Cat Kaiju Nyagira custom Art Toy show Max Toy Company

Its been forever since I’ve posted here, but you can always follow my posts on and of course Instagram @maxtoyco !!

Today, I’m posting Preview images for our online only custom Cat Kaiju Nyagira show via, April 10th, 2015 ( Friday ! )


Each artist was given a Mini or Micro sized Nyagira soft vinyl figure to customize. Kaiju Cat Nyagira Stands aprox 3.75 inches tall, with 6 points of articulation.

A Max Toy/Monster Boogie production, original toy sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys, and cast in Japan by Master Shimizu-san at his vinyl factory.

I think you’ll agree with me that the artists have really made some Amazing Cat customs !

Of note, the paints used on most of these figures contain glitter and rainbow type effects that my poor photography simply can not pick up .. in person you will not be disappointed !!

UPDATED: 5/12/15


Seth Longmire



Nyagira looking regal with custom sewed robe, check out the fantastic details !  SOLD


Nyagira in wonderful colors with hand sewed belt, amazing combo !  SOLD


Martin Hsu



Black Cat Nyagira with flowers, cute as only Mr Hsu can do !  $250



Orange Tabby Nyagira with flowers and designs, Purrfect for Spring Time !!  $250


Ralph Cosentino


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Nyagira is in Battle Cat mode with huge gun, comes with micro Nyagora with flip up visor ! Tough pair but cute, too !   SOLD


Brian Mahony / Guumon


Toxic Claw Nyagira looking vicious , toxic and shiny !  SOLD


Metallic Burn Nyagira .. too HOT ! Features and painted metallic paints carefully layered. $100



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King Nya-Gora Nyagira painted with metallic paints. Watch out for the Guts !  SOLD

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Double Trouble Nyagira. Two heads are better than one ! painted with shiny metallic paints ! SOLD


Javier Jimenez

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Nyagira is the “King of Ruin “ … a scary Cat ruler !  SOLD

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Nyagira is a “Lost Soul” … but looking fierce with eye patch !  SOLD


Todd Robertson / Mechavirus

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Artist Todd Robertson / aka Mechavirus does his magic on this mini Nyagira, check out tiny mecha !  $75

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Mini sized Nyagira with detailed Mecha ! Amazing details as always !!  SOLD


Michael Devera / Obsessed Panda

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Tiger Stripe Nyagira ! Meow ! Wonderful colors and stripes !  SOLD

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Leopard Nyagira sporting stylish hand painted spots and glitter coatings.  $120


Bob Conge / Plasebo

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Yellow Nyagira Tank. One of a kind hand painted mash up custom with color changing motion activated LED unit and glass eyes. Cat Attack !  SOLD

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Blue Nyagira Tank. One of a kind hand painted mash up custom with color changing motion activated LED unit and glass eyes. Cat Blast !   SOLD



Bot1_front72 Bots1_side72 Bot1Back72Bobcat Nyagira. Amazing Mecha Construction Destruction Cat ! SOLD

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Candie Bolton

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Cloudy Nyagira features awesome hand painted cloud designs over metallic colors.  SOLD



Flame Nyagira is HOT ! Hand painted flame designs over metallic paints.  SOLD


Matt Walker / Dead Presidents Design

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Painted with multiple custom Monster Kolor mixes. Clear Coated and HOT !!!     $100

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Sunset Nyagira

Painted with multiple custom Monster Kolor mixes. Clear Coated  Dreamy !!!    SOLD


Ryan Young

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Maxx-Cat , with hand sculpted aves apoxie details. Awesome homage to Captain Maxx !   SOLD

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Crazy Cat Bear done up with numerous metallic layers of colors !  $100


Mark Nagata

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Devil Nyagira, with flames and horns over metallic paints. Is he good or bad ??  SOLD

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Galaxy Naygira, features hand painted Galaxy and Planets over a metallic painted base … Spacey !  SOLD


These customs are now availablevia web store !

Good Luck and Meow !!!

