Play Hero VS (プレイヒーローVS), also known as Sofubi Hero VS (ソフビヒーローVS), is a line of Ultraman toys produced by Bandai. the toyline features smaller sized Ultraman soft vinyl figurines in a height of 10cm. and with a monster with the size of 08-09cm. The figures were also released as bagged stand-alone figures and carded two-packs by Bandai Asia, under the title "Ultraman Heroes".


Play Hero VS

DX Ultra Confrontation Set
DX Confrontation Set

Release Date: Late August 2001
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Luna Mode) VS Baltan Beshikaru
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Corona Mode) VS Golmede
  • Ultraman Tiga (Multi Type) VS Golza
  • Ultraman Gaia (V2) VS Blitz Bots
  • Ultraman VS Zetton

DX Ultra Confrontation Set 2
DX Confrontation Set 2

Release Date: Early April 2002
  • Ultraseven VS Knig Joe
  • Ultraman Jack VS Bemstar
  • Ultraman Ace VS Alien Hipporit
  • Ultraman Agul (V2) VS Kaiser Dobishi
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Eclipse Mode) VS Chaos Clevergon

DX Ultra Confrontation Set 3
DX Confrontation Set 3

Release Date: 2002
  • Ultraman Justice (Standard Mode) VS Sandros
  • Ultraman Gaia (Supreme Mode) VS King of Monsters
  • Tiga Dark VS Darramb
  • Ultraman Leo VS Black End
  • Ultraman Taro VS Birdon

Ultraman Confrontation Set
Confrontation Set

Release Date: Late July 2003
  • Ultraman (B-Type) VS Chandrah
  • Zoffy VS Aribunta
  • Ultraman Dyna (Flash Type) VS Neo Gaigareid
  • Ultraman Agul VS Algyuros
  • Ultraman Neos VS Zamu Revenger

Ultraman Confrontation Set 2
Confrontation Set 2

Release Date: Late December 2003
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Eclipse Mode) VS Ultraman Justice (Standard Mode)
  • Ultraman Gaia VS Psyco Mezard
  • Ultraman Tiga (Sky Type) VS Kyrieloid II
  • Ultraman Leo & Astra

Ultra Confrontation-SPECIAL

Confrontation Set SPECIAL

Release Date: Late December 2004
  • Ultraman Nexus (Junis) VS Dark Faust
  • Ultraman Nexus (Anphans) VS Pedoleon Groß
  • Ultraman Noa VS Baltan
  • Ultraman Gaia & Ultraman Agul
  • Ultraman Tiga (Multi Type) & Ultraman Dyna (Flash Type)
  • Ultraman VS Zetton

Ultraman Max Appeared ! Set

Ultraman Max Arrives!

Release Date: August 29, 2005
  • Ultraman Max VS Lagoras
  • Ultraman VS Red King
  • Ultraseven VS Eleking
  • Ultraman Jack VS Arstron
  • Ultraman Ace VS Chameleking

Invasion ! The Strongest Enemy

Invasion! The Strongest Enemy

Release Date: Mid December 2005
  • Ultraman Max VS King Joe
  • Ultraman Xenon VS Zetton
  • Ultraman Nexus (Junis Blue) VS Dark Mephisto Zwei
  • Ultraman Noa VS Dark Zagi
  • Ultraman Taro VS Tyrant


The Fiery Warrior: Ultraman Mebius appears!

