Introduction: In Ultraman's extensive list of enemies, few are as recognizable or popular as the Baltan Seijin. These insectile invaders are often considered by fans to be Ultraman's arch enemy. In fact, they appeared twice in the original Ultraman television series (thrice if you count Mephilas's hologram of Baltan). Despite their plans being thwarted by our hero, they have reappeared time and again over the years.
When Bandai/Tamashii released their Baltan II figure, many fans were confused. Why the Baltan II? The first Baltan design is widely considered the most iconic. Therefore, the choice was an odd one. Nonetheless, many were still excited.
So... How is the figure? Read on and find out!
Package (5/5): Baltan II was one of the earlier releases. As a result, he has the older (an in my opinion, more attractive) Star Burst packaging. The picture on the front is very cool, depicting Baltan II's face in extreme close up. On the left is a window which displays the figure inside clearly. On the back are the standard promo shots depicting the character in action. All in all a very nice package design. It's too bad Tamashii uses the more garish red foil scheme. Wouldn't mind a return to this box style one bit.