The Tamashii Nations Store Tokyo is have a Renewal Event to celebrate its expansion (three times bigger), and has a number of figures available to celebrate. Most are either existing figures with some update or difference, the two Ultraman related figures are the Ultraman Z Original BEST SELECTION, and the Alien Mefilas 55th Anniversary Version. The Ultraman Z is the same figure previously released without any extra items (effect parts, etc.), Mefilas looks to be an updated paint scheme, with Anniversary logo base, they are 3,850 yen and 7,150 yen respectively, and both will be released in June 2022.
Bandai is releasing the Ultimate Luminous Shin Ultraman figures. This set includes two Shin Ultraman in different poses, they are 14cm and 14.5cm tall, each features a light up unit for the eyes, and each retails for 1,500 yen. They can be pre-ordered from Bandai with release scheduled for Sept 2022.
As we posted previously, much like was done with Godzilla there are Ichiban Kuji Shin Ultraman prize/lottery items. The main two prizes are different versions of the Banpresto/Bandai Masterlise figures a standard color, and a metallic color as prizes A and B, other prizes include C prize Monster head magnet, D prize Visual glass, E prize Visual towel, and F prize Visual rubber coaster. The metallic version is also the last prize and Double Chance prize. The figures stand 25cm tall and are both in the Specium Ray pose. We now have images of the other items and the lottery can be entered starting May 13 at select retailers in Japan, and will be release from June through Sept 2022.
Kaiyodo is releasing the Shin Ultraman Character Classics Statue, this resin statue stands 27cm tall (not counting base), features light up eyes, base, and retails for 76,780 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from Kaiyodo, Amazon, and other retailers with release scheduled for June 2022.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. Figuarts Ultrawoman Grigio figure. This figure stands 15cm tall, features extra hands, and ray effect, and retails for 7,150 yen. It will be available for pre-ordered starting May 2nd from Bandai with release scheduled for Sept 2022.
X-Plus is releasing the Ultra 5000 Bullton Figure, like previous figures this is a tagged figure. This figure is 10cm tall and 14cm in length, it will retail for 5,500 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus and Bandai Premium with release scheduled for Oct 2022.
To celebrate the release of Shin Ultraman in Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL) is releasing JAL themed merchandise. The first item is the X-Plus Shin Ultraman JAL Color Version, this is the same figure previously announced but with a different color scheme, it comes with a JAL logo base, special packaging, is limited to 700, and will retail for 11,000 yen. Another item is the JAL Original Ultraman 55th Anniversary Ice Watch, this watch features a silver dial with Ultraman chest design, rubber band, comes in Anniversary packaging, and retails for 17,600 yen. The watch should be released now, the figure May, both can be ordered from the JAL website.
Bandai is releasing the Converge Motion Ultraman 3 Figure Set. This set features eight different figures including Ultraman Decker, Decker Flash Type, Ultraman Dyna, Ultraman Jack, Zeluganoid, Bemstar, Jugglus Juggler, and a mystery figure, stand approx. 5.5cm tall and a case of 10 (one complete set) will retail for 6,050 yen. They can be preordered now from multiple retailers with release scheduled for Aug 2022.
Anime ‘ULTRAMAN’ Season 2 FigZero 1/6 ULTRAMAN SUIT TARO (Anime Version)
From the “ULTRAMAN” Season 2 anime, ULTRAMAN SUIT TARO is now available as a 1/6th scale articulated figure! Kotaro Higashi, a young journalist with strong sense of justice, has suddenly acquired a unique ability due to a mysterious incident, and happens to obtain a new ULTRAMAN SUIT still in development. Under the name of TARO, he enters battle against aliens attacking earth.
FigZero 1/6 ULTRAMAN SUIT TARO (Anime Version) stands approximately 31cm (~12.2”) tall, and is a fully-articulated figure with over 52 points of articulation. The collectible has a detailed paint application and decals, and is constructed partially of die-cast zinc alloy and other metal parts. LED light-up features are installed at the eyes and the Color Timer on the chest.
TARO’s iconic blazing fire effects come in multiple forms for this collectible: 1 pair for chest, 1 pair for upper back, 1 pair for lower back, 1 pair for fists, and 1 piece in shooting form. Other accessories include the Ultra Badge which Kotaro uses in transforming into ULTRMAN SUIT TARO form, and multiple interchangeable hands: 1 pair of fists, 1 pair of knife-hands, 1 pair of fire shooting hands, and 1 right hand for holding the Ultra Badge.
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Estimated Shipment: 4th Quarter 2022
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X-Plus is releasing the Gigantic Series Return of Ultraman Sunset Color Version figure. This figure previously released in 2018 now comes in a new color scheme, it stands 50cm tall, features light up eyes and color timer, and retails for 21,780 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus with release scheduled for Aug 2022.