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UNIVERSAL MONSTERS METALUNA MUTANT “Special Edition” by Sideshow Toys
* UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FAMOUS MONSTERS
* 2001 TRANSLUCENT METALUNA MUTANT
* Signed by sculptor OLUF W. HARTVIGSON
* SIDESHOW TOY RELEASE
* MINT CONDITION – Factory Sealed
* Perfectly Clear/Undamaged Blister
2 in stock
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MONSTERS – METALUNA MUTANT Special Edition By Sideshow Toys – MISP
The Universal Monsters Metaluna Mutant appeared in the 1955 science fiction film This Island Earth. They once occupied the planet Metaluna. The Metalunians bred these creatures for menial labor. The scientist, Exeter, compared the species to earths insects, though with moderately greater intelligence. Most of their bodies are covered in a teal colored exoskeleton. Their exposed brains are one of the more vulnerable parts of their body, and the human Cal Meacham was able to momentarily incompasitate one by striking its head. Like humans their blood is red. When the planet was coverted into a star only one survived by sneaking into Exetar’s ship. It did however disintigrate when leaving Metaluna’s atmosphere.
ABOUT THE PIECE
Released in 2001 by Sideshow Toy, the SPECIAL EDITION METALUNA MUTANT (translucent version), was intended for display on an uplit pedestal…where it could glow and show amazingly in a glass case. I’d venture to guess though, that not many of the Metaluna Mutants sold are displayed like this today, and I am certainly glad that this example wasn’t opened. And for those who follow Sideshow Toy, or any of the high end toy makers in existence today for that matter, know that they all use the talents of World Class sculptors to design their products. In this case, Sideshow Toy commissioned legendary sculptor OLUF W. HARTVIGSON for this particular rendition of the Rarely Seen METALUNA MUTANT.
After the acquisition of this mint piece, our Universal Monsters SPECIAL EDITION Translucent Series is complete, so we aren’t in any hurry to sell the set (or the piece for that matter). But it is in near perfect condition, with the blister being perfectly clear, unbent and undamaged, and of course the Mutant figure inside is mint.
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|Dimensions||15 × 12 × 4 in|