Jolly Sunday, all! Jon @ UnCanny here.
I’m positive that this photo has made its rounds since Marmit released it back in October of 2012 – but as January seems to rapidly disappear before my very eyes I cant help but get really excited for this guy!
I’ve had my pre-order in place for this excellent new Black Hole Alien Marmit since this photo’s release. The figure is slated for a Jan 2013 unveiling, but Marmit tends to be a bit late with their actual distribution. Hopefully we will all begin to see these bad boys ship by at least early February.
Not many vinyls have been made of the Black Hole Aliens – very few, in fact. The only mainstream release that immediately comes to mind is the Marmit Parababy figure coupled with their ‘Fake Godzilla’ sculpt – both of which are great figures (and can be seen at Club Tokyo here).
Regardless, the Black Hole Aliens hold a special place in my heart. For one, their goofy yet unique-to-Goji-films appearance in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974) accounts for one of my favorite villains in the series. And secondly… this:
This lovely fan film is the fruits of my labor from several years ago. Its a highly enjoyable 15 minute romp entitled Mothra X Mechagodzilla: Revenge of the Black Hole Aliens. It became very popular on Youtube due to the non-stop motion Kaiju action, miniature sets, and – mainly – the titular character of the piece – Commander Zog, the Black Hole Alien. You’ll have to watch the film above, if you havent already. Its completely worth it. I had an absolute blast doing the puppetry and voice work for this little film!
The project was posted in two parts, so make sure to check out PART TWO if the first video doesnt lead you directly to it. As always, I’ll be sure to update you when I hear more about the release of the Marmit Ape! Take care everyone, and until next time!
Jon @ UnCanny