This tentacular creature is the Monster of the Mariana Trench, a fantastic custom figure created by A Little Stranger for the upcoming Giant Robot Biennale 3 group show. It even glows in the dark and appears to have gotten the better of a little submersible. Pretty awesome.
Both the monster and the submersible are impressively customized figures. Holly (aka A Little Stranger) details describes her painstaking creation process:
"He started life as a David Horvath Flatwood vinyl. I created Flatwood a new face from phosphorescent polymer clay and hand painted glass eyes. I made him a set of wire legs and skinned the whole piece in soft polar fleece with iridescent stitching detail all over. His tentacles have glow-in-the-dark suckers. The submarine began as a Giant Robot Big Boss Robot, i removed his head and replaced it with a control panel made from scratch, before adding lights and a weathered finish. Monster of the Mariana Trench features phosphorescent and UV reactive elements, and looks great displayed under a blacklight.”
[via Spanky Stokes]