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Get ultra lazy in this luxurious Zetton chair.

As (pretend)head of a family of five, I often have hard decisions to make when it comes to budgeting. Spend our money on retainers  or get a new BBQ set, buy winter coats for the kids or a Victoria Secret set for the missus….choices, choices, decisions, decisions..being a dad is hard at some times. Once in a blue moon however something pops up and spending my hard earned cash on it seems like a no-brainer and unimportant things like school tuition and life insurance payments fade to the back of my wallet.

When I was a child there was always a “father chair” in the house, a chair you wouldn’t sit down in without asking your old man’s permission. A beautiful leather  throne which you warn your hyper energetic friend about not to sit in when dad was around.

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My father would sit in it smoking his pipe and  we mortals crawled up on the sofa while watching “The six million dollar man”. Well I found my chair and I am going to get it and nobody will be allowed to sit in it without my permission…so it won’t be in the living room because I have lost all authority there, same goes for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, but I`ll use it at the office, a place where people still respect my sandwich labeled “boss” in the fridge and use close to polite language when addressing me…

Meet the Zetton Chair!

Made out of fine Italian Leather(Italian cows?) and sewn by skilled craftsmen, this premium chair was made to commemorate the first Ultraman TV broadcast fifty years ago.

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While Zetton isn’t the most handsome lad, somehow the folks of Karimoku Furniture and MAN OF ULTRA have incorporated all characteristics  which make Zetton such a ugly monster into a most beautiful chair. The wrinkled white arms and legs which remind you of an 80 year old love in a swimsuit, the way its black skin covers those milky arms like a loose swimsuit… The back is fitted with deformed shaped studs which were mounted one by one and resemble Zetton rear side perfectly.

Call it furniture, call it art, you don’t have to be an Ultraman lover to appreciate this chair, it’s not only well designed, it’s also extremely well made with the finest materials and it’s comfy…ooooh so comfy with its “3D net” cushion material and soft leather which wrapped around your body make you resemble a tortilla.

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It comes with a ottoman to lay your tired feet on…

The backrest resembles Zetton’s chest pattern

The price for this is 500.000 yen, not cheap, but no good furniture is and this chair will last you a life time. I always say “if you have the dough, let it flow!” and if you don’t then you can always sell a kidney on the black market…trust me this chair is worth it.

Serge Roso JWS

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ULTRAMAN suitcases combine style and substance.

BIBILAB, the company which has brought us a lot of unique products like the nomad suitcase, a suitcase which turns into a desk or the Damekun, the most comfy pajamas ever.

 

This time around they collaborated with our favorite super hero and created what we would call the most awesome suitcase ever!

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The “A MAN OF ULTRA” suitcase is not just very pretty to look at, it’s also very unique in its features. Instead of creating normal sized suitcase, they made it slim and tall,  so without  sacrificing any volume(58L),they created a far more useful form.

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Its sleek design makes it easier to carry around than an “ordinary” suitcase and takes less floor space. If you’re the kind of person who get brought to the Airport by limousine than you’ve never experienced or will experience (that is until the next Lehman shock..)the hardship we mere mortals suffer just to get to the airport. Bumping into people’s knees in full trains, going through the ticket gates in a most awkward style …..

"The smart even in a narrow space, such as escalators and trains in.

The width of this suitcase is equal to an A4 size paper and the height is 80 centimeters which would it make similar to traveling with a 5 year old child, just without the constant nagging for snacks and toilet breaks.

The “slim and tall” design makes it also possible to carry things, you normally wouldn’t be able to fir in your suitcase, like a skateboard/ Hoverboard, a tennis racket or diving equipment….

The suitcase is made of ABS and polycarbonate, materials which besides sounding very fancy have the characteristics of being light (4.3kg) and strong.

It has 4 quiet caster wheels of which two can be easily locked, they are pretty nice designed wheels too, giving you a little bling.

Quiet 4-wheel casters

Have you ever wondered how the customs inspects your luggage, even when you tightly locked yours? Well I haven’t, I’ve always been too busy looking for free WIFI, but not to get off topic here, this suitcase has a TSA lock (transportation security administration) which can only be openend by yourself and by TSA officials with a special master key, so in case they suspect something, they just open it and close it without breaking anything.

