Each creature was supposed to be genetically modified from an Earth animal (with a bit of alien thrown in for interest).
There was a whole launch and product range, but unfortunately the product failed to become a craze. I recently had call to revisit the concept of the "alien" beast and did the illustration below for a meeting I had with a publisher.
I called it a Gorilla Merman, but a friend referred to it as The Merilla I have to say, I think I prefer that name!
You won't have seen them, but here is a taster for the PODZ creatures...
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