- The Atomic Uchuujin - 

"Earth people give good blood."

This alien monster sculpt was loosely inspired by the banned episode of Ultraseven from the 1960's. There is a long history behind the episode itself which caused an outrage in japan when the radiation scarred creatures were mistakenly described as a-bomb survivors in a japanese publication. They were actually just aliens from a radiated planet who came to earth so they can feed on the blood of humans. Regardless the episode caused a stir and was pulled never to be shown again in japan. Purely by accident when the series was dubbed and released on TNT many years later in hawaii it aired again. Once the contract rights to airing the dubbed episodes ended it was once again pulled from the series and buried forever. Even the "Official Complete Ultraseven Series" dvd boxed set that released recently was missing that episode. You can sometimes
find it on youtube but it gets removed pretty quickly.

So taking some inspiration from that creature I created my own version. It was released in a few solid color rubber versions of course and in a very limited hard resin painted special edition version with a ton of extras like classic 3D header cards and 3D glasses. An authentic vintage toy watch made to resemble the evil alien watch from the show that actually fires tiny missiles. That particular version was a blast to make with Eric Nilla(who handled the molding/casting and graphics)and Joe Whiteford(who hand painted each figure)and we held just a handful of them back so every now and then we can let another collector snag one even though no more will ever be made. If you are feeling lucky send an e-mail to enilla1979@yahoo.com if you're looking for one.

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