Release Date: Early May 2006
  • Ultraman Mebius & Hunter Knight Tsurugi
  • Ultraman Max (Max Galaxy) VS Gomora
  • Tiga Tornado VS Hudra
  • Zoffy VS Birdon
  • Ultraman VS Baltan (Generation 2)

プレイヒーローVS ウルトラマン対決セット 永遠の勇者たち編

Eternal Heroes

Release Date: Mid August, 2006
  • Ultraman Mebius Infinity (Normal & Mid-Transformation)
  • Ultraman Hikari VS Bogal
  • Ultraman VS Zarab
  • Ultraseven VS Guts Seijin
  • Ultraman Jack VS Nackle Seijin
  • Ultraman Ace VS Yapool
  • Ultraman Taro VS Temperor Seijin

プレイヒーローVS ウルトラマン対決セット 戦えメビウスブレイブ編

Fight! Mebius Brave

Release Date: Early December, 2006
  • Ultraman Mebius (Mebius Brave) VS Bemstar
  • Tiga Blast VS Kamila
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Corona Mode) VS Baltan Beshikaru
  • Ultraman Leo & Babarue Seijin
  • Father of Ultra VS Hipporito Seijin

プレイヒーローVS ウルトラマン対決セット メビウス最終決戦編

Mebius' Final Battle

Release Date: Late April, 2007
  • Ultraman Mebius (Phoenix Brave) VS Empera Seijin
  • Ultraman Mebius (Burning Brave) VS Imperializer
  • Ultraman VS Mefilas Seijin
  • Ultraman 80 VS Red King (Generation 3)
  • Ultraman Tiga (Multi Type) VS Golza
  • Ultraman Gaia VS Gan-Q


The Powerhouse from Space

Release Date: Late October 2007
  • Ultraman Mebius VS Zamsher
  • Ultraman VS Bemlar
  • Ultraman Ace VS Ace Killer
  • Ultraman Taro & Mother of Ultra
  • Ultraman Dyna (Flash Type) VS Neo Darambia

プレイヒーロー VS ウルトラマン対決セット 激闘の覇者編

Champions of the Fierce Fight

Release Date: Mid February 2008
  • Ultraman Mebius (Mebius Brave) VS Nova
  • Ultraman VS Banila
  • Ultraman Jack VS Takkong
  • Astra VS Littre<
  • Ultraman Gaia VS C.O.V.


Super Gathering Special

Release Date: Mid May 2008
  • Ultraman Mebius VS Sadora
  • Ultraman Max VS Baltan Seijin
  • Ultraman 80 Vs Ho
  • Ultraman Leo VS Gamerot
  • Ultraman Taro Vs Mochiron
  • Ultraman Ace VS Firemons
  • Ultraman Jack VS Sartan
  • Utraseven VS Gandar
  • Ultraman VS Jamira
  • Ultraman VS Skydon

Play Hero Galaxy Ultra Galaxy Daikaijuu Battle

Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle

The only Play Hero set which doesn't contain the word "VS", and it was retitled as "Play Hero Galaxy"

Release Date: Late July 2008
  • EX Gomora & Litra Fire Version (S)
  • Gomora & Litra (S)
  • King Joe Black VS Zetton
  • Reimon & Eleking
  • Ultraman VS Red King
  • Space Pendragon


Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers Special

Release Date: Early August 2008
  • Ultraman Tiga (Multi Type) VS Hipporit Seijin
  • Ultraman Dyna (Flash Type) VS King Silvergon
  • Ultraman Gaia (V2) VS King Goldras
  • Ultraman Mebius VS King Pandon
  • Ultraman (A-Type) VS King Gesura
  • Ultraseven VS Guts Seijin
  • Ultraman Jack VS Nackle Seijin
  • Ultraman Ace VS Yapool

Clash ! Light and Darkness

Clash Between Light and Darkness

Release Date: Late December 2008
  • Ultraman Hikari VS Armored Darkness
  • Ultraman Tiga (Multi Type) VS Gazort
  • Ultraman Gaia (Supreme Mode) VS Kaiser Dobishi
  • Ultraman Zearth VS Ultraman Shadow
  • Ultraman VS Gavadon (Type-A)

Bandai Play Hero vs - Awaken! Reionic Burst

Awaken! Reionic Burst

Release Date: Late April 2009
  • Gomora (Reionic Burst) VS Antlar
  • EX Red King VS Armored Darkness
  • Ultraseven VS Armored Mefilas
  • Reimon (Reionic Burst) & EX Gomora
  • Space Pendragon
  • Gostar Dragon


