The next Ultra-Act Ultra Brother, Ultraman Ace, is another character that I’m not incredibly familiar with. Here is the review.
Figure: Ultraman Ace uses the same joint system as the recent Ultra Brothers figures. There’s nothing new or revolutionary here and that’s a good thing. Rather than remolding Ultraman or Zoffy, Ultraman Ace uses a newly sculpted body. This figure captures a stockier build and features some crisp costume details; the stitching on the gloves are immaculate. The oddest part, however, is Ultraman Ace’s chest. There is nothing natural with how this thing looks. Either way, I always liked Ultraman Ace’s unique look and this is a nice representation of the character. The only real criticism that I can think of is that the figure is taller than it should be.
Accessories: The first effects part is the Metallium Ray; this looks uncomfortably cartoony and it’s just ugly. The Ultra Guillotine effect is real nice, but it isn’t very versatile. The effect only looks good if you raise the left hand and lower the right one; not the other way around. Also included is the Ace blade – the sword is slick, but the hand (that’s mean to hold it) only cradles it. This not only looks weird, it isn’t held it securely either. Also thrown in are a handful of hands. It would have been nice if we got the football projectile that killed Ace Killer. Besides that, Zoffy‘s Ultra Converter doesn’t fit on Ultraman Ace’s wrist.
Overall: While Ultraman Ace doesn’t bring anything new to the table, it’s an incredibly solid action figure. If your mission is to collect the Ultra Brothers, Ultraman Ace must be in your collection; especially because it isn’t too difficult to come by. Tamashii Nations has done it again and created a pretty good figure.
Buy It: Amazon