You know you’re in trouble when you can’t figure out which fetish you’re responding to: über-cool, designer kitsch or your favorite character license. Whatever the reason, Medicom’s ursa ultras have invaded.
Initially available only at various JP toy festivals, three sets have now been released: Ultraman, Katokutai, Dada, and Zetton were in the first set last year, to be followed by Ultra Seven, Ultra Keibitai, Eleking, Metron, Imit Ultra Seven, Kingjoe, and Pegassa in two similar releases this year.
There really isn’t much more that can be said. Be@rbricks are sturdy little things and will stand there obligingly enough. You can position their arms and hands, balance them on one foot, pivot them at the waist -what have you. Then, of course, you can wonder when more will be released and whether you’ll be able to find them at a reasonable price. Every once in a while you’ll get to fight off the nagging suspicion that you’ve been had -all the traditional toy collector fun!
I tell myself I bought them for the kaiju but another, stronger voice says that, with the purchase of this kind of pap, I’m beyond needing a simple excuse.