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Kaiju Con Exclusives & Customs

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, Max Toys and Mark Nagata will have a table and participate in a painting demo and rare toy talk round table ! And, at 1pm come meet the Legendary Martial Artist from many movies and TV appearances Man Of Many Weapons Gerald Okamura at the Max Toy table, 1pm ! Details below !

Exclusive New Colorway of The Man of Many Weapons

See the museums web site for full details and a list of dealers and other special events during Kaiju Con ! Plus, it’s a great time to visit, “Kaiju vs Heroes” exhibit before it’s 10 month long run comes to an end on July 7th, 2019.

Some of our exclusives and customs below we are bringing to Kaiju Con !!!

Lots of new Max Toy customs by Mark Nagata
Surf Drazorans by the Amazing Son/Mother team, Seth and Laura Longmire
Custom Eyezon by Max Nagata
Custom King Negora by Max Nagata
DaBomb Toys UFO painted by Mark Nagata
Custom DaBomb Toys UFO bottom, painted by Mark Nagata
Planet X Asia Devil Buddha painted by Mark Nagata
Custom Negora by Mark Nagata

There’s more but I don’t have the energy to post more ;-P See you there and any stuff that doesn’t sell I’ll post up next week 😉

Kaiju Con JANM museum

Today is the last day to get the special “early bird” ticket prices ! Full info via the Japanese American National Museum’s link:

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

Besides a great vendor line up of toys, artists and more there will also be a full day of seminars and discussions and at night a free Godzilla movie on the plaza. Plus, don’t forget to see my exhibit, Kaiju vs Heroes – http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/ before it closes July 7th, 2019 !

Max Toy Updates

Update: 3/15/19 – Sorry, slight shipping delay on orders placed this week. We will get all orders out by Monday.

A couple of fantastic releases today !

Now Sold Out ! – First up we have a fully painted Man of Many Weapons, Gerald Okamura figure !

Fully cast and painted in Japan. They came out great ! Sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys perfectly captures The Legend ! Buy one ( or more !) now here !

https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Gerald-Okamura-Man-of-Many-Weapons-sofubi-painted/1569

And, as if that wasn’t cool enough, we have not one, but two brand new Mecha Drazoran ! The Amazing MechaZone does it once again ! Perfectly 3D sculpted and printed mecha parts that seamlessly fit into the sofubi Kaiju Drazoran … the result is Mecha Drazoran ! Choose from Green based vinyl or Pink based vinyl. Retail is $225 each. Green is limited to x8 pieces, while the Pink is limited to x7 pieces. Can’t stress the work Mechazone put into the design of these pieces but also the printing and finishing of them.

Buy the Green version here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Green-Mecha-Drazoran-MechaZone-x-Mark-Nagata-kaiju-custom/1570

and the Pink version here ! : https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/PINK-Mecha-Drazoran-MechaZone-x-Mark-Nagata-kaiju-custom/1571

Each features paint work by Mark Nagata. Hand dry brushed gold painted mecha parts. Extra parts are included should you want to display Drazoran in normal Kaiju mode ( pictures below ) 😉

Asian America Podcast

A few months back had the privilege of sitting down at my exhibit, “Kaiju vs Heroes” at the Japanese American National Museum and talk to Ken Fong of Asian America podcast.

Here’s the link to the podcast: http://asianamericapodcast.com/?podcasts=mark-nagata

If you’re not familiar with who I am or what I’ve done to this point, the podcast does a good job at covering those aspects of my life ;-P

Many thanks to Ken and his podcast. Be sure to check out the other episodes they have as well.

photo by Ken Fong

Kaiju vs Heroes Exhibit News

Awesome announcement !

My exhibit, “Kaiju vs Heroes”, has been extended thru July 7th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum !!!

From the museums Press release: Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys, which features hundreds of contemporary and vintage Japanese vinyl toys, has been extended on view at the Japanese American National Museum through July 7, 2019. The exhibition is included in regular admission to the museum. In conjunction with the exhibition’s extension, the museum will host a day-long separately ticketed Kaiju-Con on June 15, 2019.

