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Mini Kaiju Eyezon with Glow Guts

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.

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Hello Kitty exhibit JANM Japanese American National Museum

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

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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

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Besides attending Monster Palooza ( my current favorite con ), had to stop by for our annual Disneyland adventure πŸ˜‰ 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 !

Max Boy sculpt

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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 πŸ˜‰ Sculpt is based on a sketch I provided.

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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 !

New Kibunadon Fish Kaiju

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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

Wananeko Fundraiser Meow !

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Javier Jimenez has just started his IndieGoGo campaign to make his original character, Wananeko, into a Japanese made Sofubi ! It’s only been 24hrs and it’s 78% funded !

Javier, is a super talented artist from Spain whose love of Toys & Japanese culture really comes thru in this project. On a more personal note, Javier is a hard worker and good guy. He’s one of a handful of new Kaiju artists on the scene now that represent the future of indie Kaiju.

He still needs your help so follow this link:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wananeko-soft-vinyl-toy-by-javier-jimenez#home

and help him out if you can. Meow !

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