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Max Toy Updates

A few random Max Toy Kaiju updatesย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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From November 2015, can you spy the mini glow Captain Maxx in this photo shoot in Marie Claire magazine ?! Had no idea they used him but always glad to see Japanese toys get their due ๐Ÿ˜‰

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OneUp store Japan x Max Toys .. Frogs version 2 in progress ! Actually they are almost done ( see my instagram: maxtoyco ) Should be able to release them late next week .. I’ll post details soonish !

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Design Festa May 14-15th, 2016- Max Toy table

Check out our Japan blog for more info –

http://maxtoyco.blog.fc2.com/

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Header card art ( comic book style ) by Mark Nagata for upcoming Robot Abigail releases in Japan and USA. More details very soon for US fansย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Vincent Price Museum & Alien Art shows

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A quick update, have a special Kaiju Eyezon in this Giant Robot museum show. Contact them to purchase itย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ http://www.giantrobot.com Taking place at the Vincent Price museum ( yes that Vincent Price of horror movie fame ! )

 

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And curated by artist Chogrin and at Creature Features store in Burbank this weekend a tribute show to Alien movies. I painted this Alien “Big Chap” to the right ;-P Original ( acrylics mounted on foam core and framed ) and giclee prints available. Contact Creature Features for more info ! – http://creaturefeatures.com

Max Toy Kaiju Updates

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Now in the web store, new release of Koijarus Koi Fish Kaiju painted by Mark Nagata ! Limited supplies left so don’t delay ! http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1107

Also, half the run will sell thru OneUp store Japan so check them out: http://one-up.shop-pro.jp/

I hand flocked this Nyagira for the upcoming P!Q gallery show, details here: http://www.piqproducts.com/pages/hello-kitty-99-friends

I based the Black Kitty on the Catsby Kids characters from Sanrio ;-P

And a final release of hello Kitty Kaiju, Sanrio x Max Toy via EMP museum is forthcoming ! I’m not sure how they will release these, but they may only be available in person at the museum store. Check their web site for more current info, and good luck ! http://www.empmuseum.org/hellokitty?from=home

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Sorry for the lack of updates, lots of stuff coming very soon, including Tiger Boss, more Max Boys ! Plus, you didn’t hear it from me, but one last shipment of Hello Kitty Kaiju for EMP museum (fingers crossed !) This weekend, Max and myself debut our Father & Son Kaiju TriPus painted set for Clutter Gallery show, Kaiju Battlers ! This is Max’s first painted mini Kaiju and his official debut in a art show ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think he did a great job ! Contact Clutter for more info, preview list etc ( Thank you sold ! 3-18-2016) :

http://www.cluttermagazine.com/news/2016/03/kaiju-battlers-exhibition-clutter-gallery

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Max Toy Kaiju Updates

Hi All ! A few updates, I’m, sorry the Wonderfest post is late ( the event is over and the items have sold ). This time we sold all, one day license items, meaning there were no sales outside the event. Mostly from GeGeGe-No-Kitaro and bottom right, Chiyo-chan from Azumanga Daioh.

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And coming very soon Max Toy X Monster Boogie, we will release x10 different gachapon style figure series, called Gacha-Max ! Don’t worry I have order them for USA ๐Ÿ˜‰ Most sculpted by Makino-san ( TTToys ) and Ozawa-san ( One eyed cat and octopus ). More details soon !

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Monster Squad art show Creature Features gallery

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Opening this Saturday is a tribute show to the cult film Monster Squad. Curated by the ever busy Chogrin, the Gillman image to the right above is my contribution. Below are some random process shots of how I went about painting this piece. Both the original and giclee prints are available at the show / gallery.

More info:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/403073859883745/

http://themonstersquadartshow.tumblr.com

 

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First step is always a full pencil rendering on the board. Using Crescent watercolor board. Image above, has some paynes grey under painting .. just adding grey tones to the pencil work.

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Using acrylics to tone the whole board. Paint has some matte medium mixed in to thin it down, but keep the bright color.

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More toning, knocking some of the brightness back a bit.

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Going back in and pulling out the reflective lights .. bring forms back into focus.

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Face is just about done, moving to the background which is going to be a loose indication of a swampy area …

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Finished piece ๐Ÿ˜‰ Its about 11×14 inches.

Guillermo Del Toro show at Gallery1988

Here’s a quick post about last Friday’s, Guillermo Del Toro “In Service of Monsters” art show at Gallery 1988 (west) Los Angeles. Curated by Chogrin and Gary Deocampo.

First let em say, the over all caliber of the show was one of the highest I’ve seen, everyone brought their “A” game and more, and it showed. I had a piece in the show so last minute decided to travel down with Max to attend a reception for the artists.

Plane + cab ride and along the way saw this …

2015-09-11 17.42.35Only in L.A. would you see this cool sight… Gort ! I always get a sense of deja vu when visting L.A., I’m not sure why … it might be because I spent my early childhood years in the 70s growing up in the Sawtelle area … and use to have many relatives who lived in the area… I’m sure somewhere in my mind I’ve crossed these streets .. but now it’s just a faded memory …

 

2015-09-11 18.17.11The gallery space is long but not wide, so it was very packed … some nice touches included custom arches for the show.

 

2015-09-11 18.20.16Here’s my piece for the show … basically a “pin up” of Mako from Pacific Rim ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

2015-09-11 18.30.07Mr Del Toro appeared and all the Geeks in the room started sweating, raising the over all temperature to 100+ degrees ! Ok I’m sorta kidding but it was VERY hot in the gallery … !

 

2015-09-11 18.31.22What can I say, I am a very lucky artist to have spent a few moments with Mr Del Toro.

I’m not really sure what I said ( haha) but forgot to get a picture with Max ;-( … but max did get to shake his hand ๐Ÿ˜‰

By the way, Mr Del Toro took his time with each artist there and made his way thru the whole gallery, talking, taking pictures … this is a class act.

 

2015-09-11 19.16.44Here’s one of the curators, artist Chogrin … I’m sorry i did not get a shot with the other curator, Gary Deocampo, but both guys were busy working super hard all night !

2015-09-11 18.33.51Both and Max and I are big fans of EM Gist’s work … this one sold out quickly ( darn) !

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And like that, it was over. We had only 4 hours on the ground and had to catch a plane back to San Francisco. While leaving the gallery the line to get into the show was around the block ! Yikes .. !

My original sold (yay !) but prints are still available via Gallery1988 web site plus check out all the other great art here:

http://nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/guillermo-del-toro-in-service-of-monsters

Show runs till October 3rd, 2015

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