.. I knew adding this Blog to my plate would be too much ! anyways, I’m much better at updating the Max Toy Company site…but thought i would try to get in the habit of at least posting some thoughts here.. well at least thats the intent. It continues to be a crazy time here in toyland, thats for sure. I get this feeling that all the little companies in Japan are getting more and more popular with American collectors. It’s cool to see all these “young” pups producing there versions of Bullamrk toys. From my stand point it’s a bit surreal to actually sell my toys in Japan. I haven’t been back since my Captain Maxx started selling in Japan.. so when i do go back it will be interesting to see what they think of this made up character ( or is he real ? ) Really the Capt Maxx project is purely for fun.. in a selfish way, I don’t care if it sells or not.. I just wanted to do something that came from my imagination. So no licensing or group discussions about what it should be or look like… just a simple homage to Ultraman, Mirrorman and Spectreman characters.. plus having Max add his 2 cents is always priceless( daddy put a star on his belt ! ). We’re almost ending our first year here at Max Toy Co., boy it’s been like a shot out of cannon..in a good way ! Really I could hire someone to help me its so busy.. but have to keep true to what I want this to be…which is a hands on one man show ( Ok, counting Anna and Max, a family show ) I’m still surprised when we actually get orders or even sell out of some toys…really very cool and as always the collectors are the ones that make or break us small companies. So with that whats up for the rest of this year and into next year ? Well we have Bwana Spoons Edward the Gator coming, Alien Xam in his full size form is coming ( really ! ) and with fingers crossed I’m hoping before Christmas.So if those two projects drop than it will be busy. Also have 2-3 more retailer exclusives in the works as well.
Coming up in 2007, we have at least 3 licensed projects pending, as well as more kaiju for Capt Maxx to battle. Convention front, we will most likely be at Wonder Con in San Francisco ( I think March 2-4, 2007 ) , plus of course the BIG ONE, Comic Con.. we’ll be sharing an end cap booth with Gargamel of Japan ( lot’s of goodies already in the planning for this. Later in 2007, I’ll be in a group artshow in Pasadena called From Ultrman to Ultra Cool ” go here for more info:
and also working on another group show hopefully for late August, early Sept.. we’ll see how this evolves… I’m falling behind on painting, so it will be a challange to keep up the pace. Also, Max has a ton of homework now.. I’m amazed that he can do simple word math problems.. in 3rd grade ! I think I was still finger painting in 3rd grade ! Oh well .. thats progress I guess. Time to get back to folding header cards and painting more….