Flying Ultraman: Japan gets another cool Nippon-exlusive toy

Tokyo-based toy maker Wiz today unveiled a remote-controlled mini Ultraman figure [JP, PDF] that is able to fly, just like the original in the legendary super hero series. The so-called Charabot Ultraman will hit Japanese stores at the end of January (price: $35), probably without ever making it outside the country.

Wiz says it wants to sell the toy mainly to male adults in their 30s and 40s. The figure is designed like the first-generation Ultraman who became popular in the 1960s. The toy weighs 13 grams and stands 150mm tall.