- the second Super Olympian from CMNL features New World First Bus Fleet
No. 5007 in all-over "Ultra Heroes" decals. The model carries no NWFB fleetnames
or logos, and is must therefore be assumed that it is not licensed by NWFB.
The bus -
Ultraman is the generic name for a series of Japanese live-action television
shows produced between 1966 and 1998. Each series focused on at least one
extraterrestrial "Ultra-hero" who arrives on Earth to fight various large
monsters. Conveniently, each Ultra-hero can grow to over 200 feet tall.
Each Ultra-hero had various energy emission powers, plus were experts in
some form of hand-to-hand martial arts-style fighting. Virtually all of
them also had one weakness: their energy would run out after a short time
fighting. (Strangely enough, when this happened, they tended to "get serious"
and use their most energy-draining attack on the monster(s).) When they
weren't fighting monsters, they typically assumed the form of a human;
each one either created their own human form, or merged with one (or, in
one case, two) humans.
The Ultraman series are produced by Tsuburaya
Productions. Tsuburaya Productions was started by Eiji Tsuburaya, the special
effects master behind the early Godzilla films. His sons have carried on
the tradition to this day.