Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Black King (The Return of Ultraman)

Premium Bandai has recently unveiled an all-new Ultraman related S.H.Figuarts, this time it is based on the kaiju, Black King. For those unaware, Black King originates from the fourth Ultra series, The Return of Ultraman; the character made its debut during episodes 37 and 38, serving as the bodyguard to the sinister Alien Nackle. In addition, a pairing of the two species made appearance working together again in the 2015 series, Ultraman X. Now as for S.H.Figuarts Black King, it apparently does not come with any accessories or optional limbs, making a base…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Rosso Flame & Ultraman Blu Aqua

Tamashii Nations has decided to “color me” with their power, or at least try to with the release of Ultraman R/B’s Ultraman Rosso and Ultraman Blu as S.H.Figuarts. Now, starting off the series is our heroes in their base forms, Flame and Aqua. In addition, they are sold individually which somewhat defeats the purpose of them being practically inseparable siblings in the show. Nevertheless, their packaging and contents are nearly identical. However, these figures feature a few new tricks which Tamashii has developed to improve these and future figures/ molds.…

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Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu Ep 73 – Kikaida GaGaGa

Welcome to an all-new episode of Hero Club’s first original podcast, “Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu!” Today’s episode opens on the news that occurred while Soundout was away on vacation in Hawaii. We talk about the Super Mini-Pla Jetman mecha, Ultra Replica Ginga Spark, and the C.S.M. Blade Set. However, the episode as usual was recorded days before the Ryusoulger Press Conference, meaning that is apart of next week’s show. Nevertheless, following the news Soundout talks about his trip to Generation Kikaida the official distributor of Kikaider, and Kamen Rider V3…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Ultimate Aegis/ Ultraman Zero Armor Option Set

In the past few months, Tamashii Nations teased that a S.H.Figuarts Ultimate Aegis/ Ultraman Zero Armor was to be released. However, at that time there was no clarification on how the item would distributed! It lead fans to speculate it would be sold alongside a re-issue of the unreleased S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero like its previous incarnations as part of the Ultra-Act series. Then as of today, Tamashii Nations surprised fans by revealing S.H.Figuarts Ultimate Aegis/ Ultraman Zero Armor is an “Option Set.” Yet, there is an unfortunate thing about this awesome news,…

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New Ultraman Anime Details Revealed

The official Ultraman anime twitter page has updated with the announcement of some new cast members along with motion actors. The newly announced cast members include: Ryohei Kimura: Shinjiro Hayata Takuya Eguchi: Dan Moroboshi Megumi Han: Seiji Hokuto Hideyuki Tanaka: Shin Hayata Sumire Morohoshi: Rena Sayama Ken Uo: Mitsuhiro Ide Shigeru Ushiyama: Edo Ryota Takeuchi: Jack Eiji Hanawa: Yosuke Endo Hirokazu Sekido: Kurata Kenjiro Tsuda: Adad Minoru Shiraishi: Shiraishi Kaiji Soze: Bemlar The motion actors consist of: Katsuyuki Yamazaki: Shinjiro Hayata Shinji Kasahara: Dan Moroboshi Haruka Shibai: Rena Sayama, Seiji Hokuto Teruaki…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Victory

Tamashii has updated their official listings with their June retail releases. Now, among these newest items is S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Victory, who is based on the character introduced in Ultraman Ginga S the second season of Ultraman Ginga. For those who are unaware, Ultaman Ginga S is apart of the New Ultraman Retsuden programming block, which aired from July 15, 2014 to December 23, 2014 in Japan. However, unlike future Ultra series this was not simulcast on Crunchyroll, but made available on the service for instant streaming.   Then as for S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Victory, the figure seemingly…

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Official Images: Ultraman Ginga Ultra Replica Ginga Spark

Bandai recently revealed the next Ultra Replica release, which is based on Ultraman Ginga’s Ginga Spark. For those unaware, the Ginga Spark is the transformation device used by series protagonist, Hikaru Raido to transform into Ultraman Ginga. However, the Ginga Spark requires use of the series’ collectible gimmick, the Spark Dolls, to obtain Ultraman Ginga’s natural form, or for Hikaru to turn into other Ultras and/ or Kaiju.   Now, the Ultra Replica Ginga Spark contains the device and an updated Ultraman Ginga Spark Doll. In addition, it will come…

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OLDCODEX to Perform Ultraman Anime Theme Song

The official Ultraman anime Twitter page has updated with the announcement that OLDCODEX will be performing the theme song for the upcoming anime titled, “Sight Over The Battle.”   For those who are not aware, the series is an anime adaptation of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi’s Ultraman manga series. The manga series debuted in Hero’s Monthly in November 2011. The manga series serves as a sequel to the original 1966 Ultraman live-action series.   In addition, the staff for the series also revealed official suit design visuals for Seven. Netflix provided a description for the series. Several years have passed since the events…

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Review: Super Mini-Pla Gridman the Hyper Agent Set

It is time to “Access Flash!” with Bandai’s Super Mini-Pla release for Tsuburaya Productions’ Gridman the Hyper Agent! However, North American fans should recognize the character due to DIC Entertainment’s adaptation as Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. Now, the Super Mini-Pla set encompasses our hero Gridman alongside his support vehicles: Thunder Jet, Twin Driller and God Tank. With the inclusion of the support vehicles they can combine together to form the support mecha, God Zenon, or with Gridman to become Thunder Gridman. Furthermore, Gridman features optional parts for display purposes like additional…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman X & Gomora Armor Set

Tamashii Nations has added the titular Ultraman from the 27th Ultra series, Ultraman X, to their S.H.Figuarts line! In addition, to making S.H.Figuarts Ultraman X, the figure comes with the Gomora Armor, as seen in the series. Now, the addition of the Gomora Armor is expected, since the armor concept was part of the series theme and tied to the year’s collectible gimmick. Furthermore, having the figure and armor together is nearly essential since it was not just the first used, but the main one due Daichi’s connection to the…

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