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Dcon Nov 16-18th – Max Toy Booth 832 Updates

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 !!!

Kaiju vs Heroes at Japanese American National Museum Press

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. 

Kaiju vs Heroes exclusives Japanese American National Museum

Only 9 days away from the opening of my exhibit, Kaiju vs Hereos at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles !!! You can now pre order some exclusives items via their web store : https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes

Like this cool Captain Maxx mug  😉

 

Special print of the signature show image by the amazing photographer Brian McCarty ! Also, come on the Saturday September 15th, 2018 opening and get Brian to sign the print !!

exclsuive mini Kaiju Drazoran and Kaiju Eyezons !!!

Toy Karma, my first self published book will also be for sale ! Softcover, 6×8 inches, and 60 full color pages. Details my toy life and career but also how the internment of my parents and their families during World War 2 affected my life. Many thanks to FlabSlab for their design production help and to Maria Kwong and Edward Kwan for writing support !

 

 

Super cool, anatomy Kaiju Eyezon tshirt too !

There’s more, so check out the museums web store and there’s customs and Marusan exclusives that will only be in the physical store .. so please try to visit the museum in person ! Show runs for 6 months, till March 24th, 2019 !!! Monthly events are planned, so check the museum web site : http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/

 

Custom Kaiju Eyezon & Argus Mark Nagata

Just posted a few new customs for direct sales via the Max Toy web store 😉

Kaiju Eyezon and Alien Argus both painted by Mark Nagata, using Monster Kolor paints.

Each is one of a kind, painted figures and signed on the feet. Both have glossy final coatings and a micro fine glitter you can see in the Sun  😉

Here’s the links:

Eyezon

https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1493

Argus

https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1493

 

New Max Boys are coming real soon plus a micro run of TriPasu !

Here’s the pics, Argus first …

 

 

and now Eyezon !

 

 

Kaiju vs Heroes Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys Japanese American National Museum

After 3+ years in the planning, my Kaiju themed museum show is almost ready to open ! Please follow the Japanese American National Museum for up to date info but the exhibit opens on September 15th , 2018 ! I will be there all day Saturday and most of Sunday. We have signings, exclusives toys, special appearances and much more planned !

Plus, now is your chance to see over 300 pieces from the Nagata Kaiju / Hero collection  😉

http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/

 

Max Toy x HAGA custom kaiju figures

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 😉
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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 kirby@rotofugi.com, please note that it is for the Whitney Kerr Memorial Fund.
Mark

Shanghai Toy Show 2018 Max Toy Booth CO2

I’m off to Shanghai, we have a booth( CO2 ) at this huge show called Shanghai Toy Show (STS). Our booth mates include Jay222 and Aaron Arel of UhOh Toys.

The prep for this was pretty grueling for me … before I started a fellow artist told me to prepare up to x500 pieces (!!) I mostly paint my figures, so there’s really no way I could do this … but i think I managed to paint a nice selection of micro runs ( pic above ) and some one offs.

I won’t be updating or posting at all while I’m gone because from China, because no Facebook / Instagram  ;-P

Well, you can if you do some tech stuff, but I just didn’t want to go thru all the steps, so I won’t  😉

And, if you buy anything from our site starting today, April 1st thru April 9th, we will not be shipping till April 10th ;-P

I’ll make a post once I get back, so wish me luck in bring back an empty suit case 😉

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