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Membrane Man Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:44998  
Name:Membrane Man
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Misc
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:December 6, 2012
Base Figure:Sculpted from scratch
Height:2.70 inches
Completion Time:7.00 hours
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.



Materials:
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, acrylic paint, plastic, and super glue.

Dimensions:
5.6 cm / 2.2 in. x 6.8 cm / 2.7 in. (widest point x highest point)

Time:
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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User Comments
dbocustoms - Friday, December 7, 2012
you sir are a master at creating these little works of art,your skill is nuts man!I can never believe these guys are as small as they are,awesome,just awesome
NeCrollector - Thursday, December 6, 2012
I am hypnotized by this creepy, yet beautiful, morsel of AWESOMENESS!!! Now, if you'll excuse me, gotta go back to staring at this mini-masterpiece.
scarecrow studios - Thursday, December 6, 2012
this is great I love those eyes. im from that part of the country originally so I've well versed in mothman, so I can see what you mean. the stance, wings and eyes are very mothman, esp the eyes.
ACCustomFigures - Thursday, December 6, 2012
Hey, love this guy. Just posted him as my Figure of the Week on my site, ACCustomFigures dot com.
Patraw - Friday, December 7, 2012
I'm flattered that you made Membrane Man the Figure of the Week on your web site; thank you!
cuztomiza - Thursday, December 6, 2012
wow.. I just can't find exact words to describe this stuff.. But it really kept me staring at it for minutes...
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