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Kaiju Amigos / Max toy Updates

Once again, this is the last place I make time to update (haha) … for daily news please go to my Instagram page : @maxtoyco

art by javier jimenez

 

Tickets for this upcoming Zoom event will go up for sale soon via www.maxtoyco.com ! A ticket will allow you to participate in our chat with Javier, first access to exclusives and customs we are working on, too !

Also, sold out of this giant sized Kaiju Eyezon the other day ! At 18 inches in height, these take me extra time to prep and paint ;-P Thus the edition was only x3 pieces ! Sculpted and produced by Joe Somers/ Squibbles Ink and EW Factory.

Below, now sold out, my custom Klav9 Tank Club, tank for Clutter Gallery show. Some really awesome customs of this cool sofubi tank still available here: https://shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery/1387

 

And our new upcoming Max Toy header, approved by Tsuburaya Productions, for our Ultra series of sofubi figures. Art by Mark Nagata 😉 Can you guess on what we are working on ?!!

and the art by itself  …

Working on much more, but too tired to post it all here  ;-P Stay tuned !

 

 

 

 

Super Saturday Sofubi Show and More

Tomorrow, Saturday April 10th, 2021 will be over 12 hours of content via Super Sofubi Saturday !
Below is the full schedule from their Facebook page. If you have interest, my segment is at 3:30pm EDT / 12:30pm PDT NagataVision w/ Mark Nagata
SUPER SATURDAY SOFUBI SHOW!
► LIVE on KYJU – April 10th, 2021 ◄
Subscribe to the the channel via http://kyju.tv
By the way, a huge shout out to Lolo Kaiju who interviewed me and made the whole process very easy on me ( even with my reluctance to do these videos and interviews ! ) and edited the segment and added a running little Eyezon between transitions 😉 Also, look for a special Kaiju Photography book by Lolo and produced by Clutter !
An entire day of programming dedicated to Sofubi! Featuring 12+ hours of interviews, panels, exclusive news, paint demos and plenty more!
Hosted by:
LoLo (@lolokaiju)
Gretchen (@gretchenisweird)
Lou (@louiemunster)
Kyle Yount (Collect All Monsters, Kaijucast)
▼▼▼ SCHEDULE ▼▼▼
12pm EDT / 9am PDT
SSSS Introduction
w/ LoLo, Kyle, Lou & Gretchen
12:30pm EDT / 9:30am PDT
Sofubi 101
w/ Matt Alt
1:30pm EDT / 10:30am PDT
The Joy of Making
w/ Paul from Mile High Sofubi & John from VideoVomit
2:30pm EDT / 11:30am PDT
MARUSAN POPUP VIDEO CHAT
w/ Eiji Kaminaga
3:30pm EDT / 12:30pm PDT
NagataVision
w/ Mark Nagata
4:15pm EDT / 1:15pm PDT
International Collectors Spotlight
w/ David Usero, Elisa Gozzi, Al Stoiche, Bob Turner, Erica Fustero, David Florez, Samuel Dalley & Andreas Elle
4:30pm EDT / 1:30pm PDT
Kaiju Sommelier
w/ Doug Hardy
5:30pm EDT / 2:30pm PDT
The Devil in the Details
w/ Liz Johnson
6:00pm EDT / 3:00pm PDT
Collect All Monsters – Sofubi Celebration
w/ Leslie Chambers, Christine Chapin, David Dopko, John Ruffin & Kyle Yount
7:00pm EDT / 4:00pm PDT
Art Attack!
w/ Candie Bolton, Gael, Serpico, Little Devil’s Club, Mark Nagata, Mabel Garcia, Violet Vigilante & Andy Peters
8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Kaiju Snap Chat
w/ Ben Newman
8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT
Go! Go! Goji Girl!
w/ Linda Conrad
9:30pm EDT / 6:30pm PDT
Enter the Nostalgia Dragon
w/ Sean Linkenback, Erik Sjoen, VideoVomit & David Dopko
10:25pm EDT / 7:25pm PDT
Javier Jimenez Spotlight
10:40pm EDT / 7:40pm PDT
Creature Bazaar Power Hour
w/ Quang Le
11:40pm EDT / 8:40pm PDT
Tokyo Toy Bastard
w/ Jeremy Mauney
12:00am EDT / 9:00pm PDT
Mandarake CoCoo (Akihabara, Tokyo) ASMR/VR Experience
12:30am EDT / 9:30pm PDT
Closing Ceremonies + Brontis music video
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Updates:
Shin Eyezon update. At the iron mold factory hope to hear more news soon ! Header card art by the awesome Sophie Campbell is done too !
Pre Orders: Clear Blue Ultraman is still in pre order status. Hopefully we can get them in April/May time frame. However go this image of the figure from the factory so we are almost done !
Ultra Kaiju Bemstar and Twintails will have a USA release soon so please look out for that. Also just got sample pictures of THREE more Ultraman colorways ! Very cool ones very soon !
Ultraman collector cards ! There’s a Kickstarter for them now ( fully funded) but I was asked to contribute a few original sketched cards for the set. These will be randomly inserted into the packs. Card set is fully licensed by Tsuburaya Productions, too ! Will show them as soon as i do them and they get approved ;-P
And a little sneak peek at a new Ultraman header card I’m working on … you might “see” a glimpse of it during the Super Sofubi Show thingy above ;-P
Still needs final approval tho …!
Special online show “Kaiju Amigos” with good friend Javier Jimenez for May. Details very soon and we hope to offer some Fun stuff plus a special Zoom chat with us 😉
As always, appreciate your continued support and look forward to showing you more new projects very soon !
Your Kaiju Pal,
Mark

