Although it also looks larger than the one we had as a child, the antennas pointing upward look exactly the same as the older one. (I just came up with the possibility of the maker’s considerations of children’s safety to avoid possible injuries by the pointing parts though I’m not sure.)
I found Dodongo and Kanegon, too!
And Garamon! These reproduced version of kaiju toys we had in our childhood seem to be quite popular among fans, not only the realistic ones that have been around lately.
I agree that their adorable appearances have the unique attraction of their own the realistic ones don’t have.
Kaida’s artwork are hung on the wall and pretty enjoyable, but photography is prohibited as to the artwork unfortunately, so I’ll show you the goods dealt in there.
Stationery goods including plastic document holders with Kaida’s illustrations featured on them are available for sale.
An array of characters we are familiar with.
Kaida’s artwork has seemed to feature the characters of the early Ultra Series centering on Ultra Q, Ultraman and Ultraseven, and his attachment to the classic series is no surprise given he spent his days with them as a kid like me!
While going up on escalator for a bookstore located on the upper floor, this amazing sight jumped into my eyes utterly unexpectedly. Thank Land of Light!
I found a variety of Ultra Series DVDs and books lined up.
I’m so happy to have found the Booska panel stand illustrated by Kaida as well!
Along with the Type B Ultraman’s pop stand at the top, placing the adorable character unpretentiously will please people who are well verse in the classic Ultra Series as Booska is almost tantamount to another Ultra Series in my opinion.
When I happened to drop by at a department store in Omiya City, Saitame Prefecture, the other day, I found an art exhibition titled ‘Yuji Kaida and the Ultraman World’ held there by coincidence that was utterly unexpected.
This kind of things have happened to me quite often lately, and I feel like something has attracted me to them as they arise (maybe the Land of Light 🙂 ).
Yuji Kaida is an illustrator known for his artwork related to the Ultra Series.