PETALING JAYA: Many Malaysians would have grown up watching “Ultraman” on television, and young fans today continue to be enamoured with the Japanese character’s adventures on television series and in movies. Ultraman’s signature “crossed-arms” pose is likely burnt into everyone’s memories!
For those who would like to experience all things related to this silver-and-red superhero, head on over to Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Following a successful event last year, the “Ultra Heroes Tour South East Asia” is back to make all fans squee and bring older followers on a trip down memory lane. But it will only be in town until Dec 10, so don’t dally!
Organised by Bandai Spirits and Bandai Namco, the folks behind the countless collectible figurines, this exhibition showcases all manner of Ultraman merchandise and much more.
“Why did we begin this exhibition in Malaysia? It’s because Malaysia is a very important country for Bandai with its unwavering support,” Bandai representative Daishi Takahashi said at the launch on Thursday.
This year also marks the arrival of a new Ultraman, namely Ultraman Blazar, who will be meeting fans outside his home country for the first time.
Having first appeared on the streets of Tokyo to save Japan from monster attacks, this new Ultraman is distinguishable by the blue crystal attached to his head.
And apparently, compared with his brethren, Blazar has an unpredictability to his movements, leaving his enemies guessing as he wallops them to kingdom come.
Fans wishing to give this new addition to the Ultraman fam a warm welcome can pose for a photo with the human-sized Ultraman Blazar statue here.
Beyond this, there are many exhibits in display cases to marvel at, featuring Ultramen past and present; plus, dioramas depicting the Ultras in combat with their deadly opponents: monsters of every conceivable shape and form.
Even if the Ultraman franchise does not particularly appeal to you, there are numerous figurines here depicting characters from other equally famous franchises.
There’s Son Goku from the “Dragon Ball” series, Luffy from “One Piece”, the monstrous Godzilla, and many more iconic characters.
Many of these gorgeous figurines are for sale, and you can head on over to the special-merchandise counters to head home with some memorabilia.
Meanwhile, hardcore collectors should not miss out on getting their hands on the exclusive event-only figurines of Ultraman Zero, Ultraseven, and Son Goku!
Looking for some action? An Ultraman Live Show takes place on weekends at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm, featuring Ultraman Blazar facing off against the evil Volcan.
Perfect for young fans and the young at heart, it promises to be a performance that packs a punch. Shuwatch!!!
‘Ultra Heroes Tour South East Asia’
Level CC, Concourse Square,
1, Jalan SS7/26a,
47301 Petaling Jaya
10am-10pm daily (until Dec 10)
For more information, click here.