Saturday, March 31, 2007


Our friend Dhiti Chantravekin provided The Lost Kaiju with an update on the ISUZU ALL STAR HERO FESTIVAL. Here's the scoop...

The show was not as crowded as I had expected, and I would rather call it a display than a show. Why? Because I didn’t see any people in Ultraman suits on the stage. Instead, what I saw are live-size Ultraman figures made from fiberglass put on displays. Not so many people attended the show, maybe because it’s Sunday evening. Nevertheless, I am glad that I was at the show to get the first glimpse of “Project Ultraman”, the new Ultraman TV series made by a Thai Production House named “Chaiyo Productions”. From what I saw on the VCR, the movie is quite good and is on par with the new Japanese Ultraman series. Chaiyo Productions has put a lot of effort in making this movie which were taken in great locations like a Tibetan temple and plateau and the Gobi desert. As with the modern Ultraman series, this movie has a lot of Computer Graphic, but Chaiyo has done a good job on this. The series features Ultraman Elite (portrayed by the famous Hong Kong actor “Ekin Cheng” from “The Storm Riders” movie ), Ultraman Millennium and Dark Ultraman. All are designed by Chaiyo Productions, however, unlike Tiga, Dyna, Cosmos and Gaia, the Thai Ultraman are still based on the M78 nebula, so you will also see Ultra Mother and other Ultraman in this series as well.

Dhiti Chantravekin
Note: Project Ultraman is a Copy Right of Chaiyo Productions Ltd.

Here is the Project Ultraman trailer

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Omni-Monster (Kaiju Utopia)

Omni-Monster is a great place to feed your mind on Japanese vinyl toys, figures, and collectibles. Check out their review on the Spectreman Kaiju NOMAN...purchased from The Lost Kaiju, we're glad to see that Sandy/Noman found a good home! The photographs on their blog are extremely well done and always amazing to look at. Omni-Monster (Kaiju Utopia)

Maker of Lost Kaiju Toys

I recently acquired a Zagora reproduction licensed by Daikyo and made by Hukkokudo.
The Spray on the Zagora is the same as the figure from the 1970's. Hukkokudo labels read maker of Lost Kaiju Toys.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Medicom Imit/Nise Ultraman 1966

We now have the long out of production Medicom Imit/Nise Ultraman 1966. It is from one of my favorite Ultraman episodes Brother from another planet. ZARABU SEIJIN transforms into the fake or Nise Ultraman and takes on Hayatas true Ultraman.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

All Star Hero Festival Bangkok

The All Star Hero Festival is taking place in Bangkok Thailand from March 16 to April 8th. The Show will feature new Kamen Riders, Spiderman, Batman, Doraemon, Panda Z and Ultraman. The Show will also present the new Project Ultraman trailer. Please check back for more information. Our friend Dhiti Chantravekin will have updates on the festival.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Postclarinet Art Prints

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Sumer Barness of Postclarinet will be making first ever kaiju inspired art prints for The Lost Kaiju. Keep checking back for more information.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Project Ultraman

Our friend Dhiti Chantravekin provided The Lost Kaiju with info on the upcoming show Project Ultraman. Here's the scoop:

Project Ultraman is a new TV series made by Chaiyo Production in collaboration with Apex Toys and a Chinese company named Ruishi Culture Developing. There will be 3 Ultraman in this series: Ultraman Elite, Ultraman Millennium and Dark Ultraman. All are the brainchild of Chaiyo Production and has nothing to do with the Japanese Ultraman. The budget for this series is around 100 million Baht. It will run for 52 episodes in Thailand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea. And currently Chaiyo Production is in negotiation to have the series on air in North America and Europe.

80% of the series is casted in China in great locations like the Kobi Desert and the snow capped mountain in Tibet while 20% will be done in the studio. The famous Chinese movie star "Ekin Cheng" will portray Ultraman Elite, Mathew Dean will portray Ultraman Millennium and Ray McDonald will portray Dark Ultraman. In addition, Chaiyo Production also plans a Ultraman roadshow called "Walk Through Theme Exhibition Ultraman Live Show 4D" around Asia except Japan. It is expected to attract 2 million visitors a year.

Additional information: Two years ago, the Japanese High Court ruled that Chaiyo Production has the copyright of Ultraman in Thailand and worldwide except Japan where the copyright still belongs to Tsuburaya Production. The case for this lawsuit dated back 20 years ago when Tsuburaya almost went bankrupt and borrowed the money of 30 million Baht from Chaiyo Production in exchange for the Ultraman copyright. After the death of Eji Tsuburaya, his son wanted the copyright back and brought the case to court. Both companies fought in court for years until the final ruling.

Finding The Lost Kaiju

I was recently interviewed by the great people at Kaijuice. Below is the intro, click here to read the full interview!

Finding John Murray & The Lost Kaiju:

The internet brings the world to your fingertips. What does that mean for today's toy collectors? Is there a finite amount of Kaiju toys left on the earth? Are Kaiju the natural resource that will replace the need for foreign oil? What is missing from your Kaiju inventory?

Kaijuice is always glad to meet & make new friends with of all kinds of creative & kaiju disciplines. The cute the evil the monstrous & vinyl. Kaiju enthusiasts & vintage toy collectors alike check out this short interview with the man behind the monster that is The Lost Kaiju. Check out his site & store to see their recent aquisitions & toy offerings. Fun pics, products, & news await you!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Inspire Spectreman

The Inspire Spectreman has been released in Japan and The Lost Kaiju will be getting a few in the second week of April. The Inspire Spectreman is around seven inches tall and comes in a window box. This is the First Spectreman figure in over ten years. Inspire is still playing with the idea of making a Dr Gori and Karras/Ra figure possibly. I'll let you know when i find some more details.

CCP Kemura/Poison Fumes Monster Limited Edition

CCP Kemura aka Posion Fumes Monster is arriving the second week of April. We will have some in our store and on ebay. Only 500 pieces made, and first appeared on the 1966 tevlevion show Ultraman.

Monday, March 12, 2007


Hello and Welcome to the News section of The Lost Kaiju.
Visit our online and eBay stores to find items for sale. Stop by the gallery to see images from other collectors. This news section will keep you up-to-date with Japanese collectible happenings and new toys coming to our store. I will be updating a little more frequently than the old news page. So come back and check us out from time to time. We're always looking for those Lost Kaiju toys from days of new & old. My personal favorites are CCP and M1-GO. Let us know what you're looking for. We may have it, or would search for that Lost Kaiju.

Best Wishes, John Murray

The Lost Kaiju