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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

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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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

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 figuresΒ  πŸ˜‰

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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 ! πŸ™‚

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.toysΒ  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 πŸ˜‰ Using Monster Kolor paints, there is a depth of color that pictures can not replicate .. you will be amazed in person πŸ˜‰

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 !

Mecha Nekoron MK3 customs and more !

Now up in the web store are these two new, one of a kind, Kaiju Mecha Nekoron customs by artist Will Long (@buildbots). These are really cool, soft vinyl figures that have been “kit-bashed”, adding details like tanks and hoses and a special weathered paint scheme. If you know Will’s work, he’s know for such attention to details and you won’t be disappointed !

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Later this week, we’ll be posting up these new rainbow clear mini Kaiju Eyezon with glow guts ! Less than 12 of them for sale, each painted with Monster Kolor paints by Mark Nagata. And, last but not least, a few clear Pink micro Negora with no paint !!

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Max Toy Updates FOE Hello Kitty Eyezon

Next week on Saturday, June 6th, 2015, I have this original painting (left side) in Bwana Spoon’s FOE gallery show. Check FOE for more details, lots of good stuff to be had !

http://foe-gallery.myshopify.com

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Just completed this insane Winged Kaiju Eyezon for a fan as well πŸ˜‰

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And last but not least, the final Hello Kitty Kaiju figure is now on sale at the Japanese American National Museum (http://www.janm.org ) store. There was a limited release online but they are now sold out. However, you can buy one in person still but one per person. No phone orders or email saves, sorry to say. Its while supplies last and this being the last weekend of the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary show, I don’t expect them to last too long. I wanted to take a moment to not only thank the Fans for buying this figure but to Sanrio, Jamie at JapanLA and to Maria Kwong at JANM for their help in making this possible. Many thanks to Makino-san for the perfect sculpt, to Shimizu-san in Tokyo for casting all the vinyl pieces, to the Maruyama Brothers for hand painting each one in Japan and to Yo-san the Man in Japan for coordinating all the production. In order to make one toy there are many people who do their part, so you can have something to collect. So the next time you look at one of our toys or even a toy from Target, just remember that there are humans and hard work behind them πŸ˜‰

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Nyagira Tshirt & JANM Hello Kitty closing event

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We’ve got a new t-shirt Pre Order ! One of my favorite artists, Javier Jimenez has designed this super cute Nyagira Cat Kaiju shirt for us ! Its being printed now by Monster Kolor / Dead Presidents Design, and Made in the USA.

Please order via our web store here :
http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1023

It’s a Pre Order, so we estimate this will take about 3-6 weeks to get them, but you’ll save a few bucks by pre ordering now πŸ˜‰

Now a word about the Max Toy Club, and how the heck do you join ! Yes, I’m sorry, I’ve been slooooowly working on this but we are so very close to re-opening the club in another month or so. When we do you’ll get a brand new Club Kit, re-designed by Javier Jimenez ( yes ! ) plus new goodies … and a special Max Boy figure only available from the Club. Full details very soon and thank you for waiting !

And, coming up Friday May 22nd, 2015, I’ll be attending the special closing Party for the Japanese American National Museum Hello Kitty 40th show. A bunch of artists in the show will be there, too, signing books. I look forward to meeting you all and I’m not suppose to say, but there should be one last Hello Kitty Kaiju released πŸ˜‰
Shhhhh, don’t tell any one !

Check out the Max Toy web store for more random customs posted and new product in the coming weeks !

Thanks for the support, it sounds hooky but without any orders, well I couldn’t keep making these toys, so thank you !

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