Custom Made STAR WARS Exploitation Film Action Figures
Sillof is known for his amazingly badass custom made Star Wars action figures. Over the years, he has brought us Samurai Warrior Star Wars, Medieval Star Wars, Retro 1940s Sci-Fi Star Wars, and more. Well, Sillof is back with more awesomeness!
Patton Oswalt reached out to the toy artist and commissioned him to create a Star Wars action figure set based on the exploitation films of Russ Meyer, but more specifically the film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! He calls this new action figure set Faster, Empire! STRIKE STRIKE!
Here's a note from the artist about what Oswalt asked for:
He wanted me to do the re-imagining thing I do but this time rather than an era or genre he wanted me to fuse the line with the wildly fun films of exploitation film maker Russ Meyer, in particular, with the film "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" He gave me a few ideas but really left most of it up to my imagination (which is the way I prefer to work). One catch, because most of Meyers films, 99.9% to be exact, feature busty females protagonists Patton wanted me to gender flip every character making the characters I would usually make men into woman and vice versa. He also had a specific vision involving a mini bar and a GTO.
As you'll see this new set turned out to be pretty groovy!
An Amazon of a woman with a sadistic desire to tease men with her sexuality and then violently punish them. She is leading an all girl crew on a cross country crime spree of sex, violence, and robbery. She is quite taken with the shapely, young Lucy and imagines the chaos that could cause with her in their ranks.
She is a deadly murderer and the real muscle behind Darla gang. She says little, but she speaks with action, and her actions almost always leave a trail of dead men.
Ole Betty Kentworthy
Betty Kentworhy runs a dilapidated old farm on the outskirts of a small town in West Texas that hadn't yielded much more than dirt the last few seasons. There was a drought going on and the farm was cluttered with windmills drilling down to dry wells. Betty was disliked and dismissed by the local townsfolk for some unspoken events from the past she resides herself to a solitary existence looking over two teenagers who are not her children by birth.
Chibetta is the the drummer in the all girl rock band "The Milky Way Falcons". She is actually from Mexico and speaks no English and can only communicate by relaying what she wants to her band mate Hanna. The band is playing a dive bar in town when Lucy runs in the back door for safety after being chased and harassed by Darla and her gang only to find the huge drummer waiting who takes her to meet the band.
Hanna "Guitar" Solo
The lead guitarist for . She is a bit of a loner who needs no else accept the adventure of the open road, the occasional groupie, and her band mates. The only thing she loves more than the "The Milky Way Falcons" is her old supped up grey van the band travels in. She reluctantly agrees to help Lucy after she becomes convinced that her family may reward the band and and after Darla's girls burned up her van to stop them from getting away.
Stormy is the flunky and yes-girl to Darla. What ever Darla wants Stormy does. She is actually part of a revolving door of gorgeous henchwoman that Darla enlists and she calls them all "Stormy".
Rest / Refreshment Drink Dispenser
As Lucy and Chibetta head backstage they find the band partying amongst a small gathering of the crew and some fans. In the center of the room is a white mini bar that is decked out with all manner of recreations substances. Lucy over hears someone call it the Rest & Refreshment Drink Dispenser as they push it aside to make room for the terrified girl while its wheels nosily squeak and screech.
Lanna is a foxy soul singer rock star that is one part Billy Holiday and one part Jimi Hendrix. She is a child hood friend of Hanna's who only recently reunited with her when they formed the band, "The Milky Way Falcons". She agrees to help Lucy, but secretly had worked out deal to help Darla to save her bandmates from the violent girl gangs retribution. She changes her mind at the last second steals the GTO during a bar fight that broke out between Lucy and Leo and Darla's gang to help her band and the kids escape. After a brief chase the group makes it to safety back at the farm.
Leo has the intellect God gave a bag of marbles and the muscles of a body builder. Maybe it was all that work in the hot sun that baked his brains and gave him that impressive physique. All of his faults aside he was dutifully loyal to Betty and fiercely protective of his sister Lucy.
Lucy longs to break free of the boring confines of the farm. She dream of adventure, life on the open road, and boys. Forced to work on the farm by Betty who watches over the girl in hopes to shelter from some of the mistakes she made in her youth.
One day glistening in the hot noon sun a golden GTO came tearing into town. The old car was a little beat up but heavily modified to outrun anything the cops could throw at them. As the car roared though main street its occupants noticed a curvaceous farm girl, Lucy, with her brother in town at the feed store buying supplies. The car followed the kids home.