Ultraman Vinyl Odyssey, a brand-new line of premium soft vinyl toys from Seismic, was announced in conjunction with Ultraman’s 55th anniversary, and was revealed exclusively to fans attending Ultraman Connection Live: Ultraman Day on July 10, 2021. Jirahs, the mighty frilled Kaiju was unboxed live during the event by Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, and the toy immediately went on sale through the event’s merchandise store.
The toy line launches this fall with Jirahs, followed by two additional toys to be announced later this year. Jirahs stands 9 inches tall and features a mix of metallic and translucent materials to create a striking “light glow” effect. Jirahs is sculpted by Michael Lambert and features header card art by Bill Couture. Each toy release will feature unique header card art from an exciting selection of popular artists. Preorders for Jirahs have opened now in advance of the fall release. Note that each figure in the series is a limited edition and will not be reissued.
“We are incredibly excited to offer brand new, original toys of some of our favorite Ultraman characters from our childhood,” Seismic Chief Creative Office Alex Rushdy explained. “We grew up with toys in the ‘80s and ‘90s that were bright, bold, and unique from what you saw on TV. We are bringing that energy to the world of Ultraman.”
Jirahs, one of Ultraman’s classic adversaries, was famously created by repurposing a Godzilla costume from Toho and adding a wide reptilian frill for his debut in Episode 10 of the original Ultraman series.
Orders for Jirahs can still be placed by ticket holders through the Ultraman Connection (https://www.ultramanconnection.com) merchandise store, or you can order directly from Seismic Toys (https://www.seismictoys.com), as well as from your favorite soft vinyl toy retailers.