The Tsuburaya Store Online is releasing three Marusan Ultraseven figures to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of Ultraseven. The figures are Ultraseven 450 Glow-In-The-Dark Head Version, the Eleking 450 Glow-In-The-Dark Body Version, and the King Joe 450 Platinum Mechanism Version, all are 28cm tall, and are 140% of the original sized figures from the '60's, they are 16,500 yen, 22,000 yen, and 27,500 yen respectively. They can be pre-ordered now (Japan only), with release scheduled for Feb 2023.
Artist Yuji Kaida will be holding an event that will include art and collectibles. The event will be held from Oct 16th to Nov 1st (Sunday only possibly) at the Fukushima Airport, there will be an autograph session in which a limited number of people can get hand drawn pictures for 10,000 yen, these will include Kanegon, Alien Baltan, and Gomora. There will be a corridor of heroes and monsters featuring art based on Ultra Q, Ultraman, and all the way up to Ultraman Z, this includes record art including jacket art, model boxes, and some brand new work as well. Merchandise will be sold as well including calendars, picture book, figures, prints, and much more. Full details here and check out the exclusive event figures below from Marusan; Return Of Ultraman Gray GID Version Gold Edition, and Takkong Gray GID Version (8,800 yen each).
Marusan is releasing four limited edition figures at the Tokyu Hands Shibuya store in Tokyo, the four figures are Ultra Seven 450 Color GID, King Joe 450 Color GID, Eleking 450 Milky GID, and Windam 450 Color GID. All are 28cm tall, Ultra Seven is 11,000 yen, the others are 22,000 yen each. All should be available at the Tokyu Hands Shibuya store in Tokyo.
There will be a Tokusatsu DNA Ultraman Genealogy Special Talk Show event (Sept 21st) as part of the Tokusatsu DNA Ultraman Genealogy and there will be a limited release figure, the M1 Marusan Reprint Garamon Kaoru Ukawa Colored Version. As the name suggest the talk show features actress Kaoru Ukawa and the color design is something it seems she created (the same coloring was featured on a Millennium Godzilla figure), the figure will also come with an Autographed Bromide (photo). The figure is 22cm tall, is glow in the dark, and will retail for 9,900 yen at the talk.
Tokusatsu DNA Ultraman Genealogy is being held Sept 5th to Oct 18th in Tokyo and they have announced event exclusive figures from U.S. Toys and Marusan.
The U.S. Toys figures include SB Kanegon clear mold in gold color, retails for 7,000 yen, 16cm tall, and limited to 10, SB Peguilla brown colored, retails for 5,000 yen, is 16cm tall, and limited to 6, SB Ultraman clear molded body, retails for 6,300 yen, is 16cm tall, and limited to 10, SB Ultra Seven clear molded body, retails for 6,300 yen, is 18.5cm tall, and limited to 10, SB Eleking GID, retails for 6,000 yen, is 16cm tall, and limited to 6, BB Garamon Clear, retails for 3,600 yen, is 8.5cm tall, and limited to 15, BB Pagos Brown, retails for 3,600 yen, is 12cm in length, and limited to 10, BB Antler Sky Blue, retails for 3,600 yen, is 8.5cm tall and limited to 10, BB Dodongo Sky Blue Molded Meta Green Blowing and BB Dodongo Sky Blue Molded Meta Pink Blowing, retail for 3,600 yen each, are 8.5cm tall, and limited to 10 each, BB Windham, retail for 3,600 yen, is 8.5cm tall and limited to 10, Kemur & police car, retails for 9,000 yen, and is limited to 15 sets, PB 2nd generation Baltan Alien Clear, retails for 3,900 yen, is 12cm tall, and limited to 10, Kanegon green glitter, retails for 38,000 yen, is 36cm tall, and limited to 3, Eleking glow, retails for 45,000 yen, is 34cm tall, and limited to 3, and Lunaticus glow, retails for 8,000 yen, is 21cm tall, and limited to 20.
The Marusan exclusives include Ultraman 350 A-Type Pink GID Version Gold Eye, Zetton 350 Neon Color Version, Ultraman 450 Pink GID Version Gold Eye, Garamon 450 Pink GID Version, and Namegon 450 Pink GID Version, they will retail for 8,800 yen (Ultraman 350, Zetton 350), 11,000 yen (Ultraman 450), 22,000 yen each (Garamon 450, Namegon 450), and are 22cm (Ultraman 350 ), 24cm (Zetton 350), 30cm (Ultraman 450), 28cm (Garamon 450), 26cm (Namegon 450) tall. All will be available from the event.
Marusan is releasing the Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store Limited Pink Edition Garamon 450 GID Luminous Version. This figure is exclusive to the Tokyu Hands Shibuya store in Tokyo, the coloring is meant to emulate cherry blossom pink coloring, it stands 30cm tall and will retail for 22,000 yen. Garamon was the first vinyl kaiju toy made by Marusan in May 1966.
Update: a second exclusive figure has been announced Gold Version Red King 450 GID Luminous Version (bottom), price and height are the same as Garamon.
Marusan has announced a North American (US and Canada) exclusive Jirass 450 figure in a black and purple color scheme. The figure is solid colored with a clear purple frill, it stands 30cm tall and will retail for $200 US (plus shipping). It can be ordered now from Marusan till Aug 20th with release scheduled for Oct 2019.
Marusan and US Toys have announced some Super Festival 80 exclusive figures. Marusan has Goro and Pagos from Ultraman both are glitter blue color, stand 30cm tall, and retail for 20,000 yen each. US Toys has Baltan, both 1st and 2nd generation versions, Ultraman, and Jirass, all are clear with different color tints, both Baltan's are limited to 20 each, Ultraman and Jirass 30 each. The Baltan's are 3,900 yen, the other two are 3,000 yen each.
U-Tom will have two versions a gray version and a beige version, both are 30cm tall ( approx 12 inches), and will retail for 17,280 yen each (approx $154 US).
King Joe Silver & King Joe Red
Both figures stand 22cm tall (approx 8.5 inches) and retail for 7,000 yen (approx $62 US).
Tyrant Yellow/Green & Red King Second Edition
Both figures will retail for 7,000 yen (approx $62 US). No size was given.
Marusan has announced their line up of of Ultraman 450 Series figures scheduled for release March/April 2017, they include Kanegon, Ultra Seven, Booska, Gabora, Peguila and Goro. Kanegon is a metallic light blue, 30cm tall (approx 12 inches) and will retail for 17,280 yen (approx $148 US). Ultra Seven has a regular color scheme, is 28cm tall and retails for 10,800 yen (approx $92 US). Booska is a Black Object figure (glossy black), 30cm tall, and will retail for 12,960 yen (approx $110 US). Gabora is a glossy dark brown with highlights around it's head, it comes with two heads, open and close, is 30cm tall, and retails for 17,280 yen. Peguila and Goro are light blue, are 30cm tall and each will retail for 12,960. They are available for pre-order from Marusan and other retailers.