To promote the premiere of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, the creative forces at the creature shop built three original creatures (we're calling them the purple people eaters). Check out some backstage photos of them.
This is Scoots, the smallest and scrappiest of our creatures. His lack of depth perception makes him a rather poor predator. And so Scoots is a scavenger, eating what bigger, badder purple people eaters leave behind.
This is "Yolanda the Gerthquake." Bulbous, dense and insatiable, Yolanda is basically a stomach with a mouth. She is large and accidentally in charge, oblivious to her size (and almost everything else). Ironic, considering all those eyes.
Yolanda eats without thinking, which is pretty much all the time. But ignorance is true bliss, as she possesses an exuberance and positive attitude that make her a joy to be around....even though she's probably going to eat you.
This is Lobo (also known as Attila). He's a lone-wolf alpha male, hyper-territorial and impatient with anyone that invades his personal space. With the vanity of a bodybuiler, Attila spends his downtime making himself as big and strong as possible. The easier to the destroy and/or eat you, my dear.