I just purchased this 5 ft. Ultraman statue that was made by Bandai in 1996. There isn't much information on it on the web other than it was made in 1996 and was used in stores as a display piece. It is my understanding that a few were sold to the public. I remember seeing one of these when I went to Japan in 2004, but it was being used as a display in a store and the owner wouldn't sell it (it would have probably cost an arm and a leg to have it shipped to the USA). Anyway, I am very excited to have it in my collection, seeing as I have been a fan of Ultraman since I was a kid. If any of you have any additional info. about this statue, please send me a PM or reply to this post. Thanks!