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UchuGame
Gamera 1980
Design Details

Type:

Puppet
Suit

Portrayed by:

Puppet

Used in:

Gamera: Super Monster

Design Chronology

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GironGame

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HeiseiGame

 

The UchuGame (宇宙ガメ,   UchūGame?) is the Gamera puppet and suit design used in the 1980 film, Gamera: Super Monster.

Name

The UchuGame's name comes from Gamera: Super Monster's Japanese title, specifically Uchu (宇宙,   Uchū?), meaning "space," and Game, which comes from Gamera (ガメラ?).

Detail

Following Tokuma Shoten's purchase of Daiei, the company decided to produce a new entry in the Gamera series, the first since Daiei went bankrupt following the production of Gamera vs. Zigra. Unfortunately, almost all of Daiei's suits and props used for the Gamera series were destroyed in a fire shortly after the studio closed its doors, so new ones were needed.

Daiei contracted Equis Productions, who had created the suits and props for the entire Gamera series to that point, to build a new Gamera suit. The suit was ultimately never used in the film aside from a brief shot of its lower body, as Daiei elected to simply use stock footage of Gamera and his various monster costars from previous films instead. A new flying Gamera prop that was constructed by Equis was utilized for new footage of Gamera, totaling only a few minutes of screentime. This prop was heavily based on the previous Gamera design, the only major difference being its very light green skin color.

The Gamera suit that went unused in the film was used for promotional appearances and commercials, and was utilized in a single shot in the film when Gamera knocks over a film poster featuring a monster called "Dojira" (a parody of Godzilla).

List of appearances

Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji
Heisei era 84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGoji
Millennium series MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar Pictures 1998 film designJuvenile 1998 design
MonsterVerse 2014 film design
Toho reboot series 2007 film design2016 film design2017 film design
Anguirus designs
Showa era ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium series FinalAngira
King Kong designs
Showa era ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Universal Pictures 2005 design
MonsterVerse 2017 design
Mothra designs
Showa era ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei era HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium series SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Rodan designs
Showa era ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei era HeiseiRado
Millennium series FinalRado
MonsterVerse 2019 design
King Ghidorah designs
Showa era ShodaiGhido
Heisei era HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium series SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Mechagodzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei era HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium series MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Gamera designs
Showa era ShodaiGameBaruGameGironGameUchuGame
Heisei era HeiseiGameRegionGameIrisuGameAvantGameShodaiToto
Miscellaneous designs
Showa era ShodaiBaraShodaiEbiraShodaiGiganMegaroGiganShodaiKamaShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaShodaiMiniraShodaiKumoShodaiHedoShodaiShisa
Heisei era ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium series ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGiganZilla design
MonsterVerse MUTO designSkullcrawler design