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 !
Excited to be offering you a micro run of Alien Argus figures exclusively thru Vinyl Kaiju Legion web site. It’s been a few years since offering a full sized Argus so nows your chance to grab one of only 3 in this edition 😉 They go up for sale on Monday. By the way, while you’re there check out the cool toys they have for sale and if you’re looking for something be sure and email them… cool folks !
I’ve been slowly adding a few new customs to the web store including this clear with guts mini Kaiju Eyezon, plus more coming up.
Also the Max Boy figure is at the iron molds factory so hope to have test shots in about 10 days, than off for paint masks. I think a late April / May due date (!) While ALL of my figures I love, this one is really a very personal one and I’ve thought about it for many, many years 😉 Thanks to the oh so talented Javier Jimenez for the super cool header card posted here as well.BY the way, congrats to Javier on raising nearly double the funds he needed for his upcoming Wananeko soft vinyl figure. I’d keep my eye on this kid 😉
And, don’t forget, our Nyagira Cat online show ! Full line up and show card posted. All the pieces will be posted on April 10th, via maxtoyco.com. More details as we get closer, and if you search under #Nyagira you’ll see some really cool in progress customs !
Coming up more customs for ToyConUK HangGang & KaijuMonsteR booths and a FOE gallery custom show all in April. Ringo Racoon should be up for sale in the USA too, we sold a few this past Saturday in Osaka… but don’t worry the same figure will be here too.
Pre Ordered Painted King Negoras should also be done end of March, for early April shipping, thank you for waiting.
Tiny delay in the next Hello Kitty Kaiju release at JANM but it’s in production and looking like a April release. The show has been extended thru May with new additions so be sure and check it out.
OK there’s more coming but I have to get back to painting >_<
Thank you again for the continued support and hello to all the new fans as well !!!
Doki Doki – Osaka Sofubi Expo
Date: 22 March 15Venue: Independent Theater 2ndAddress: 4-7-22 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi
Time: 11 am – 4 pm.
Here’s some of our exclusive #MaxToy / Monster Boogie figures. Stop by and say “Hi” to Yo-san at the Max Toy booth
Check out Vinyl Kaiju Legion for more details ! I painted x3 of these in an exclusive micro run for them using Monster Kolor paints 😉 http://www.kaijulegion.com
Each is numbered and signed on the feet. FYI – Argus is an Alien or a Seijin .. not a Kaiju or a Cat 😉 This figure is a production of Max Toy x TAG gallery.
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 !
Quick update to show one of these horsies I painted as a reward level .. in my Galaxy style and using Monster Kolor paints;-)
Check out the project here : http://www.4horsies.com/maddie
Here’s a quick peek at some of the many customs I’m working on for various upcoming shows including FOE gallery and ToyCon UK … more details soonish 😉 Using Monster Kolor paints on these with various pearls and glitter coatings !
Only a few pieces remain of these hand painted by Mark Nagata, these glow in the dark Dino Saikobi micros. A Max Toy / Monster Boogie production. Look for them in the Max Toy web store, also check out FOE gallery for the Negora-mon custom (http://www.shopfoe.com/collections/garamaniacal-too/products/negora-mon ).