Does lightning strike twice ? Lucky for me the answer is Yes ! I didn’t think it possible but via an Ebay auction that was canceled… this beautiful toy has made
it’s way into the Ultraman Museum … Ok actually my collection 😉 The Super Giant size Ultraman Seven, soft vinyl figure made by Bullmark – 19.25 inches tall !. In excellent condition with almost no trace of play. I would place this figure in the top 3 list of Ultraman hero figures.
I really held out no hope of ever adding this original figure ( there has been 2 re-issues by Bandai/B-Club ) to the collection, as the two places I know that have this figure want a huge amount of Yen for them… so much that only winning the lottery would allow me to purchase it (!)
When I get an original figure like this, it’s always amazing to see first hand the differences.. notice the height .. the original one is a good 1/2 inch taller than the re-issues. Also the heels on the boots are different… interesting! All in all this Ultraseven figure has got to be the best one ever made.. and because of the high retail cost in the 1970’s of 1500 yen… fewer than 5 of these are known to exist today.
The Toy Karma was working on this deal.. the dealer, perhaps taking pity on me, is really the one to thank for making this possible.
If you believe in paying it forward ( and I do ! ), than I send my positive vibes to this dealer,ten fold !
So just like that, the Ultra list shrinks by one item …. ah only 5 more to go !