A bunch of Max Toy Updates ! For up to the minute updates please follow my Instagram: @maxtoyco !
Yo-san will be representing Max Toys at the upcoming Thailand Toys Expo. Here’s the flyer !
Also look for Daniel Yu ( @thedanielyu ) and the first painted release of Lunar Cat at the Thailand show !
And also for Thailand, I painted these three custom Si Batu Cave Dudes for @kongandri !
Sorry, I will not be there this year but i appreciate your support for these fine artists !
I’m off to Shanghai, we have a booth( CO2 ) at this huge show called Shanghai Toy Show (STS). Our booth mates include Jay222 and Aaron Arel of UhOh Toys.
The prep for this was pretty grueling for me … before I started a fellow artist told me to prepare up to x500 pieces (!!) I mostly paint my figures, so there’s really no way I could do this … but i think I managed to paint a nice selection of micro runs ( pic above ) and some one offs.
I won’t be updating or posting at all while I’m gone because from China, because no Facebook / Instagram ;-P
Well, you can if you do some tech stuff, but I just didn’t want to go thru all the steps, so I won’t 😉
And, if you buy anything from our site starting today, April 1st thru April 9th, we will not be shipping till April 10th ;-P
I’ll make a post once I get back, so wish me luck in bring back an empty suit case 😉
@clog_two x @iamwetworks x @flabslab Painted by #marknagata Contact Flabslab for more info 👍✨✨
My custom Galaxy style Shinigami resin figure !
Sorry for the lack of updates .. but have been totally swamped (!) Anyways, here’s a few events etc 😉
Opening this Saturday March 3rd, 2018 , The Painter’s Show , curated by @Phuntsy, held at Lulubell store/gallery. More info via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/LulubellToys/posts/10155051810232352
Here’s my one and only piece for the show, Kaiju EyePus ! Yes, I mashed up two of my creations and created this 😉 Contact the gallery for purchasing info.
and I’m on VERO app, now ;-P Its very unstable at the moment …and so far, hard for me to post, but no ads and I guess folks hate Instagram now .. anyways, I’ll post in both places, plus Facebook and Twitter .. we’ll see how long a 53 year old can keep up 😉
and finally a peek at some Sillymanders I’m painting for the upcoming STS Shanghai Toy Show. I’m sharing a booth with artist Jay222 … should be an adventure 😉
This AWESOME image by the extraordinary Photographer Brian McCarty will be the signature image for the upcoming “Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys ” exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
Here’s what Brian said about the image he took :
Shot for the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, the photo celebrates the upcoming exhibition “Kaiju vs Heroes,” featuring Mark Nagata’s unrivalled collection of vintage Japanese toys. Born out of the cultural ashes of World War II, these distinctive soft vinyl figures became both a means for Japanese Americans to reconnect with their culture and an apt metaphor for postwar relations between the United States and Japan.
The exhibit opens on September 15th, 2018 and will run for about 6 months into 2019. We have various events etc planned so stay tuned for more info on the exhibit in the coming months.
By the way, if you don’t already know, please check out the important work Brian is doing for his War Toys project – https://wartoysproject.com/
You know I just make these silly toy collectibles …but, out in the real world people like Brian are actually making a difference for these kids caught in very tragic conditions.
Now up in the Max Toy web store we have these very cool Alien Oreion figures from Magitarus and painted by Mark Nagata. These are huge figures standing 12 inches tall by about 9 inches to the longest tentacle ! Upper part is soft vinyl, while the lower part is cast resin. All painted with Monster Kolor paints ! Details and links below !
This one ( above and below ) is sold…. Alien Eyeball version !
Galaxy Oreion ! – https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1378
Dark Metallic Oreion – https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1380
Rainbow Oreion – https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1379
Check out my latest 5 inch tall Dunny one of a kind custom for the fine folks at Corner12 ! Hand painted & sculpted by Mark Nagata, using acrylic and Monster Kolor paints.
Only available via Corner12 web store !
Happy New Year, Max Toy Fans ! Ok, just a bunch of stuff to catch up .. after selling through our first shipment of Sofubi-man, we have another batch on order, so decided to take PRE ORDERS for them here: https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1371
Should have more Flesh Sofubi-man by months end, by the way
Next week, via Clutter Gallery, I painted this Galaxy “I Heart Skull” resin skull for their next gallery show ! Skull designed by the famous Ron English. Contact Clutter for Preview list and more info !
And also this very cool ( pun intended) Winter Crusher G custom by artist James Osborne has just sold !
And finally, over the Holidays I got this stunning, original pencil art of my cats, Lulu and Trixie !!! Artist and Max Toy fan, Maya Doka is the artist – http://www.mayadoka.com/
I’m sorry my picture does not do the artwork justice .. it’s has some very subtle grey tones in the pencil work and captures the Cats purrfectly 😉
Thank you Everyone for your kind words and support of Max Toy Company ! As we enter our Lucky 13th year, 2018 is already booked ;-P Look for new toy projects, conventions and in September 2018 at the Japanese American National Museum, Kaiju vs Heroes – Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys (!) I’m co-curating the show with Maria Kwong ( http://www.latdamuseum.org/ ) More info coming in the new year so stay tuned and see you there !