The items above will be available at this weekends Mandarake event http://www.mandarake.co.jp/information/event/siryosei_expo/index.html in Japan. Sorry we will not carry these items here in the USA.
OneUp toy will release these exclusives on May 3rd. Not sure if they will be available via their web site but you should check: http://blog.one-up.shop-pro.jp
New orange Kaiju Negora goes on sale tomorrow in our web store ! Very limited quantities and hand painted by Mark Nagata. Max Club members get first chance on them … and this weekend is ToyCon UK ( http://toyconuk.com ) in London. Have a micro run of these two Negoras available at the HangGang booth. Also have some customs at the Kaiju Monster table (http://www.kaijumonster.com). And saw this auction via Mandarke for a Captain Maxx original illustration. We had commissioned this a few years back for a Max Toy event and print and looks like the original is up for bidding in June. 😉
Above is the final sculpt for the upcoming Ultimate Saikobi !! Now onto the wax and iron molds stage 😉 Sculpted by Pico Pico ! We post limited pre orders in May, so check back !
And now in the Max Toy web store, the latest Kitsura Fox ! Hand painted by Mark Nagata, using Vcolor paints and limited. Kitsura character created by artist Candie Bolton, figure sculpted by Pico Pico, and hand cast in Japan, by Master Shimizu-san. http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1016
Quick look at various upcoming Max Toy / Monster Boogie releases ! Keep checking back for when we will release these in the US via this site 😉
Kaiju Kinora Mushroom monster ! Designed by artist Kaori Hinata – https://www.facebook.com/kaorihinata
Based on this illustration from the Kaiju Gals contest we held below.
Kaiju Nemuke designed by artist Hikari Bambi ( http://www.capricecat.com/ )
and her art that we based this toy on.
Both figures were sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys, doing his usual masterful work !
And last but not least here’s a peek at the Ultimate Saikobi !!! Full reveal very soon !! Hint, check out my Instagram : @maxtoyco !
sculpt by Pico Pico .. wait till you see it all !!!
Lots of news … first up this Friday, April 10th via the Max Toy web store we have our online only Kaiju Cat Nyagira custom show ! 14 artists use a unpainted Nyagira figure and the results are nothing short of Awesome !
Preview pics and prices via Toy Karma blog post here:
Also opening on Friday April 10th is a group Kaiju show over at FOE Gallery. I have these custom figures in it 😉 http://foe-gallery.myshopify.com
I have this custom Moon Fox in this show in Moscow – http://sergeysafonov.com/reimoon
Goes on sale April 11th, Moscow time via their web store: http://shop.sergeysafonov.com
Hurry to the JANM store for the latest Sanrio X Max Toy Hello Kitty Kaiju release, too ! Sorry but it’s only available in their store ( no web or phone orders ) and one per customer. http://www.janm.org
Last but not least, our new Ringo Racoon is up for sale in our web store : http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=987
So cute, designed and sculpted by Pico Pico !!
First offering to Max Toy Club members, is this Clear vinyl mini Kaiju Eyezon with glow in dark guts ! Each gut has a black paint rub to bring out the details with hand painted outside details by Mark Nagata. Cast in Japan by master vinyl man, Shimizu-san, we will post limited quantities tomorrow ( Tuesday April 7th, 2015 ) via the web store.
Finally was able to to see the awesome Hello Kitty 40th anniversary exhibit at JANM Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles this past weekend. Really well displayed show with history and vintage Kitty stuff in galleries below and upstairs artists versions of Hello Kitty. My custom Kaiju ( Drazoran ) Hello Kitty and I were reunited ;-P
And yes, there’s another Hello Kitty Kaiju figure release via the museum very soon for those who are keeping track of that ;-P
The show runs till May 31st, 2015, so don’t miss it ! Check out their online shop as well for a must have book on the exhibit. More info: http://www.janm.org
Besides attending Monster Palooza ( my current favorite con ), had to stop by for our annual Disneyland adventure 😉 Hard to believe I’ve been coming here for 51 years now (!!)
Next week, April 10th is the online only Kaiju Nyagira event right here on this site. I’ll be posting preview pics in the coming days. Basically I’ll post them up on April 10th for a first come, first served basis. Check out instagram under #Nyagira for artists previews as well !
Above is the Max Boy sculpt by Makino-san of TTToys, which I think captures not only the spirit of Max, but also pays homage to Japanese mascot figures like Sony Boy 😉 Sculpt is based on a sketch I provided.
Once again, Javier Jimenez provided a killer header card design as well. Currently the figure is at the iron molds factory and we should have test shots any day now. From there, paint masks and once those are done we can go into production ! Probably looking at late April or early May release ..I’ll post more updates here.. or follow my Instagram feed for more peeks !
Up for sale tomorrow, is the latest Fish Kaiju Kibunadon created by artist Teresa Chiba ! Check out more of Teresa’s work here: http://p-genmu.com
Coming April 10th, only online in the Max Toy web store, is our NYAGIRA custom Cat show ! Featuring customs by: Seth Longmire, Martin Hsu, Ralph Cosentino, Brian Mahony – Guumon, Jay222, Javier Jimenez, Todd Robertson – Mechavirus, Michael Devera – Obsessed Panda, Bob Conge – Plaseebo, Buildbots, Candie Bolton, Ryan Young,
Matt Walker – Dead Presidents Design and Mark Nagata.
Our next sofubi release is Ringo Racoon , here’s a peek at the super cute header Pico Pico designed ! First USA release will be in April .. so stay tuned for full details !
And finally, something i’ve wanted to make since starting Max Toys 9 years ago … ! I named the company after my son, Max … and he’s our mascot (Maxcot ?) .. so coming soon is … Max Boy ! ;-D
My custom Hello Kitty Kaiju custom/sculpt is in the JANM book, “Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty”. Only available from their store or online : http://janmstore.com/collections/hellokitty/products/exhibition-catalogue-hello-exploring-the-supercute-world-of-hello-kitty
The exhibition has been extended thru May 2015 as well !