Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Various Alternate Ultramen (Promos & Parodies)

Kamen Rider Nice (1999)
Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Nice was released in a series of commercials during the 1999 Japan reruns of Ultraman Tiga, with a total of forty 1-minute spots. Ultraman Nice arrives from the planet TOY-1 in a series. The spots advertise the wide variety of Bandai Ultraman toys, actually do have a storyline, along with some "surprise guests."

Ultraman Zearth (1994)
Ultraman Zearth is a parody Ultraman and the name of a 1994 movie in the series. He hails from The Land of Pikari in Nebula Z95. He has a big red face and dislikes dirt, and will go to great lengths to wash it off his hands. His goal is to clean the polluted Earth. He transforms with an electric toothbrush, which is consistent with his hygiene fixation. There was two movies.

Ultraman Boy (2003)
Premiering September 29, 2003, ULTRAMAN BOY'S ULTRA COLISEUM worked as a way to introduce younger children to Tsuburaya Productions' heroes and monsters. Hosted by Ultraman Boy--new invention, each 5 minute-long episode provided info on the different Ultra Heroes, monsters, and mecha -- plus, featured "new" battles by combining footage from the various series (much the Thunderzord vs. Zyu 2 Monsters in You know What).

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