After being used at attraction performance shows around the nation, the Zoffy suit converted into Ultraman is said to have appeared in the cyclorama film featuring Ultraman and Ultraseven shown in an amusement park in 1969.
After that, the head of the suit is speculatively described as it was used for the Returned Ultraman costume while it means the Returned Ultraman head was not the one modeled from the original mold of the Type C Ultraman head.
And it is also explained a strip of the wetsuit material (assumed to be the Type A suit of the original Ultraman) found to slightly remain on the end of the mask proves it was from the Zoffy costume converted into that of Ultraman (the mask still seems to exist even now).
It is said that the head of the rejected version of the Returned Ultraman suit was from the Zoffy suit mentioned above.
As to the rejected version suit, it is known that it was finally rejected after shooting battle scenes with Arstron so that the rejection made them reshoot the scenes in the end.
The Returned Ultraman suit initially had the same red pattern as the original Ultraman even with thin lines added to each end.
And it is said the costume was replaced by the one with the markings as currently seen so as to make the character look more distinctive from the original Ultraman in consideration of merchandising (the mask seems to have continued being reproduced (copied) from the Zoffy mask).
I read somewhere the Returned Ultraman masks used in the shooting were reproduced (maybe throughout the series) by Hiruma Model Craft known as a modeling company for the production of special effects props.
In summary of the above complex story:
- Zoffy suit used in the final episode of Ultraman (with the wetsuit body of the Type A Ultraman suit)
- Used as Ultraman at attraction performance shows
- Used as Ultraman in the cyclorama film
- (Only the mask) used for the rejected version suit of Returned Ultraman