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 !!!
Was a lot of work but have finally finished my latest collab with Planet-X Asia painting up some mini Mecha Goliathons ! Each one is unique and we are selling them as blind bagged items ( random selection ).
Here’s the direct link to them: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1407
and here’s a selection of Goliathons below 😉 About 5 inches tall or so …
These are really fantastic ! Boy Karma limited to only x8 pieces all hand painted by artist Obsessed Panda ( http://opcustoms.bigcartel.com ) using Monster Kolor paints !
Going fast, don’t delay !
Get them only here : http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1082
Opening this Saturday is a tribute show to the cult film Monster Squad. Curated by the ever busy Chogrin, the Gillman image to the right above is my contribution. Below are some random process shots of how I went about painting this piece. Both the original and giclee prints are available at the show / gallery.
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First step is always a full pencil rendering on the board. Using Crescent watercolor board. Image above, has some paynes grey under painting .. just adding grey tones to the pencil work.
Using acrylics to tone the whole board. Paint has some matte medium mixed in to thin it down, but keep the bright color.
More toning, knocking some of the brightness back a bit.
Going back in and pulling out the reflective lights .. bring forms back into focus.
Face is just about done, moving to the background which is going to be a loose indication of a swampy area …
Finished piece 😉 Its about 11×14 inches.
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.
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 ).
From @jamuseum: Secret Glow Kitty Kaiju by Mark Nagata
Limited Quantity of 100, now available in the museum store & online at janmstore.com $40 each one per customer. Soft glow in the dark.
Exclusive to Japanese American National Museum !!! FYI – there are very limited quantities left in the museum store ( sold out online ! ).
Additional thanks to JapanLA & Sanrio !