Fiery Warriors VS Monsters

Release Date: Late December 2009
  • Ultraman Mebius (Burning Brave) VS Grozam
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Luna Mode) VS Golmede
  • Ultraman Dyna (Miracle Type) VS Graikis
  • Ultraman Nice VS Momozagon
  • Zoffy VS Tyrant

Ultra Galaxy Legend Special Set

Ultra Galaxy Legend Special

Release Date: Late November 2009
  • Ultraman Zero & Ultraseven
  • Tecter Gear Zero VS Ultraman Leo
  • Father of Ultra (Ken) VS Ultraman Belial
  • Ultraman Mebius VS Gomora (Reionic Burst)
  • Reimon VS Zarangas


Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire

Release Date: Late November 2010
  • Ultraman Zero Vs Mecha Gomora
  • Glenfire VS Legionoid
  • Mirror Knight VS Iaron
  • Jean-Bot VS Darkgone
  • Ultimate Zero VS Kaiser Belial


The Return of a Light

Release Date: Late October 2011
  • Ultraman Tiga (Sky Type) VS Kyrieloid II
  • Ultraman Dyna (Miracle Type) VS Neo Darambia
  • Ultraman Gaia VS Tenkai
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Eclipse Mode) VS Chaos Clevergon


Advent! Ultraman Saga

Release Date: Mid March 2010
  • Ultraman Saga VS Hyper Zetton
  • Ultraman Zero VS Gomess (S)
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Luna Mode) VS Gubira
  • Ultraman Dyna (Flash Type) VS Arstron
  • Jean-Nine VS Beatstar

Play Hero Vs Ultraman Confrontation Set New Force

Zero's New Power

Release Date: Late August 2012
  • Ultraman Zero (StrongCorona Mode) VS EX Red King
  • Ultraman Zero (LunaMiracle Mode) VS Bemstar
  • Ultraman Mebius Vs Bemlar
  • Ultraman Taro VS Ultraman Belial
  • Ultraman VS Aboras


Shining Zero

Release Date: Late March 2013
  • Shining Ultraman Zero VS Kaiser Darkness
  • Mirror Knight VS Zero Darkness
  • Ultraman Mebius Infinity Mode VS Temperor Seijin
  • Ultraman Tiga (Multi Type) VS Hipporit Seijin
  • Ultraman Gaia (Supreme Mode) VS King of Monsters

Sofubi Hero VS


Ultraman Ginga Special

Release Date: May 6, 2014
  • Ultraman Ginga VS Thunder Darambia
  • Jean-Nine VS Dark Zagi
  • Ultraman Dark (SD) & Ultraseven Dark (SD)
  • Ultraman Tiga (Multi-Type) VS Tyrant
  • Ultraman Taro VS Dark Lugiel


Ultraman Ginga S Special

Release Date: August 26, 2014
  • Ultraman Ginga (Storium) VS King Joe
  • Ultraman Victory VS Gudon
  • Ultraseven VS Chibu Seijin
  • Ultraman VS Gomora
  • Father of Ultra & Mother of Ultra


Ultraman Ginga S Special 2

Release Date: March 3, 2015
  • Ultraman Ginga Victory VS Etelgar
  • Ultraman Victory (EX Red King Knuckle) VS Birdon
  • Ultraman Vs Baltan
  • Ultraman Mebius (Burning Brave) VS Imperializer
  • Ultraman Zero VS Hyper Zetton

A New Ultraman Appeared

Release Date: July 2016
  • Ultraman Orb (Speciem Zeporion) & Ultraman Tiga
  • Ultraman Orb (Barnmite) & Ultraman Taro
  • Ultraman Orb (Hurricane Slash) & Maga Zetton
  • Ultraman VS Mefilas

Notes & Trivia

  • Starting from the 2013 releases, every redeco/reissue of the old molds will feature an omitted paint applications on the back due to budget cuts from inflation.