Radical Custom-Made HE-MAN-Style STAR WARS Action Figures
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe just received a gloriously radical action figure Star Wars mashup. These action figures were created by Sillof, who is a master at creating custom-made figures. We’ve posted a few of his collections in the past, but his latest series is geeky perfection. There’s a set of heroes and villains and they all have an extremely cool look. The Star Wars characters have never looked so muscular and badass.
The artist says:
Most boys who grew up in the 80’s had certain staple toy lines they played with, among them were Star Wars and He-Man. What they may have not understand was how much the latter owed the the former. As a kid we just enjoyed these diverse worlds populated with great characters. Most kids, myself included, did not realize at that time that the Masters of the Universe was essentially a mash up of Conan the Barbarian and Star Wars with some of the style of Frank Frazetta and elements of Flash Gordon (of course Star Wars already owed much to that universe as seen here.) This line is intended as a commentary on the similarities of both toy universes. This in not a mash up or intended be “Look at this character dressed as that character”. Rather, it imagines a world in which the similarities are extended to place the Star Wars archetypes inside the Masters of the Universe world. As a further challenged I tried to use parts exclusive to the MOTUC figures with little additional sculpting or parts from other lines. This was the line I was working on and building in the Lucasfilm approved documentary I was featured in entitled “In a Galaxy” (more about that here.) So without further ado...