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  • Catalogue Essay

    Hedorah (ヘドラ), named for hedoro, the Japanese word for sludge, vomit, slime or chemical ooze, is an extraterrestrial kaiju (evil monster) which came to Earth as millions of micro organisms and fed upon pollution. Adapted from earlier manga for the1971 film, Godzilla vs. Hedorah (or "Smog Monster" in the U.S. release) by Yoshimitsu Banno. The archetypal sci-fi movie monster ingested the toxins with which mankind had poisoned its air and water. Increasing in number and power, they merged into a giant monster of living sludge capable of reducing the entire planet to an uninhabitable wasteland. For millions of 'green' sci-fi fans and toy collectors around the world, Hedorah has become the 'living' embodiment of the greatest threat to humankind's survival. As such, dozens and dozens of effigies of the tech-age boogeyman have been created and Marmit has produced possibly the largest ever in its gigantic 21" tall sculpt "Megaton Hedorah" (note the titular reference to the nuclear bomb as a major contributing factor). Long, an established master of the art of vinyl figures in Japan, in this unique example they have delivered one of the major totems of international Pop culture.

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Produced by Marmit Co.

2008
Hand-applied glitter and vinyl.
22 in. (55.9 cm) high.
This toy is unique.

Estimate
$1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for $1,625

Saturday @ Phillips

25 Oct 2008, Noon
New York