Mark Nagata custom Kaiju micro runs

Posting up this Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021, I’ve painted a variety of Max Toy Company original sofubi figures in micro runs ( meaning x10 pieces or less !). Max Toy Club members have been given first access but don’t worry there’s remaining figures to choose from ! All items available will post to our web store: www.maxtoyco.com at a random time. Appreciate the support and good luck !

Here’s a peek at what’s on offer:

Kaiju Axron on Flesh Sofubi

 

 Mecha Nekoron on clear yellow sofubi

 

Kaiju TriPus on clear dark blue sofubi

 

Kaiju Eyezon on white sofubi

 

Kaiju TriPasu on white sofubi ( now sold out !)

 

Mini Kaiju Eyezon cast in clear sofubi with glow guts

 

Sofubi-man cast in flesh sofubi

Max Toy Updates

Sorry guys for the lack of updates here, but for the latest news follow my Instagram: maxtoyco or subscribe to our mailing list on our web page. Lots of drops have already happened and most have fully sold out ( see below) We will have one more drop next week ( I think ) for the year so look out for that.

Pre Orders – All Dark Ultraman orders have shipped ! Thank you for waiting, as it took a bit longer with shipping to get them (roughly 2.5 months).

Also, if you Pre Ordered a Mazinger Z ( normal and wings versions) we got only half of them in stock and those have now shipped out. Obviously if you have not received it, you will be in the next wave ( expected in late Dec/ early Jan. But, I will email you with a offer so please wait for that email.

    Santacluth by MadMonk1869 (now sold out)

 

Edition of x2 mini Kaiju Eyezon for this weekends Clutter Holiday show. Contact them for more info !

 

Now sold out, Mazinger Z Max Toy editions from Holy Mountain Toys.

Awesome pictures they took !!

 

New Eyezon project with Artist Sophie Campbell and Sculptor Beth Graves ! Apologies to Beth, this is a super duper rough to her sculpt, but don’t worry it’s looking Fantastic and I will post more in progress pics very soon !

 

Looking forward, for January 1st, 2021, we have a major drop coming !!! You have been warned  😉

I want to take a moment to say “Thank You” so much for the wonderful support of Max Toys (here and in Japan) for this year ! It’s not been the best of years on many levels, but as we close out, I think a glimmer of hope on the horizon for better days ahead.

As a small business, I appreciate your support, and even if just a kind word. I encourage you to support your favorite independent artists if you can as I know many are struggling during this pandemic.

Happy Holidays !

 

Your Kaiju Pal,

Mark

Dcon Online 2020 via PopShopLive Code: MAXTOY

Hi All ! Sorry for the lack of updates but lots going on. First if you Pre Ordered second round of Evil Black Ultraman they are still in production, but thank you for waiting should be soon. First wave of Mazingers are on the way so if you pre ordered, I will fill the orders in the order of first order, well, first !

