Monday, November 05, 2007

Fear Beasts (B-Club Ultraman Series Reproductions)

Two Fear Beasts from the Japanese TV show "Zone Fighter," part of the B-Club Reproduction series. First, Dragon King (ドラゴンキング) from Episodes 7 and 12; followed by Gellderah (ゲルデラー) from Episode 8.

Some tidbits from Wikipedia:

Zone Fighter, known in Japan as Ryūsei Ningen Zone (流星人間ゾーン Ryūsei Ningen Zōn?, lit. "Meteor Human Zone"), is a tokusatsu SF/superhero TV series. Produced by Toho Company Ltd., the show aired on Nippon Television from April 2 to September 24, 1973, with a total of 26 episodes. This was Toho's answer to not only the popular Ultra Series, but the Henshin Hero phenomenon started by shows like Kamen Rider and Android Kikaider. This series was also notable for its guest appearance by Toho's own Godzilla, as well as two other Toho Monsters, King Ghidorah and Gigan.

The Sakimori/Zone Family resembles a normal Japanese family, but they are an alien family that came to Earth after their home planet Peaceland was destroyed by the evil buglike Garoga aliens. To stop the Garoga Army's invasion on Earth, the Sakimori Family's three children, Hikaru (the oldest son), Hotaru (the teenage sister) and Akira (the young boy) respectively transform into the superheroes Zone Fighter, Zone Angel and Zone Junior. Their transformation code (associated with a "henshin" pose) is "Zone Fight Power".

Hikaru Sakimori/Zone Fighter (防人光/ゾーンファイター) The oldest of the siblings. Enjoys racing cars. As Zone Fighter, upon uttering the command "Zone Double Fight", he can also grow to giant size (with a streamlined metallic head) to fight Garoga's FearBeasts. His killing attack is the Meteor MissileMite where he shoots a monster with missiles mounted on his wrists. (流星ミサイルマイト - Ryûsei Misairumaito). Just like Ultraman, he can only become giant sized for a limited time, and the meter light on his belt buckle changes from green (normal) to yellow (caution) to red (danger). Zone Angel and Junior can recharge Fighter's energy with the emergency battery from Smokey. (See Wikipedia for more info.)

The Garoga Army: A race of insect-like demons from the planet Garoga. They have red, black, blue & yellow bodies, silver bug-eyed faces (somewhat resembling the Green Goblin from the Spider-Man comic books) and floppy antennas. They operate in a huge satellite in space.

FearBeasts (恐獣 - Kyòjù). Also referred to as Terro-Beasts, these are the various giant monsters sent by the Garoga Army to attack the Earth.

流星人間ゾーン. りゅうせいにんげんゾーン)は、1973年(昭和48年)4月2日から同年9月24日まで日本テレビ系で毎週月曜日19:00 - 19:30に全26話が放送された、東宝制作の特撮テレビドラマ、およびそれに登場する架空のヒーロー。


B-CLUB ヒーロー怪獣シリーズ 流星人間ゾーン ゲルデラー ドラゴンキング

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