Today, Premium Bandai announced that they are releasing the Ultraman Max Ultra Replica Max Spark! This release is to mark the 15th anniversary of Tsuburaya Productions’ 19th installment in the Ultra Series. For those unaware, Ultraman Max aired in 2005 following Ultraman Nexus; the series ran for 40 episodes, but only 39 make up the international release on Crunchyroll and TOKUHD. In the series, Touma Kaito receives the Max Spark from Ultraman Max to assume his form required. In addition, Death Note fans may recognize Touma Kaito, as he was portrayed by Sota Aoyama, as he was the live-action Detective Tōuta Matsuda.
Now, the Ultra Replica Max Spark is a near 1:1 scale reproduction seen on the show. The Ultra Replica Max Spark will be 205 mm (8 inch) in length, and feature a display pedestal. The items electronics will consist of LEDs, transformation effects, and BGM tracks from the score. The official information states that there are only two BGM tracks, the TV size opening and track titled “Ultraman Max.” Unfortunately unlike Kamen Rider Complete Selection Modification releases, the Ultra Replica will not contain dialogue from either, Sota Aoyama or Kazuya Nakai. Below is the official gallery from Bandai:
Pre-orders for the Ultraman Max Ultra Replica Max Spark open tomorrow, March 6 at 11:00 am JST. Whereas, orders for the item will close on Monday, May 18. Orders for the Ultra Replica Max Spark are priced at 7,800 yen ($75 to 80 USD), and they are scheduled to ship in September 2020. For those who are interested in purchasing this item, they should contact their preferred middleman service soon.
Source: Premium Bandai