Ok so this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Designer Con will be held online ! Go to their web page, as you need to buy a ticket to join in via PopShopLive app. Once you have your ticket, my store code is : MAXTOY

While it’s for iPhone or iPad, i believe you can still access via a computer and their web site.

Below are a few of the exclusives we have for the event. Again, you have to get your ticket to access this con. If stuff is left over, I will post them early next week to our web store. To be quite honest, I’m not sure how this will go, cause basically I have to sit there in front of the ipad and “sell” the stuff and you know, be engaging ;-P I’ll give it a go, but this is kinda not for people who don’t really like “people” ( haha ) Anyways, I’m willing to give it a go !

Plus not shown, more stuff and customs !

Trixi-Lu Black Cats Debut Sells Out !

Trixi-Lu

The plan was to adopt one kitten at our local animal
shelter. We went into room after room looking at
many kitties. Shy ones, orange ones, crazy ones,
old ones … so many, I wish we could adopted them
all ! Finally we went into a room with 2 black cats.
One immediately greeted us and sat in our laps.
The other was more shy and came out for only a
second but quickly retreated to her box. We
decided the more active one was the cat for us and
as we left to fill out the paperwork, she placed her
paw under the door and waved at us.
But, Max said, “How can we just leave the other cat
there by itself ? We have adopt both !!!”
He was right, of course, and we brought both home.
Trixi and Lulu are the best kitties, and have their own
personalities. One is more active, one is shy. One
has big round eyes, one has half moon eyes.
Sometimes they play together, sometimes they have
a disagreement. While we sleep at night and when the
Moon and Stars align, they combine into Trixi-Lu and
have their own adventures !

 

Design by Kaiju Wife Anna

Sculpt by P.P.Pudding
Production coordination Yo Miyamoto

3 inches long by 2.5 inches tall

Don’t worry, we will make a few more soon .. plus a special one for Dcon !

Mazinger Z , Paint Demo and BobaBots !

Major Toy Announcement !
Here are the first images of our collab with the Legend Go Nagai / Dynamic Pro ! Sofubi Mazinger Z !!!
Fully licensed, he will come in two versions ( No Wings and Wings ) and stands roughly 6 inches tall !!
USA Pre Orders will start very soon !! This figure will be available to ship worldwide !!
Figure sculpted by P.P.Pudding with Coordination by Yo Miyamoto. Fully cast and painted in Japan.
Stay tuned for more info !
And .. in a few weeks don’t miss a Special Zoom painting demo and Q&A with Myself and Todd Mechavirus Robertson @mechavirus on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 2 pm West Coast time.
Purchase your ticket ( with original drawing on the back ! ) and get a Sofubi Captain Maxx head, too ! Details in the link below !!
The good folks at Story Spark now have up for sale these two awesome custom Boba Bots painted by Mark Nagata 😉 Here’s the link plus check out the cool Chrome version plus their super cool tees !

Max Toy September Updates

Sorry for the lack of updates but as usual lots of stuff going on 😉 Of course, the best way to see what’s up is to follow our Instagram feed – @maxtoyco

I want to thank everyone for the support… we just sold out of all our Pre Order Tsuburaya Productions figures ! Posted below, Dark Baltan, Dark Ultraman and Green Fireman !

But, on the Dark Ultraman, we got so many people asking us if we’d do another run.. that I’ve put up a Pre Order for a final second run here:

https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Pre-Order-round-2-Ultraman-Dark-version-Tsuburaya-Productions-x-Max-Toy/1822

I will only have it up thru this weekend and than that’s it ! Please read the description about our Pre Orders.

These are now fully sold out !

Below, Only a few pieces left of the following.. “Red Ghost” Gerald Okamura, “Man of Many Weapons” !

And marbled Kaiju Eyezon ! This one turned out very cool ! And because of the process, no two are alike ! Order him here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Clear-Red-Ghost-Gerald-Okamura-Man-of-Many-Weapons/1821

Order him here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/Kaiju-Eyezon-Orange-Yellow-marbled-painted-version/1829

Finally, I was surprised our Dolphin Patrol figure got a lot of attention .. and, to be honest, I should have made more  ;-P Personally, it’s one of my favorite figures we’ve done, but really hasn’t gotten too much love.. maybe it’s the clear vinyl with paint that did it this time ! He’s sold out.. but we’ll do another one soon !

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