Kaiyodo is releasing the Ultra Seven Character Classics Statue, it is sculpted by Takashi Kinoshita. It stands 35cm tall (approx 14 inches) including a base, it also features a removable eye slugger. This figure will retail for 32,184 yen (approx $306 US) and can be pre-ordered now from Kaiyodo's web store and retailers like AmiAmi with release scheduled for May 2018.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. Figuarts Pandon The Greatest (Biggest) Invasion In History Set, this set features replacement left arm and right leg (mechanical), damaged head, and eye slugger. This figure stands 16cm tall, and retails for 8,100 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from the Tamashii Web Shop with release scheduled for Aug 2018.
X-Plus is releasing the Large Monster Series Ultraman Great figure, the first English speaking Ultraman. There are two versions the standard and the Ric which adds a light up feature for the eyes and color timer. This figure stands 26cm tall and retails for 10,800 yen for the standard, 14,040 yen for the Ric. They can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus (Ric), and other retailers (standard), with release scheduled for May 2018.
Sideshow Collectibles is releasing the two Gecco Ultraman pieces the Ultraman Model Kit and the Ultraman Statue (Anime). These have been available previously but now they can be purchased from Sideshow Collectibles with payment plans. Check out the details and order links below.
ULTRAMAN MODEL KIT
ULTRAMAN first aired on Japanese TV in 1966 and has fascinated fans for generations. Its popularity continues growing every day throughout the world.
Ultraman is recreated as a magnificent pre-painted model kit. Despite its large size, the components are simple, and easy for anyone to assemble. No skills or tools are required for assembly.
The original sculpt was done by Erick Sosa who was inspired by various motion pictures and created this Ultraman with his own unique style and flare.
This dynamic sculpture is a new and unique take on the classic character. The painted metallic colors provide a different finish from the Ultraman of the past. The beautiful contrast with the wrecked buildings on the base is another highlight.
Pre-painted kit (4 pieces)
Artists: Erick Sosa (Sculpt), Kenji Ando (Paint)
Expected to Ship: Mar 2018 - May 2018
Product Size: 11.22" H (284.99mm)*
ULTRAMAN STATUE (ANIME)
The hero of the SF comic "ULTRAMAN," Shinjiro Hayata, is recreated as a highly detailed 1/6 scale statue, capturing the crisp metallic detail of his iconic suit.
The sculpt features both the color timer on the chest and eyes glowing with LED. The arms are interchangeable with the Spacium Blade.
The ULTRAMAN head is also interchangeable with the Shinjiro head, and the statue can be displayed unmasked, holding the mask in his left hand, which creates a totally different atmosphere.
The sculpting and painting technique captures both the hard and soft material of the suit and is another wonderful highlight. This is the ultimate ULTRAMAN statue thoroughly supervised by the original writer/artist Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi.
The Ultraman Statue features: Shinjiro Head, Arms with Spacium Blade, Display Base
Artists: Shinya Akao/HEADLONG (Sculpt), Natsuho Miyata (Shinjiro Head Sculpt), Kenji Ando (Paint)
Expected to Ship: May 2018 - Jul 2018
Product Size: 12.99" H (329.95mm)*
X-Plus has announced their May releases and they include two Ultraman and one Spectreman figures, Ultraman Zoffy RMC, Chameleking, and Mogunetudon. Ultraman Zoffy is a RMC figure (resin), it features a light up gimmick for it's eyes and color timer, and stands 26cm tall with base. It retails for 19,980 yen. Large Monster Series Chameleking Ric Boy comes with a "golden" egg, it stands 25cm tall, and retails for 16,200 yen. LMS Mogunetudon, the two headed Spectreman kaiju, stands 24cm tall and retails for 16,740 yen. All can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for May 2018.
ACRO is releasing the KRS 35 Series Chibu and Zarab mini figures, Zarab comes with a cloak. These figures stand 5.7cm tall (approx 2.25 inches) and will retail for 880 yen each (approx $8.25 US). They will be able to be pre-ordered soon with a scheduled release for May 2018.
Tamashii is releasing two Sofvi Spirits Ultraman figures Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman Victory, these are the first two figures in this line (besides the Pacific Rim kaiju). Both figures are 16cm tall (just over 6 inches), do not have articulation, and will retail for 2,916 yen (approx $28 US). These can be pre-ordered now from multiple retailers with release scheduled for July 2018. (Note: bases above are for display only not included but are sold separately.)
X-Plus is releasing the Large Monster Series Earthtron (Arstron) Luminescence Version Ric Exclusive, it features a light up gimmick for the eyes as well as two replacement horns (long, short, broken). It stands 23cm tall (approx 9 inches) and retails for 13,500 yen (approx $126 US). It can be pre-ordered now from the X-Plus site with release in April 2018.
Bandai/Tamashii are releasing the S.H. Figuarts Ultraman Geed Royal MegaMaster figure. This figure stands 15cm tall, and it features extra hands, replacement color timer, King sword, and mounting sword(?). This figure retails for 7,020 yen, it can be pre-ordered from the Tamashii Web Shop with release scheduled for July 2018.
X-Plus is releasing King Crab and a WonderFest exclusive Garamon Kit. King Crab stands 25cm tall, and will retail for 16,740 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from the Ric site with release scheduled for April 2018. Garamon is a WonderFest exclusive is molded in a red vinyl, there will be 75 available at WonderFest with another 75 available via web lottery afterwards. It will retail for 8,000 yen.