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Kaiju Con Exclusives & Customs

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 !

Exclusive New Colorway of The Man of Many Weapons

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 !!!

Lots of new Max Toy customs by Mark Nagata
Surf Drazorans by the Amazing Son/Mother team, Seth and Laura Longmire
Custom Eyezon by Max Nagata
Custom King Negora by Max Nagata
DaBomb Toys UFO painted by Mark Nagata
Custom DaBomb Toys UFO bottom, painted by Mark Nagata
Planet X Asia Devil Buddha painted by Mark Nagata
Custom Negora by Mark Nagata

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 😉

FrankenMerrick customs

These stunning FrankenMerrick soft vinyl figures are made by Miscreation Toys / Jeremi Rimel. The details are super impressive and to be honest the challenge for me was to paint them to show off these details but not lose the anatomy or over all look of the figure ( if that makes sense). I had great fun with each and as you see, there are now 3 different versions in our web store ! First up, is FrankenMerrick in his Black and White movie appearance ( as imagined !)

The second one, is FrankenMerrick in a more colorful mood …

and a full body view

Finally, Metallic version !

Find them via our web store: https://www.maxtoyco.com/

Max Toy Updates

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 ….

Licensed Kanegon Tsuburaya Pro Japan (sold out)
Clear Green Tanks ( sold out )
Don Smiles Mark Torres designed head (Only a few remain !)
Ollie Otter ! Only a few remain !
Micro run Sofubi-man for OneUp store Tokyo

Micro run Sofubi-man for OneUp store Tokyo
Special Rainbow Man of Many Weapons by Mark Nagata ( see Max Toy web store !) Includes Rainbow rubber star !
Custom Death Goliathon Ape. Produced by Planet X Asia, custom painted by Mark Nagata. One of a kind Kaiju Ape now in the Max Toy web store !

Michael Devera painted Boy Karma micro run. Now sold out !
Visited “Kaiju vs Heroes” this past weekend. Amazing wall of coloring sheets by visitors ! There’s some real gems up there 😉 Show runs thru July 7th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum.

Asian America Podcast

A few months back had the privilege of sitting down at my exhibit, “Kaiju vs Heroes” at the Japanese American National Museum and talk to Ken Fong of Asian America podcast.

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.

photo by Ken Fong

Kaiju vs Heroes Exhibit News

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 !!

Saturday June 15th , 2019

Mark Nagata Customs

Randomly posting up for sale, customs .. most have sold.. but more to be posted in the next week. Best to follow my Instagram @maxtoyco for peeks on what I’m working on ! Plus, will have a few more fully painted Sofubi-man posted as well !

Figure produced by PlanetX Asia
Figure produced by PlanetX Asia
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Figure produced by Magitarius
Painted by Max Nagata
Painted by Max Nagata

Max Toy Updates

I’m way behind on a few updates so will do my best to catch up here… First off Thank You so much to everyone who came out to see Gerald Okamura, buy his figure, get a autograph and picture. We had a great turn out and Gerald is a masterful storyteller ! I posted a brief clip view my Instagram: maxtoyco which is pretty funny ;-P

Only a few figures and prints are left exclusively via Japanese American National Museum web store : https://janmstore.com/collections/kaiju-vs-heroes Scroll down to the bottom.

I also gave a tour of my exhibit “Kaiju vs Heroes” for museum members. Always glad to inform people about Japanese toys 😉

also had some nice Press for the show … KORE media

and here in San Francisco, nice article from Nichi Bei Weekly newspaper.

In a few weeks, should be able to announce something about the exhibit but for now must remain silent ;-P

Mark Nagata x Diemouse Kaiju customs

Been working hard on these x7 Diemouse Kaiju figures ! Each is one of a kind and painted by Mark Nagata. Signed and dated and numbered 1/1 on the feet. Currently they are being offered to Max Toy club members. Remaining pieces will post up on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2018 via our web store – https://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_cat.php

at a random time. These will be sold, randomly, so you can not choose which one you may want. But, in my opinion, they all look great  ;-P

And, a few, feature a baby doll type of middle eye, that closes when you lay the figure down  😉 All were painted with Monster Kolor paints !

Good luck !

 

 

 

 

Max Toy Dcon Wrap Up 2018

Fantastic Dcon ! Thank you for all the kind words and support !! I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the fans who came up to say “Hello” and who saw the “Kaiju vs Heroes” exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum !! When we were planning the museum exhibit, it was my hope that if anything my story would inspire people to pursue their dreams and that you can do it !

We sold out of almost everything we brought … have only x3 Kanegon and x3 glow Otters so will post them later today. A few customs will post as well 😉

The bigger Dcon venue allowed for more room for the crowds which was nice and of course more vendors. I wish I had more time to just wander the con and didn’t get to connect with everyone I wanted too .. but we’ll be back next year 😉 So many talented artists at the show .. I highly recommend attending next year if you can.

Here’s a few misc pictures with my booth mates Sunguts, Blobpus, DaiKaiju Salon ( Kobeni-chan), Suzuki and Doug Hardy ( Cat Magic Toys ) !

Visited the exhibit with the Japan crew  😉

Below: We had the honor of having the Legendary Martial Artist and Actor, Gerald Okamura at our booth. We sold out of the first Man of Many Weapons Sofubi and had a great signing event ! Look for a new release January 6th, 2019 at the Japanese American National Museum, with another signing and on stage interview with Gerald ! See the museum web site for more details !!

 

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