Michael Jackson’s face went through many transformations in the brief time he was with us, and his monster visage in Thriller was one of the least frightful. Leave it to a kaiju toy collector to visualize MJ’s transformation to zombie and werewolf in one of my favorite antiquated mediums: the animated .gif!
REdYOdA posted the pair of animations to his kaijuart blog today. If you need flashy “modern” technology like video, you can watch quicker action on his Flickr for Zombie Metamorphosis and Werewolf Metamorphosis. Quoth the kaiju Kafka: “…and there you have it folks…28 more seconds wasted on the internet YES!”
You can check out the making of the real mask (complete with French subtitles) on YouTube here. See what else REdYOdA does with his time (hint: toy customization) here. Both figures by Japanese company Marusan are still available. Get Teen Wolf MJ from Ningyoushi for $75 here. Get Zombie MJ from ToyTokyo for $75 here.