for the LA Downtown News, September 24th issue, article by Sean P. Thomas: http://www.ladowntownnews.com/
View the full issue online, or if grab a copy this week in LA 😉
And another from LAMag.com by writer, Liz Ohanesian: https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/mark-nagata-kaiju-vs-heroes/
Below a segment on Fuji Sankei TV : Kaiju vs Heroes with Mark Nagata that aired locally on KXLA TV in LA. I have a serious Kaiju face in this screen grab ;-P
Kaiju vs Heroes runs till March 24th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California.
First up we have only a few of artist Mark Torres’ Don Smiles left ! Go here to grab one ! https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1482
Also, new CrusherG here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1483
and last but certainly not least, I have a Copic drawing ( pen and ink ) in the 15th Anniversary Giant Robot gallery show ! ( thank you Sold !)
Thanks everyone ! Sorry, super busy as the museum arrives soon to wrap and take away hundreds of toys for the Kaiju vs Heroes show in September !! More info very soon … !
Random updates and such … the big news coming up is we will have a one day, licensed sofubi Toho Hedorah at Wonderfest Japan ! Plus other goodies …
We will not, and can not sell Hedorah or the other one day only licensed items… Sorry !
For full info, follow Yo-san via his Instagram: @quackmaxx and again, these are Japan only items.
Low stock on our recently released Lunar Cats and Tiger Boss as well ! You can find them via our web store : https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_cat.php
Very busy of late with final prep for the Kaiju vs Heroes show at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles (!) The curator of the show, Maria Kwong stopped by for three days of picking vintage toys for the show .. this on the heels of some additional filming by Akira for something very cool for the show ( I can’t say just yet ! ) Show opens on September 15th, 2018 ! It will run for 6 months until March 2019 .. so you have plenty of time to go see it ! More news about various events etc very soon !
Nick & Lindsay DiFabbio
Seth & Laura Longmire
Available Chubz Customs are here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_cat.php
Search in Box : Chubz to see all the figures !
logo by Doug Hardy
First day we will be giving a in person painting demo ( not to be missed) by all the attending artists above (!) and the second day, we will have a special sale event ! Featuring exclusives and unique customs !
Here’s some of the items I will be bring along 😉
See you in Tokyo !
Hi Max Toy Fans !
One of the cool things to come out of my recent trip to Shanghai was meeting many Chinese toy makers. One of them, called Haga , showed me his new figure called HooDoo.
Today, I’m happy to say I’ve painted x5 unique, customs of HooDoo and now offer them to you 😉
Now posted up here’s the direct links to our web store:
Painted with Monster Kolor paints and over mostly clear soft vinyl, but there’s a couple of Milky White vinyl ones too.
Thank you again for the support and supporting this new generation of Monster Toy makers 😉
If you have not heard already, Whitney Kerr ( Kirby & Whitney of Rotofugi ) has past away after a courageous battle with cancer. I’m not very good at expressing my feelings ( and rarely do so online) but I wanted to say my family and I express our deepest condolences to Kirby & Laszlo and their family. Besides being early art toy / kaiju toys supporters ( from my super7 days) they both did not hesitate to help support Max Toys from day one. I’ll remember her quick, dry wit and no bullshit answers 😉
The family requests donations to the Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund (to be used for Laszlo’s education) in lieu of flowers:
Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund
Bank of the Ozarks
608 East Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104
Or PayPal to email@example.com, please note that it is for the Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund.