In some sort of weird Frog Prince scenario, Eleking, a lake monster that caused problems in at least seven diffent Ultraman franchise entries, has been selected to be the subject of Plex's figure Ultra Kaiji Personification Project release. And, with Eleking due out in December, the next designs have been previewed. Get a look after the jump.
Lost film containing 60 min of outtakes from the original 1960’s Ultraman series has recently been found in Japan, and gives valuable insight into how special effects were pioneered back in the day. More info, and link to sample footage, after the jump!
Japan’s iconic giant red and silver superhero joins the ranks of giant rubber band balls and marathon gum-chewing as Ultraman was honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for “TV series with most number of spin-offs. Pics and footage of the surreal awards ceremony after the jump!
In some sort of weird Frog Prince scenario, Eleking, a lake monster that caused problems in Ultraseven, UltraFight, Redman, Ultraman Taro, Ultraman Max, Ultraman Mebius and the Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battles, has been selected to be the subject of Plex's figure Ultra Kaiji Personification Project release. These days, even an eel monster can inspire a high heel wearing cute girl figure! Get a look after the jump.
Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom in the JR Akihabara station's East-West Hall was featuring characters figures from its popular Ultra-Act line between July 26 and August 8. Ultra-Act is one of Bandai's popular toyline that consists of various Ultraman-themed action figures. Check the latest Ultra figures after the jump!
If you’ve ever wanted to propose marriage, spice up a family gathering, or just hang out with Ultraman – Japan’s most famous monster-wrasslin’ superhero – you’re in luck. Bidding has begun on personal appearances by the big guy. Read on for full details.
YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info on an instant curry inspired by Japan's legendary superhero Ultraman featuring a recipe created by one of the show's stars! Read on for full details!
Fans of classic tokusatsu (special effects) television have something new to look forward to on the domestic front. Shout! Factory officially opened pre-orders for Ultra Q, the 1966 show that kicked off the Ultra series prior to Ultraman. More after the jump.
The Ultraman lineage gets a new hero this summer in Ultraman Ginga. Starting on the July 10th anniversary of the first Ultraman, New Ultraman Retsuden sees Takuya Negishi as 17-year-old highschool student Hikaru Raidou, who transforms into the giant Ultraman Ginga to fight dolls who turn into giant monsters. More after the jump.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tsuburaya Productions, Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores and Parco will offer a special limited 50cm-tall Ultraman figure at "Ultraman Thanks Festival in Spring." The price for the figure is 525,000 yen (about US$5,533), the highest for the commercial Ultraman figures ever. Check the details after the jump.
There are various Ultraman monsters that have appeared in the series over the years, but few still remain in fans hearts. Jamila has to be one of the most imitated monsters in the series because of its form. Click for the new T shirt available to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its passing and see how to use the T shirt after the jump.
Following the success of "Kamen Rider Caddy Bag: Cyclone Model" in July last year, Japanese golf goods company MIND has decided to release their second caddy bag featuring the most popular tokusatsu hero from the Showa period, Ultraman! Check the product photos after the jump!