Toy ID: Alien Spell Maker

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    So Ive seen this dude a couple times on Mandarake but they do not have the maker
    in the description. Im wondering why they are so expensive. Love the figure but the
    price tag is usually between 160,00 yen and 200,000 yen! :shock: :shock: :shock:
    If anyone wants some background, heres the wiki http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Alien_Spell


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    Ooh I know this one.. sort of. The high price is probably due to the controversy over the aliens design and burns on the A bomb vics.
     
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    That kind of makes sense. The Zollmen mini(?) version is also expensive, but I just assumed that was due to them being Zollmen pieces.
     
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    What about the burns is controversial? Im sorry for going off topic but it seems rather silly to get upset over this.
     
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    Check out the wiki link. The problem was that atom bomb victims felt it hit to close to home
    since the aliens came from a planet that had been decimated by nuclear war.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the info on that. I mean it makes sense but in all seriousness im sure this is how an alien would look coming from a planet decimated by nuclear war considering there is probably no universal cure for severe nuclear fallout radiation poisoning.

    But its a really cool figure to look at.
     
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    I found a couple of images of the toy bagged:

    The header is one from Bullmark, and there isn't another maker's mark on the card. My initial thought was that this must be a bootleg. A little more searching led me to this posting:
    http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa ... 1148278586
    Robot translation seems to suggest that it is indeed a bootleg, possibly of Thai origin. No reason to trust my interpretation of Google's babblefishery, of course.
     
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    Love Uchuujin! Such a fun character, and I'm a sucker for controversy!
     
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    It doesn't. The toy you are posting about is relatively new and there are at least 3-4 versions out there. I'd love to own one but not at the ~mysterious~ prices they're going for. Making a toy based on an obscure/banned character with no discernible identifying features of the maker is a recipe for mystery and intrigue... And a bonkers price tag, I guess.

    I'm fairly certain that the images in liquidsky's initial post in that thread were of Siccaluna Koubou's Madalla.

    Zollmen made an omake referencing Spiru Seijin named Subaru Seijin that came with some version of Mad Baron (I can't recall which) -- Clear blue, red, GID, white.
     
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    Found this piece while I was in Japan. Fellow collector also mentioned they are pricey due to the
    controversy, its a taboo toy to make so thats why the resale price is so high.

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    I can understand the reason behind the taboo, but I think the sensitivity of objection to it is very interesting. On the other hand, there's the first Gojira film and the metaphor behind it, which has continued to be carried on throughout many incarnations, yet Godzilla is not only accepted but embraced as a Japanese icon. And he is not the victim of destruction, but worse - he is the Cause (although some could say he's a victim too, but you see my point).

    I can understand why someone would take offense to both really, and it's not my place to tell anyone how to react to something they feel strongly about. ALTHOUGH, I wish a similar attitude could be taken with Spiru Seijin, as with Goji, acknowledging it as a reference to an important historical event from the past instead of "blacklisting" an interesting & inspired character. Perhaps we would see more toys and at better prices...

    EDIT: The rest has been removed because the sandman interrupted me and I became discombobulated. Over n out. Back to you, skullbrain.
     
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    One of my favorite things about Ultraseven is that they did blur the line between who is good and who is evil. There are episodes where the heroes themselves question what they are doing and end up feeling regret for their actions. Some of the bad guys are much more neutral than evil and it creates lots of moral questions along the way. That is the one aspect where Ultraseven far outshines Ultraman.

    As far as the Alien Spell I love how they are pure evil. That whole scene where they lament how they have always chased after the blood of young girls because now they know the blood of children is so much more delicious is simply awesome. The plan to put an ad in the paper so any kid who draws a rocket gets a free watch that will kill them is hilariously diabolical. I think the fact they are such an evil alien race that fed of young girls and children added to the fact they were referenced in some magazine as A-bomb survivors is what got that whole episode erased from history. One or the other probably would have been fine but putting both together was likely too much.
     
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    @Waterbear, sorry, that section's all fudged. My thoughts not so clear there as I was dozing, but I was meaning to refer to the background behind the characters initially (like Godzilla and the WWII atomic bombings), not the ever-changing character arcs. But by that point I started confusing myself too; I can guess some things based on older heroic stories, but other than that, I know diddly about any underlying references with the ultraverse. Consider that part removed.
     
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    When Ultra Seven aired in Japan back in 1968, the Japanese people were still very sensitive towards the fact that two a-bombs were dropped on their country. Hence the episode being banned in Japan and still is banned to this day. It has never been rebroadcast on television or made available on any form of home media.
    It was dubbed into English and aired in the US however. Thankfully a few people were smart enough to record it and can easily be obtained on the grey market and even watched on youtube, thus saving it from becoming lost to time. It really is a great U7 episode too.

    Theres also two newer sculpts that Zectron sculpted- a keshi (called atomic uchuujin) that trutek produced and a new head (called atomic alien) for the plt toys blood majin figure.
     
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