‘Star Wars’ Action Figures styled like Russ Meyer Characters
Patton Oswalt has commissioned a series of action figures that blends the world of Star Wars with the look of Russ Meyer movies, and the result is pretty awesome. The creator of the figures is Sillof, an inspiration for Oswalt’s character in Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, and the man also responsible for combining Star Wars with the steampunk and samurai worlds, to name a few.
The Oswalt-commissioned series which is called Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike! (after Meyer’s classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), is not for sale, but you can see the whole series here.
Oswalt posted a short essay on his site about the figures here. Here is an excerpt:[callout] It’s the Star Wars universe as interpreted by Russ Meyer. Busty, pneumatic amazons in all of the male roles, with one Li’l Abner-stlye lunkhead in the Princess Leia role. Cars and liquor and 60’s-style garage rock. And, except for a couple of names and character ideas (I came up with “Darla Vade” and insisted she be modeled after the immortal Tura Satana) Sillof came up with the whole story, and all of the other characters. A film buff as well as a craftsman, this man.
What’s bittersweet about the whole thing is, Roger Ebert never got to see these. I turned him on to Sillof’s site last year. He especially loved the Noir Wars figures. [/callout]