As part of her upcoming “Kaiju Negora” shows in both LA and New York, Japanese artist Konatsuya has teamed up with Koraters‘ Shoko Nakazawa for 2 very special toy releases! Kicking things off with the LA leg this coming Monday, April 1st at QPOP with a hand painted Kaiju Negora and Byron set, this will be followed by a similar Kyubiros and Byron release in NY some time in September. Pricing and edition sizes are still to be confirmed, but we’ll be holding out hope that a few of the Negora/Byron sets will make it to the QPOP online store soon…. Keep a close eye on Konstsuya’s blog here for more info on the show this week!
Max Toy Co are proud to announce that the latest iteration of Konatsu’s ever popular Kaiju Negora is now up for pre-order! Cast in a white vinyl with beautiful tiger-inspired black, orange and pink sprays, each little kitty comes complete with gold, black, pink and white detailing, plus matching fish accessory. Up for grabs through the Max Toy store right here for the next week or so, Negora can be yours for just $45 plus shipping… Joining news of the preorder, Max Toy have also revealed quite possibly our most anticipated sofubi this year- the Kaiju Tank! Consisting of a main tank body, it would appear from the shots that turrets can be swapped out for both fully kitted out army Negora bodies and micro heads. Expect more news as soon as we hear anything!
Following our our look at the Rampaging Steregons last week, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Studios reveals details of the latest, and easily most anticipated event at the Tokyo based gallery/shop space… the coming of Konatsu! Creator of Max Toy’s iconic Negora cat, the high profile illustrator will be teaming up with Jon for a number of custom sofubi including Kaiju and Mini Negoras, illustrations, paintings and a number of to-be-revealed surprises! Opening it’s doors on June 14th with an opening party on June 20th at 7pm, sales will start on the opening night with online sales following on Monday, June 17th… Stay tuned for more reveals as we get closer to the event!
As if securing Konatsu wasn’t enough, Jon has also revealed that the mighty Splurrt and Blobpus will be taking over the studio in July! Details are still thin on the ground at the moment, but whilst we wait for the specifics we’ll leave you to drool over Splurrt’s first one-off Apex Diggler for the show pictured above…
After what has seemed like an age, Max Toy Co are finally releasing Lady Darkness upon the general public. Originally made available to Max Toy Club members, the remaining figures were put online in the Max Toy shop today (Tuesday Jan 31st @ 10 AM WC). With only 6 of the masked edition up for grabs (the face edition has long since sold out), competition’s going to be tight for what is arguably one of Max Toy Co’s strongest toy designs to date.
Coinciding with Lady Darkness’ arrival, Max Nagata will also be releasing a vibrant new colourway of infamous kaiju kitty, Kaiju Negora. Also originally available to MTC members, Kaiju Negora will once again be limited to just 6 pieces. For more information, check out the Max Toy site here.