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Max Toy Updates

Sorry for the lack of updates here… been very busy painting customs for various upcoming shows in the next few months … plus randomly dropping some into the Max Toy web store ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not to mention working very hard on the special thing for 2018 ๐Ÿ˜‰ I should be able to reveal it in 2017 (haha) .. it’s gonna be a good one so stay tuned !

Here’s a look at some projects on the way …

First up we have these cool new Max Boy pins ! These will be available very soon (waiting for backing cards to arrive) ;-P Looks like next week, in fact ! Very cute, thanks to Javier Jimenez for the art work – http://www.javierjimenezdesign.com

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Ultimate SaiKobi, glow vinyl, but above I’ve applied a black rub / wipe to it to bring out all the awesome details ๐Ÿ˜‰ Check my Instagram for more inprogress pics ( @maxtoyco )

This one is headed to a future custom toy show .. details soonish but i may also drop one into the web store too !

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And, working on a small run of Cat Kaiju Nyagira ! These will be offered to Max Toy club members first .. any remaining will post to the Max Toy web store late next week. Much more in the works including debut of Ultra Nyan Cat ( licensed from Tsuburaya Pro ), New Max Boys, debut of Gacha-Maxx figures .. much more to come !

New Lady Darkness & Ultimate SaiKobi

 

 

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Well it’s been awhile but we finally have a new Lady Darkness ! This Tropical version is available in two versions, Face and Mask types ( each sold separately ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) This particular figure sports close to 30 different masks … amazing painted details ! Lady Darkness is a villain of Lady Maxx ( for those who don’t know, buy our Lady Maxx comic book )

DarkWeb_artand below we also have the first factory paint version of our Kaiju Ultimate SaiKobi Mecha Dino figure !

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Painted by master Kaiju painters, The Maruyama Brothers, in Japan. How can you go wrong with a half mecha Dino and half Dino, well Dino ! Both in our web store now !

Max Boy & Max Toy Club kit

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Ah, finally the official Max Toy Company mascot, Max Boy has landed !

 

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Skillfully sculpted by Makino-san ( TTToys ), vinyl casting by Shimizu-san and painted by the Maruyama Brothers in Japan. Based on our Max Toy Logo ( trademark pending ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), and for those of you who don’t know Max Boy and the company is named after my son, Max ! Yes, it’s confusing, as some people will email me and call me Max (haha). I’ve been wanting to make this figure since starting Max Toys over 9 years ago… so I’m so happy with how it turned out !

Standing about 5 inches tall, a limited quantity will be posted online in the next day, plus …

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Remember the Max Toy Club ?!! Finally I’ve been able to set aside a few Max Boys to go along with our newly revamped Club Kit (new folder, card, pin, sticker and patch !). So if you’ve ever wanted to join now’s the time ! While only a few slots will be open, don’t worry, as soon as we make more Max Boys we’ll re-open the club again.

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So this was the year I wasn’t going to SDCC aka Comic Con … the Max Boy really wanted to go so who am I to stand in the way of the next generation of collectors ? Not having luck in the ticket pool, toy friends got us in ! It was as usual an onslaught of everything ! I’ve been going since the late 80s, so I’ve seen the convention transform into what it is today. In my opinion, not really my cup of tea, I miss the old school dealers and actual comic sellers, but time marches on.

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Once again the fine folks at Squibbles Ink / Rotofugi hosted several of my customs (which sold out). Do yourself a favor and check out Rotofugi store online: http://www.rotofugi.com/home

 

 

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Personally I don’t really find much at these conventions anymore … I take that back, I find LOTS of things I’d want … like a $70,000 Jack Kirby piece of art (!) Ha ! … not in this lifetime ;-P

Max and I do take our annual YuGiOh card picture, which is free … and honestly the best thing i could get from the convention ๐Ÿ™‚

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So the first Galaxy Pup I did, was stolen, so i quickly painted up another and brought it down for artist Martin Hsu’s booth … luckily it sold within minutes ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also a big Thank You to Mike Minjares for all his help and our annual lunch with Honda and Andrew.

So basically I told Max I’d buy him whatever he wanted, but I’m not going to wait in any lines or go to one place to get a coupon, only to return to another place to MAYBE get a toy. He agreed nothing is worth that much trouble… plus he noted everything ends up on Ebay .. haha … I’m glad he’s not buying into the hype.

Max found plenty to buy regardless, so we didn’t return empty handed for sure. At the end of the day, I turned to him and asked if he’d like to come back next year … there was a slight pause … and he faintly said .. yes ! I guess i don’t have a choice … 2016 .. ugh !

Nyagira Tshirt & JANM Hello Kitty closing event

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We’ve got a new t-shirt Pre Order ! One of my favorite artists, Javier Jimenez has designed this super cute Nyagira Cat Kaiju shirt for us ! Its being printed now by Monster Kolor / Dead Presidents Design, and Made in the USA.

Please order via our web store here :
http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1023

It’s a Pre Order, so we estimate this will take about 3-6 weeks to get them, but you’ll save a few bucks by pre ordering now ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now a word about the Max Toy Club, and how the heck do you join ! Yes, I’m sorry, I’ve been slooooowly working on this but we are so very close to re-opening the club in another month or so. When we do you’ll get a brand new Club Kit, re-designed by Javier Jimenez ( yes ! ) plus new goodies … and a special Max Boy figure only available from the Club. Full details very soon and thank you for waiting !

And, coming up Friday May 22nd, 2015, I’ll be attending the special closing Party for the Japanese American National Museum Hello Kitty 40th show. A bunch of artists in the show will be there, too, signing books. I look forward to meeting you all and I’m not suppose to say, but there should be one last Hello Kitty Kaiju released ๐Ÿ˜‰
Shhhhh, don’t tell any one !

Check out the Max Toy web store for more random customs posted and new product in the coming weeks !

Thanks for the support, it sounds hooky but without any orders, well I couldn’t keep making these toys, so thank you !

Max Boy sculpt

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sculpt is based on a sketch I provided.

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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 !

New Kibunadon Fish Kaiju

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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