Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sillof's Workshop: Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike!

So the other day we had an email exchange with Star Wars customizer, Jaime Follis aka Sillof in regards to a project that Dad is working on with customizers Sith_fire30 and Luke Sprywalker. We also talked about the recent showcase of custom action figure art we had on display at Star Wars Spectacular in New Jersey where we had his Star Wars WWII - 1st Lt. Chuck Backer action figure on hand. 

We really appreciated the email we recieved from him and it gave Customs for the Kid an opportunity to let Sillof know how cool we thought his new project Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike! came out. The project was commissioned by none other than Patton Oswalt known for his numerous television appearances, film roles, and his hilarious stand up.  Patton Oswalt just wrote in his blog about Sillof's latest venture and it is a project worth noting.  The project, which is Star Wars custom action figures based on exploitation film maker Russ Meyer's film "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" has been getting some serious press being featured on Entertainment Weekly, MTV, The Onion, and the Huffington PostSillof said that Oswalt gave him a few ideas but really left most of it up to his imagination. The only catch... because most of Meyers films, 99.9% to be exact, feature busty females protagonists, Patton wanted Sillof to gender flip every character making the characters he would usually make men into woman and vice versa. Oswalt also had a specific vision involving a mini bar and a GTO.  But enough talk, why don't you head to Sillof.com and see them in all their glory.  This has to be our favorite project of his so far.  The female Han Solo is just phenomenal! 




Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike!
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