Patton Oswalt Commissions Custom Russ Meyer/Star Wars Mashup Toys for Roger Ebert

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies, Toys
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

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In customizing circles, the man known as Sillof is widely considered one of the best, with his many alternate-universe takes on superheroes and Star Wars (from steampunk to western to samurai and more). So when Patton Oswalt played an action-figure customizer in Young Adult, he took inspiration from the artist, whose real name is Jamie Follis, saying, "He's an 'action figure customizer' the way Van Gogh was a 'painter.'"

So he decided to actually commission a set that mashes up Star Wars and Russ Meyer movies, inspired by Roger Ebert, whose fandom of and collaboration with the sexploitation director was well-known. Roger never lived to see the final figures, alas. But they're ready for their close-up now. From C-3P0 as a hot rod to R2-D2 now standing for "Rest/Relaxation Drink Dispenser" and the rest of the cast as busty babes (beware the evil "Darla Vade"!) this is one unexpectedly amazing combo.

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You'll want to see the entire set, trust me.


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