Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ultra Man Coin-Op Kiddie Ride (Kobe, Japan)

A mere stones throw away from the spectacular Tetsujin 28, aka Gigantor statue (see previous post HERE), this coin-op kiddie ride of Ultraman in front of a nearby Kobe toy store is just as spectacular to behold. I'm guessing it's from the late 60's / early 70's, and as you can see from my photos, it is indeed in ultra pristine condition!







And did I go for an ultra ride, you ultra ponder? Well...

7 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Man, I would sure love to have that in my living room. Especially if it went "Shuwatch!" every time I popped a coin into the yen box.

Mr. Karswell said...

Me too! Swap out the exercise bike collecting dust in the corner

anthrax2525 said...

There are some things you will only have one opportunity for in your entire life.
Dropping a quarter for an Ultraman ride is definitely one of them.

(Whoever's been in charge of keeping ol' U-guy in proper paint and running order certainly deserves a hat tip too.)

Mr. Karswell said...

Ultra Hat Tip!

JBM said...

Been missing your thoia posts but am so glad to see you are enjoying a vacation. Thank you so much for years of scary good fun.

JMR777 said...

Its silver giant meets horror giant- what a great manga comic that would be!

Mr. Karswell said...

THOIA and AEET will return shortly... just catching up on some post vacation personal projects —as well as sleep! Thanks for the comments! :)