RETURN OF ULTRAMAN, VER 2,
MEDICOM, RAH 565
I started my 1/6 collection with Ultraseven Medicom in 2008 and since then I had the opportunity to testify the increasing of quality of the head sculpts, specially in the Hot Toys series, a company that started in the Military Area of Figures that now has abandoned.
I must confess that now much of the desire of collecting 1/6 Figures has gone. Now I am very selective in buying Figures, because like any collector, there is a problem of enough room in my house. I don't like to buy only to buy and for me there is no sense in keeping the figures in the boxes in a place that I don't know.
Since 2008 a lot of sites could show lots of pics of these Action Figures, but in the same time I have lost the stamina to take pictures in my blog.
But for this Ultraman, I guess I think it is interesting to share my thoughts because there is not so much pics and information of the Japanese Heroes on the Internet.
In my opinion, Medicom relies in a comfortable position with the Japanese Heroes, because they are not so complex to sculpt and it has a strong fan base in Asia. No other companies outside Japan could be interested in such heroes. In the past, Medicom was very applauded with the Star Wars Series, but after Hot Toys invasion of high quality head sculpts, Medicom seems to lost the opportunity to explore this market. And in this way, I guess Medicom prefer to upgrade the past figures instead of investing in others franchises.
That is the case of Ultraman Jack, RAH 565, a upgraded version of RAH 336.
Opening the Box
RAH 565 (left) VS RAH 336 (right)
Well, it is possible to see that is a great upgrade.
Version 2of Ultraman Jack and Ultraseven
Ultraman Jack Medicom RAH 565 is a one step higher than the former version and it is a interesting piece to have if you are a fan of the Japanese Heroes and 1/6 Figures.