Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

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Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby lhb412 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:38 pm

Originally reported by nihonhero and spread across the tumblrespehere:

http://klen7.tumblr.com/post/1739067088 ... s-possible

Here are the logos

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Doesn't seem to be a logo for the fifth trademarked title: "Ultraman TDG"

I mean. They could be anything, right? Product lines, video games... new TV shows?! Archives could be... another package/clip show to air after R/B? Maybe some kind of streaming service? If there was a worldwide streaming service for Tsuburaya Productions I'd subscribe yesterday. Imagineering? Man, I dunno - a video game for kids where the create their own monsters and Ultras and environments? A line of toys with a similar build 'em dynamic? The Kaiju Step looks like something for little kids. Cute cartoon versions of the monsters? Hey, if they offer a cute Jamilla plush I might just have to own it.

TDG and Darkness Heels sound to my ears like maybe possibly they're shows. You know, I dig that Tsuburaya is doing well and keeping classic tokusatsu effects alive in an exciting way, but at the same time the current shows are so aimed at the younger crowd and have to accomidate all this toyetic material, so it would be fantastic to see Tsuburaya doing something that doesn't have to do that, you know? Darkness Heels doesn't even have 'Ultraman' in the title, but has clawmarks so maybe it's kaiju focused?

One more note: all of these logos are in English! Seems to be the de facto state of things as Tsuburaya wants to broaden the appeal of their stuff worldwide.
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Re: Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby lhb412 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:48 pm

Okay, in retrospect 'Darkness Heels' may be kaiju theme footwear.
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Re: Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby klen7 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:18 am

I'm leaning towards a video game on Darkness Heels
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Re: Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby Specium Ray » Sat May 26, 2018 3:14 pm

So, TDG stands for Tiga Dyna Gaia... but it's not a show, it's a line of baby and kids cups being sold in China: https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/487

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Re: Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby lhb412 » Sat May 26, 2018 9:16 pm

^Interesting!

I have no idea how involved Tsuburaya is in the Chinese market.
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Re: Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby Specium Ray » Sat May 26, 2018 9:20 pm

China is probably their biggest market at the point, and growing.

I realized after posting that this is a new branding to repurpose existing art that Tsuburaya used in the 90s. I wonder if the other trademarks have a similar purpose.
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Re: Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby lhb412 » Sat May 26, 2018 9:33 pm

Specium Ray wrote:China is probably their biggest market at the point, and growing.


Good for them!
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Re: Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby Specium Ray » Sat May 26, 2018 11:06 pm

I dug around a little and found descriptions for the the types of items the trademarks cover: http://daisukitoku.com/2018/05/19/tsubu ... roperties/

Ultraman: TDG
Application Date: April 23, 2018
Categories: tv, games consoles, key ring, papers, school bags, and tablewear

Ultraman Archives
Application Date: April 23, 2018
Categories: motorcycle helmets, model toys, plastic statues, and miniature toys

Ultraman: The Kaiju Step
Application Date: April 23, 2018
Categories: baby foods, baby strollers, mobile phone chargers, mobile phone straps, and smartphone cases/covers

Darkness Heels
Application Date: April 23, 2018
Categories: Phone charger, smartphone cases/covers, mobile phone straps, key rings, and paper products

Tsuburaya Imagineering
Application Date: April 23, 2018
Categories: 3D objects


So, not as exciting as new shows, but still a step in the right direction for the franchise.
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Re: Tsubraya registers new Ultraman trademarks

Postby klen7 » Sun May 27, 2018 6:42 pm

^ Thanks!

lhb412 wrote:
Specium Ray wrote:China is probably their biggest market at the point, and growing.


Good for them!

At G-Fest someone asked Taguchi if they took the American audiences into mind during production since the Crunchyroll deal. He said no, but they do take the Chinese market into consideration
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