One of the unusual creatures that came with Mattel's 1960s Strange Change machine toy (the unit was also marketed as the Time Machine). Said electric device featured heating and compression chambers that transformed square memory-plastic "Time Capsules" into toy figures and back again.
The actual Membrane Man toy was molded from magenta-colored plastic, but the artwork on the Strange Change box depicts him as yellow, which is the look I prefer (that sickly hue gives the impression that he's made out of moldy cheese or something similarly disgusting.) In my opinion, Membrane Man looks an awful lot like a "zombified" version of Mothman, the otherworldly creature reportedly sighted by numerous individuals at Point Pleasant, West Virginia from November 1966 to December 1967. I don't know which year(s) in the 1960s that the Strange Change toys were produced, so, it's quite possible that Membrane Man's creation precedes the first Mothman encounter, but, I still think it would be neat if whomever designed Membrane Man was inspired by accounts of the legendary cryptid.
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, acrylic paint, plastic, and super glue.
5.6 cm / 2.2 in. x 6.8 cm / 2.7 in. (widest point x highest point)
Two days: December 3 and 4, 2012. I modeled most of the figure's anatomy, with the exception of the wings and right "hand", on the third, and finished everything up the following day. Altogether, it took roughly six hours to make the figure and an hour-or-so to paint it.
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