The ULTRAMAN suitcase comes in two varieties; the silver colored one is created by A MAN OF ULTRA and they also have a black version  with a silver accent stripe with ULTRAMAN’s pic.

Ultraman design

It even has a nifty space to keep your tripod!

Storage capacity 58 liters

Your 1/3 scale doll(!?) fits easily, because who would leave home without it?

These suitcases are limited and need preordering, with the silver version almost sold out and the black very close to being almost sold out. They are selling the suitcases through four selling points, with Amazon Japan being the only one which has still the silver one. So you have to act fast. Delivery will be on October 21.

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Not convinced yet? Have a look at this promo video.

Price:

Silver:35,000 yen (A man of ultra needs their cut I reckon)

Black:25,000 yen

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Not just a hover board, it’s an Ultra Hoverboard!

Nothing has captured our imagination as much as the hover board, used by Marty Mc Fly in Back to the Future, and nobody has ever not accused me of over-exaggerating…wow how did I come up with that last sentence?

Still when we reached the same year as the fictional year in that movie, people started to compare the events and things in the movie to our real lives. A lot of things were spot on, some things were close and with some imagination they could represent those things in this world…we never, however, got close to a real hover board…sure Toyota announced a hover board, but that could only be used in a certain area, and let’s not forget that it was only a prototype, rendering the comparison useless.

We needed a superhero to bring us one, because we mere mortals weren’t up to the task…and who better to ask than our best imaginary friend, the super hero who’s products have steadily supplied jws with a steady income, the man of fashion, the man of ULTRA!

Well it doesn’t really hover like in the movie, but this is as close as it gets…well in this century at least…for those wanting to wait, be my guest, but let me tell you, it’s tough to ride when you’re over 95.

So what is it? Well basically it’s a  mini segway, much like the often exploding two wheel versions, but this one is one wheeled, making it perfect for those who prefer  a lateral movement like a skateboard. Created by Kintone, a Japanese maker of mini segways, this  one won’t explode, but will give you some stares by onlookers….especially at night, because the board is fitted with led’s around the board and beneath the board, making it look like you’re floating. Connect your smartphone through blue tooth to the speakers(!?) the board and play some woooosh sounds and you’ll have them call NASA faster than you can say JON BON JOVI, JON BON JOVI, BON JON BOVI.

This ride’s top speed is 16 km/h and it will climb  13 degrees slopes and the 4400mah lithium battery will last 16 km of riding, but you’re probably already snatched of the street by men in black suits and stuffed in a big black van, by the time you hit this board’s limit.

It’s 84cm in length and 23cm wide, the minimum weight of the rider should be at least 20kg in order for the sensors to work properly, the maximum weight is 100 kg, which leaves Dwayne Johnson, the best paid male actor, crying in his bed wishing he could shed his muscles.

The “hover” board comes in two versions, the ULTRA SEVEN version and the ULTRA MAN version, which don’t differ much besides having a slightly different logo.

The video below makes it all a bit clearer how it all works.

Here are some more pics of this awesome board;

The Ultraman version

The Ultra seven version

A MAN of ULTRA Riding wheel in action.

The price of this beauty is 105.840 yen (1,037 dollars)…but if you’re not into Ultraman, you can get one for half the price! Right, the original Kintone riding wheel on which this board is based retails for only 50.000 yen, with all the same specs as the Ultra board, but it’s smaller with a 58cm length, and you can’t use it as an objet in your Ultra layer.

 

Serge Roso JWS

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Bluetooth SSSP Communicator Pin, a necessity for those hunting monsters, aliens….or for those who just want a cool BT mic/receiver.

Yes I know, yet another Ultraman article…..sorry, I don’t wanna be a freak, but I can’t help myself. We at a JWS love Ultraman, some of our staff like the stories, others, like me, love the fashion and its total atmosphere..one member even has a full human sized Ultraman suit at home, and a 1.8 meter life like doll at home….so now you know who’s the only single member in our group too.

