I want to show you another Ultraman sofubi set today.
“Ultraman sofubi set” is maybe the wrong description for this set.
More a “Ultraman-esque bootleg hard plastic set”, or just “Ultra Hero Set”.
I’m not sure if this set is worth a Brog…but it’s too late now.
Photo session is finished and if you read this here, it’s online ;-)
Bought this piece around 95′. I’m pretty sure this thing is
made in the early 90ties , because it has “CE” sign on the box.
I got it from a guy who originally bought it in Thailand and
paid only a few bucks for it. The figures looked so weird,
thats why I needed that shit.
Colorful artwork, japanese typo and no sign of the manufacturer.
Smells like a 100% unlicensed bootleg.
“Made in Japan”…hahahha…never!
Aha…good to know.
Epic kaiju artwork! I like the blue beast on the left side…OMG.
I never open this set in all the years.
Ladies and gentlemen, a historic moment!
Enough talking, enjoy the photos of these bizarre looking Ultramen.
Do you have a favorite? I think mine is the Ultraman Leo.
Sorry bothering you with this 90ties trash guys ;-)
No, I don’t collect Ultraman stuff. My only vintage piece is this Popy set.
I also have a few 80ties Bandai Ultraman kaijus. That’s it. I think I’m more
a “Mirrorman guy” ;-)
I “rediscover” this piece last friday and thought it deserves some extra love.
Bought this Popy Ultaman 80 (ウルトラマン80) set more than 20 years ago.
I was a complete newbie at this time and had no clue how many (endless) cool
japanese toys are out there. Finding informations about these toys was pretty
difficult at this time. No ebay, no wikipedia, no TBDX, nothing.
I was into Shogun Warriors, tin robots, Popy Chogokins, Micronauts and many
none japanese toys at this time. I bought most of the stuff on flea markets and from
a toy dealer I knew personally here in germany. This guy was pretty cool. He was
specialized on superhero stuff, but also had cool japanese pieces from time to time.
He was travelling around in italy and got the toys from old toy stores, but also
went to big toy shows in the USA a few times a year. Great times! Buying and
finding toys was a real adventure.
I bought my Mattel Astro Robot Jumbos, lots of Shogun Warriors, tons of Popy
Chogokins etc over the years from him. His name was Peter Bergner, he also
had a store in Cologne. This was the german version of Kimono my House, only
without the japanese toys ;-)
The guy had a world famous Spiderman collection. He had everything you could imagine,
even a real Spidey costume from one of the 70ties movies.
…ok, back to the Ultraman set.
I remember that Peter bought the sofubi set on a toy show in Florida,
because he thought it could be something for me. I think I paid something
like $50 for it. This was lots of money for me at this time, a poor student.
Enough sentimental nostalgic memories. Here’s the toy…lets go.
It’s a “double blister box” with a pop-up flip side. Pretty cool!
The set comes with 13 figures.
13 figures, 13 faces.
I like the artwork of this box. The sofubis look nice inside the blister
box, but even better when they are in the pop-up “diorama”.
Like a little store display.
The set comes with a little Popy Ultraman 80 catalog
Great set. I’m glad that bought it.
Finally a few foot markings…
The thing that has been slowing down Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries so far has been the post-processing and sanding of printed parts. Even though I was happy to leave some print texture on some parts of my figures, there was still plenty of cleanup that went into each figure. I have been hesitant to start a big production batch because the thought of all the sanding that would be needed was pretty intimidating. A couple weeks ago, an interesting post on the RepRap Blog for homebrew 3D printing made the Twitter rounds and kept being sent to me by different people that knew I was big on home printing.
Since there have been home-scale 3D printers making parts out of ABS plastic, there have been people trying to come up with creative ways to easily clean up the print lines of parts, especially using solvents. Acetone is an ideal choice for anything to do with ABS, and people have tried all manner of things from wiping down ABS parts with acetone soaked rags to dipping parts in cups of acetone, all with mixed results. A new technique simplified and made more reliable by the RepRap guys changes everything. The method involves using a hot plate to vaporize acetone, creating a hot acetone vapor cloud that evenly normalizes the surface of filament manufacturing printed ABS parts. I was skeptical at first, because the thought of vaporizing acetone and then finding myself on fire was rather unpleasant, but then I saw the results on the blog. Rough, ridgy parts came out of the treatment mirror smooth like injection molded parts. I knew I had to try it, and the results speak for themselves. This is a game changer.
I was worried about detail loss, but that did not happen. Instead, my test Tortoise came out glossy and smooth, with a finish most closely compared to enameled porcelain. It’s unreal. In around two hours, I achieved a nicer finish than a week of puttying and sanding would yield. With a little care and preparation, the process is quick, easy, and reliable. It’s smooth sailing from here on out, and now the only bottleneck in my process is the printing itself.
Strap yourselves in, because PRHI is shifting into high gear.
See you there :)
My little sunday Mirrorman Brog.
Bought this Bullmark sofubi a few years ago on Y!JP.
Some of you might remember the epic “im_power” auctions.
This Mirrorman is about 24 cm / 9,45″ tall.
I think this guy is a bit rarer than other Mirrorman sofubis,
there are lots of them, because I haven’t seen another specimen
since I bought this one. But who knows…
Sexy feet markings.
Here you could see him with a few brothers.
Nice toy! That’s it. Nothing more to say.
Japanese Railway will sell limited edition food items featuring their mascot Suica Penguin this month. There will be Suica penguin bread and Suica penguin bentos! So cute! (It's not bento Friday yet but it is too cute not to post this)
Suica penguin bread is made with cocoa powder and chocolate and custard cream filling. They are 400 yen for two and come in a super cute take-out box too. Bentos are 1,050 yen each and have a variety of food. There will also be ICOCA character bentos in addition to Suica bentos during the campaign period (March 18th to March 27th.)
For all Suica items on Yahoo Japan auction, check out the list.
3-way Brief Case, Waist Bag, Multi Purse, and Wallet
Characteristic Emblem of Zeon
WalletChar-Zaku models from previous release
Liz and Chloe