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Max Toy Updates

Hi Max Toy Fans !
Let’s start with the not great news … obviously everyone is aware of the virus and with much discussion with my family, i have decided to cancel any con attendance for the next few months.. This includes the upcoming Creature Bazaar in Glendale ;-(
Super bummed.
Besides taking care of my 93 year old mother, I am also in the “elderly” group of over 50+ year olds to avoid crowds (I don’t know how I made it to that group ! )
I wish everyone to stay healthy and well out there !
I do have some customs and new releases coming up this month ( info below ) .. so hopefully you guys are able to support me that way.
In fact, for all Artists out there,  I hope you can continue to support them.. in any way you can…
Your Kaiju Pal,
Mark
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Updates:
This weekend, check out Clutter Gallery show, Kaiju Kanibal show, I have two classic TriPus ( which by the way, I’m on the last box of them.. so once they are gone that’s it folks ! ) Contact them for mailing list and buying info.
Tease for a new Ultraman ;-), yes this month ! Club members get first chance at them !
Later this month, have a special Eyezon for Outre Gallery and their Yokai Yokai show.
Contact them for more info ! Outre Gallery Australia
July – Major Project dropping from Max Toy Company for USA and Japan ! You guys won’t believe it ! And, look for something different in August 2020 in the planning ;-P
Pre Order Grey Glitter Ultraman’s should be done any day now… with shipping later this month ! Pre Order Glow Ultraman’s are in process. Thank you again for those orders… we will update them soon !
and, Trixie-Lu is coming !!!

Ultraman & Baltan

After a quick sell out, due to popular demand, we are now taking PRE ORDERS on this officially licensed Tsuburaya Productions Ultraman figure from Max Toy Company ! Please read the description before ordering as this is a Pre Order, so production delays may happen.

Here’s the link: https://www.maxtoyco.com/Store/PRE-ORDER—Ultraman-Max-Toy-X-Tsuburaya-Pro-licensed-sofubi-Hero/1741

And only One set is left of our just released Tsuburaya Productions Alien Baltan transformation set ! You get three figures !

Tsuburaya WF and more !

This particular show is only licensed Tsuburaya Productions characters and as with most things only for sale in Japan. Fear not, we will be releasing a similar Baltan set and new Ultraman figures soon for the USA !

Glow TriPus

Have two custom painted Kaiju TriPus in this weekends Clutter Holiday show. Please get on their mailing list and also check out the participating artists for your Holiday gifts (!)

Day Glo paints

and it’s that time of the year.. for the Top9 thingy … personally I have no idea how they calculate this stuff but here’s 2019’s image:

117.3 likes ?!?

At least glad to see lots of Tsuburaya stuff made the listing ! As always, thank you, thank you for the continued support of Max Toys and my past exhibit “Kaiju Vs Heroes” at the Japanese American National Museum. I keep thinking I’m going to slow it down, but we’ve already got a lot of new projects for 2020 ( Including one super HUGE one that I can’t wait to reveal ! ) and a long term one that I think people won’t see coming … as with a lot of stuff I’m not putting all my eggs into one basket so no hints just yet 😉

Ultraman Max Toy x Tsuburaya Productions

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So, after nearly 46 years after first receiving Bullmark Ultraman figures and Kaiju as Christmas gifts from Japan… the circle is almost complete ! It’s not a secret if you follow me on Instagram ( maxtoyco ), but finally we are about to debut the VERY first sofubi Ultraman figure for sale in the USA ! Fully licensed by Tsuburaya Productions Japan ! Now, you might be saying, “Hey, I been buying Bandai Ultraman figures for many years now !” But, technically those were not officially imported for sale in the USA. After a decades long legal battle ( you can google more about that ) Tsuburaya Productions, the only owner of the Ultraman license can now license the character worldwide. AS a life long Ultraman toy collector, we’ve been trying for many years to be able to make a official Ultraman figure for sale outside of Japan.. so this is a huge deal to me… like I said, circle complete !

First USA debut will be at the upcoming Designer Con ( Dcon ) , Max Toy Booth 630 ! First come, first served ! But, we may limit sales to one person. More photos as we get closer to the event !

Hoots the Owl

Now on sale, our newest character, HOOTS the Owl ! Designed by Mark Nagata, sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys. This was formally in our GachaMaxx series, but now being released fully painted ! Available via our web store !

Splotch Peek !

A peek at something painted up for the Unruly / Sideshow Collectibles booth for Dcon. Besides this cool custom, I’ve been cranking away on many other figures for upcoming shows … but some I can not show, just yet ! Will do my best to post them here.. but again Instagram is the best way to see what I’m up to !

Kaiju vs Heroes exhibit

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

Enjoy !

Kaiju Con JANM museum

Today is the last day to get the special “early bird” ticket prices ! Full info via the Japanese American National Museum’s link:

http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/kaiju-con/

Besides a great vendor line up of toys, artists and more there will also be a full day of seminars and discussions and at night a free Godzilla movie on the plaza. Plus, don’t forget to see my exhibit, Kaiju vs Heroes – http://www.janm.org/exhibits/kaiju-vs-heroes/ before it closes July 7th, 2019 !

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
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