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June 08, 2005

General Tibbets and an Army of Ultramen

Ultram

It's multitudes of Ultramen! Browse through decades of Ultraman toys here at the ultimate Ultraman Toy Collection. Pure fun!

Wondering what gave birth to Ultraman? And why? The Little Boy exhibit companion book, edited by Takashi Murakami, is now widely available and offers a provoking explanation of what forces shaped modern Japan. If you're anything like me – if you couldn't get to New York to see the show – the book's the next best thing.

The Little Boy book is in stark contrast to Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets' website. He's the guy who dropped the Little Boy bomb on Hiroshima. Today, he's 90 years old and still flying high. And what a remarkable web presence! Stop by if you're in the market for Enola Gay or Little Boy trinkets. That's right... trinkets. Unbelievably, he peddles souvenirs of the bomb that killed thousands. Like this scale model of the Little Boy bomb, hand signed by Tibbets himself... disturbing stuff.

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