ACRO is releasing the Kaiju Remix Series x Nirasawa Gomora, this figure is designed by Yasushi Kisawa and sculpted by Takashi Yamawaki (T's Facto). It stands 28cm tall (approx 11 inches) and 12,800 yen (approx $119 US). This can be pre-ordered now from AmiAmi and other retailers with release scheduled for June 2018.
X-Plus is releasing four Ultraman figures in June, they include LMS Ultraman Taro Appearance Pose, LMS Babarue, and the "I'm Taking The Earth" (Return of Ultraman episode 48) Soft Set that includes Yametaranese and Sasahiller. Ultraman Taro Appearance Pose features a light up gimmick for the eyes and color timer (Ric version only), it stands 25cm tall, and retails for 14,040 yen. Babarue comes with Babarue chain(?), it stands 23cm tall, and retails for 15,552 yen. Yametaranese and Sasahiller are both soft vinyl figures (squishy), they stand 23.5 and 23cm tall respectively, and the set will retail for 27,000 yen. All can be pre-ordered from the X-Plus site with release scheduled for June 2018.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. Figuarts Antlar figure, this figure comes with a base to create the look that it is emerging from the ground. It stands 15cm tall (approx 6 inches) and will retail for 7,560 yen (approx $71 US). Pre-orders start April 20 from the Tamashii Web Shop, with release scheduled for Sept 2018.
Bandai Gashapon is releasing the Ultimate Luminous Ultraman Series 6 and Ultimate Luminous Structures, Series 6 includes Ultraman Leo, Ultraman Nexus Junis, and two buildings, the Structures include seven different structures, all feature a light up gimmick and the Ultras stand approx 5 inches. Series 6 are 500 yen each and the Structures are 300 yen each all should be released by the end of April 2018.
UMA(HK LTD) is releasing four Flying Ultraman Statues, Ultraman, Ultraman ACE, Ultra Seven, and Ultraman Zoffy. Each figure comes with a magnetic base that the figure can be placed on. All are 26cm long (except Ultraman who is 26.5cm, approx 10 inches) and retail for 12,960 yen (approx $121 US). They can be pre-ordered now from various retailers with release scheduled late April 2018.
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.