|Above, Ultraman stands guard at the Rox department store in Asakusa. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
It's not as if fans of either Godzilla or Ultraman (or both) don't have enough character-related merchandise to clutter their homes, but more goods are coming out.
According to The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun):
Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Japanese live-action superhero Ultraman. Godzilla, meanwhile, celebrated its 60th birthday last year. Producers of consumer goods are seizing on these two monumental events by releasing special lines of merchandise with the branding of the Ultraman series — a favorite of the young and old for a half century — and Godzilla, the one and only kaiju (Japanese for monster).To see what's coming and to read more, go here.