Gregg finally sent me a picture from Escape from New York where you can see the infamous nail bat that I referred to before and recently mentioned (September 8); the other picture is from GTO.

Nail Bat from Escape from New York     Nail Bat from GTO

Since Escape from New York came out a while ago (1981), it makes me wonder if the nail bat was inspired by this movie. It’s pretty common to see anime inspired by Hollywood (Star Trek and Star Wars are the first things to pop in mind), so I wouldn’t be surprised if this were the case. It seems like a silly thing to wonder about, but I’m always curious to discover the origins of various things.

The search for the “truth” continues…