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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 7:57 p.m. PST

Believe it or not, this alien body design was from 1908:

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"Illustration by William R. Leigh for the article "The Things That Live on Mars" by H.G. Wells (Cosmopolitan Magazin, March 1908). After the success of his novel, Wells imagined an entire (now again a more peaceful) ecosystem for Mars. In the cold atmosphere the Martians evolved feathers and in the low gravity field of Mars wings are quite useful, an idea already proposed by the astronomer Flammarion, image in public domain."
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Except for the wings, they look a bit like alien "Greys", don't they?

Dan

tkdguy14 May 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

A little bit. Nice find!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 10:29 p.m. PST

They also look a bit like these vintage Martians at the Munich Toy Museum:

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Dan

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 May 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

I like how the Martians are following Victorian fashion – cupless corsets.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

They like to keep up to date….

Zephyr115 May 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

They're kind of like… beakless pigeons. (Looks like they flock like them, too. ;-)

Twoball Cane15 May 2017 8:43 p.m. PST

I see they were going for the National Geographic pictorial with that female w the flowers (I think that's a female) w the gazoongas exposed ! 😍

They are creepy to me.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

Somewhat related to the Moon Men, Gidney and Cloyd.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

Or this guy:

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