Father and Mother of Ultraman Vs Godzilla
Hey Ken and Maria
Bandai authenticity mark, made in China and year of production 1989
A comparison with the newer version
Having blogged about Ultraman Geed Royal Mega Master Figure previous, let's traced back the roots of Ultraman and their parents (very much the parents of the six original brothers from Nebula M-78). Father of Ultra, is the Commander of the Space Garrison. He first appeared in the 27th episode of Ultraman Ace. He is the husband of Mother of Ultra, the father of Ultraman Taro and Ultraman Ace (by adoption). His real name is Ken (I got to know when Ultraman Belial called him by his name). He is considered one of the strongest Ultras in the Land of Light.
Mother of Ultra is one of the most important members of the Space Garrison, as she is mostly a medic. Her debut was in the first episode of Ultraman Taro and is the mother of Taro. Her real name, was revealed by Ultraman Belial. Looks like Ultraman Belial like to call people by their name! What a rude fellow! He's baddies anyway...
Both these soft vinyl figures are vintage released in 1989 as shown on the foot of the figure, together with the Bandai authenticity mark. Simple standing figures with whopping 3 points of articulation as most of the vinyl figures did (arms and waist). In comparison with the newer 6" figures, the vintage seems to have thicker material and glossier surface. Like with Some of the paint has worn off, which was a common problem with the older vinyl nevertheless they can be restored with some hand painting (I'm using Tamiya leaf silver) which blends perfectly.