It’s been a full week since we had the opening for Toy Karma 3 in the gallery and I want to just take a moment to recognize those that were instrumental in pulling off this wonderful exhibit.
First and foremost, co-curators Mark Nagata and Yo Miyamoto of Max Toy Company deserve more praise than I can possibly put into words. Toy Karma as an exhibit was Mark’s concept in 2007 when we did Toy Karma 1, and he continues to steward not only this exhibit, but the appreciation of neo-kaiju as a whole. As the Japanese arm of Max Toy Company, Yo Miyamoto has not only helped develop the quality and beauty of Max Toy Company figures, he has been instrumental in bringing new Japanese neo-kaiju makers into the fold. For Mark’s wonderful recap on Toy Karma 3, please visit his blog here.
Second, and certainly not any less important, are the artists who are making neo-kaiju a thriving scene in both Japan and the United States and beyond. There are way too many to list here, but each and every artist who participated helped make TK3 something wonderful for it’s third installment. To see a full list of participating artists, view our Toy Karma 3 exhibit blog.
Also a major thank you is due to Monster Worship, Rumble Monsters, Zollmen, Plaseebo, Max Toy Company and Real Head for providing wonderful exclusive toy releases to help celebrate the opening.
Finally, not to be overlooked, our staff at the gallery like curator David van Alphen, and assistants Ed and Zach always go above and beyond to make sure our openings are ready on time. Thank you guys!