Marvin the Martian character jug produced in Indonesia for Applause of Woodland Hills, California, in 1992. Marvin the Martian is an alien race character from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series. He frequently appears as a villain in cartoons and first appeared as an antagonist in the 1948 Bugs Bunny cartoon Haredevil Hare. Marvin's design was based on the Hoplite style of armor usually worn by the Roman god Mars. "That was the uniform that Mars wore - that helmet and skirt. We thought putting it on this ant-like creature might be funny. But since he had no mouth, we had to convey that he was speaking totally through his movements. It demanded a kind of expressive body mechanics." Marvin was never named in the original shorts - he was referred to as the Commander of Flying Saucer X-2 in The Hasty Hare in 1952, and sometimes referred to as "Antwerp" in promotional material or other projects. However, in 1979, once the character attracted merchandising interest, the name "Marvin" was selected. The crest of Marvin's helmet forms the handle of the jug.