Thank god we are not alone in our obsession with this giant, yet delicate super hero, we bought and shipped quite a lot of products from the “A MAN OF ULTRA” shop worldwide.

Premium Bandai will release this month this amazing Bluetooth SSSP clip-on mic and receiver, where SSSP stands for Science Special Search-Party which are the brave folks who search and find bad-ass monsters and aliens.

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The original team

More than just a replica fashion statement though, this product actually improves over the original. The original communicator pin was merely a radio transmitter, where the new one works as a wireless mic, call notifier, speaker or headphone transmitter with its earphone jack and it’s a fashion statement!

Check the video and you see what I mean.

An incoming call is answered by pulling out the antenna and the ringing sound is the  tone of the original communicator, how much more authentic can it get? A little less authentic but very much welcomed are the volume buttons and buttons to change music tracks.

Indistinguishable  from the original..the intense look on your face is optional.
The mic is on top which makes for easier talking, except if you like your groin to do all the talking, then you’re out of luck.

This limited product is priced at 21,600 yen with delivery in February, pricey? Yes a bit but everything worth buying ain’t cheap, the rest is just “gamman” (Japanese for patience, in this context it means buying something cheaper while you long for the original item)shipping will not be expensive due to its light weight.

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Converse sneakers go Ultra!

For the 50th anniversary of Ultraman, Converse has created some awesome kicks, two based on their best selling AllSTAR HI model and one on their SLIP OX.

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First up is the ALL STAR ULTRAMAN R HI

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Now look at the soles….no one will complain when you sit with your feet up..ever again!

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Next up is the ALL STAR ELEKING R HI .

ALL STAR(R) ELEKING R HI

Like the monster in the movies, these glow in the dark!

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Look at these soles..sugoi (wow in Japanese)

コンバース「オールスター エレキング R HI」(ソール)

And last is the BALTANSEIJIN R SLIP OX.

To be worn without or…..

ALL STAR(R) BALTANSEIJIN R SLIP OX

with shoestrings..

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And of course good old Baltan is featured on the soles too.

コンバース「オールスター バルタンセイジン R スリップ OX」(ソール)

The shoes will go up for sale in July with prices ranging from 8,500 yen for the Elekings to 9,500 yen for both the others.

Why not combine them with a MAN OF ULTRAxROEN layered pullover parka? (43,200 yen)

 

 

Or keep it simple with this MAN OF ULTRA logo t-shirt. (black and white)¥6,372

Funny how things turn out, I admit that I’ve never been a great fan of the early Ultra Man series, but when it comes to fashion, no other superhero has it beat….maybe it’s the simple yet strong name “Ultra Man”, it’s a logo which never looks cheesy but tasteful and can be worn with all outfits. Call me a fan and when I prance around in my new Ultra yukata I know that fashion is on my side and the geek in me will be allowed to walk hand in hand with my better half.

for more info on the sneakers click here, and for the THE MAN OF ULTRA FASHION click here.

Serge Roso JWS

 

 

Japanwebshopping.com gets a Spring make-over.

It’s May, the flowers bloom, the birds lay eggs, the smell of fresh green grass tickles your prefrontal cortex….memories from  happy times are triggered and a feeling of nostalgia flows through your body. Life is good.  But May isn’t just a month of memories, it’s also a month of renewal, new wallpapers are chosen, Ikea is busier than ever and websites get a sunny make-over. Japanwebshopping has been sporting a very dark look, yeah we are freaks and we’re proud of it! Problem is that it was maybe a bit too otaku and scared away the casual shopper. We went to work and created a lighter and easier accessible site, while still holding on to our beloved black and gray (that we are great Yohji Yamamoto fans is something that goes without saying).

Let us know what you think about it, your opinion greatly matters to us.

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(cheesy title)Ultraman inspired fashion makes you look ultra cool.

The cheesy title aside, we love Ultraman, this gigantic forefather of all “kaiju” destroying super heroes. First aired in 1966 and finished with a total of 40 episodes in 1967…so just to be clear, we are talking about Ultraman, and not his kin who carried the Ultraman name far into the 21st century.

