GCrusher wrote:Brad Simmons wrote:They have the painted versions of the Rodan and Mechagodzilla internet exclusives up on their blog if anyone is interested.
I'm getting the itch to see the Mothra they teased us within on their Twitter account. More pics please!!
The black hole alien marks a low point in the Godzilla universe. Decades leading up to it, many low budget sci-fi movies relied on readily available gorilla costumes to afordably achieve their needs in casting aliens. Yes gorrila suits and masks were used to portay aliens. So, in the 70's when the big fella was on a decline, it was only a matter of time before we saw one. Still, I like it and may hunt down the exclusive, as it's significant for this reason.
I always thought it was more of a Planet of the Apes thing, rather than a cost-cutting thing. I mean, those suits/costumes were probably as expensive as anything worn by "aliens" in Godzilla movies in the 1960s (i.e. Ghidorah, Monster Zero, Destroy All Monsters, etc).