Welcome to my 40th post! Today I will actually be doing my first full blown review. It not really a robot and it doesn't have rocket punch action but I love Ultraman and chances are if you love Japanese Sci-Fi/Robots/Tokusatsu, you will no doubt like and/or know who Ultraman is. I for one, am a casual fan, but I am a sucker for the original Ultraman design. My wife absolutely despises Ultraman and when I am watching it, it pretty much annoys her. Especially the opening song which you can see below.
When you pull out the tray you are hit in the face with a strong PVC smell. The inner tray has two levels. The top level has Ultraman and alternate hands. The Bottom tray has his cape and Specium Ray gimmick.
The ankles are also articulated to allow easy posing. You'll see that even the toes have a joint which will come in handy.
Next, we have Ultra Slash!
Next is this pose, I'm just not sure what it's called.
I also wanted to show off this really cool base that came to me from Angolz.com. (IT IS NOT PART OF THE ULTRAMAN SET!) It's made by Kid's Logic and it's called the Cosmos Base. It comes in different colors. It boasts 8 LEDs which are lit up through a hidden switch on the steps. It was meant for Saint Myth Cloth figures I believe but the adjustable stand posts should suit other figures nicely.
Do you know what happens when Ultraman is running out of power? The timer on his chest starts flashing red. Unfortunately Bandai did not provide and LED gimmick here. Instead they give you a little red piece of plastic to swap out for the blue one. On a side note, I bought an Ultraman candy toy a while back and it had a flashing LED gimmick. Go figure.
Well, that's about it for now, stay tuned for a video review. If you like this figure, it'll run you about 25-30 bucks before shipping. Is it worth it? Probably not to the regular collector, but if you have even a casual interest in Ultraman, then it might just be worth it. In my opinion, for the price it could have been better, at least maybe have an LED gimmick and more high-end feeling joints, especially the waist which falls out very easily. Unacceptable in something that costs $30 before shipping. I still don't regret it. It's a modern highly poseable Ultraman. I like. SHUWATCH!!