Legendary Toy Creator Marty Abrams, partners with Tsuburuya Productions to create new action figures based on Classic and Anime ULTRAMAN
GREAT NECK, NY – June 10, 2020 – Mego Corporation, the original action figure toy company, working with The Licensing Group Ltd, announced today that it has acquired the licensing rights to create action figures based on Tsuburaya Productions’ Classic ULTRAMAN and Anime ULTRAMAN properties–one a throwback to Mego’s past, the other a look to their future. Mego is set to unveil its Classic and Anime 8” and 14” figures of one of the most prominent tokusatsu Superhero genre productions to come out of Japan, for collectors of nostalgia and modern action figures alike.
Ultraman debuted in 1966 as a live-action Japanese TV show and has become a beloved science fiction property the world over. Created by Eiji Tsuburaya, the father of the Japanese monster movie genre, ULTRAMAN combined the excitement of superheroes with the action of giant Kaiju monsters. Over 50 years and almost 800 episodes later, the ULTRAMAN mythology continues:
Science Patrol officer Shin Hayata is mortally injured when Ultraman – an alien from Nebula M78 arrives on our world. The alien brings Hayata back to life and merges with him allowing Hayata to change into Ultraman to battle the giant Kaiju that threaten the Earth.
Mego will focus on the Classic ULTRAMAN series, the best known in the U.S, having aired on TV in the U.S. from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. The legendary action figure company will explore the many versions of Ultras that make up the ULTRAMAN universe as well as bring fans the contemporary Anime ULTRAMAN story. Mego’s first figure, expected out this fall, will be reminiscent of the rare vintage POPY Ultraman figure, but made with true Mego quality.
Originally founded in 1954, Mego Corporation re-entered the action figure toy industry in 2018 with its iconic characters from Star Trek, DC Comics, Classic Horror and Legend characters across television, music, and film.
Stay tuned for the launch announcement of the newly released characters – to be revealed shortly as part of the Marty Abrams Presents Mego action figure toy line.
For more information about Mego Corp., visit megofigures.com.
About Mego Corporation
Mego Corporation was originally founded in 1954 and became the first company to make action figures of TV and comics superheroes. Led by Marty Abrams, Chairman of the original Mego Corporation and the father of the modern action hero, the company continues to successfully build on its history as an innovative leader in licensed action figure toys and toy products worldwide. Learn more about the Marty Abrams Presents Mego action figure toy line at www.megofigures.com.
About Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions is a global entertainment company founded in 1963 by special effects expert Eiji Tsuburaya, still producing content that has been licensed to both the domestic and international markets. The company also engages in licensing, merchandising, publishing, and live stage shows and events, exploiting the IP it creates and owns. The studio is best known for producing the Ultra Series, Kaiju STEP for children, and many other spectacular tokusatsu family shows. New productions released by Tsuburaya Productions include ULTRAMAN: Z and ULTRAMAN Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes.
For more information visit: https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/
About The Licensing Group
The Licensing Group Ltd (TLG) was founded in 1992 in Los Angeles by Danny Simon, one of the industry’s premier innovators and foreign licensing experts. The principal focus of the licensing agency is Entertainment, Lifestyle and Corporate Brand licensing. In addition to generating many successful licensing programs for the domestic and global markets, the agency also represents manufacturers with the acquisition of licenses and consults on licensing to both licensors and licensees as well as to organizations and government entities. The Licensing Group represents the ULTRAMAN properties.
For more information visit: https://www.tlgla.com/