This one's the result of the unfortunate disintegration
of Fearmu's Pleather outfit
after living in storage for about five years. I considered trying
to reconstruct her (the headsculpt is kinda neat) but it would have
been difficult to find a sleek, form-fitting (non-pleather) replacement
outfit that could be colored to resemble the original.
I also questioned whether I wanted to reconstruct her.
I'm not terribly interested in the newer sleek-suited Ultra heroes
(who IMO increasingly resemble Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), or
really much beyond Ultraseven-- the last show I watched as a kid.
I've liked some of the newer stuff here and there, but not enough
to make me want to collect it in 1/6 scale... which is practical
because that's a much more manageable scope. Fearmu was basically
a fun femfig project, but her later generation Ultra-hero style
(inspired by Camearra of the Ultraman Tiga era) didn't really fit
in with the retro-classic era that most interests me.
Truth be told, going alien was just an easy way to recycle both
the body and the suit. The Fearmu suit (a Cy Girls Pleather suit)
was a lost cause for reconstruction (see addendum to Ultrawoman Lulu project) since there was no way to clean
it up acceptably for reconstruction into the sleek and smooth look
that it originally had. The easy way to repurpose it was to give
it a rough rubber coating. This hid the tailored seamlines of the
Cy Girls outfit and made it more suitable for a creature-skin suit.
Superu Seijin's screen suit is relatively smooth except for the
scabs, but this wasn't an attempt to recreate the show's costume
accurately (hell, this one's got boobs!). Many years ago (2004),
CRM Toys did a fairly accurate production of "Mr. Satake" (see below),
so that base has been covered (although it's nearly impossible to
find nowadays and really, really expensive if you do). My schtick
is to do offbeat alternate takes on the truly obscure, just to annoy
the purists. It's also my nod to gender equality (Why should only
guys get to wear cool scab-camouflage suits?).
Superu Seijin/Alien Spell is from the Tsuburaya-banned Ultraseven
episode #12 (From a Planet with Love/TBS's Crystalized
Corpusules) that hasn't been included in any Japanese video
releases to date, but was inexplicably provided to TBS to maim for
US broadcast in the wee hours of the morn. Because of this notoriety,
it's actually less obscure than it should be amongst die-hard Ultra-series
fans (who are a pretty obscure niche group). If you're really interested
and want to join the ranks, a web search can give you all the details
that you crave about the banned episode.