I’d like to introduce a very special old school Kaiju painter from Japan named Tsutomu Masuyama. His studio is called Mount Kobo and I was very fortunate to have my Max Toy representative in Japan pull together this special set for Max Toys.
Masuyama-san was born in 1959 and has had a long career in the arts including studying under the great master Tohl Narita ( the original Ultraman designer ). Having grown up being influenced by kaiju, he started out designing, creating and sculpting original kaijus. He has also designed many backing cards, tags, and box arts for several companies such as Billiken-Shokai and Sunguts-Honpo.
Masuyama-san under his Mount-Kobo studio name currently paints for the well known Japanese company Billiken-Shokai. He has also released some finger puppets (called Little Club) and micro size kaiju in soft vinyl.
We only have a few sets now for sale from Max Toy Company. Go HERE to order one !
As a painter of toys myself, I was so impressed with his control of spray on each of these figures ! and on top of that each eyeball is hand painted, perfectly !
Below is an example of Masuyama-san’s awesome paint work for SunGuts… I’ve commissioned him to do a Captain Maxx / Lady Maxx painting 😉
You can bet we have many more hand painted Kaiju coming from Mount-Kobo and Masuyama-san in the works ! Enjoy !!!