Super honored by the awesome reception this exhibit has received from both Kaiju fans and non Kaiju fans ! More importantly, the exhibit has allowed me the chance to reflect upon my Japanese American heritage and connect with many diverse people who were not aware of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War 2. I’m grateful that by extending the exhibit thru July 7th, 2019, many more will not only see a super fun exhibit but also learn more about the internment and it’s affects on Japanese Americans. And, yes, there will be a Kaiju Con … check out their link for more info !!

Saturday June 15th , 2019

Max Toy Updates

I’m way behind on a few updates so will do my best to catch up here… First off Thank You so much to everyone who came out to see Gerald Okamura, buy his figure, get a autograph and picture. We had a great turn out and Gerald is a masterful storyteller ! I posted a brief clip view my Instagram: maxtoyco which is pretty funny ;-P

Only a few figures and prints are left exclusively via Japanese American National Museum web store : https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes Scroll down to the bottom.

I also gave a tour of my exhibit “Kaiju vs Heroes” for museum members. Always glad to inform people about Japanese toys 😉

also had some nice Press for the show … KORE media

and here in San Francisco, nice article from Nichi Bei Weekly newspaper.

In a few weeks, should be able to announce something about the exhibit but for now must remain silent ;-P

Max Toy Dcon Wrap Up 2018

Fantastic Dcon ! Thank you for all the kind words and support !! I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the fans who came up to say “Hello” and who saw the “Kaiju vs Heroes” exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum !! When we were planning the museum exhibit, it was my hope that if anything my story would inspire people to pursue their dreams and that you can do it !

We sold out of almost everything we brought … have only x3 Kanegon and x3 glow Otters so will post them later today. A few customs will post as well 😉

The bigger Dcon venue allowed for more room for the crowds which was nice and of course more vendors. I wish I had more time to just wander the con and didn’t get to connect with everyone I wanted too .. but we’ll be back next year 😉 So many talented artists at the show .. I highly recommend attending next year if you can.

Here’s a few misc pictures with my booth mates Sunguts, Blobpus, DaiKaiju Salon ( Kobeni-chan), Suzuki and Doug Hardy ( Cat Magic Toys ) !

Visited the exhibit with the Japan crew  😉

Below: We had the honor of having the Legendary Martial Artist and Actor, Gerald Okamura at our booth. We sold out of the first Man of Many Weapons Sofubi and had a great signing event ! Look for a new release January 6th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum, with another signing and on stage interview with Gerald ! See the museum web site for more details !!

 

Max Toy Company Booth 832 Dcon Nov 16-18, 2018

 

 

I’m still painting away, but here’s some of what we will have at our Dcon booth 832 this year ! We will be next to our buddies Sunguts / Blobpus and Cat Magic Toys !

See you all soon and thank you for the support !

 

 

 

 

Plus ( not shown ) very cool, mini Astronauts brand new from MadMonk1869 at our booth !

Custom painted by Mark Nagata, SUM Kaiju from PlanetX Asia x Bob Conge ! This sucker is huge, glow in dark and lights up !

 

 

above and below, special “Real Type” customs by Mark Nagata. These take much longer than the other customs but also allow for a more “real” look to them  😉

 

There’s more I’m bringing .. but this will give you an idea  😉

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 !!!

Max Toy Updates

Sorry for the lack of updates here .. you can up to the minute ones via my Instagram: maxtoyco

In no particular order … more Press for “Kaiju vs Heroes” show at the Japanese American National Museum

Actual printed stuff  😉

 

Below, my recent October visit to the show, recorded a pod cast interview with Ken Fong and his podcast Asian America :  http://asianamericapodcast.com/

My segment is not up yet but I’ll post a link here once it is !

Also, had some really nice fan interactions with many people at the show. I’m touched that people are really taking to the toys and the wonderful displays the museum came up with. But most of all that many are connecting to my story and of being Asian American.

Plus continued painting the massive Neo Eyezon … I think if I finish before the show is over, we will give it away .. but working on the details !

 

 

Here’s a special, hand painted with acrylics Real Type Sofubi-man by Mark Nagata. This one has sold and was sent to OneUp in Tokyo for their anniversary show.

 

and below, slowly revealing our Dcon 2018 exclusives …. clear Cute Eyezon ! Don’t worry there’s a lot more for the show to be shown .. soon ! Our booth is 832 ! More details soon !

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