Toy Art Gallery is going to be hosting a custom group show for the US debut of Max toy Co’s newest figure Alien Argus opening on February 26th. Mark sent me this awesome minty green blank to paint for the show that was so cool I almost didn’t want to paint it!
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The Max Toy pocket figures were sculpted by Gargamel way back when and predate the minis by a few years. There’s a Maxx and a Xam released in clear red vinyl as either keychains or necklace charms, and the sculpts are alright, but really blown away by the new mini line. I decided to paint up my pockets and use them as zipper-charms on my backpack!
With the completion of the Eyezon, I have assembled a full set (plus a duplicate) of Monster Kolor painted Max Toy minis. The Eyezon, metallic Xam, Tripus, Drazoran, and Eyezon are by me, the pink Xam is by Nagata, and the Maxx is by DP. Now I need to get one of every sculpt hand-painted by a different artist ;) I have a flat-color Drazoran painted by Gatchabert, so that’s three sculpts down…
I tried to really push my colors and sprays with this little guy. A trick that I’ve learned I can use is to bring up my highlights in white and then use a light squirt of clear colors to restore any fading. I used that on the body to re-saturate some of the colors that I thought were looking a little too light.
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The Neo Eyezon Hawaii two-pack I painted with Mark Nagata using the Monster Kolor Hawaii set just went up for sale to the Max Toy Co Club members. I am really excited to see this project completed, and had a great time with it. Working with someone I respect and look up to was a blast, and I think both figures in the set came out really fantastic, and complement each other very well!
Mini vinyls are awesome. That is all.
Mark posted a photo, on the Max Toy Co site so I guess I can now, too. Over the summer, Mark asked me if I was interested in doing a run of Neo Eyezons, to which I could not have said ‘yes’ more excitedly! More details are forthcoming, but I painted my figures a couple weeks back and shipped them to Mark. They will be sold as a two-pack with a Neo Eyezon by Mark, and that’s all I can say for now. Here’s a couple photos of the beasts, though. This project got to act as sort of the debut for Monster Kolor’s Hawaii Kolor set, which comes with trial-size bottles of great colors and a toy for $40, and is the perfect kit for anyone who’s been thinking about trying to paint toys, or airbrush in general! I based the colors for my Neo Eyezons on the Bullmark Hawaii King Ghidorah, since I love green! :D Here’s a couple shots before they shipped off to Mark.
While I was painting these guys, I also whipped up this little guy using the colors for myself, since all the Eyezons went off in a box to Mark:
Got some new toys with some unbelievable paint.
Max Toy Co mini Xam painted by Mark Nagata.
Accompanied by an unpainted white mini Maxx that is just gorgeous!
I also purchased this mind-blowing Toygraph Death Climax UFO Monster Gunhead in yummy flesh vinyl painted by the master, Dead Presidents. Walker pulled out all the stops, and his crazy colors and Monster Kolor paint really shine on this massive beast.
The Guhead is supposed to terrorize Toygraph’s Space Troopers, but Dead Presidents’s new Cosmic Squadron troopers do everything the Space Troopers set out to do better, bigger, and much prettier.
No-mad escapes from the beast’s clutches, lines up the shot his life depends on, and holds his breath!
Grail time here… I got back to school yesterday, and today went to the mail room to track down an elusive score. Conspicuously absent from my Neo Eyezon shoot was this Tokyo Magazine exclusive release via Dream Rockets. This guy has an orange rub and green sprayed accents on GID vinyl, and was actually the first production GID release, which snuck under most people’s radars. The rub work admittedly is not amazing on this figure when compared to some of the Ream X Head, but the colors are great.
I also snapped a couple shots of the eclectic mix of vinyls that made it to school with me… there’s a few other toys here as well, but there’ll be time for that later.
EDIT: Added at the end is a shot of the three newest Neo Eyezons I received in the mail today. The two two-tone figures are the latest release in Japan, and the red with silver and green spray figure is actually one of two Christmas-themed figures painted by the legendary Goto-san himself. I hadn’t seen the Christmas one before, and was thrilled when I opened the box. I’m also looking forward to adding the Kikaida colored figure to my slowly growing Kikaida tribute color group.
I finally got around to taking a family shot of my Neo Eyezon collection so far. I have every regular release except one (a magazine exclusive in Japan that I am trying to track down), as well as the Max Toy Club Halloween figure and two show-exclusive Mark Nagata handpaints. I cannot wait to see what new Neo Eyezons show up this year!