This weekend is Father’s Day. It is the same in Japan.
How would you celebrate it? Taking dad to a nice dinner? A present maybe?
Rinkya picked out some bentos featuring Father of Ultra to compliment all hardworking dads!
If you don’t already know him, Father of Ultra is the Highest Commander of the Space Garrison. He is the biological father of Ultraman Taro and adoptive father of Ultraman Ace. Furthermore, he is the uncle of Ultraseven. Although other Ultra brothers are not really his kids, they greatly respect him like their own father.
Garamon, first appeared in Ultra Q series from 1966, is one of the most popular kaiju from the show, and continues to have a big following among Ultra fandom. Today, we found a very interesting diorama featuring Garamon listed for auction.
Happy Friday! Today’s bento is Ultraman Mebius by award-winning bento artist Gurea. She’s been making numerous bentos featuring Ultraman and other tokusatsu heroes in the past. Read on to see what it’s made of!
This is a vintage picture puzzle of Ultraman used by Takeda Chemical Industries for its advertisement campaign. One the bottom left is a logo of Takeda Chemical and Alinamin A, an energy drink sold by the company.
Presumably this is from the time when Ultraman was being broadcasted for the first run. On the back of the puzzle, it shows the schedule for the Ultraman TV show.
The puzzle is covered by a thin sheet of paper for protection.
This auction ends on October 10th, 2013 at 6:34 in PDT.
One of the greatest kaiju toys out there, BANDAI’s 20-inch Radio Controlled Mechagodzilla 1974 is being listed for auctionright now.
Even with the hight retail price of US$800, this mighty Mechagodzilla toy sold out immediately after its release in 2009. Its massive 1/100-scale, 20-inch tall body, loaded with built-in gimmicks, and the attention to details made it way worth the money, and it has been highly sought after on used market ever since. These photos are from the item’s official site.
The auction seller has never opened the toy, so this is what the actual auction item looks like, in an original box.
It’s got lots of fun, great gimmicks!
Rotating head (action for making energy shield)
Arms move up/down
Hands rotate at the wrists
Flashing lights in eyes
Flashing lights in mouth
Flashing lights in fingertips
Chest opens and flashes light
Installed sound effects for each action
The appearance of Mechagodzilla is based on 1974 model. Watch the promo video below to see what amazing actions it is capable of!
If so, don’t hesitate and bid on BANDAI 20” R/C Mechagodzilla on Yahoo Japan Auction!
On somewhere like Amazon Marketplace, it’s being listed for 500,000 yen, but on our Auction, its current highest bid is only 101,000 yen, and if you really don’t want to miss it, the seller is offering buyout option for 150,000 yen! So don’t hesitate and get it!
The replica head is about 42cm tall (16.5 inch). The smaller CCP 1/6-scale Tokusatsu Series Gamera HG ver. figure is being displayed next to the 1/1 head in the above picture to compare the size between the two (thus not included in the set). Looks incredible, doesn’t it?
It’s also built in with a fun gimmick. When you push down on Gamera’s tongue, its eyes and mouth starts to flash just like Gamera did in the film, with the lighting effect imitating fiery plasma shots coming out of its throat.
In the upper right photo, you can see the eyes and throat glowing.
Only 500 of them were made as limited edition in 2011, and were sold out immediately. Today we found one listed on Yahoo Japan Auction for 69,800 yen! (Original retail price 49,800 yen)
Want to wait for another chance? Use this preset keyword, save it, and monitor auction listings until you find the one you want!
Do you love fishing? Regardless of which fishing store you go to, you find that fishing tackle comes in a large variety of shapes, designs, and colors. Among many options, Japan’s got some of the most awesome fishing lures. As it could be said to almost everything Japanese people do, they put meticulous attention to details and leverage all their artisanship, creativity, and wackiest ideas into making these novelty lures. I selected a few of my favorite to share with our blog readers!
1) Bandai G-Master Splash Heroes Mazinger Z Fishing Lure
Our favorite giant robot Mazinger Z is soooo cute as a chibi fishing lure. Bandai had a line of anime and tokusatsu-themed fishing lures called G-Master Splash Heroes back in 2003 (long sold out now), and Mazinger Z is one of them.
2) Bandai G-Master Splash Heroes Gamera and Kamen Rider V3 Lures
I have to show two more from Bandai’s Splash Heroes series because they are just so cute. Aren’t thse Gamera and Kamen Rider V3 fishing lures adorable? You can see how detailed they actually are for something that you are supposed to throw in water…
8) GAN CRAFT Tsuri Chichi Nagisa Collaboration Jointed Claw 178
Here comes the fun part: sexy bishoujo lures.
This lure is specially crafted for a fishing manga series on Shounen Sunday called Tsuri Chichi Nagisa. And they are actually made by a quality fishing tackle company Gan Craft too, instead of a toy company. You can enjoy outdoor fishing with beautiful Nagisa-chan!
Here’s another sexy fishing lure, featuring Super Sonico, the popular mascot girl from Nitroplus.
This is actually a handmade lure modified from an existing lure “Strike King Sexy Spoon.” How fitting is it that the artist chose to put Sonico on it? The artist Unagiinu does a lot of customized “Ita-Lure” (痛ルアー) to make ordinary fishing lures more, um, attractive.
Here’s a little section of a fishing store displaying Unagiinu’s custom tackle.
10) Toys Frog Char Zaku Flash Jim Fishing Lure
Char Zaku should be able to fish 3 times faster than other lures (hopefully)! The 3D mono-eye is cute!
It should work really well for octopus catching too, since, reportedly, that’s how Japanese fisherman catches octopus…as shown in a Japanese TV show Zip. (News source: Kotaku) I’m not sure if it’s true or not, but give it a shot, right?