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The Max EFX Podcast: An Insider Look at the Special Effects Industry & Sci-Fi Fandom

Aug 5, 2022

Max shares stories on his Master-Com cosplay outfit. Who is Master-Com you ask? 

He is a droid seen in the classic Marvel Star Wars comics issues 18-23. Master-Com was the personal assistant to Simon Greyshade who was the administrator of The Wheel casino. Think of a really buff C-3PO. This costume was years in the...

Feb 21, 2022

In this 11th episode of the Max EFX Podcast, Max Cervantes and Kevin Toft talk with three very special guests who have all worked on one of the biggest box office successes of 2022 - Jackass Forever. Max and his friends Bobby Doran, Jeff Cupernell and Nikki Freed discuss what it was like to create a 25-ft square...

Oct 11, 2021

Laundry time with Katy Perry! We’ll do the work as you sit back while Max takes you behind the scenes of the new Katy Perry commercial, Laundrin’ Home.


Max let’s you in on the secrets of the dancing raincoat, and anthropomorphic washer and chair. (spoiler: they needed help from Max and the special effects crew...

Jul 27, 2021

This episode is all about Max’s bromance with Boba Fett. Max is one of the first fans to make a complete Fett costume with all the bells, whistles, and silly string. If you've attended sci-fi conventions in the 80's and special Star Wars events, then chances are you've had a run-in with Max! 


Max shares some of...

May 10, 2021

In honor of the Disneyland Resort reopening after over a year of being shut down, Max and Kevin talk about things Max built for the Disney parks. From Disney MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) to Disneyland, and Disney's California Adventure, Max discusses how he helped create some amazing Disney magic!