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Ripley's Builds an Army of Lizard Men Modeled After Erik Sprague

— January 3, 2011 — Unique
Lizardman's (aka Erik Sprague) dream has finally come true: he has an army of Lizardmen that look just like him. Actually, his army was created directly from detailed molds of his entire body. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Art Department Chief Barry Anderson spent more than 60 hours with his team hand-painting the scales that cover the wax replica of Lizardman’s body.

The Lizardman is a performance artist known for his extreme body modifications including full-body tattoos of green scales, pointy sharpened teeth, a forked tongue, multiple piercings and eyebrow ridges made of subdermal implants.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not unveiled the first Lizardman wax figure at Attractions Expo of the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions. The figure then went on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Orlando. Barry Anderson’s team is making more, including one for the renowned Ripley’s Times Square Odditorium in New York City.