Ultraman Nexus

An ongoing Japanese joke, is that if a girl calls her boyfriend a real Ultraman, it’s not a reference to his might, no Ultraman’s powers and, indeed, his very life force, came from rapidly depleted solar energy, which was heavily reduced by Earth’s filtering atmosphere. When Ultraman first appears, his “color timer,” or “warning light,” is always a rich cyan color. As time goes on, the color timer turns solid red, and then starts to blink, giving off a warning chime as it does so. When Ultraman runs out of energy, the color timer goes out, and turns black. Ultraman’s color timer is linked directly to his heart, and damaging it will cause mortal injury or serious pain to Ultraman...so you see the girlfriend’s venomous words are directed  to his limited stamina in the sack.

The Japanese love Ultraman, and its love for this delicate super hero is passed on from generation to generation, every child has at least one or two Ultraman figures in his toy box. As we get older we often change, we lose imagination, we lose our dreams, our hair, our tight bodies and in case when you’re a parent: your mind…but one thing we all long for, whether  being a child or an adult is being a hero, that never really disappears.

Ultra Hero 500 27 Ultraman dark (SD)
Ultra Hero 500 27 Ultraman Dark 540 yen

Well a new brand call A MAN OF ULTRA is trying to awaken the hero that hibernates in your adult subconsciousness, it tries to create a cool day-to-day world “Ultraman”, through creating products that remind us what Ultraman stood for (saving the world of those pesky monsters) and inject you with the same courage so that you can accomplish new feats, like standing up for yourself when your boss takes his bad mood out on you, or saving a little kitten from a tree….

Mmm great sales pitch, but since I’m Dutch, and we are born  super heroes, I mean you show us a hole in a dike and we stick our finger in it, I don’t really have the need for more heroic powers  , I’d be too much of a hero and like my mother always told me “too much is never good”. BUT darn I love what they did with it, the products they created are definitely a great addition to your wardrobe or interior.

Being a hero means being on time, and time was of the essence for Ultraman..you know he could die and that’s a big no-no for a super hero.

Ultraman model 29,700 yen
Zetton model 29,700 yen

I collaboration with black ice they created these awesome glasses, cause a super hero who’s blind as a mole is just asking for problems. (50,760 yen 8 models)

They sport lots of t-shirts created by Beams for MAN OF ULTRA for example this Alien Baltan shirt (6,696 yen)

or Zetton

A MAN of ULTRA×モモタロウコラボ フットボール半袖Tシャツ(黒)BEAMS×A MAN of ULTRA怪獣タイポグラフィTシリーズ『KING JOE』【GUILD PRIME】MENS ULTRAMAN NEKO T

guild prime shirts

【GUILD PRIME】WOMENS シンクロNEKO T【GUILD PRIME】MENS シンクロNEKO T【GUILD PRIME】MENS ULTRAセブンT

 .Jeans cause how would a super hero look running around in his undies?
Don’t forget your bag, cause where would you put your handkerchief when you dry the tears of the dame you just saved?
28,080 yen

A hero needs to eat, so you need to eat from these handmade pottery bowls…me likey!

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And finally (they have many more products, but I’m getting really hungry now), as a hero it’s of high importance that  you………..smell nice..and for that MAN OF ULTRA collaborated with RISINGWAVE to create three irresistible fragrances. (mach tube ride, spacium cut back and ultra attack air)

RISINGWAVE×A MAN of ULTRA (マッハチューブライド) ETS 45mLRISINGWAVE×A MAN of ULTRA (スペシウムカットバック) 45mLRISINGWAVE×A MAN of ULTRA (ウルトラアタックエアー)  ETS 45mL

All A MAN OF ULTRA products are of guaranteed high quality and produced by well known Japanese manufactures, so they are not cheap..but even if you’re not into ultraman or any kind of super hero as a matter of speaking, these products are beautifully made and won’t make you look like a maniac , but that same maniac will recognize your stuff with one glance and be your friend for life.
Update:
Now you have the chance to look ultra dandy with these lovely ties and sweat jacket.