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 !
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 !
Only a few pieces remain of these hand painted by Mark Nagata, these glow in the dark Dino Saikobi micros. A Max Toy / Monster Boogie production. Look for them in the Max Toy web store, also check out FOE gallery for the Negora-mon custom (http://www.shopfoe.com/collections/garamaniacal-too/products/negora-mon ).
Toy blogger and Artist Andy Heng who runs TOYSREVIL (http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2015/02/toysrevil-turns-ten.html) blog, celebrates his 10 years of blogging and promoting Art Toys & Toys. I’m honored to be asked to help Andy celebrate .. details soon 😉 I had the pleasure of meeting Andy in Singapore several years ago. Not only a good guy and gentleman, I really don’t know how he does it all on his own at a nearly 24/7 pace ! His passion for Toys and Art is evident and we wish him much success for the next 10 years ! Go Andy !!!
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 !
Max Toy / Monster Boogie Nyagira Cat custom show is coming in April 😉 It will be online here only so everyone will get a chance to purchase. More details soon !! Thanks to artist, Javier Jimenez (http://www.javierjimenezdesign.com) for the most awesome logo !
Well, I’m a bit late posting this but the VDay Negora has now sold out (!) Thank you for the wonderful response 😉
Look for this custom by Mark Nagata for the Garamaniacal Too show at FOE gallery – http://www.shopfoe.com , opens Feb 13th, 2015. My take on the classic Kaiju Garamon, Negora-mon ! Using apoxie sculpt and Monster Kolor paints. Check out the other cool work as well !
2015 Japan Winter Wonder Festival info :
Feb 8th 2015 Exclusives Booth 6-29-04.
One-day-licensed item #1
(From GEGEGE-no-Kitaro comic) 3500 yen
Copyright: Mizuki production.
One-day-licensed item #2
Sara-Kozo (From GEGEGE-no-Kitaro comic)
Copyright: Mizuki Production.
Event exclusive. One-day-licensed item #3
Kami-Neko & Yamamaya
(From Azumanga-Daio comic) 2600 yen (as a set)
Plus, Nyagira blue GID version 6500 yen Micro Negora blue GID version 3000 yen and more Sorry these are event only sales items #Sofubi #limitededition #cats #meow #negora #nyagira #yokai
Say Hi to @quackmaxx at the show !
These awesome Kaiju Zanga will be up for sale real soon .. first offered to Max Toy Club Members this weekend 😉 Using a vinyl drip method over a yellow base. The various vinyl colors are actually dripped over the cast vinyl .. so each one is one of a kind ! Look for them in our web store … remember Zanga is a huge hunk of vinyl 😉
Thanks for your continued support … more goodies posting soon including a Valentines Day Negora !
Happy New Year ! Lets get right to it .. first go on over to Kaiju Vinyl Legion, they will be offering this micro release of hand painted Kaiju Eyezons ! Limited to 4 pieces, each hand signed and painted by Mark Nagata using Monster Kolor paints.
This Saturday, check out the Text & Pictures show at Giant Robot, I have this hand drawn pen & ink Kaiju text artwork in the show. Sorry for the small-ish pic, but it’s about 8×10 inches on bristol paper, framed. Retail is $125.
I’m getting 6 of these special GID King Negora. The special part is we used blue glow vinyl, the result is well blue glow 😉 The remaining pieces are now in the web store: http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=969
Also shown is the decomasu of our newest character Ringo Racoon 😉 Designed and sculpted by Pico Pico. This hand paint is used to make the metal paint masks … first release very soon, so stay tuned.
You’ll also notice that we have a revamped web site ! It was along time coming for sure .. let me know if you find any glitches or if something about it bugs you ;-P It will take awhile but hope to repost the old content at some point too.
Stay tuned for a Mechavirus Ammonaito release painted by me next week via Max Toy site… details in the next email. I’ll also be dropping random micro runs of various Max Toys in the web store so please check back.
And look for a new Sanrio x Max Toy Hello Kitty figure release only from Japanese American National Museum 😉 in January.
Thanks again for the ongoing support !
Your Kaiju Pal,