To commemorate the Ultraman franchise’s 50th anniversary, Bandai will release new Ultraman figures under their S.H. Figuarts line.
Usually, Ultraman figures are under Bandai’s ULTRA-ACT line, if an Ultraman will get a S.H. Figuarts figure, it is still under the ULTRA-ACT banner as a collaborative effort between two of Bandai’s brands (see the ULTRAMAN manga figures), making this the first time an Ultraman figure is purely under the S.H. Figuarts line.
Bandai’s intention on releasing these figures under the S.H. Figuarts line is to focus on show-accurate range of motion as oppose to ULTRA-ACT, which is focused on “human physical beauty.” Anyway, the first batch of figures are:
S.H. Figuarts Ultraman, which stands 150mm tall and comes with the Specium Ray effect part, Rebound Ray (also known as Ultra Barrier) effect part & pedestal, a replacement Color Timer, and a set of replacement wrist. This item cost 5,616 yen.
But if you prefer the same figure but with more accessories, Bandai also offers the S.H. Figuarts Ultraman 50th Anniversary Edition, which comes with all the accessories of the standard release and more. These extras are: buildings in various sizes, Alien Baltan’s spaceship, roads, and pedestal parts. This item cost 8,640 yen. Both items are set for a July release.
Finally, we have S.H. Figuarts Alien Baltan, a figure which stands 160mm tall and is the perfect opponent for your S.H. Figuarts Ultraman figure! This item cost 5,940 yen and is set for an August release.
[Source: Tokusatsu Network]