Finally was able to to see the awesome Hello Kitty 40th anniversary exhibit at JANM Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles this past weekend. Really well displayed show with history and vintage Kitty stuff in galleries below and upstairs artists versions of Hello Kitty. My custom Kaiju ( Drazoran ) Hello Kitty and I were reunited ;-P
And yes, there’s another Hello Kitty Kaiju figure release via the museum very soon for those who are keeping track of that ;-P
The show runs till May 31st, 2015, so don’t miss it ! Check out their online shop as well for a must have book on the exhibit. More info: http://www.janm.org
Besides attending Monster Palooza ( my current favorite con ), had to stop by for our annual Disneyland adventure 😉 Hard to believe I’ve been coming here for 51 years now (!!)
Next week, April 10th is the online only Kaiju Nyagira event right here on this site. I’ll be posting preview pics in the coming days. Basically I’ll post them up on April 10th for a first come, first served basis. Check out instagram under #Nyagira for artists previews as well !
Doki Doki – Osaka Sofubi Expo
Date: 22 March 15Venue: Independent Theater 2ndAddress: 4-7-22 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi
Time: 11 am – 4 pm.
Here’s some of our exclusive #MaxToy / Monster Boogie figures. Stop by and say “Hi” to Yo-san at the Max Toy booth
Check out Vinyl Kaiju Legion for more details ! I painted x3 of these in an exclusive micro run for them using Monster Kolor paints 😉 http://www.kaijulegion.com
Each is numbered and signed on the feet. FYI – Argus is an Alien or a Seijin .. not a Kaiju or a Cat 😉 This figure is a production of Max Toy x TAG gallery.
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
My custom Hello Kitty Kaiju custom/sculpt is in the JANM book, “Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty”. Only available from their store or online : http://janmstore.com/collections/hellokitty/products/exhibition-catalogue-hello-exploring-the-supercute-world-of-hello-kitty
The exhibition has been extended thru May 2015 as well !
Quick update to show one of these horsies I painted as a reward level .. in my Galaxy style and using Monster Kolor paints;-)
Check out the project here : http://www.4horsies.com/maddie
Here’s a quick peek at some of the many customs I’m working on for various upcoming shows including FOE gallery and ToyCon UK … more details soonish 😉 Using Monster Kolor paints on these with various pearls and glitter coatings !
Javier Jimenez has just started his IndieGoGo campaign to make his original character, Wananeko, into a Japanese made Sofubi ! It’s only been 24hrs and it’s 78% funded !
Javier, is a super talented artist from Spain whose love of Toys & Japanese culture really comes thru in this project. On a more personal note, Javier is a hard worker and good guy. He’s one of a handful of new Kaiju artists on the scene now that represent the future of indie Kaiju.
He still needs your help so follow this link:
and help him out if you can. Meow !
After 9 years, it was about time to refresh the web site and bring it into the smart phone era 😉 Yes, finally you can browse and order Kaiju on your phone or tablet, Yay ! Ok, so it’s a work in progress, so if you encounter any broken links and such please let me know so i can let my web guy know. I’ll slowly add back the old content as well .. plus add images and descriptions to the new characters tab. More soon, and Happy Holidays !