About toykarma

Over the years Mark Nagata has collected thousands of toys and a fair amount of titles. The man behind San Francisco-based Max Toy Company is widely known as: Toy Collector. Illustrator. Magazine Founder/Publisher. Toy Designer. Artist. Author. Husband. Father. But the one description that might fit best is an unofficial one – Kaiju Toy and Art Ambassador. In the Japanese-inspired art and toy area, as well as throughout the larger toy collecting community, Mark is welcomed and recognized for his personal passion and commitment to supporting artists all around the world and the unique works they create. Beginning as a collector in his youth, Mark has had for years a keen eye for great art and a personal interest in collecting that he has spread through a variety of outlets. Trained at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, Mark honed his skills working for himself and for some of the most notable businesses in the country. As a freelance commercial illustrator, he completed works for such prominent companies as Lucasfilms, DC Comics, Hasbro Toys, IBM, Sony, and numerous advertising and design firms, both national and international. Mark’s colorful style graces over 40 cover paintings for R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series – Give Yourself Goosebumps. After hundreds of assignments, Mark made the decision to move in another direction, and that choice has led to whole new career as a successful businessman. For four years, the owner of one of the largest Ultraman toy collections in the world co-published Super 7 Magazine showcasing the finest in Japanese toy collecting. “I’d been collecting Japanese toys all along and suddenly realized it would be cool to have a magazine of some type devoted to them,” Nagata says. Mark’s devotion to presenting collectors with a selection of original figures inspired by classic Japanese toys from the 1960s and ‘70s as well as new versions of licensed Japanese characters is at the heart of Max Toy Company. Named for his son, Max Toys specializes in custom and limited editions of “kaiju” (Japanese monsters) toys and artwork. Many of the original toys produced are hand painted by Mark, a tradition that goes back to Japanese toy makers of the past. “Since our target is the soft vinyl Japanese toy collector, which is a very small niche, our runs of toys can be extremely small,” Mark says. “Runs range from 500 pieces of one toy to just one for a hand-painted, one-of-a-kind custom figure.” Through Max Toys, Mark has taken great pains to widen the reach of his two passions – toys and art. He played a significant part in the development of the first group kaiju show in the United States. Held at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago, Illinois in 2007, the “Toy Karma” Show featured detailed work from artists from Japan, the U.S. and South America. Participants marveled at the custom-painted toys and art on display. “Toy Karma” led to Mark being asked to be one of the artists spotlighted in the “Beyond Ultraman: Seven Artists Explore the Vinyl Frontier” exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The October 2007 show, held jointly with the Los Angeles Toy, Doll and Amusement Museum, marked the first time – in a museum setting – that the influence of Japanese toys on California artists was explored. The exhibit featured more than 30 of Mark’s original paintings, toys and a selection of his vintage toy collection. Mark continued to be at the forefront as interest in Japanese-inspired art and toys expanded in 2008. Prestigious art houses Philips De Pury and Christie’s in New York and London sold Mark’s hand-painted custom kaiju toys in its auctions, spreading this unique art and toy movement into new and uncharted areas of the art world. In 2009, Mark once again took his love of toys and art overseas this time to a receptive and welcoming audience in Tokyo, Japan. Here, Mark curated the “Kaiju Comrades” Art Show, once again bringing together artists from various aspects of the kaiju toy realm in this first-of-its-kind toy art show. The following year found Mark in Barcelona, Spain co-curating with Emilio Garcia “Kaiju Attack,” the European country’s first kaiju art show. As the growth of kaiju art and toys increases worldwide, Mark continues in his unofficial role of Kaiju Toy and Art Ambassador. He has written and had his artwork and toy designs included in several books and magazines, both domestic and international. In 2010, Mark served as guest lecturer on kaiju and the toy-making process at the Morikami Museum in Florida. The San Francisco resident and his art can also be spotted in the first volume of the “ToyPunks” DVD and the “Toys R Us” DVD, while the video for the number one song by Owl City “Fireflies” featured Mark’s popular Kaiju Eyezon character. During this same time period, Mark has spearheaded the “Toy Karma 2” and “Kaiju Comrades 2” shows and has plans for future shows both in the U.S. and overseas. “Max Toys allows me to produce original artwork, new toys and work directly with a lot of talented artists,” Mark says. “Max Toy is a synthesis of toys and art, both life-long passions.”
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