Sofubi-man custom online only custom show will go live via the Max Toy web store on July 31, 2019 ! Stay tuned for peeks at amazing custom work by participating artist and also follow my Instagram ( @maxtoyco ) for pics too as we get closer to the event !
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Kaiju Vs Heroes, my exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles California closes July 7th, 2019. See over 300+ Kaiju toys from the Mark Nagata collection, take a VR tour of Nagata’s studio, play the Eyezon video game and see the short movie about Mark Nagata’s art and toys, “In the Clutches of Kaiju “ !
In addition, at the museum learn more about the internment of Japanese Americans during WW2 and the modern day repercussions.
Also, the past Kaiju Con featured a number of events that were videoed and have been posted up:
Mark Nagata Painting Demo https://youtu.be/a_qT0JtXUdc
Collector’s Panel https://youtu.be/uFFrCjFusJo
Marusan talk https://youtu.be/2-peKIpiWAY
and a nice over view of the event from Neon + Nova – https://youtu.be/rjBuCVEYL2A
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 !
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 !!!
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 😉
Oops, I’m way behind on updates and sorry to say most of the items below have sold out ;-( Best way to keep up to date on Max Toy stuff is via my instagram : maxtoyco
I’ll just dump all the images below in no particular order ….
Custom Gashadokutops made by Cereal Box Toys and painted by Mark Nagata. Inspired by ancient Japanese Yokai legends, this unique edition features a special header card with a “ultra powered up” illustration ! A one of a kind, painted figure made of soft vinyl ! Only two remain … now in the Max Toy web store.
Head on over to DoomCo Designs ! They have a special one off Chromed Kaiju Eyezon for sale ! https://www.doomcodesigns.com/physical/eyezon-city-of-chrome
Also, head over to the Japanese American National Museum web store, for these exclusive Kaiju vs Heroes items ! https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes Only available from the museum.. or if you are in the LA area, visit their store to purchase.
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 !
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 ) 😉
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.
Check out the February 2019 issue of KORE, nice article by Mae Hamilton about myself and “Kaiju vs Heroes” exhibit. Look for it on newsstands in physical form as well !
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 !!